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October, 2006

Below are postings from October, 2006. (See Archives | Recent Headlines)

The South Dakota Referendum on Abortion: An Alternative to Court Review?

Oct. 31 - Earlier this year the South Dakota legislature passed and the governor signed a stiff anti-abortion bill, HB 1215, entitled the "Women's Health and Human Life Protection Act. The bill had strong bi-partisan support, collecting over two-thirds of the vote in both chambers. The act is now "Referred Law 6" on the state's November ballot; South Dakota citizens have the chance to throw the act out or affirm it. The popular vote on the anti-abortion act is unique and attracting national attention. How the act came to be included on the state ballot merits investigation and offers valuable lessons for other states.

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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