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Litigation

Nelson v. Dean

Case Information

Date Filed / Ended: October 4, 2007 / December 24, 2007
State: Florida
Issue: Primary Election Dates
Courts that Heard this Case: U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida (Case 4:07-cv-00427)

Issue:

Whether the Democratic National Committee violated the Voting Rights Act and the the U.S. Constitution by taking away Florida's votes in the national presidential nominating convention, as a result of the State moving its primary election up to January 29, 2008.

Status:

Complaint filed 10/4/07. Motion to Dismiss granted on 12/14/07.

District Court Documents

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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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