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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

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Publication of new BALLOT BATTLES book

Edward B. Foley

I'm delighted that Oxford University Press has published my new book Ballot Battles: The History of Disputed Elections in the United States. I've collected links to last week's blogging related to the book's release. 

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In the News

David  Stebenne

Clinton, Sanders and the changing face of the Democratic Party

Professor David Stebenne wrote an op-ed for The Conversation describing how a recent debate between Democratic Party presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders highlighted changes in the Democratic Party over the past half-century.

“Last week’s debate in New Hampshire between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders over who is the “real progressive” said a lot about how they and the Democratic Party have changed over the past half-century,” Stebenne said.

“When Clinton and Sanders first came of age politically during the mid-1960s, neither was a natural fit for the Democrats as the party was then.

“Taking a look at how these two very different people and the party they now want to lead have evolved can help clarify the philosophical divide on display in the Democratic Party today.”

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Info & Analysis

New state voting laws face first presidential election test

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