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Information & Analysis

Pennsylvania Republican Party sues ACORN and state

The Pennsylvania Republican Party is suing the state and ACORN in state Commonwealth Court.  According to the report, the party is alleging voter fraud and seeks an order requiring ACORN to provide lists of voters it has registered and to finance public service announcements that would remind first-time voters that they must present identification at the polls.  The news report notes that the Allegheny County district attorney's office is investigating possible voter registration fraud involving fewer than 100 applications collected by ACORN.  Election Law @ Moritz will post more information as it becomes available. 

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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