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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

When Should a Voter’s “Clerical Error” Invalidate a Ballot?

Edward B. Foley

Not when the state already has enough information to verify the ballot’s validity.

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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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Info & Analysis

D.C. Federal Judge Denies Attempt to Block States\' Use of Proof of Citizenship Requirement

D.C.-based U.S. District Judge Richard Leon recently issued an opinion denying an attempt to block Arizona, Georgia, and Kansas from requiring proof of citizenship from voters using the National Mail Voter Registration Form. Judge Leon denied the plaintiffs\' motion for a preliminary injunction, but will consider the merits of the parties\' arguments in full at a later stage of the litigation. The case is League of Women Voters v. Newby.

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