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Litigation

 

Mecinas v. Hobbs

Case Information

Date Filed: November 1, 2019
State: Arizona
Issue: Ballot Design
Current Court: U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona (Case 2:19-cv-05547-DJH)

Issue:

Whether Arizona's ballot design, which features the candidate's name vertically with the order determined based on political party, is valid under law

Status:

Complaint Filed 11/1/19. Amended Complaint Filed 11/15/19. Motion to Dismiss Case 1/2/20. Response in Opposition to Motion to Dismiss Case 1/16/20. 

District Court Documents

  • Complaint pdf file (11/1/19)
  • Amended Complaint pdf file (11/15/19)
  • Defendant's Motion To Dismiss Case pdf file (1/2/20)
  • Plaintiffs's Response In Opposition To Motion To Dismiss Case pdf file (1/16/20)
  • Brief Of Amici Curiae Arizona House Speaker Russel Bowers And Arizona Senate President Karen Fann pdf file (1/21/20)
  • Arizona's Secretary Of State's Reply In Support Of Motion To Dismiss pdf file (1/31/20)
  • Reply In Support Of Plaintiffs’ Motion For Preliminary Injunction pdf file (2/3/20)
  • Plaintiffs’ Response In Opposition To Amici Curiae Of The Arizona House Speaker Russel Bowers And Arizona Senate President Karen Fann pdf file (2/3/20)
  • Arizona Secretary Of State’s Sur-Reply In Further Opposition To Motion For Preliminary Injunction pdf file (2/21/20)
  • Exhibit 1 pdf file (2/21/20)
  • Exhibit 1 pdf file (2/21/20)
  • Plaintiffs' Notice Of Supplemental Authority In Support Of Respons In Opposition To Defendant's Motion To Dismiss pdf file (3/18/20)
  • Exhibit 1 pdf file (3/18/20)
  • NOTICE re: Supplemental Authority By DNC Services Corporation pdf file (4/29/20)
  • Exhibit 1 pdf file (4/29/20)
  • RESPONSE re: 67 Notice (Other) Of Supplemental Authority By Plaintiffs DNC Services Corporation pdf file (5/1/20)
  • Notice re: Supplemental Authority By DNC Services Corporation pdf file (6/16/20)
  • Exhibit A - Memorandum Opinion And Order pdf file (6/16/20)
  • Order That The Motion To Dismiss Is Granted With Prejudice pdf file (6/25/20)
  • Supreme Court Of United States

  • Amicus brief Of Governor Douglas A. Ducey, President Of The Arizona State Senate Karen Fann, And Speaker Of The Arizona House Of Representatives Russell Bowers pdf file (6/5/20)
  • Amicus Brief Of Elijah Haahr, Paul Gazelka, David Ralston, Ron Ryckman, Brady Brammer, And Matt Simpson pdf file (6/5/20)
  • 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

    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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