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Litigation

Obama for America v. Cuyahoga County Board of Elections

Case Information

Date Filed / Ended: March 4, 2008 / March 4, 2008
State: Ohio
Issue: Improper Election Administration
Courts that Heard this Case: US District Court, Northern District of Ohio (Case 08-CV-562)

Issue: Candidate Obama filed for and obtained a court order to keep certain Cuyahoga County precincts open for an extra hour and a half. The precincts experienced ballot shortages and voters had difficulty getting to them due to bad weather.

District Court Documents

Commentary

Edward B. Foley

Flagging Online Falsehoods

Edward B. Foley

A remedy for foreign disinformation attacks

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In the News

Edward B. Foley

How states can fix the Electoral College and prevent future Trumps

An op-ed written by Professor Edward Foley about repairing the Electoral College was published in USA Today.

“The imperative is to prevent another president who wins the White House without really winning the support of the electorates in the states that determine the outcome,” Foley writes. “The Founding Fathers would see that as a subversion of the Electoral College system. So should we.”
 

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Info & Analysis

Sixth Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Ohio ADA Case Alleging Discrimination Against Blind Voters

In an opinion released today, a three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the decision of the district court dismissing a lawsuit alleging that Ohio\'s absentee voter system discriminates against blind voters. According to the panel, the district court accepted Ohio Secretary of State John Husted\'s \"fundamental alteration\" defense without any evidentiary support. The case, Hindel v. Husted, was remanded to the district court for further proceedings.

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