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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

Flagging Online Falsehoods

Edward B. Foley

A remedy for foreign disinformation attacks

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In the News

Edward B. Foley

How states can fix the Electoral College and prevent future Trumps

An op-ed written by Professor Edward Foley about repairing the Electoral College was published in USA Today.

“The imperative is to prevent another president who wins the White House without really winning the support of the electorates in the states that determine the outcome,” Foley writes. “The Founding Fathers would see that as a subversion of the Electoral College system. So should we.”
 

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Info & Analysis

Sixth Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Ohio ADA Case Alleging Discrimination Against Blind Voters

In an opinion released today, a three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the decision of the district court dismissing a lawsuit alleging that Ohio\'s absentee voter system discriminates against blind voters. According to the panel, the district court accepted Ohio Secretary of State John Husted\'s \"fundamental alteration\" defense without any evidentiary support. The case, Hindel v. Husted, was remanded to the district court for further proceedings.

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