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Information & Analysis

Appeal of Hand Recount Denied in Pennsylvania

A Pennsylvania Judge yesterday denied the Democrats' appeal to stop the hand recount of votes in the 156th Legislative District Race. As reported in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Democrats were concerned with the amount of time that a hand recount would take and the possibility that such a recount would not be completed by the time the State Legislature reconvenes; in response to this concern, a deadline has been set for 5:00 P.M. on December 26 to complete the hand recount.

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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