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Litigation

AAPD v. Herrara

Case Information

Date Filed: July 24, 2008
State: New Mexico
Issue: Voter Registration
Courts that Heard this Case: Second Judicial District Court (Albuquerque) (Case D-202-CV-200807673); U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico (Case 1:08-cv-00702)

Issue:

Whether New Mexico voter registration law, which places certain conditions and requirements on organizations assisting in the registration of voters, violates the National Voter Registration Act and provisons of the New Mexico and U.S. Constitutions.

Status:

Final Judgment entered 1/16/11.

Federal District Court Documents

State Trial Court Documents

Commentary

Edward B. Foley

Flagging Online Falsehoods

Edward B. Foley

A remedy for foreign disinformation attacks

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In the News

Edward B. Foley

How states can fix the Electoral College and prevent future Trumps

An op-ed written by Professor Edward Foley about repairing the Electoral College was published in USA Today.

“The imperative is to prevent another president who wins the White House without really winning the support of the electorates in the states that determine the outcome,” Foley writes. “The Founding Fathers would see that as a subversion of the Electoral College system. So should we.”
 

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Info & Analysis

Sixth Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Ohio ADA Case Alleging Discrimination Against Blind Voters

In an opinion released today, a three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the decision of the district court dismissing a lawsuit alleging that Ohio\'s absentee voter system discriminates against blind voters. According to the panel, the district court accepted Ohio Secretary of State John Husted\'s \"fundamental alteration\" defense without any evidentiary support. The case, Hindel v. Husted, was remanded to the district court for further proceedings.

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