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Information & Analysis

En Banc Petition filed by Hamilton County Board of Elections

The Hamilton County Board of Elections today (2/10) filed a petiton for rehearing en banc with the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, following the earlier decision of the Court affirming the District Court and the subsequent tie breaking vote of the Ohio Secretary of State granting the Board of Elections the permission to continue the appeal. See our MPC page on this case for additional information.

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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