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Today, the state of Ohio filed an emergency application in the U.S. Supreme Court for a stay of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals decision issued yesterday. That decision affirmed the District Court in blocking an Ohio law reducing the number of days for early voting. The case is NAACP v. Husted.
A three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed the District Court, which earlier this month blocked Ohio legislation reducing early voting hours. The case is NAACP v. Husted. UPDATE: Ohio Attorney General DeWine and Secretary of State Husted have filed an emergency petition for rehearing en banc.
In an opinion issued yesterday, the Supreme Court of Kansas ordered Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to remove Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Chad Taylor from the ballot for the general election. Removing Taylor leaves Republican incumbent Pat Roberts and independent candidate Greg Orman on the ballot. Taylor requested his removal earlier this month. The case is Taylor v. Kobach.
U.S. District Judge Grants Summary Judgment to Plaintiffs in Ohio Absentee Voting Case Involving Jailed CitizensPosted on September 17, 2014, 8:31 am
U.S. District Judge Arthur Spiegel yesterday granted summary judgment in an absentee voting case, ruling that Ohio must provide absentee voting assistance to late-jailed electors. The case is Fair Elections Ohio v. Husted.
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