Posted: November 26, 2008
6th Circuit issues important decision in League of Women Voters v. Brunner
The 6th Circuit issued an opinion in League of Women Voters v. Brunner (formerly "v. Blackwell") favoring Plaintiffs on Defendant's interlocutory appeal of the district court's decision not to dismiss the case. It has been remanded to the district court. The case cites many examples of voter hardship from the 2004 election and alleges systemic failure in Ohio's voting systems and failure by the Secretary of State and Governor to remedy the problems. EL@M Director, Edward B. Foley, analyzes the decision here, discussing its importance and, in particular, its citation of Bush v. Gore as support for the validity of Plaintiffs' claims.