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Minnesota Senate contest - Two Minn. Sup. Ct. decisions, Coleman's response to motion to dismiss, contest court motions hearing

A lot is happening today in the ongoing lawsuits over Minnesota's U.S. Senate race.  Coleman responded to Franken's motion to dismiss.  The Minnesota Supreme Court denied Franken's request that it order an election certificate be issued to him.  The court also issued an opinion supporting its decision back in December which required election officials and the campaigns to agree on which rejected absentee ballots should be included in the state canvass.  The court is now hearing arguments over Coleman's motion to invalidate Rule 9 from the recount and Franken's motion to dismiss.  More information will be posted in this space this afternoon. 

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

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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