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Information & Analysis

New orders in the Minnesota U.S. Senate contest

The court has issued two orders this afternoon stating that it will review and consider for counting 400 previously rejected absentee ballots and granting summary judgment in part for more of the Nauen voters.  See the orders here and here on our Coleman v. Franken case page.  The ballots will be delivered to the Secretary of State and counted on April 7, 2009 in the Minnesota Supreme Court room where the trial took place.  The order does not rule on issues of alleged double-counting, lost ballots, or equal protection violations.  Franken's attorney, Marc Elias, says he expects those issues to be dealt with in a future order.  See the Star Tribune coverage 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. 

Read full post here.

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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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