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Case Against Democrats Dismissed in Texas

The case brought by the League of United Latin American Citizens of Texas (LULAC) against the Texas Democrats and the State of Texas was dismissed yesterday (5/22) by federal district judge Fred Biery. LULAC, in LULAC of Texas v. State of Texas (See EL@M case page), had argued that the Texas Democratic primary process unfairly diluted the voting power of Latinos. Judge Biery, in his 21 page decision, found that LULAC request for a preliminary injunction was untimely and that the "spirit and intent of the Voting Rights Act have not been violated." It is possible that the plaintiffs will appeal this decision to the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.


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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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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