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Daniel P. TokajiThis is why US election ballots routinely go missing
Aug. 9, 2018
Featured Expert: Daniel P. Tokaji

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. 


Daniel P. TokajiResults in the 12th Congressional District race in flux with narrow margin
Aug. 8, 2018
Featured Expert: Daniel P. Tokaji

Professor Dan Tokaji was quoted in WSYX ABC 6 about the 12th Congressional District special election.

 

“I think the 12th district election got a lot of attention because it is seen as a bellwether for what is happening in November,” Tokaji said.


Edward B. FoleyYes, American democracy is in peril, but don't blame the bots
July 12, 2018
Featured Expert: Edward B. Foley

A post written by Prof. Edward Foley for SCOTUSblog about Justice Anthony Kennedy’s jurisprudence on voting rights was quoted in Salon.

 

“For Kennedy, freedom comes first and democracy second, and … the purpose of democracy is to preserve and promote personal liberty,” Foley writes. 

Edward B. FoleyVoting rights in Justice Kennedy’s Constitution
July 6, 2018
Featured Expert: Edward B. Foley

A post by Professor Edward Foley about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy was published in SCOTUSblog. 

 

“Justice Anthony Kennedy’s jurisprudence on voting rights must be understood in the context of his overall constitutional philosophy,” Foley writes. “While certainly appreciative of the role that democratic elections play as part of the republican form of government established by the Constitution—see, for example, his concurrences in U.S. Term Limits, Inc. v. Thorton (1996) and Cook v. Gralike (2001)—Kennedy did not view voting rights as having a paramount status within the pantheon of constitutional rights.”

 

 

Edward B. FoleyKennedy’s Retirement Could Threaten Efforts to End Partisan Gerrymandering
June 30, 2018
Featured Expert: Edward B. Foley

Professor Edward Foley was quoted in The New York Times about Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court and whether Chief Justice John Roberts could cast a vote against partisan gerrymandering. 

 

“He’s not going to be taken down this road unless a case is perfectly and properly presented,” Foley said. “But it is very significant that he did not foreclose the road at all.”

 

 

Daniel P. TokajiWhat Does the Supreme Court's Ohio Decision Mean for Voting Rights?
June 14, 2018
Featured Expert: Daniel P. Tokaji

Professor Dan Tokaji was quoted in TIME about Ohio’s process of purging voter rolls. 

 

“There’s a real risk that other secretaries of state will see this as an excuse to kick people off the voting rolls,” Tokaji said. 


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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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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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