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Taylor v. Kobach

Case Information

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