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Valdez v. Herrera

Case Information

Date Filed: July 9, 2009
State: New Mexico
Issue: Voter Registration
Courts that Heard this Case: U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico (Case 1:09-cv-00668-LAM-DJS); U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit (Case 11-2063)

Issue:

Whether a New Mexico statute, requiring voter registration to be offered when an individual renews a drivers license or state-issued identification card, has been violated.

Status:

Order Denying Emergency Motion for Certificate of Appealability entered 1/25/11.  Order to Show Cause entered 2/3/11.  Order Granting Joint Motion to Continue Trial entered 2/8/11.  Joint Motion for Entry of Consent Order filed 2/17/. Notice of Appeal filed 3/25/11.  USCA Case Number 11-2063 in 10th Circuit entered 3/30/11.  Notice or Record Now Complete/ Appellant Brief 5/23 entered 4/12/11. Notice of Referral to Mediation Conferencing entered 4/19/11.

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Commentary

Daniel P. Tokaji

What's the Matter with Kobach?

Daniel P. Tokaji

By "Kobach," I mean the Kobach v. EAC case in which the Tenth Circuit heard oral argument Monday – rather than its lead plaintiff, Kansas’ controversial Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who argued the position of his state and the State of Arizona. This post discusses what’s at issue in the case, where the district court went wrong, and what the Tenth Circuit should do.

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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

Judge Denies Motion for Preliminary Injunction in NC Case

U.S. District Judge Thomas D. Schroeder denied the motion for a preliminary injunction sought by the plaintiffs in a case challenging a new North Carolina voting law as violating the Voting Rights Act and the federal Constitution. Judge Schroeder also denied the defendants' motion for judgment on the pleadings. The case is North Carolina NAACP v. McCrory.

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