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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.

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Edward B. Foley

A Special Master for the Cohen Case?

Edward B. Foley

There should be a strong presumption against special treatment just because the president is involved. 

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In the News

Edward B. Foley

Columbus City Council Will See Some Reforms, But Not For Another Six Years

Professor Edward Foley was quoted in WOSU about changes to Columbus City Council that will stem from the passage of Issue 3.


“In a city where one political party is dominant, it makes sense to think about the citizen's commission to take it out of the hands of the politicians,” Foley said. “Because if you leave it in the hands of the politicians, it’s hard to get balance between the two parties.”

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Info & Analysis

5th Circuit Rejects Challenge to Texas Voter ID Law

In a 2-1 decision, a panel of the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals rejected plaintiffs\' challenge to Texas\' revised Voter ID Law. The case is Veasey v. Abbott.

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