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Plaintiffs in Skaggs, hoping for remand, ask Ohio Supreme Court for TRO

Plainitffs in State of Ohio ex rel. Skaggs v. Brunner seek injunctive relief from the Ohio Supreme Court to prevent the opening of provisional ballot envelopes and co-mingling of ballots.  Such removal of the ID envelopes and co-mingling would make the ballots irretrievable in the event of a subsequent court ruling that some of the ballots are ineligible for counting.  The case has been removed to federal court but Plaintiffs are acting now in case Judge Marbley of the U.S. district court remands the case to state court at a 9 a.m. hearing tomorrow morning.


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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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

Judge Denies Motion for Preliminary Injunction in NC Case

U.S. District Judge Thomas D. Schroeder denied the motion for a preliminary injunction sought by the plaintiffs in a case challenging a new North Carolina voting law as violating the Voting Rights Act and the federal Constitution. Judge Schroeder also denied the defendants' motion for judgment on the pleadings. The case is North Carolina NAACP v. McCrory.

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