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Information & Analysis

Coleman and Franken disagree about admissibility of testimony

Franken has filed a motion to exclude testimony of one of Coleman’s proposed experts.  Coleman wants the witness to testify about statistical analyses of the variation among counties in absentee ballot rejection rates.  He says that the testimony will show that the variation in rejection rates is not the result of pure chance and will be important to the equal protection issues in the case.  The court may or may not have disposed of the Bush v. Gore style equal protection issue in an order last week, so it remains to be seen whether they will admit evidence on this issue.  Franken’s motion in limine to exclude the testimony is here. Coleman’s memo in opposition is here.

Commentary

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

Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Voter ID Law

In two opinions issued today, the Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld the state's voter ID law against challenges that the law violated the Wisconsin Constitution. The court issued an opinion in League of Women Voters of Wisconsin v. Walker and also an opinion in Milwaukee Branch of the NAACP v. Walker.

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