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Information & Analysis

Hearing on motion to dismiss today at 2:30 CT

Today’s hearing in the Coleman/Franken election contest will be filmed by media outlets says the 3-judge panel hearing the case. See the Star Tribune story here. Today, the panel will hear arguments over Franken’s motion to dismiss the suit. If the suit is not dismissed, the trial will begin Monday, Jan. 26. Franken argues in his motion 1) that Coleman has failed to comply with Minn. Stat. 209.12 and the court consequently lacks jurisdiction over the suit and 2) that, even if the court has jurisdiction over the case, Coleman has failed to state claims for which relief can be granted.

Commentary

Daniel P. Tokaji

What's the Matter with Kobach?

Daniel P. Tokaji

By "Kobach," I mean the Kobach v. EAC case in which the Tenth Circuit heard oral argument Monday – rather than its lead plaintiff, Kansas’ controversial Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who argued the position of his state and the State of Arizona. This post discusses what’s at issue in the case, where the district court went wrong, and what the Tenth Circuit should do.

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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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