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Litigation

Coleman v. Ritchie

Case Information

Date Filed / Ended: December 13, 2008 / January 5, 2009
State: Minnesota
Issues: Recount Resources, Absentee Ballots, MN Senate race 2008
Courts that Heard this Case: Minnesota Supreme Court (Case A082169)

Issue:

The case involves the guidelines to be used for the counting of absentee ballots in the closely contested election recount.

Status:

Oral argument in the case is being held today (12/17).

Minnesota Supreme Court Documents

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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