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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

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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