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U.S. District Judge Blocks Enforcement of Ohio Statutes

Jun. 7 (5:05 PM) - In an opinion released today, U.S. District Judge Algenon Marbley enjoined the enforcement of various statutes amended by the Ohio General Assembly in 2014. The amendments altered certain requirements for absentee and provisional voting. According to Judge Marbley, the amendments violated the Voting Rights Act and the 14th Amendment. The case is NEOCH v. Husted.

Federal Judge Says 2 Ohio Voting Laws Are Unconstitutional

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U.S. District Judge Rules for Plaintiffs in Ohio Early Voting Case

May. 24 (2:55 PM) - Today, U.S. District Judge Michael Watson issued Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law in an Ohio early voting case, determining that Ohio\'s reduction of in-person early voting days violated Equal Protection and the Voting Rights Act. Judge Watson dismissed additional claims brought by the plaintiffs. A bench trial was held in late 2015. The case is Ohio Organizing Collaborative v. Husted.

District Court Upholds Virginia Voter ID Law

May. 19 (5:12 PM) - Today, U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson issued an opinion upholding Virginia\'s voter ID after a bench trial held in February. Judge Hudson determined that neither the enactment of the law nor its implementation violated the Voting Rights Act, the First Amendment, the Fourteenth Amendment, the Fifteenth Amendment, or the Twenty-Sixth Amendment. The case is Lee v. Virginia State Board of Elections.

Supreme Court: Texas voter ID law to remain in effect for now

Apr. 29 (1:00 PM) - [Read More]

District Court Upholds NC Voter ID Law

Apr. 26 (8:56 AM) - In a 485-page opinion released yesterday, U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder upheld North Carolina\'s voter ID law. A trial on the photo ID issue was held in January and February. The case is League of Women Voters of North Carolina v. Howard.

Behind New York’s Law Barring Late Party Registrations

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Recount Resources

Election Law @ Moritz has assembled a set of resources concerning the topic of elections going into overtime.

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EL@M in the News

Daniel P. Tokaji

An Obscure Ohio State Law Could Shake Up the Republican Convention

Professor Dan Tokaji was quoted in an ABC News article about the Republican Convention:

“It’s entirely imaginable that these kind of controversies will emerge if Donald Trump goes into Cleveland without 1,237,” said Dan Tokaji, an expert in election law at the Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University, referring the number of delegates needed to clinch the nomination. “There’s going to be a furious jockeying for these delegates.”

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Current Litigation

SEIU v. Husted

State: Ohio
Issue: Whether the failure to ensure that all provisional ballots are properly counted violates the 14th Amendment, the right to vote, the 17th amendment and/or federal voting statutes.

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