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Litigation

United States v. New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

Case Information

Date Filed / Ended: January 7, 2009 / May 18, 2009
State: Pennsylvania
Issue: Voting Rights Act
Courts that Heard this Case: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (Case 2:09-cv-00065)

Issue:

Whether the actions of the defendants were intimidating and in violation of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Status:

Complaint filed 1/7/09. Motion for Default Judgment filed 5/15/09. Default Judgment entered against Samir Shabazz (5/18/09).

Federal District 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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