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Harris v. Brown

Case Information

Date Filed: December 8, 2014
State: Oregon
Issue: Improper Election Administration
Courts that Heard this Case: Multnomah County Circuit Court (Case 14CV18869)

Issue:

In the voting on Oregon's ballot measure concerning the labeling of genetically-modified food, was the Oregon Secretary of State required by Oregon law to count certain ballots whose signatures did not match signatures on file with election offices?

Status:

Complaint filed 12/08/14. Memorandum in support of motion for temporary restraining order filed 12/08/14. TRO denied 12/10/14. Plaintiffs reported to have conceded 12/11/14.

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"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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