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Election Law Journal

Daniel P. Tokaji, assistant director of Election Law @ Moritz, is the co-editor of the Election Law Journal.

About the Election Law Journal

Although Election Law Journal: Rules, Politics, and Policy is the leading journal for coverage and analysis of legal issues, it now includes much more, including the questions of election reform and design that are in the forefront in the United States and many other countries in both the advanced and developing worlds.

Election Law JournalThe Journal's purview includes the rapid growth in legislation and litigation stemming from efforts to reform American election administration following the 2000 Florida election controversy; challenges to the constitutionality of campaign finance laws; and efforts to change the rules for the selection of the U.S. President.

As election law litigation grows in the U.S. and election administration controversies arise throughout the world, Election Law Journal: Rules, Politics, and Policy will continue to provide high-quality analysis by the finest scholars in the field, as well as varied perspectives from practitioners and elected officials.

This essential legal resource should be a part of every law, political science, and government library, as well as a primary source of reference and information for election officials, campaign and fundraising leaders, and political consultants at every level of government.

Topics covered include:

  • Campaign finance reform
  • Redistricting and reapportionment
  • Voting rights, equal protection, and election reform
  • Term limits
  • The Internet and political campaigns
  • Voting technologies and uniform voting
  • Ballot design and ballot access
  • Legal issues in media of election coverage
  • Monitoring overseas elections
  • Initiatives and other ballot propositions

For more information on the Journal or to view articles, please visit http://www.liebertonline.com/elj.

Commentary

Daniel P. Tokaji

Why the Supreme Court Shouldn’t Intervene in Ohio

Daniel P. Tokaji

Briefing is now in the U.S. Supreme Court on Ohio’s emergency motion to stay the district court injunction restoring the rules regarding same day registration and early voting that existed before legislation enacted earlier this year (SB 238). In a previous post, I explained why the district court and Sixth Circuit panel’s rulings were faithful applications of legal precedent requiring close attention to the context in which restrictions on voting are enacted. This post explains why it would be unwise and disruptive for the Supreme Court to change the rules now – now literally on the eve of an election -- responding to comments that my colleague Ned Foley posted yesterday.

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In the News

Daniel P. Tokaji

Ohio treasurer receives OK to host town halls

Professor Daniel Tokaji was quoted in an article from the Associated Press about an attorney general opinion that allows the Ohio treasurer to conduct telephone town halls using public money. The opinion will likely have broad ramifications for the upcoming elections, Tokaji said.

“As a practical matter, while that legal advice is certainly right, very serious concerns can arise about whether these are really intended to inform Ohio constituents about the operations of his office or if they’re campaign events,” he said.

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Info & Analysis

SCOTUS Grants Stay in Ohio Early Voting Case

With a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court today granted a stay in NAACP v. Husted. The court's action blocks a district court order issued earlier this month and allows Ohio's shortened early voting period to go into effect.

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