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Litigation

 

NAACP v. Murphy

Case Information

Date Filed: July 9, 2009
State: Indiana
Issue: Voter Registration
Courts that Heard this Case: U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana (Case 1:09-cv-00849-TWP-DML)

Issue:

Whether the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, which requires public assistance agencies in Indiana to distribute voter application forms, has been violated.

Status:

Order regarding Settlement entered 1/12/11.  Order Directing Filing of Status Report entered 3/1/11.  Joint Status Report filed 4/4/11.  Joint Status Report filed 4/18/11.  Order Vacating Status Conference filed 4/21/11.  Joint Motion to Certify the Class filed 5/12/11.  Joint Motion for Notice to Certify the Class filed 5/12/11. Order Certifying Class Action entered 5/18/11. Order Approving Class Action Settlement enter 8/25/11.

District 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

6th Circuit Reverses District Court, Permits Elimination of Golden Week in Ohio

In a 2-1 opinion released today, the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals reversed the decision of the District Court, which had blocked the Ohio General Assembly\'s elimination of a \"Golden Week\" in which voters could both register and cast their votes. The Sixth Circuit disagreed with the District Court\'s determination that Ohio\'s election laws violated the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution and the Voting Rights Act. The case is Ohio Democratic Party v. Husted.

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