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Information & Analysis

First Supreme Court Filing for Hunter

Following last week's mandate entered by the Sixth Circuit, the Hamilton County Board of Elections has filed an application to recall and stay the mandate pending certiorari (4/11).  Justice Kagan handles the emergency filings from the Sixth Circuit, and has requested a response to this application by Friday afternoon.  For additional information, see our MPC case page and the recent SCOTUSblog discussion of the filing.

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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