Sixth Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Ohio ADA Case Alleging Discrimination Against Blind Voters


Posted on November 13, 2017, 4:39 pm

In an opinion released today, a three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the decision of the district court dismissing a lawsuit alleging that Ohio's absentee voter system discriminates against blind voters. According to the panel, the district court accepted Ohio Secretary of State John Husted's "fundamental alteration" defense without any evidentiary support. The case, Hindel v. Husted, was remanded to the district court for further proceedings.

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