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Litigation

 

American Tradition Partnership v. Bullock

Case Information

Date Filed: March 8, 2010
State: Montana
Issue: Campaign Finance
Courts that Heard this Case: Montana First Judicial District Court (Case BDV-2010-238); Montana Supreme Court (Case 11-0081); U.S. Supreme Court (Case 11-1179)

Issue:

Whether a Montana statute regulating certain business corporations' contributions to political campaigns is unconstitutional under the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United.

Status:

U.S. Supreme Court order granting stay filed 2/17/12. U.S. Supreme Court Summary Reversal on 6/25/12.

Montana First Judicial District Court Documents

Montana Supreme Court Documents

U.S. Supreme Court Documents


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

U.S. District Judge Blocks Enforcement of Ohio Statutes

In an opinion released today, U.S. District Judge Algenon Marbley enjoined the enforcement of various statutes amended by the Ohio General Assembly in 2014. The amendments altered certain requirements for absentee and provisional voting. According to Judge Marbley, the amendments violated the Voting Rights Act and the 14th Amendment. The case is NEOCH v. Husted.

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