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Litigation

State ex rel. Stokes v. Brunner

Case Information

Date Filed / Ended: October 3, 2008 / October 16, 2008
State: Ohio
Issues: Absentee Ballots, Early Voting
Courts that Heard this Case: Ohio Supreme Court (Case 2008-1950)

Issue:

Plaintiff is asking the Ohio Supreme Court to issue a writ of mandamus to compel Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner to order county boards of election to permit individuals to observe in-person absentee voting.

Status:

Complaint filed 10/3/08.  The Court issued a decision on 10/16/08 ordering the Secretary of State to direct that obvsevers are permitted in early voting locations.

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Commentary

Edward B. Foley

Accuracy About Voting—Needed on Both Sides of Debate

Edward B. Foley

The Golden Rule fully applies: speak truthfully about voting as you would have others also speak truthfully about voting.

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In the News

Daniel P. Tokaji

Donald Trump video outlines first 100 day plans

Professor Dan Tokaji was quoted on Fox28 about Donald Trump’s latest video outlining plans for his first 100 days in office.

"Take immigration for example, one of the cornerstones of the Trump campaign, not just building the wall, but reversing some of President Obama's actions on immigration, in particular the protection of the immigrant children," Tokaji said. "There will be a big backlash from the growing Latino population if he acts too aggressively on that, something that could hurt the Republican Party for decades."

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Info & Analysis

In Michigan Recount, Conflicting Rulings from Sixth Circuit and Michigan Court of Appeals

Yesterday, the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and the Michigan Court of Appeals issued differing opinions regarding whether the Jill Stein-initiated recount should proceed. The Sixth Circuit affirmed the District Court\'s order requiring the recount to commence, while the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that the Board of State Canvassers should not have granted Stein\'s recount petition as a matter of state law. Another hearing is scheduled in federal court today. The cases are Stein v. Thomas (federal court) and Schuette v. Board of State Canvassers (state court).

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