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Litigation

 

Fitrakis v. Husted (federal court)

Case Information

Date Filed: November 5, 2012
State: Ohio
Issue: Voting Technology
Courts that Heard this Case: U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (Case 2:12-cv-01015)

Issue:

Whether Ohio's use of certain software for electronic voting machines violates plaintiff's rights under 42 U.S.C. 1983; whether Secretary of State Husted, as a public official, spent public funds without authorization.

Status:

Complaint and Motion for Temporary Restraining Order Filed 11/5/12. Hearing set for 11/6/12. Motion for Restraining Order denied 11/6/12. Voluntary Dismissal Notice filed 11/20/12.

 

District Court Documents

Commentary

Edward B. Foley

A Special Master for the Cohen Case?

Edward B. Foley

There should be a strong presumption against special treatment just because the president is involved. 

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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

Federal Court Finds Partisan Gerrymandering in North Carolina

On remand from the U.S. Supreme Court, a divided three-judge court in the Middle District of North Carolina found a Congressional redistricting plan to be an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander. The case is Common Cause v. Rucho.

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