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Correll v. Herring et al

Case Information

Date Filed: June 24, 2016
State: Virginia
Issue: Selection of Presidential Electors
Courts that Heard this Case: District Court (Case 3:16-cv-00467)


Whether Virginia law restricting delegates to a political party's national convention from voting their conscience violates the First Amendment rights to free speech and association.


Complaint (filed 06/24/16). Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction(filed 06/24/16). Order (filed 6/28/16). Amended Complaint (filed 6/29/16). Motion to Intervene (filed 6/30/16). Order granting Motion to Intervene (filed 7/1/16). Opinion and Order for Plaintiff filed 7/11/16.


District Court Documents


Edward B. Foley

Of X-Rays, CT Scans, and Gerrymanders

Edward B. Foley

Progress in the detection of malignant redistricting.

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In the News

Edward B. Foley

Ranked-choice voting: A better way or chaos?

Professor Edward Foley’s book, “Ballot Battles: The History of Disputed Elections in the United States” was quoted in The Ellsworth American, in an article about ranked-choice voting in Maine.

Plurality language was added to Maine’s Constitution in 1880 after none of the candidates for governor in the election of 1879 received a majority vote.

“After this ordeal, the state eliminated the requirement that a gubernatorial candidate win a majority in order to win the office outright; instead, a plurality would suffice,” Foley writes.

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Info & Analysis

U.S. Supreme Court Grants Texas\' Request for Stay in Redistricting Case

In two 5-4 votes, the U.S. Supreme Court granted stays in a Texas redistricting case involving Congressional and state house questions, putting on hold the district court\'s orders for the Texas legislature to redraw certain district lines. The stays will be in place until the Supreme Court rules on Texas\' appeal, likely next year. The case is Perez v. Abbott.

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