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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

Court of Appeals Documents

District Court Documents

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Commentary

Edward B. Foley

Accuracy About Voting—Needed on Both Sides of Debate

Edward B. Foley

The Golden Rule fully applies: speak truthfully about voting as you would have others also speak truthfully about voting.

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In the News

Daniel P. Tokaji

Donald Trump video outlines first 100 day plans

Professor Dan Tokaji was quoted on Fox28 about Donald Trump’s latest video outlining plans for his first 100 days in office.

"Take immigration for example, one of the cornerstones of the Trump campaign, not just building the wall, but reversing some of President Obama's actions on immigration, in particular the protection of the immigrant children," Tokaji said. "There will be a big backlash from the growing Latino population if he acts too aggressively on that, something that could hurt the Republican Party for decades."

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Info & Analysis

In Michigan Recount, Conflicting Rulings from Sixth Circuit and Michigan Court of Appeals

Yesterday, the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and the Michigan Court of Appeals issued differing opinions regarding whether the Jill Stein-initiated recount should proceed. The Sixth Circuit affirmed the District Court\'s order requiring the recount to commence, while the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that the Board of State Canvassers should not have granted Stein\'s recount petition as a matter of state law. Another hearing is scheduled in federal court today. The cases are Stein v. Thomas (federal court) and Schuette v. Board of State Canvassers (state court).

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