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Student Commentary
2 Jul 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Mike Blackwell, Indiana University McKinney School of Law Class of 2013, discusses the US federal regulatory framework for liquefied natural gas exportation...Global energy markets are currently undergoing a number of significant changes. A recent and rapid expansion in the US domestic supply of natural gas, resulting mainly … [read more]

Academic Commentary
4 Mar 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Sandy Davidson of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and the University of Missouri School of Law evaluates the Third Circuit's decision to bar members of the press from reporting inside polling places...Welcome to Humpty Dumpty Land! "'When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said in … [read more]

Professional Commentary
5 Nov 2006

Subodh Chandra [plaintiffs attorney, Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless, et al. v. Blackwell]: "The consent order we won Thursday against Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell won back the right to vote for many otherwise eligible Ohioans--including college students, the elderly, and homeless people. Those people were not going … [read more]

Legal News
2 Nov 2006
by Jaime Jansen

[JURIST] Ohio absentee voters must continue to show proof of ID when applying for an absentee ballot, but absentee ballots already obtained without ID will still be counted after a settlement [PDF text] was reached Wednesday between the state and groups opposed to Ohio's voter ID law [Ohio SOS backgrounder]. … [read more]

Legal News
30 Oct 2006
by Joshua Pantesco

[JURIST] Absentee Ohio voters must continue to show proof of ID when casting ballots after a federal appeals court on Sunday stayed [PDF text] a lower court order [JURIST report], handed down last week, that would have temporarily suspended Ohio's voter ID law [Ohio SOS backgrounder]. The US Court of … [read more]

Legal News
27 Oct 2006
by Kate Heneroty

[JURIST] US District Judge Algenon Marbley [official profile] granted a temporary restraining order [PDF] Thursday blocking enforcement of Ohio's voter ID law [Ohio SOS backgrounder] as it applies to absentee ballots [Ohio SOS backgrounder] because Ohio's 88 counties are applying it inconsistently. The order was issued following a suit [complaint, … [read more]

Legal News
24 Oct 2006
by Lisl Brunner

[JURIST] A federal court in Florida ruled Tuesday that a 2005 state law [text] prohibiting exit polling within 100 feet of a voting place violates the free speech and freedom of the press guarantees of the First Amendment. US District Judge Paul Huck found in favor of the Associated Press … [read more]

Legal News
5 Oct 2006
by Holly Manges Jones

[JURIST] US District Judge Christopher Boyko [official profile] ruled [opinion, PDF] Wednesday that an Ohio voting rule requiring naturalized citizens to provide proof of citizenship if challenged by poll workers was unconstitutional. The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio [advocacy group] assisted a group of citizens in filing a lawsuit … [read more]

Legal News
7 Sep 2006
by Katerina Ossenova

[JURIST] The US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals [official website] held Thursday in a 2-1 opinion [text; PDF] that state rules on participation in Ohio's primary elections make it prohibitive for minority parties to be included on the ballot. The court ruled that the requirement that parties must file petitions … [read more]

Legal News
1 Sep 2006
by Jaime Jansen

[JURIST] Several voting rights groups filed a federal lawsuit in the Southern District of Ohio [official website] Thursday demanding that Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell [official website] preserve the paper ballots from the 2004 presidential election [JURIST archive], just two days before federal law allows states to destroy the … [read more]

Legal News
6 Dec 2005
by Katerina Ossenova

[JURIST] A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses Ohio election officials of violating constitutional rights to equal protection and due process. The League of Women Voters [advocacy website] sued [PDF complaint; fact sheet] state election officials, claiming that the current system deprives citizens of voting rights, … [read more]

Legal News
20 Jun 2005
by James Murdock

[JURIST] Leading Monday's corporations and securities law news, General Electric Company [corporate website] has been subpoenaed by the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. In a press release issued Monday, GE said that the subpoena is part of an on-going government probe into the reinsurance and … [read more]

Legal News
9 Feb 2005
by Jeannie Shawl

[JURIST] Commissioners from the federal Election Assistance Commission [official website] told the US House Committee on House Administration [official website] Wednesday that the use of provisional ballots [JURIST Hot Topic archive] in the 2004 election [JURIST Hot Topic archive] allowed more people to vote, with 68 percent of the provisional … [read more]

Professional Commentary
14 Jan 2005

Daniel Tokaji, Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University:"While some advocates are looking to Congress to fix some of the problems that emerged in the 2004 election, this report from electionline.org suggests that they may have better luck in the states. House and Senate staffers suggest that Congress isn't in … [read more]

Legal News
13 Dec 2004
by Chris Buell

[JURIST] Activist groups Monday made a last-minute request for the Ohio Supreme Court to review the state's presidential election results as members of the Electoral College were scheduled to cast their votes in meetings in Ohio and across the country. The challengers, including the Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Alliance … [read more]

Professional Commentary
7 Dec 2004

Dan Tokaji, Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University:"Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell has certified that President Bush won the state by about 119,000 votes, even as third-party candidates and independent groups continue to question the result. The New York Times has this report.On Wednesday, the Alliance for Democracy … [read more]

Legal News
6 Dec 2004
by Tom Henry

[JURIST] Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell has certified the votes of the 2004 Presidential election. The official totals, including all absentee and provisional ballots are:Bush - 2,858,727Kerry - 2,739,952This is a Bush victory of 118,775 votes, not close enough to trigger an automatic recount under Ohio law. The Democratic, … [read more]

Legal News
1 Dec 2004
by Bernard Hibbitts

[JURIST] A group of Democratic voters represented by the liberal group Alliance for Democracy will challenge the results of the presidential election in the state, alleging widespread irregularities, before an Ohio Supreme Court justice Wednesday. About 25 voters are challenging the results, though their lawyer, Cliff Arnebeck, said he expected … [read more]

Professional Commentary
24 Nov 2004

Dan Tokaji, Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University:"U.S. District Judge James Carr has denied a preliminary injunction and TRO, in a case seeking to compel Ohio election officials to complete a recount by the December 7 "safe harbor" date. His order can be found here on Rick Hasen's blog, … [read more]

Legal News
23 Nov 2004
by Amit Patel

[JURIST] Two third-party presidential candidates have filed a federal lawsuit in the US District Court in Toledo to force a recount in Ohio. The candidates are not interested in overturning President Bush's victory but instead are concerned with continuing reports of voter irregularities. Dan Trevas, spokesman for the Ohio Democratic … [read more]

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