OSU Navigation Bar

Election Law @ Moritz Home Page

Election Law @ Moritz

Election Law @ Moritz


Litigation

Constitutional Party of Ohio v. Delaware Cty Bd of Elections

Case Information

Date Filed / Ended: October 31, 2008 / November 3, 2008
State: Ohio
Issue: Polling Place Observers
Courts that Heard this Case: Delaware County Common Pleas Court (Case 08 CV H 10 1462 )

Issue:

Whether the Delaware County Board of Elections may prohibit vote observers from the Constitution Party of Ohio

Status:

Complaint filed 10/31/08.  Judgment entered for defendants on 11/3/08.

Common Pleas Court Documents

Commentary

Edward B. Foley

Ohio Early Voting Case: A Potential Precedent-Setter

Edward B. Foley

Today’s federal district court ruling in the Ohio early voting lawsuit will set a major precedent of nationwide significance if its novel legal theory is sustained on appeal.

more commentary...

In the News

Daniel P. Tokaji

Ohio treasurer receives OK to host town halls

Professor Daniel Tokaji was quoted in an article from the Associated Press about an attorney general opinion that allows the Ohio treasurer to conduct telephone town halls using public money. The opinion will likely have broad ramifications for the upcoming elections, Tokaji said.

“As a practical matter, while that legal advice is certainly right, very serious concerns can arise about whether these are really intended to inform Ohio constituents about the operations of his office or if they’re campaign events,” he said.

more EL@M in the news...

Info & Analysis

U.S. District Judge Grants Summary Judgment to Plaintiffs in Ohio Absentee Voting Case Involving Jailed Citizens

U.S. District Judge Arthur Spiegel yesterday granted summary judgment in an absentee voting case, ruling that Ohio must provide absentee voting assistance to late-jailed electors. The case is Fair Elections Ohio v. Husted.

more info & analysis...