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Daniel Tokaji

Professor Daniel Tokaji featured in The Columbus Dispatch discussing elections being impacted by COVID-19

Professor Daniel Tokaji was recently interviewed by The Columbus Dispatch discussing whether or not an “election period” could replace Election Day in Ohio after the primaries were postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. “I very much hope we’ll still be able […]

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“Dark Money” at play in fight over Ohio’s nuclear plant bailout law

Professor Daniel Tokaji was recently quoted in an Ohio Public Radio article discussing the Ohio nuclear plant bailout law. “It’s fundamentally an issue of transparency, Tokaji, an expert on constitutional and election law, said. “We the people should know who’s […]

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Professor Daniel Tokaji discusses Supreme Court Gerrymandering and census decisions on All Sides with Ann Fisher

Professor Daniel Tokaji recently appeared on All Sides with Ann Fisher on WOSU to discuss the Supreme Court Gerrymandering decisions and their ongoing impact. 

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Trump said it’s OK to take campaign dirt from foreign powers. Is it legal?

Professor Daniel Tokaji was recently quoted in a Los Angeles Times article titled, “Trump said it’s OK to take campaign dirt from foreign powers. Is it legal?”

“My view is that an in-kind contribution has to have some determinate economic value,” he said.

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Redistricting guru’s hard drives could mean legal, political woes for GOP

Professor Daniel Tokaji was recently interviewed by NPR in an article titled, “Redistricting Guru’s Hard Drives Could Mean Legal, Political Woes For GOP.” 

“It was not really, as they claimed, to get better enforcement of the Voting Rights Act so that Latinos could be fairly represented,” said Tokaji. “In fact, there was a deliberate plan, and that plan includes the dilution of Latino votes and the enhancement of Republican voting strength.”

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National abortion controversy centers on Ohio

“For abortion opponents, the calculation that the costs of the strategy they’re pursuing right now are pretty low,” Tokaji said. “They may well be right about that.”

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Kamala Harris says voter suppression kept Stacey Abrams, Andrew Gillum out of office. Really?

“It’s not necessarily inaccurate for Sen. Harris to make this claim, but it is speculative,” Tokaji said.

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U.S. Census And Citizenship Question

Professor Daniel Tokaji appeared on All Sides with Ann Fisher to discuss U.S. Supreme Court arguments regarding the 2020 census. 

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Michigan judges urge Supreme Court to curb partisan gerrymandering

“It wouldn’t surprise me at all if these judges realize that the main event is before the Supreme Court and have written this ruling with an eye towards influencing the Supreme Court,” Tokaji said.

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Supreme Court Census Case Could Decide the 2024 Election

“The record shows that he decided what he wanted to do first, and then came up with a pretext later,” Tokaji said. 

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Ohio’s gerrymandering trial is over. What happens next?

“It’s possible the Supreme Court could completely shut the door for Ohio in the Maryland and North Carolina cases,” Tokaji said. “It’s possible the door could be opened and it’s possible that the door could be closed a bit and not shut completely.”

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State Supreme Court Races Emerge As Another Front In Redistricting Wars

“In my view, it’s a great thing that state Supreme Courts have become more receptive to claims of extreme partisan gerrymandering,” Tokaji said.

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