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Information & Analysis

Coleman side wants court to reconsider Friday's order on the 19 categories

Coleman's legal team has sent a letter requesting permission to file a motion asking the court to reconsider parts of their order on the 19 categories of absentee ballots.  The letter asks that the court use the same standards that most of the counties and municipalities used on election day.  The letter also says that, if Friday's order is followed, different standards will be used in evaluating the outstanding absentee ballots than were used to evaluate the Nauen voters' ballots and the 933 ballots that were deemed valid by the counties and the campaigns after the second review ordered by the Minnesota Supreme Court.  See the MinnPost.com coverage here and our case page here.

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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