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Litigation

 

Project Vote v. Kelly

Case Information

Date Filed: July 22, 2009
State: Pennsylvania
Issues: Ballot Access, Voter Registration
Courts that Heard this Case: U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania (Case 2:09-cv-00951)

Issue:

Whether a Pennslyvania statute forbiding the payment of persons to solicit voter registration violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution.

Status:

 Judgment Entered 7/27/11. Defendant's Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings filed 7/16/10. Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings Denied file 9/28/10. ACORN Dismissed as Plaintiff filed 11/04/10. Defendant's and Plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgment filed 4/11/11. Briefs in Opposition filed 5/13/11.

District Court Documents

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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