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Update: New Jersey emergency ballot access petition

EL@M continues to follow the developing New Jersey ballot-access litigation. The ACLU of New Jersey this morning filed an oral emergency petition seeking extended ballot access and appeared before an Essex County Superior Court judge at 11:45 a.m.  The hearing was put on hold when the ACLU got word the state would issue a new directive concerning ballot access.  The ACLU argues the directive issued today fails sufficiently to protect the right to vote of those displaced by Hurricane Sandy.  Another hearing before the judge was set to take place at 4:20 pm. According to reports from the ACLU of New Jersey, attorneys are still before the Essex County Superior Court at the time of this post.      


Edward B. Foley

Of Bouncing Balls and a Big Blue Shift

Edward B. Foley

It is a fortuitous coincidence that the University of Virginia’s Journal of Law & Politics has just published a piece of mine that shows the relevance of the current vote-counting process in Virginia’s Attorney General election to what might happen if the 2016 presidential election turns on a similar vote-counting process in Virginia. 

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Daniel P. Tokaji

Ohio treasurer receives OK to host town halls

Professor Daniel Tokaji was quoted in an article from the Associated Press about an attorney general opinion that allows the Ohio treasurer to conduct telephone town halls using public money. The opinion will likely have broad ramifications for the upcoming elections, Tokaji said.

“As a practical matter, while that legal advice is certainly right, very serious concerns can arise about whether these are really intended to inform Ohio constituents about the operations of his office or if they’re campaign events,” he said.

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Info & Analysis

Daniel P. Tokaji

Tokaji Testimony for Senate DISCLOSE Hearing

Professor Tokaji has submitted the following writing testimony for today's hearing before the U.S. Senate Rules and Administration Committee on the proposed DISCLOSE Act.


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