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Litigation

League of Women Voters v. Blackwell

Case Information

Date Filed / Ended: July 28, 2005 / December 18, 2008
State: Ohio
Issue: Improper Election Administration
Courts that Heard this Case: U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio (Case 3:05-cv-7309); U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit (Case 06-3335)

Issue:

Whether Ohio's allegedly dysfunctional election system violates equal protection or due process clause of the 14th amendment.

Status:

Judgment entered 11/26/08.

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District Court Documents

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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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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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