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Litigation

South Carolina Green Party v. South Carolina State Election Commission

Case Information

Date Filed: August 7, 2008
State: South Carolina
Issue: Ballot Access
Courts that Heard this Case: U.S. District for District of South Carolina (Case 3:08-cv-02790)

Issue:

Whether South Carolina law, which provides that a candidate that seeks a nomination from multiple parties will be banned from appearing on the ballot if any one of those parties rejects his candidacy, violates the U.S. Constitution. 

Status:

Complaint and Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed 8/7/08.  Motion to Intervene filed by the Charleston County Democratic Party on 8/22/08.  Response to Motion for Prelminary Injunction filed 8/25/08.  Answer filed on 8/28/08.

Court Documents

Commentary

Edward B. Foley

A Tale of Two Swing States

Edward B. Foley

            Pennsylvania should prepare itself for the kind of “voting wars” litigation that Ohio has experienced in recent years, including a claim that the state’s current opportunities to cast a ballot impose a disproportionate burden on the state’s African-American voters.

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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

U.S. District Judge Rules for Plaintiffs in Ohio Early Voting Case

Today, U.S. District Judge Michael Watson issued Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law in an Ohio early voting case, determining that Ohio\'s reduction of in-person early voting days violated Equal Protection and the Voting Rights Act. Judge Watson dismissed additional claims brought by the plaintiffs. A bench trial was held in late 2015. The case is Ohio Organizing Collaborative v. Husted.

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