Breaking: 4th Circuit, on 2-1 Vote, Grants Emergency Stay in North Carolina Judicial Primaries Case, Raising Potential for Some Election Confusion

Here’s what I reported on Jan. 31: Federal District Court Issues Preliminary Injunction Barring NC Legislature’s Elimination of Partisan Primaries for Electing State Appeals and State Supreme Court Judges Posted on January 31, 2018 12:06 pm by Rick Hasen You can find the … Continue reading

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Jim Gardner Analysis of PA Redistricting Decision: “Federalism complicates the analysis as a state court opens a second front in the struggle against gerrymandering”

The following is a guest post from the great Jim Gardner: {Note from Rick: You can find 139 pages of the majority opinion and maps at this link, as well as a concurring and dissenting opinion and two dissenting opinions.] On January 22, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued … Continue reading

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Understanding the Supreme Court’s Two Orders in the North Carolina Gerrymandering Cases, and How It Fits into the Bigger Picture

Yesterday (when I was on the road), the Supreme Court issued two orders related to redistricting cases. In the North Carolina partisan gerrymandering case (involving congressional districts), the Supreme Court denied a motion by Common Cause to expedite consideration of … Continue reading

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