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Litigation

Hollander v. McCain

Case Information

Date Filed / Ended: March 14, 2008 / July 25, 2008
State: New Hampshire
Issue: Candidate Eligibility
Courts that Heard this Case: U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire (Case 1:08-cv-00099)

Issue:

Whether Senator John McCain is a "natural born citizen" and eligible to be the President of the United States under the provisions of Article I, Section 2, of the U.S. Constitution.

Status:

Complaint filed on 3/14/08. Motion to Dismiss filed on 4/30/08. Hearing on Motion to Dismiss is set for 7/24/08.  Motion to Dismiss granted on 7/24 and Judgment for defendant entered on 7/25.

District Court Documents

Commentary

Edward B. Foley

North Carolina’s disputed race for governor: historical context

Edward B. Foley

Federal courts have a power to protect voting rights that they lacked until recently.

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In the News

Daniel P. Tokaji

Donald Trump video outlines first 100 day plans

Professor Dan Tokaji was quoted on Fox28 about Donald Trump’s latest video outlining plans for his first 100 days in office.

"Take immigration for example, one of the cornerstones of the Trump campaign, not just building the wall, but reversing some of President Obama's actions on immigration, in particular the protection of the immigrant children," Tokaji said. "There will be a big backlash from the growing Latino population if he acts too aggressively on that, something that could hurt the Republican Party for decades."

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Info & Analysis

Divided District Court Panel Finds Wisconsin Assembly Districts Unconstitutionally Drawn

In a 2-1 opinion, a District Court panel determined that the redistricting plan enacted by the Wisconsin legislature in 2011 was an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander. The court deferred its ruling as to a remedy, ordering further briefing by the parties. The case is Whitford v. Nichol.

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