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Cooper v. Harris

Case Information

Date Filed: October 24, 2013
State: North Carolina
Issue: Redistricting
Courts that Heard this Case: U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina (Case 1:13-cv-00949); U.S. Supreme Court (Case 15-1262)


Whether North Carolina's Congressional redistricting plan violates the U.S. Constitution


District Court opinion filed 2/5/16. Motion to Affirm filed 4/8/16. Appellants' Brief filed 9/12/16. Appellees' Brief filed 10/12/16. Opinion affirming District Court filed 5/22/17.


District Court Documents

U.S. Supreme Court Documents


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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