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Litigation

Maletski v. Macomb County Republican Party

Case Information

Date Filed / Ended: January 1, 2008 / October 20, 2008
State: Michigan
Issues: Voter Registration, Voter Eligibility
Courts that Heard this Case: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (Case 2:08-cv-13982)

Issue:

Whether an alleged Republican plan to challenge the voting registration of voters who appear on foreclosure lists violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, 42 U.S.C. § 1983, and 42 U.S.C. § 1985(3).  The Republicans have denied any plan to engage in the alleged activities.

Status:

Complaint filed on 9/16/08.  Plaintiff filed a Motion for Preliminary Injunction on 9/25/08.  Responses and replies have been filed with the court.

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Commentary

Edward B. Foley

Of Bouncing Balls and a Big Blue Shift

Edward B. Foley

It is a fortuitous coincidence that the University of Virginia’s Journal of Law & Politics has just published a piece of mine that shows the relevance of the current vote-counting process in Virginia’s Attorney General election to what might happen if the 2016 presidential election turns on a similar vote-counting process in Virginia. 

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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.

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Info & Analysis

U.S. Supreme Court strikes down aggregate campaign contribution cap

The U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion today in McCutcheon v. FEC, striking down aggregate limits on political campaign contributions but leaving in place limits on contributions to individual candidates.

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