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Information & Analysis

Conflicting Reports on VA, PA

Conflicting reports keep coming out of Virginia and Pennsylvania, where voting either is or is not going well  On the one hand, Election Protection claims that serious problems, including widespread machine malfunctions and failure of polls to open, may potentially disenfranchise thousands of voters.  On the other hand, other reports, including this one from officials in Virginia, say that there have been no problems beyond the ordinary garden-variety issues.

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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