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Information & Analysis

Trump Campaign Files Lawsuit in Nevada Over Early Voting

The Trump campaign has filed a petition in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas, Nevada over early voting procedures at several polling sites in Las Vegas. In the petition, the Trump campaign alleges that Clark County officials unlawfully extended early voting hours, reopened the polling place for late arrivals, and permitted electioneering activities at the polling place by Democratic operatives. The case is Trump v. Gloria.

UPDATE: At a hearing on the petition, news reports indicate that Clark County Judge Gloria Sturman denied the Trump campaign\'s request for ballots and voting machines from several early voting locations to be \"sequestered.\" See Reno Gazette-Journal.

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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