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Huerena v. Reagan

Case Information

Date Filed: June 2, 2016
State: Arizona
Issue: Improper Election Administration
Courts that Heard this Case: Maricopa County Superior Court (Case CV2016-007890)


Whether a reduction in polling places violated the Arizona Constitution and statutory law during the primary election in Maricopa County


Complaint filed 6/2/16. Answer filed 7/6/16. Motion to Dismiss filed 7/6/16. Memorandum opposing motion to dismiss filed 7/20/16. Order Dismissing All Claims with Prejudice 11/3/16.


District Court Documents

  • Complaint pdf file (filed 6/2/16)
  • Answer (filed 7/6/16)
  • Motion to Dismiss (filed 7/6/16)
  • Memorandum in Opposition to Motion to Dismiss (filed 7/20/16)
  • Reply in Support of Motion to Dismiss (filed 7/25/16)
  • Order Dismissing All Claims with Prejudice (filed 11/3/16)


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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