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Boustani v. Blackwell

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Case Information

All Courts: U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (Case 1:06-cv-02065-CAB)
Topic(s): Voter ID
State: Ohio
Date Filed: August 29, 2006
Date Ended: October 26, 2006

Issue:

Whether the 2006 amendment to § 3505.20(A) of the Ohio Revised Code (House Bill 3) is unconstitutional on grounds that (1) it discriminates against naturalized citizens and imposes an unauthorized, unnecessary and undue burden on their fundamental right to vote, in violation of the 1st and 14th Amendments to the United States Constitution; (2) it violates the Civil Rights Act of 1964; and (3) it constitutes a poll tax on naturalized citizens in Ohio in violation of the 24th and 14th Amendments to the United States Constitution.

Status:

Judgment issued finding R.C. 3505.20(A)(2),(3) and (4), et seq. unconstitutional. Case management conference to be held on 11/21/2006 has been canceled. Motion for Additional Relief filed 9/25/12. Motion for Additional Relief denied 11/6/12.

Please Note: Daniel P. Tokaji, in his individual capacity and not representing Election Law @ Moritz, is participating in this case as an attorney for plaintiffs.

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