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Litigation

 

Smith v. Aichele

Case Information

Date Filed: January 30, 2012
State: Pennsylvania
Issue: Redistricting
Courts that Heard this Case: US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (Case 2:12-cv-00488)

Issue:

Whether Pennsylvania's reapportionment plan violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Status:

Complaint filed 1/30/12. Complaint dissmissed without prejudice 5/31/12.

 

 

District Court Documents

 

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

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

Federal Court Finds Partisan Gerrymandering in North Carolina

On remand from the U.S. Supreme Court, a divided three-judge court in the Middle District of North Carolina found a Congressional redistricting plan to be an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander. The case is Common Cause v. Rucho.

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