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Election Law @ Moritz Covers Ohio, Federal Election Rules
July 20, 2004
Voter eligibility, campaign practices, redistricting, and gerrymandering – those are just a few of the topics covered by Election Law @ Moritz, a comprehensive election law project at Ohio State’s Moritz College of Law.
Directed by Professor Edward B. (Ned) Foley, the project has the dual purpose of educating the public on legal issues surrounding elections and assisting the media in covering election law issues with accuracy.
Key features of the program are a web site, a conference on voting technology, and a series of panel discussions throughout the fall, which are open to the public.
The web site is an extensive resource on the laws governing federal, state, and local elections and is a complete and easy-to-access resource for Ohio election law. The site will be updated frequently, as current issues in election law emerge. Also, it will feature a weekly editorial on a timely topic by a Moritz Law faculty member.
A day-long conference on voting technology is planned for September 23 at the Moritz College of Law. Also scheduled during September and October are three panel discussions on topics such as campaign finance, false campaign ads, and “From Bush v. Gore to Bush vs. Kerry.”
The faculty participating in the Election Law @ Moritz (and their topics) include:
- Douglas Berman, felon disenfranchisement;
- James J. Brudney, regulation of lobbyists;
- Mary Beth Beazley, ballot design;
- Ruth Colker, disability access to voting;
- Terri L. Enns, state and local elections;
- Katherine Hunt Federle, children and democracy;
- Edward B. (Ned) Foley, campaign finance, ballot access, democratic theory;
- David A. Goldberger, regulation of campaign speech;
- Steven Huefner, term limits, campaign finance, state and local elections;
- Dale Oesterle, referenda and initiatives;
- john a. powell, voting rights;
- Peter Shane, cyberdemocracy, redistricting, and Electoral College;
- Donald Tobin, campaign finance; and
- Dan Tokaji, voting technology, recount questions, democratic theory
Since 1891, the Moritz College of Law has played a leading role in the legal profession through countless contributions made by alumni and faculty. Graduates of the school reside in all 50 states and 20 other countries and include justices of the Ohio Supreme Court, current and former U.S. Senators and Representatives, managing partners in law firms of all sizes, chief executive officers of Fortune 500 corporations, and attorneys with non-profit organizations and public interest law firms.