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Common Cause v. Kemp

Case Information

Date Filed: November 5, 2018
State: Georgia
Issue: State Voter Registration Databases
Current Court: U.S District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (Case 18-cv-05102)


Whether Georgia's maintenance of an allegedly unsecure voter registration database violates the 14th Amendment, the Help America Vote Act, the Georgia Constitution, and Georgia statutory law


Complaint filed 11/5/18. Notice of and Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order and Exoeduted Discovery filed 11/7/18. Court grants temporary restraining order in part filed 11/12/18. Order granting motion of investigative report and amended joint preliminary report and discovery filed 12/7/18. Clerk's Entry of Dismissal APPROVING 116 Stipulation of Dismissal pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P.41(a)(1)(A)(ii). Civil Case Terminated with prejudice filed 6/18/19. Plaintiffs' Motion for Attorney Fees with Brief in Support 7/22/19. Defendant Response to Plaintiffs' Motion Of Attorney's Fees 8/12/19. 

District Court Documents


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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