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Litigation

League of Women Voters v. Blackwell

Case Information

Date Filed / Ended: July 28, 2005 / December 18, 2008
State: Ohio
Issue: Improper Election Administration
Courts that Heard this Case: U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio (Case 3:05-cv-7309); U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit (Case 06-3335)

Issue:

Whether Ohio's allegedly dysfunctional election system violates equal protection or due process clause of the 14th amendment.

Status:

Judgment entered 11/26/08.

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District Court Documents

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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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