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Litigation

State ex rel. Skaggs v. Brunner

Case Information

Date Filed / Ended: November 13, 2008 / December 5, 2008
State: Ohio
Issue: Provisional Ballots
Courts that Heard this Case: Ohio Supreme Court (Case 2008-2206); U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (Case 2:08-cv-1077); U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals (Case 08-4585)

Status:

Case decided by Ohio Supreme Court on 12/5/08.

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Commentary

Edward B. Foley

When Should a Voter’s “Clerical Error” Invalidate a Ballot?

Edward B. Foley

Not when the state already has enough information to verify the ballot’s validity.

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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

D.C. Federal Judge Denies Attempt to Block States\' Use of Proof of Citizenship Requirement

D.C.-based U.S. District Judge Richard Leon recently issued an opinion denying an attempt to block Arizona, Georgia, and Kansas from requiring proof of citizenship from voters using the National Mail Voter Registration Form. Judge Leon denied the plaintiffs\' motion for a preliminary injunction, but will consider the merits of the parties\' arguments in full at a later stage of the litigation. The case is League of Women Voters v. Newby.

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