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Litigation

Peterson v. Ritchie

Case Information

Date Filed / Ended: January 13, 2009 / January 16, 2009
State: Minnesota
Issues: Absentee Ballots, Recount Resources, MN Senate race 2008
Courts that Heard this Case: Minnesota Supreme Court (Case A090065)

Issue:

Whether these voters' absentee ballots were wrongly excluded from the results.

Status:

Voters filed petition on 1/13.  Case consolidated with Coleman v. Franken election contest on 1/16.

Minnesota Supreme Court Documents

Commentary

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

In 5-4 Decision, U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Ohio Voter Purge Procedure

In a 5-4 opinion issued today, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Ohio\'s system of purging inactive voters from the rolls. The case is Husted v. Ohio A. Philip Randolph Institute.

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