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Federal Court Blocks Florida Election Law

Judge Robert Hinkle of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida blocked part of a Florida election law that critics say unduly restricts voter registration efforts. In an order issued yesterday in the League of Women Voters of Florida v. Browning case, Judge Hinkle granted the plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction. Judge Hinkle determined that the plaintiffs would likely succeed on the merits of their claims that the Florida law violates their rights under the First Amendment and the National Voter Registration Act. One section of the Florida law imposes a 48-hour deadline for voter registration groups to submit voter registration applications once collected, a deadline Judge Hinkle characterized as "harsh and impractical."

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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