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Litigation

 

Vanzant v. Brunner

Case Information

Date Filed: September 1, 2010
State: Ohio
Issue: Absentee Ballots
Courts that Heard this Case: U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (Case 1:10-cv-00596-SJD)

Issue:

Whether Ohio's method of mailing and handling absentee ballots is unconstitutional because different counties follow different rules for desseminating and receiving completed ballots.

Status:

Preliminary Pretrial Conference reset for 1/11/2011.  Preliminary Pretrial Order entered 1/11/11.  Joint Response to Order to Show Cause filed 2/4/11.  Joint Motion to Continue Trial Date filed 2/4/11. Stipulation of Dismissal filed 8/09/11.

District Court Documents

Commentary

Edward B. Foley

Filibusters are not for shutdowns

Edward B. Foley

The minority party must win elections, not derail the government, to prevail on policy.

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In the News

Daniel P. Tokaji

http://www.dispatch.com/news/20180207/inside-story-on-ohios-redistricting-deal

Professor Dan Tokaji was quoted in The Columbus Dispatch about partisan congressional redistricting in Ohio. 

 

 

"I can’t think of anywhere where we’ve had a situation like we’ve had here for the past couple of years,” Tokai said. “People in Ohio’s state legislature recognize there’s a serious problem.”



 

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Info & Analysis

Federal Court Finds Unconstitutional Partisan Gerrymandering in North Carolina

A three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina released a lengthy opinion Tuesday finding that North Carolina\'s 2016 Congressional Redistricting Plan was an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander. The case is Common Cause v. Rucho.

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