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Litigation

Chesnut v. Democratic Party of Nevada

Case Information

Date Filed / Ended: January 11, 2007 / March 19, 2008
State: Nevada
Issue: Selection of Presidential Electors
Courts that Heard this Case: U.S. District Court, District of Nevada (Case 2:08-cv-00046)

Issue:

Whether locating the nine at-large Democratic caucuses in casinos violates Nevada law.

Status:

Complaint filed January 11, 2008. Motion for TRO denied 1/17/08.

District Court Documents

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Commentary

Edward B. Foley

Publication of new BALLOT BATTLES book

Edward B. Foley

I'm delighted that Oxford University Press has published my new book Ballot Battles: The History of Disputed Elections in the United States. I've collected links to last week's blogging related to the book's release. 

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In the News

Daniel P. Tokaji

What would it take to find out for sure if Ted Cruz (or others like him) is eligible for the presidency?

Professor Daniel P. Tokaji's research was quoted in a Washington Post article:

The most common route for aggrieved partisans, in this case opponents of Cruz, are the federal courts. But the courts are unlikely to go near the question just because someone brings a lawsuit. If some gadfly, for example, were to sue in federal court to keep Cruz off the ballot, the chances of any judge stepping in to settle the question is close to zero. 

There’s little dispute about that according to, among many others, Ohio State University law professor Daniel P. Tokaji, writing in the Michigan Law Review.

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Info & Analysis

New state voting laws face first presidential election test

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