Briefing Room


Tokaji testifies before Senate judiciary on new voting law

Professor Daniel P. Tokaji, the Robert M. Duncan/Jones Day Designated Professor and  Senior Fellow at the nonpartisan Election Law @ Moritz project, is testifying on May 7 before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and […]

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Donald B. Tobin shares his thoughts on political fundraising and nonprofits

What changes in the law have led political operatives to consider alternative structures when setting up campaign organizations? The short answer is that organizations are improperly choosing alternative structures to avoid the campaign disclosure provisions in the Internal Rev­enue Code. […]

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Connecting Democracy: Online Consultation and the Flow of Political Communication

(MIT Press 2011) By Stephen Coleman and Peter M. Shane With the proliferation of online communication tools, e-democracy is steadily transforming the relationship between government and citizens, a phe­nomenon that Peter M. Shane, the Jacob E. Davis and Jacob E. […]

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Institute’s work mirrors director’s own story of success

Sharon Davies is passionate about the mission of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity because she believes her life is proof of its fundamen­tal philosophy: Individual success is only partly attributable to character; it also is […]

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Professor Simmons Awarded Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching

Professor Ric Simmons was named one of the recipients of the University-wide 2012 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching. “Professor Simmons is a leader in innovative teaching that combines practical skills training with analysis of legal doctrine and policy,” said Alan […]

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Professor Shane to Discuss Recess Appointments

Professor Peter M. Shane will participate in the Constitution Project’s tele-debate on Are the President’s Recent Recess Appointments Constitutional on Wednesday, Jan. 18, from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. Shane, the Jacob E. Davis and Jacob E. Davis II Chair in […]

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Professor Colker to discuss ‘The Learning Disabilities Mess’ in webinar

Distinguished University Professor Ruth Colker, an expert in disability law, will discuss use of the term “learning disability” in an upcoming webinar on Thursday, Jan. 19. Colker, the Heck Faust Memorial Chair in Constitutional Law at The Ohio State University […]

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Professor Berman to testify on future of Sentencing Commission

The U.S. Sentencing Commission’s role has been questioned on a number of fronts in recent years. In 2005, the Supreme Court held the commission’s mandatory guidelines unconstitutional, following evidence that they perpetuate rather than eliminate disparities. And in recent months, […]

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Davies to lead Kirwan Institute

Professor Sharon L. Davies has been selected as the next director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University, replacing founding executive director john powell, who leaves the institute’s top leadership position […]

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Fairman awarded designated professorship

Professor Christopher M. Fairman has been awarded the Alumni Society Designated Professor of Law at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

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Tokaji awarded designated professorship

Professor Daniel P. Tokaji has been awarded the Robert M. Duncan/Jones Day Designated Professorship of Law at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

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Berman appointed to capital punishment task force

Professor Douglas A. Berman has been tapped for a joint task force examining whether Ohio’s death penalty is administered in the most fair and judicious manner possible.

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