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Litigation

San Francisco v. Election Systems & Software Inc.

Case Information

Date Filed: November 19, 2007
State: California
Issue: Voting Technology
Courts that Heard this Case: San Francisco Superior Court (Case 469347 )

Issue: The complaint alleges that the company breached its contract by not supplying the city with up-to-date voting equipment that met state standards and by not reimbursing the City for related costs.

Status: Complaint filed 11/19/07. Case settled.

San Francisco Superior Court

  • Docket
  • Complaint (filed 11/19/07)
  • Demurrer to Complaint (filed 12/20/07) [not yet available]
  • EX PARTE APPLICATION FOR ORDER CONTINUING TIME FOR HEARING ON DEFTS' DEMURRER TO PLTF'S COMPLAINT (filed 1/8/08)
  • STIPULATION IN SUPPORT OF DEFTS EX PARTE APPLICATION FOR AN ORDER CONTINUING HEARING ON DEFTS' DEMURRER (filed 1/8/08)
  • ORDER CONTINUING TIME FOR HEARING ON DEFENDANTS' DEMURRER (filed 1/8/08)

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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

Michigan Federal Judge Blocks Law Prohibiting Straight Ticket Voting

U.S. District Judge Gershwin Drain issued an opinion blocking enforcement of a Michigan law prohibiting straight-ticket voting. This voting method allows voters to easily select the entire slate of candidates on the ballot from a particular party. Michigan abolished straight-ticket voting by enacting a law effective in January. In granting the plaintffs\' motion for a preliminary injunction, Judge Drain determined that the law \"presents a disproportionate burden on African-Americans\' right to vote.\" The case is Michigan State A. Philip Randolph Institute v. Johnson.

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