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Common Cause v. Kemp

Case Information

Date Filed: February 10, 2016
State: Georgia
Issue: Voter Registration
Current Court: Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals (Case 17-11315)

Issue:

Whether a Georgia statute authorizing the removal of voters from registration lists after a period of inactivity violates the First Amendment and the National Voter Registration Act.

Status:

Complaint filed 2/10/16. Motion to Dismiss filed 3/4/16. DOJ Statement of Interest filed 5/4/16. Order granting motion to dismiss filed 3/17/17. Notice of Appeal filed 3/23/17. Appellants' Brief filed 6/5/17. Appellee's Brief filed 7/19/17. Oral Argument held 3/9/18. Opinion Vacating Dismissal Order and Remanding for Consideration of Pending U.S. Supreme Court Case of A. Philip Randolph Institute v. Husted filed 3/12/18.

 

District Court Documents

Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Documents

Commentary

Edward B. Foley

A Special Master for the Cohen Case?

Edward B. Foley

There should be a strong presumption against special treatment just because the president is involved. 

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In the News

Edward B. Foley

Columbus City Council Will See Some Reforms, But Not For Another Six Years

Professor Edward Foley was quoted in WOSU about changes to Columbus City Council that will stem from the passage of Issue 3.

 

“In a city where one political party is dominant, it makes sense to think about the citizen's commission to take it out of the hands of the politicians,” Foley said. “Because if you leave it in the hands of the politicians, it’s hard to get balance between the two parties.”


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Info & Analysis

Supreme Court Decides Wisconsin and Maryland Gerrymandering Cases on Procedural Grounds

In opinions issued today, the U.S. Supreme Court decided two gerrymandering cases on procedural grounds. In an opinion in the Wisconsin case of Gill v. Whitford, the Court found that the plaintiffs did not have standing to challenge the legislature\'s redistricting plan. In an opinion in the Maryland case of Benisek v. Lamone, the Court determined that the District Court was within its discretion in denying preliminary relief to the plaintiffs challenging the legislature\'s redistricting plan.

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