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Litigation

 

Common Cause v. Kemp

Case Information

Date Filed: February 10, 2016
State: Georgia
Issue: Voter Registration
Current Court: United States District Court (Case 1:16-cv-00452-TCB)

Issue:

Whether a Georgia statute authorizing the removal of voters from registration lists after a period of inactivity violates the First Amendment and the National Voter Registration Act.

Status:

Complaint filed 2/10/16. Motion to Dismiss filed 3/4/16. DOJ Statement of Interest filed 5/4/16. Order granting motion to dismiss filed 3/17/17. Notice of Appeal filed 3/23/17. Appellants' Brief filed 6/5/17. Appellee's Brief filed 7/19/17. Oral Argument held 3/9/18. Opinion Vacating Dismissal Order and Remanding for Consideration of Pending U.S. Supreme Court Case of A. Philip Randolph Institute v. Husted filed 3/12/18. Civil Case Terminated (6/12/18)

 

District Court Documents

Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals 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

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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