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Romney for President v. Wisconsin

Case Information

Date Filed: October 12, 2012
State: Wisconsin
Issue:
Courts that Heard this Case: United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin (Case 12-cv-745)

Issue:

Whether the court should under UOCAVA (Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voter Act) extend the deadline after which returned military ballots will not be counted when Wisconsin's was allegedly 9 days late in sending out ballots to overseas military voters who requested them.

Status:

Complaint filed 10/12/12.

 

District Court Documents

Commentary

Edward B. Foley

A Special Master for the Cohen Case?

Edward B. Foley

There should be a strong presumption against special treatment just because the president is involved. 

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In the News

Edward B. Foley

U.S. Supreme Court upholds Ohio voter purging process

Professor Edward Foley was quoted in The Blade about Ohio’s voter purge law, which was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. 

 

“I don’t think there’s any real reason to believe that the drop-off is going to be significant,” Mr. Foley said. “The Ohio law that was upheld in this case never disenfranchised anybody.”

 

 

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Info & Analysis

Supreme Court Upholds Most Texas Districts in Racial Gerrymandering Case

In a 5-4 decision that reversed the ruling of the District Court, the U.S. Supreme Court determined that the drawing of most of the disputed Texas districts did not violate the Constitution or the Voting Rights Act. The case is Abbott v. Perez.

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