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Judge Grants NEOCH Plaintiffs' Motion to Halt Ohio Supreme Court Proceedings

Late yesterday, U.S. District Court Judge Algenon Marbley orally granted a motion of the plaintiffs in NEOCH v. Husted (formerly NEOCH v. Brunner), enjoining further prosecution by two state legislators of a mandamus action in the Ohio Supreme Court. Judge Marbley ordered the legislators to dismiss the complaint, which challenged the Ohio Secretary of State's authority to issue certain directives pursuant to a 2010 consent decree filed in the district court. A written opinion and order will follow.

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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