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Information & Analysis

May, 2010

Below are postings from May, 2010. (See Archives | Recent Headlines)

Another complaint filed challenging the Voting Rights Act

May 3 - Shelby County, Alabama has filed a complaint (4/27) with the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia challenging the constitutionality of Sections 4(b) and 5 of the Voting Rights Act.  This complaint comes on the heels of a case originating from North Carolina (LaRoque v. Holder - see EL@M case page) addressing questions left open by the Supreme Court's decision in Northwest Austin. [See EL@M case page for additional information.]

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

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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