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League of Women Voters v. Rokita

Case Information

Date Filed: June 20, 2008
State: Indiana
Issue: Voter ID
Courts that Heard this Case: Marion County Superior Court (Case 49D13-0806-PL-027627); Indiana Court of Appeals (Case 49A02-0901-CV-00040); Indiana Supreme Court (Case 49S02-1001-CV-00050)

Issue:

Whether Indiana's Voter ID law is unconstitutional under provisions of the Indiana State Constitution.

Status:

Oral argument 3/4/10.  Final Opinion Affirming the Decision of the Trial Court and Granting Defendant's Motion to Dismiss entered 6/30/10.  Opinion Certified on 8/13/10.

Supreme Court Documents

Case Docket

Court of Appeals Documents

Case Docket

  • Notice of Appeal (filed 1/15/09)
  • Appellants Case Summary (filed 1/15/09)
  • Brief of Appellants PDF (filed 3/2/09)
    • Appendix
  • Appellee's Petition for Permission to File a Belated Brief (filed 4/3/09)
    • Appellee's Motion to Filed a Belated Brief (filed 4/6/09)
  • Appellee's Verified Motion to File Belated Brief of Appellee and Motion to File Belated Brief of Appellee Instater are GRANTED (entered 4/15/09)
    • Clerk of Court is directed to file the Appellee's brief as of the date of this order
    • Appellant's reply brief, if any shall be filed within 15 days of this order
    • Appellant's reply brief received, awaiting permission to file (5/1/09)
      • Order to File Reply Brief entered (5/12/09)
  • Appellant's Additional Citation of Authority PDF (filed 7/17/09)
  • Appellee's Response to Appellants' Statement of Additional Authorities (filed 8/14/09)
  • Opinion -- Reversing trial court and Remanding with instructions PDF (entered 9/17/09)

Trial Court Documents

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Can Kasich win all 88 Ohio counties?

Professor David Stebenne was quoted in an Ohio Watchdog article about the possibility of Governor John Kasich winning all 88 Ohio counties in his re-election bid.

“It’s really hard to do,” he said. “As popular as the governor is and as weak as his opponent is, I doubt he’ll carry all 88 (counties).”

Stebenne said Ohio has some unusual counties, which tend to be really Democratic or really Republican.

He said a good example was the election of 1956, when President Dwight Eisenhower carried 87 of 88 Ohio counties.

“He lost one of the Appalachian counties — a poor county where the residents tend to vote Democratic no matter what,” Stebenne said. “There was even some humorous discussion in the Oval Office about that one county.”

Glenn and Voinovich were “the two most popular candidates in modern history,” he added, “and they each only did it once. While Kasich is popular, he really doesn’t have the broad appeal that these two did.”

Stebenne said that both Voinovich and Kasich come from communities that tend to be more Democratic in voter registration, but that Kasich’s first race for governor was more divisive than the races for Voinovich.

“Voinovich had electoral success in Cleveland and as governor because he was able to persuade Democrats to vote Republican,” he said. “Glenn had national appeal across party lines.”

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10th Circuit Reverses District Court on KS and AZ Proof of Citizenship Requirement

The Tenth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals issued an opinion today in Kobach v. EAC, rejecting the proof of citizenship requirement imposed by Kansas and Arizona in the voter registration process.

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