Law school prepares students for careers in all aspects of the law, but one thing that nothing can prepare someone for is how to work under the glare of the national news media’s spotlight. Just ask Carrie Kuruc ’04, an elections counsel in the office of the Ohio Secretary of State.
Professor Edward B. Foley was awarded a fellowship from the Stanford University Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law for winter 2016. As a fellow, Foley will be working on a project about ethics of electoral competition.
The Democracy Studies program will host a lecture on “Campaign Finance: Balancing Political Inequality with Free Speech,” with Rick Hasen, Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science, University of California, Irvine School of Law, at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8, in […]
Alumni from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law hit the campaign trial this fall for a number of elected positions ranging from governor of Nevada to Ohio Supreme Court justice.
Prof. Edward B. Foley, director of Election Law @ Moritz, co-authored an op-ed in The New York Times on the safety net of provisional voting.
“Provisional ballots can work to prevent disenfranchisement by an invalid state law,” he and Joshua A. Douglas argue.
Professor Daniel P. Tokaji released the book “The New Soft Money: Outside Spending in Congressional Elections” at the National Press Club. Since Citizens United, there has been a torrent of outside money flood election campaigns. While there has been considerable attention to raw numbers, much less was known about the real-world effects of such spending — until now.
Two key leaders of the recent Presidential Commission on Election Administration are coming to Columbus on Feb. 28 for a daylong conference hosted by Election Law @ Moritz and the Moritz College of Law’s Legislation Clinic.
When Hardball with Chris Matthews wanted to examine threats around the nation to voting rights, producers turned toward the expertise of a recent graduate of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.
Professor Daniel P. Tokaji will take part in a panel discussion on WOSU-TV on Thursday as part of Ohio’s ninth annual Statewide Tribute to Rosa Parks. “The Power of One” event, presented by The Ohio State University, the Central Ohio Transit Authority, and Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, will take place Thursday and Friday at COSI.
Professor Ned Foley, director of Election Law @ Moritz, wrote an op-ed in Roll Call recalling an 1877 congressional gridlock and how a speaker of the house went against his party to save the day, and perhaps the country. Foley argues there could be lessons in this historical tale that could help today’s congressional leaders break the impass on the government shutdown and debt ceiling.
This workshop will present and discuss the findings of the Comparative National Elections Project and will be held Friday, Oct. 18 from 9:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies. This is the Mershon Center’s longest-running research project, and it has become one of the largest survey-based research projects in the world, now including over 40 countries on five continents.
The Ohio State University is an epicenter for election law and political reform discussions when the Bipartisan Policy Center Commission on Political Reform’s National Conversation on American Unity comes to campus. The third in a series nationwide, the event will convene former elected officials, community, business, and public service leaders for a town hall meeting.