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Florida v. US

Case Information

Date Filed: August 1, 2011
State: Florida
Issues: Voter Registration, Early Voting
Courts that Heard this Case: The United States District Court for the District of Columbia (Case 1:11-cv-1428 )

Issue:

Whether certain sections of Florida's newly-passed voting reforms violates Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.

Status:

Complaint filed 8/01/11. Answer filed 10/19/11. Motion for Summary Judgment filed 5/23/12. Opinion issued 8/16/12. Joint Status Report filed 9/25/12.

See also League of Women Voters of Florida v. Browning

 

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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