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Litigation

 

Vanzant v. Brunner

Case Information

Date Filed: September 1, 2010
State: Ohio
Issue: Absentee Ballots
Courts that Heard this Case: U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (Case 1:10-cv-00596-SJD)

Issue:

Whether Ohio's method of mailing and handling absentee ballots is unconstitutional because different counties follow different rules for desseminating and receiving completed ballots.

Status:

Preliminary Pretrial Conference reset for 1/11/2011.  Preliminary Pretrial Order entered 1/11/11.  Joint Response to Order to Show Cause filed 2/4/11.  Joint Motion to Continue Trial Date filed 2/4/11. Stipulation of Dismissal filed 8/09/11.

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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