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Litigation

USSAF v. Land

Case Information

Date Filed: September 17, 2008
State: Michigan
Issues: Voter Registration, State Voter Registration Databases
Courts that Heard this Case: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (Case 2:08-cv-14019); U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit (Case 08-2352)

Issue:

Whether certain alleged state voter purgation procedures violate Michigan state law, the National Voter Registration Act, the Civil Rights Act, and the First and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution. 

Status:

Motion to voluntarily dismiss by Appellants filed 6/1/10.  Order granting Appellants' Motion to voluntarily dismiss the Appeal filed 6/2/10.

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Commentary

Edward B. Foley

Ohio Early Voting Case: A Potential Precedent-Setter

Edward B. Foley

Today’s federal district court ruling in the Ohio early voting lawsuit will set a major precedent of nationwide significance if its novel legal theory is sustained on appeal.

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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

Seventh Circuit Order Permits Wisconsin's Voter ID Law to Take Effect

Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit granted a stay in two cases, allowing Wisconsin's voter ID law to become effective for the upcoming November elections. The cases are Frank v. Walker and LULAC v. Deininger.

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