The Federal Judicial Center (FJC) has just
published a collection of 80 case studies
on emergency election litigation in federal courts. Among the topics
covered in the collection are litigation relating to registering voters,
absentee and early voting, campaign activities, and poll hours. Because of the time constraints in emergency cases, these case records are often not easily discoverable.
Each case study links readers to the original docket number for the litigation and to the pay-per-use database called PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records), which contains case and docket information for most federal appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts. However, members of the law school community with access to Lexis, Westlaw or Bloomberg Law may also easily access the pleadings by searching the dockets database in any of these systems. Please see a librarian if you have questions.
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