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Information & Analysis

Federal Judge Refuses to Issue Restraining Order in Pennsylvania Voter Intimidation Case

In an order and memorandum issued yesterday, U.S. District Judge Paul Diamond denied the Pennsylvania Democratic Party\'s motion to restrain groups associated with the Trump campaign from intimidating voters at the polls. According to Judge Diamond, the plaintiff produced no evidence of any planned voter intimidation, and noted that voter intimidation was already prohibited by criminal statutes. The case is Pennsylvania Democratic Party v. Pennsylvania Republican Party.

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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