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Information & Analysis

State Files Response in Ohio Provisional Ballot Cases

The state of Ohio and Secretary of State Jon Husted filed a memorandum today in the NEOCH v. Husted and SEIU v. Husted provisional ballot cases. The State and Husted opposed the plaintiffs' emergency motion for clarification of the district court's order on the counting of provisional ballots. The dispute centers on the respective roles of poll workers and voters in ensuring that provisional ballot forms are properly completed. Oral argument is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. tomorrow morning.

Commentary

Edward B. Foley

Ohio Early Voting Case: A Potential Precedent-Setter

Edward B. Foley

Today’s federal district court ruling in the Ohio early voting lawsuit will set a major precedent of nationwide significance if its novel legal theory is sustained on appeal.

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In the News

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

Seventh Circuit Order Permits Wisconsin's Voter ID Law to Take Effect

Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit granted a stay in two cases, allowing Wisconsin's voter ID law to become effective for the upcoming November elections. The cases are Frank v. Walker and LULAC v. Deininger.

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