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Litigation

Ray v. Franklin County Board of Elections

Case Information

Date Filed / Ended: November 15, 2008 / November 17, 2008
State: Ohio
Issue: Absentee Ballots
Courts that Heard this Case: U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (Case 2:08-cv-01086)

Issue:

Whether the Franklin County Board of Elections shall be required (under HAVA, the ADA, and the 14th Amendment of the Constitution) to accomodate disabled voters who are unable to go in person to the Board of Elections to cure alleged defects in their absentee ballots.

Status:

Complaint and Motion for Temporary Restraining Order filed on 11/15/08.  Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction granted on 11/17/08.

U.S. District Court Documents

Commentary

Daniel P. Tokaji

The Supreme Court and the RIght to Vote

Daniel P. Tokaji

For over 130 years, the U.S. Supreme Court has said that the right to vote fundamental. The idea is that voting for candidates who represent our views is the primary means through which we protect our interests, whatever they might be.  Yet ecent events raise serious questions about the currently short-staffed Supreme Court’s capacity to protect the right to vote against 21st Century threats. 

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In the News

Daniel P. Tokaji

An Obscure Ohio State Law Could Shake Up the Republican Convention

Professor Dan Tokaji was quoted in an ABC News article about the Republican Convention:

“It’s entirely imaginable that these kind of controversies will emerge if Donald Trump goes into Cleveland without 1,237,” said Dan Tokaji, an expert in election law at the Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University, referring the number of delegates needed to clinch the nomination. “There’s going to be a furious jockeying for these delegates.”

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Info & Analysis

6th Circuit Reverses District Court, Rules Against State in Ohio Voter Rolls Case

In an opinion issued today, a three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that Ohio\'s procedures for removing voters from registration rolls violates the National Voter Registration Act and the Help America Vote Act. The case is Ohio A. Philip Randolph Institute v. Husted.

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