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Great America PAC v. Wisconsin Elections Commission

Case Information

Date Filed: December 1, 2016
State: Wisconsin
Issue: Recount Resources
Courts that Heard this Case: U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin (Case 3:16-cv-00795)


Whether the statewide recount, and its methods, of the recent presidential election will violate the equal protection and due process clauses of the United States Constitution.


Complaint filed 12/1/2016. Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Memo in Support filed 12/2/16. Temporary Restraining Order Denied 12/2/2016. Motion to Intervene by Jill Stein filed 12/2/16. Order granting Jill Stein's motion to intervene and setting deadline of 12/7/16 for Stein's response to plaintiffs' motion for preliminary relief. Memoranda in opposition to motion for preliminary relief filed 12/7/16. Court denied motion for preliminary relief at hearing on 12/9/16. Plainitffs' Notice of Voluntary Dismissal filed 12/19/16.


District 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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