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Litigation

 

Niehaus and Blessing v. Husted

Case Information

Date Filed: April 16, 2012
State: Ohio
Issues: Provisional Ballots, Improper Election Administration
Courts that Heard this Case: Supreme Court of Ohio (Case 12-0639)

Issue:

Does the Ohio Secretary of State have the power to amend Ohio election laws through directives pursuant to a consent decree?

Status:

Complaint filed 4/16/12. Dismissed without prejudice 5/11/12.

Supreme 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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