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Litigation

 

Niehaus and Blessing v. Husted

Case Information

Date Filed: April 16, 2012
State: Ohio
Issues: Provisional Ballots, Improper Election Administration
Courts that Heard this Case: Supreme Court of Ohio (Case 12-0639)

Issue:

Does the Ohio Secretary of State have the power to amend Ohio election laws through directives pursuant to a consent decree?

Status:

Complaint filed 4/16/12. Dismissed without prejudice 5/11/12.

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

David  Stebenne

Clinton, Sanders and the changing face of the Democratic Party

Professor David Stebenne wrote an op-ed for The Conversation describing how a recent debate between Democratic Party presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders highlighted changes in the Democratic Party over the past half-century.

“Last week’s debate in New Hampshire between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders over who is the “real progressive” said a lot about how they and the Democratic Party have changed over the past half-century,” Stebenne said.

“When Clinton and Sanders first came of age politically during the mid-1960s, neither was a natural fit for the Democrats as the party was then.

“Taking a look at how these two very different people and the party they now want to lead have evolved can help clarify the philosophical divide on display in the Democratic Party today.”

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Info & Analysis

New state voting laws face first presidential election test

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