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Ohio Democratic Party v. Ohio Republican Party

Case Information

Date Filed: October 30, 2016
State: Ohio
Issue: Voter Intimidation
Courts that Heard this Case: United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (Case 1:16-cv-02645-JG); Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals (Case 16-4268); U.S. Supreme Court (Case )

Issue:

Whether the actions of the Ohio Republican Party, Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., Roger J. Stone, Jr., and Stop the Steal Inc., are violating the Voting Rights Act and the Ku Klux Klan Act by intimidating minority voters. The plaintiffs request that the courts issue an order to stop "voter intimidation" and for Stone and Stop the Steal Inc. to stop certain activities such as exit polling.

Status:

Complaint filed 10/30/16. Opinion and Order granting TRO filed 11/4/16. Emergency Request to Stay District Court decision and request for initial en banc hearing filed 11/5/16. Sixth Circuit Order granting stay of District Court decision and denying request for initial en banc hearing filed 11/6/16. Emergency Application to Vacate Sixth Circuit Stay filed in U.S. Supreme Court 11/6/16. U.S. Supreme Court order denying emergency application filed 11/7/16. Case Dismissed 11/10/16.

 

District Court Documents

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Documents

U.S. Supreme Court Documents

 


 

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Professor Edward Foley was quoted in The Blade about Ohio’s voter purge law, which was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. 

 

“I don’t think there’s any real reason to believe that the drop-off is going to be significant,” Mr. Foley said. “The Ohio law that was upheld in this case never disenfranchised anybody.”

 

 

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