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Tennessee | State Trial | State Appellate | State Upper

Moore v. Tennessee

Last Updated Jan 10, 2014
Case number

No. 12-0402-III (Tenn. Chancery Ct., Nashville); No. M2013-00811-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App.)

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A state court challenge to Tennessee’s state Senate districts, based on alleged violations of the state constitution’s requirement that county lines be preserved where possible.

On Feb. 19, 2013, the trial court dismissed the case.  On Jan. 10, 2014, the state court of appeals recognized that the trial court had effectively granted summary judgment to the state, and affirmed, finding that the plan reasonably split counties in the interest of equal population.


Case filings, starting with most recent court
    Name Last Modified
Plaintiffs' brief [Document not yet available] Jun 17, 2013
State's brief [Document not yet available] Jul 17, 2013
Reply [Document not yet available] Jul 31, 2013
Highlighted document Document icon Opinion affirming judgment for state Jan 10, 2014
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Document icon Complaint Mar 16, 2012
Amended complaint [Document not yet available] Mar 19, 2012
Plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment [Document not yet available] Jun 20, 2012
Plaintiffs' statement of facts [Document not yet available] Sep 21, 2012
Defendants' opposition [Document not yet available] Nov 7, 2012
Intervenors' opposition [Document not yet available] Nov 7, 2012
Reply [Document not yet available] Nov 14, 2012
Highlighted document Order denying plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment [Document not yet available] Dec 20, 2012
Motion to dismiss [Document not yet available] Jan 31, 2013
Opposition [Document not yet available] Feb 11, 2013
Reply [Document not yet available] Feb 13, 2013
Highlighted document Order granting motion to dismiss [Document not yet available] Feb 19, 2013

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