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Information & Analysis

Ohio Election Contest

Democrat Josh O'Farrell, who challenged Republican incumbent Al Landis for an Ohio House of Representatives seat, recently filed a petition in the Ohio Supreme Court contesting the election results. The Tuscarawas County Board of Elections declared Landis the winner earlier this month. O'Farrell's petition alleges multiple irregularities with respect to absentee and provisional voting and asks for a recount in certain precincts. The case is O'Farrell v. Landis.

Commentary

Edward B. Foley

Gerrymandering as Viewpoint Discrimination: A "Functional Equivalence" Test

Edward B. Foley

A First Amendment test for identifying when a map is functionally equivalent to a facially discriminatory statute.

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In the News

Daniel P. Tokaji

This is why US election ballots routinely go missing

Professor Dan Tokaji was quoted in USA Today about the prevalence of missing election ballots.

 

"Most of the time, it just goes unreported because it doesn't affect the result," Tokaji said. 


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Info & Analysis

Supreme Court Finds Partisan Gerrymandering Claims to be Non-Justiciable Political Questions

In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion on Thursday determining that claims of partisan gerrymandering are political questions beyond the reach of the federal courts. The opinion resolved disputes originating in North Carolina and Maryland, in the cases of Rucho v. Common Cause and Lamone v. Benisek.

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