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Litigation

 

Taylor v. Kobach

Case Information

Date Filed: September 9, 2014
State: Kansas
Issue: Ballot Access
Courts that Heard this Case: Supreme Court of Kansas (Case 112,431)

Issue:

Under Kansas law, can U.S. Senate candidate Chad Taylor withdraw his name from the ballot following the primary election?

Status:

Petition for Writ of Mandamus and Emergency Motion for Temporary Restraining Order filed 9/9/14. Oral argument held 9/16/14. Opinion issued 9/18/14.

Supreme Court of Kansas 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

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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