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Information & Analysis

Update: ACLU of New Jersey statement on denial of emergency petition to extend ballot access

The ACLU of New Jersey has issued a statement following the denial of their emergency petition seeking extended ballot access for those displaced by Hurricane Sandy.  The ACLU earlier today sought a court order allowing people to vote through the Federal Voting Assistance Program, which provides absentee ballots to residents living overseas or members of the armed services.  Among other reasons for the petition, the ACLU cited “the large volume of complaints from voters who were not getting a response to their email or fax requests for ballots” under New Jersey’s plan to allow absentee voting through Friday.  

Commentary

Edward B. Foley

Gerrymandering as Viewpoint Discrimination: A "Functional Equivalence" Test

Edward B. Foley

A First Amendment test for identifying when a map is functionally equivalent to a facially discriminatory statute.

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In the News

Daniel P. Tokaji

This is why US election ballots routinely go missing

Professor Dan Tokaji was quoted in USA Today about the prevalence of missing election ballots.

 

"Most of the time, it just goes unreported because it doesn't affect the result," Tokaji said. 


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Info & Analysis

Supreme Court Finds Partisan Gerrymandering Claims to be Non-Justiciable Political Questions

In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion on Thursday determining that claims of partisan gerrymandering are political questions beyond the reach of the federal courts. The opinion resolved disputes originating in North Carolina and Maryland, in the cases of Rucho v. Common Cause and Lamone v. Benisek.

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