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Litigation

Morales v. Handel

Case Information

Date Filed: October 9, 2008
State: Georgia
Issues: Voter Registration, State Voter Registration Databases, Voting Rights Act
Courts that Heard this Case: U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (Case 1:08-cv-03172)

Issue:

Whether the state's new voter registration list maintenance procedures, which include a citizenship check, violate the Voting Rights Act and the National Voter Registration Act.

Status:

Order Denying Plaintiffs' and Defendants' Motions to Dismiss and Motions for Summary Judgment and Extending the Preliminary Injunction entered 6/15/10.  Civil Case Terminated 6/15/10.  Defendant's Certification of Compliance with Court's Order filed 7/6/10.

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In the News

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How states can fix the Electoral College and prevent future Trumps

An op-ed written by Professor Edward Foley about repairing the Electoral College was published in USA Today.

“The imperative is to prevent another president who wins the White House without really winning the support of the electorates in the states that determine the outcome,” Foley writes. “The Founding Fathers would see that as a subversion of the Electoral College system. So should we.”
 

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Info & Analysis

Sixth Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Ohio ADA Case Alleging Discrimination Against Blind Voters

In an opinion released today, a three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the decision of the district court dismissing a lawsuit alleging that Ohio\'s absentee voter system discriminates against blind voters. According to the panel, the district court accepted Ohio Secretary of State John Husted\'s \"fundamental alteration\" defense without any evidentiary support. The case, Hindel v. Husted, was remanded to the district court for further proceedings.

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