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Litigation

League of Women Voters v. Blackwell

Case Information

Date Filed / Ended: July 28, 2005 / December 18, 2008
State: Ohio
Issue: Improper Election Administration
Courts that Heard this Case: U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio (Case 3:05-cv-7309); U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit (Case 06-3335)

Issue:

Whether Ohio's allegedly dysfunctional election system violates equal protection or due process clause of the 14th amendment.

Status:

Judgment entered 11/26/08.

Summary: Read Detailed Summary

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District Court Documents

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Commentary

Edward B. Foley

Publication of new BALLOT BATTLES book

Edward B. Foley

I'm delighted that Oxford University Press has published my new book Ballot Battles: The History of Disputed Elections in the United States. I've collected links to last week's blogging related to the book's release. 

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In the News

Daniel P. Tokaji

What would it take to find out for sure if Ted Cruz (or others like him) is eligible for the presidency?

Professor Daniel P. Tokaji's research was quoted in a Washington Post article:

The most common route for aggrieved partisans, in this case opponents of Cruz, are the federal courts. But the courts are unlikely to go near the question just because someone brings a lawsuit. If some gadfly, for example, were to sue in federal court to keep Cruz off the ballot, the chances of any judge stepping in to settle the question is close to zero. 

There’s little dispute about that according to, among many others, Ohio State University law professor Daniel P. Tokaji, writing in the Michigan Law Review.

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Info & Analysis

New state voting laws face first presidential election test

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