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Minnestoa contest continues; Franken submits memo opposing Coleman's offer of proof

Franken's side submitted a memorandum to the court asking that the court accept Coleman's offer of proof to preserve the record for appeal but to reiterate its rejection of Coleman's Equal Protection claims on substantive and procedural grounds.  The memo argues that the Equal Protection clause does not "constitutionalize every minor error and inconsistency" in elections.  It also argues that Coleman presented his case in such a way that it is limited to consideration of less than half of all rejected absentee ballots thereby making it impossible for the court to apply a uniform standard to all rejected absentee ballots.   


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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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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