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Rucho v. Common Cause and Lamone v. Benisek (Decision June 27, 2019)

Courts will not resolve political gerrymandering cases. They are “nonjusticiable.”

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Virginia House of Delegates v. Golden Bethune-Hill (Decision June 17, 2019)

The Virginia House cannot appeal the redistricting order on behalf of the whole state.

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Abbott v. Perez (Decided June 25, 2018)

Only one of the Texas voting districts is an impermissible racial gerrymander.

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Remember when? Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (Decided January 21, 2010)

Remember when the Supreme Court declared that corporations get First Amendment protections? Recall the controversial Citizens United case of 2010.

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Abbott v. Perez (Argument April 24, 2018)

Did the federal court in Texas already conclude that Texas’ voting maps were non-discriminatory?

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Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky (Argument February 28, 2018)

Can Minnesota ban political apparel on clothes around polling places? MVA argues the law violates the First Amendment.

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SCOTUS Oct 2017

A preliminary ruling in a redistricting case from Pennsylvania

How does this case differ from the North Carolina one?

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A Preliminary Ruling of Note: Robert Rucho v. Common Cause

The Supreme Court gives North Carolina line-drawers temporary relief while they appeal a political gerrymandering challenge.

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Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute (Argument January 10, 2018)

Plaintiffs claim Ohio’s voter roll purging process kicks people off the list illegally. Does the process violate federal law?

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Remember when? Bush v. Gore, 17 years ago today

Case Explainer Infographic: In Bush v. Gore (2000) the Supreme Court ruled that Florida’s plan for recounting votes for the 2000 Presidential election was unconstitutional. 

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