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Information & Analysis

June, 2009

Below are postings from June, 2009. (See Archives | Recent Headlines)

MN Supreme Court Rules in Coleman v. Franken

June 30 - The Minnesota Supreme Court has issued an opinion (6/30) affirming the decision of the trial court that Al Franken received the highest number of votes legally cast and is entitled to receive the certificate of election as U.S. Senator from the state of Minnesota [See EL@M case page for additional information].

Supreme Court Issues Opinion in Northwest Austin Case

June 23 - On Monday (6/22), the Supreme Court issued an opinion in Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District Number One v. Gonzales, reversing and remanding the case to the District Court [See EL@M case page for additional information].

DOJ Issues a Finding on Georgia Program

June 3 - On Monday (6/1), the Department of Justice rejected Georgia's voter verification program, which included the use of Social Security numbers and driver's license data to determine citizenship (See the AP story from the Atlanta Journal Constitution for more details).  The Georgia Secretary of State has also issued a press release commenting on the decision.

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

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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