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Information & Analysis

Motion for expedited discovery denied in Pennsylvania Republican Party suit

The Pennsylvania Republican Party has not made very speedy progress so far in its suit against ACORN and was today denied a motion for expedited discovery by the Commonwealth Court.  One report claims a new witness's testimony will be presented in the case.  The witness once worked for ACORN and will reportedly testify that the group did minimal verification of the registrations they collected.  The documents for this case do not appear to be readily available.  The docket sheet was all that could be found and is linked above.

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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