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Litigation

Coleman v. Ritchie

Case Information

Date Filed / Ended: December 13, 2008 / January 5, 2009
State: Minnesota
Issues: Recount Resources, Absentee Ballots, MN Senate race 2008
Courts that Heard this Case: Minnesota Supreme Court (Case A082169)

Issue:

The case involves the guidelines to be used for the counting of absentee ballots in the closely contested election recount.

Status:

Oral argument in the case is being held today (12/17).

Minnesota 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

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

Federal Court Finds Partisan Gerrymandering in North Carolina

On remand from the U.S. Supreme Court, a divided three-judge court in the Middle District of North Carolina found a Congressional redistricting plan to be an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander. The case is Common Cause v. Rucho.

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