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Bethune-Hill v. Virginia State Board of Elections

Case Information

Date Filed: December 22, 2014
State: Virginia
Issue: Redistricting
Current Court: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (Case 3:14-cv-00852)

Issue:

Whether Virginia's 2012 congressional redistricting plan constitutes unconstitutional racial gerrymandering

Status:

District Court Opinion issued 10/22/15. Appellants' brief filed 9/7/16. Appellees' brief filed 10/17/16. Appellants' Reply filed 11/16/16. Supreme Court opinion issued 3/1/17. Motion for Attorney Fees filed 7/10/18. Motion to Stay filed 7/25/18. 

 

District Court Documents

U.S. Supreme Court Documents

 

 

Commentary

Edward B. Foley

A Special Master for the Cohen Case?

Edward B. Foley

There should be a strong presumption against special treatment just because the president is involved. 

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In the News

Edward B. Foley

Yes, American democracy is in peril — but don’t blame the bots

A post written by Prof. Edward Foley for SCOTUSblog about Justice Anthony Kennedy’s jurisprudence on voting rights was quoted in Salon.

 

“For Kennedy, freedom comes first and democracy second, and … the purpose of democracy is to preserve and promote personal liberty,” Foley writes. 

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Info & Analysis

Supreme Court Upholds Most Texas Districts in Racial Gerrymandering Case

In a 5-4 decision that reversed the ruling of the District Court, the U.S. Supreme Court determined that the drawing of most of the disputed Texas districts did not violate the Constitution or the Voting Rights Act. The case is Abbott v. Perez.

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