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Litigation

 

U.S. v. Florida, Detzner

Case Information

Date Filed: June 12, 2012
State: Florida
Issues: State Voter Registration Databases, Voter Fraud, Voter Eligibility
Courts that Heard this Case: U.S. District Court for Northern District of Florida (Case 4:12-cv-00285-WS-CAS)

Issue:

Whether Florida's purge of state voter rolls violates Section 8 of the NVRA.

See also Mi Familia Vota Education Fund v. Detzner.

Status:

Complant filed 6/12/12. Answer filed 7/3/12. Joint Motion for Stay of Proceedings filed 9/27/12. Stay extended 12/5/12.

 

District Court Documents

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

U.S. District Judge Rules for State in Ohio NVRA Case

In an order issued late yesterday, U.S. District Judge George Smith denied plaintiffs\' motion for summary judgment in a case challenging the removal of voters from the rolls for non-participation in recent elections. Judge Smith ruled that this practice does not violate the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). He entered final judgment in favor of the defendant, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, clearing the path for a possible appeal to the Sixth Circuit. The case is Ohio A. Philip Randolph Institute v. Husted.

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