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Democratic Party of Georgia v. Crittenden

Case Information

Date Filed: November 11, 2018
State: Georgia
Issues: Absentee Ballots, Provisional Ballots
Courts that Heard this Case: U.S District Court Northern District of Georgia (Case 1:18-cv-05181)


Whether Georgia unlawfully rejected absentee ballots due to insufficient information in the elector oath; whether Georgia counties must treat provisional ballots cast by voters in a another county the same as provisional ballots cast by voters within the wrong precinct in the same county


Complaint filed 11/11/18. Emergency Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed 11/12/18. Preliminary Injunction granted in part filed 11/15/18. Stipulation of Dismissal filed 1/11/19. Clerks entry of Dismissal  APPROVING stipulation and civil case terminated filed 1/14/19. 

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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