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Election Day Brings Victories for Many Moritz Alumni

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.

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Foley writes op-ed in New York Times for Election Day

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.

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Tokaji releases new election spending book

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.

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Chairs of presidential commission to talk about election recommendations

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.

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2008 graduate shares expertise with MSNBC’s Hardball

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.

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Professor to participate in Rosa Parks tribute

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.

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Foley pens op-ed in Roll Call

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.

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Democracy, Elections, and the Changing Dynamics of Partisan Competition on Five Continents

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.

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National conversation on politics comes to Ohio State

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.

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Political reform, primaries focus of two events

The Ohio State University will be an epicenter for election law and political reform discussions this fall, starting with two events next week. From 1 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, the university and the Bipartisan Policy Center are teaming [...]

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3L’s summer busy following SCOTUS decision

When the United States Supreme Court ruled on Shelby County v. Holder on June 25, the decision affected more than the voting rights of multiple jurisdictions in the U.S. It also shifted most of the summer interns’ caseloads at the Campaign Legal Center in Washington, D.C.

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Professor David Stebenne reflects on lessons to be learned from the 2012 presidential election

Ohio was the focus in the lead-up to Election Day for candidates and media alike. Why do you think President Obama prevailed? In retrospect, the single most important fact of the 2012 presidential campaign was that Barack Obama led steadily [...]

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