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Bernie 2016 v. Husted

Case Information

Date Filed: March 8, 2016
State: Ohio
Issue: Voter Eligibility
Courts that Heard this Case: U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (Case 2:16-cv-00212)

Issue:

Bernie Sanders' supporters sue for 17-year-olds to be able to vote in the presidential primary.

Status:

Complaint filed 3/8/2016. Plaintiffs' Request for Relief Granted in related state court action 3/11/2016. Notice of Voluntary Dismissal filed 4/29/16.

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Commentary

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Gerrymandering as Viewpoint Discrimination: A "Functional Equivalence" Test

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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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