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Litigation

Green Party of Michigan v. Michigan Secretary of State

Case Information

Date Filed / Ended: January 11, 2007 / April 4, 2008
State: Michigan
Issue: Freedom of Information
Courts that Heard this Case: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (Case 2:08-cv-10149)

Issue:

Whether a Michigan statute that requires the Secretary of State to share the voter lists with the two major political parties, but prohibits the sharing of lists with any other group, violates the U.S. Constitution.

Status:

Complaint filed 1/11/08. Motion for Summary Judgment(in favor of plaintiffs) granted on 3/26/08. Judgment for the plaintiffs granted on 4/4/08.

District Court Documents

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Commentary

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

U.S. District Judge Orders that Individuals Flagged by Georgia Database Can Vote in Midterms

Ruling on the plaintiffs\' emergency motion, a U.S. District Judge ordered that individuals flagged for potential citizenship issues by a Georgia database can still vote in the midterms. The judge\'s order set forth specific ways these indivduals can vote. The case is Georgia Coalition for the People\'s Agenda v. Kemp.

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