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Litigation

Garcia v. Fox-Young

Case Information

Date Filed: October 27, 2008
State: New Mexico
Issue: Improper Election Communications
Courts that Heard this Case: Second Judicial District Court (Case D-202-CV-200811178)

Issue:

Whether efforts by agents of the Republican Party to research questionable voter registrations and then subsequently disseminate the private information of those voters violate New Mexico law.

Status:

Complaint filed 10/27/08. Answer filed 11/21/08.  Motion to stay discovery and bifurcate discovery filed 12/8/08.  Request for hearing on motion filed 12/8/08.

District Court Documents

  • Complaint PDF
  • Answer (filed 11/21/08)
  • Motion to Stay Discovery and Bifurcate Discovery (filed 12/8/08)
    • Memorandum in Support
  • Request for Hearing on Motion (filed 12/8/08)
  • Motion for Rule 12/Rule 23 Scheduling Conference (filed 12/10/08)
  • Plaintiff's Response to Defendant's Motion for Rule 12/Rule 23 Scheduling Conference (filed 1/5/09)
  • Defendant's Reply to Plaintiff's Response to Defendant's motion to Stay Discovery and to Bifurcate Discovery (filed 1/23/09)

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In the News

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Gerrymandering Is Headed Back to the Supreme Court

Professor Edward Foley was requoted in Mother Jones about a gerrymandering case in Wisconsin on its way to the Supreme Court. Other legal actions on partisan gerrymandering in Maryland and in North Carolina may be bound for the Supreme Court as well.

While previous Supreme Court cases have noted that partisan gerrymanders are “incompatible with democratic principles,” The New York Times originally reported, the court has never officially struck a case down. While it remains unseen how the Supreme Court will rule in the upcoming cases, a 2004 ruling from a previous gerrymandering case could play a pivotal role in how the court stands in the future. 

“The ordered working of our Republic, and of the democratic process, depends on a sense of decorum and restraint in all branches of government, and in the citizenry itself,” Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote in 2004. Kennedy’s statement is “the most important line” in the decision, Foley told The New York Times, adding,  “He’s going to look at what’s going on in North Carolina as the complete absence of that. I think that helps the plaintiffs in any of these cases.”


 

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In a 5-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the District Court, finding that North Carolina\'s Congressional redistricting plan violated the U.S. Constitution. The Court determined that racial considerations unlawfully predominated the designing of the contested districts. The case is Cooper v. Harris.

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