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Format: 02-22-2019
Format: 02-22-2019
SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT Like many states, Ohio has engineered its laws and practices to protect its two-party system. Ballot access laws make it extremely costly and difficult for minor...
September 22, 2017 | Litigation |
Mark R. Brown
Oliver Hall — Center for Competitive Democracy
SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT Amici, current and former Ohio elections officials, seek to ensure that Ohio’s voter rolls are as up-to-date and accurate as possible. Ohio’s Supplemental Process is...
September 22, 2017 | Litigation |
Rachel Bloomekatz — Gupta Wessler PLLC
INTRODUCTION AND SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) provides that no state may engage in any program or activity that will “result in the removal of...
September 22, 2017 | Litigation |
Scott L. Nelson
Allison M. Zieve — Public Citizen Litigation Group
SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT The right to vote and the practical ability to exercise that right are essential to a functional, responsive democracy. Active duty servicemembers and veterans have...
September 22, 2017 | Litigation |
Deborah N. Archer — NYU School of Law Civil Rights Clinic
Aderson B. Francois — Institute for Public Representation Georgetown University Law Center
SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT Using its authority under the Elections Clause, Congress passed the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), which prohibits state voter purge laws that “result in the...
September 22, 2017 | Litigation |
Elizabeth B. Wydra — Constitutional Accountability Center
David H. Gans — Constitutional Accountability Center
INTRODUCTION AND SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT The right to vote is foundational to our system of government and essential to all other rights of citizenship. It is so foundational that it cannot...
September 22, 2017 | Litigation |
Sherrilyn A. Ifill — NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc.
Janai S. Nelson — NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc.
Samuel Spital — NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc.
Leah C. Aden — NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc.
Thomas M. Bondy — Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
John Paul Schanapper-Casteras — NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc.
Khai LeQuang — Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Melanie D. Phillips — Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Emily K. Brown — Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Ethan M. Scapelatti — Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Kristina Pieper Trautmann — Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Daniel Robertson — Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT This case is about voting, a right “at the heart of representative government.” Reynolds v. Sims, 377 U.S. 533, 555 (1964). The franchise has expanded throughout our...
September 22, 2017 | Litigation |
Brittany N. Lovejoy — Latham & Watkins LLP
Patrick K. O'Brien — Latham & Watkins LLP
Richard B. Bress — Latham & Watkins LLP
Ryan C. Grover — Latham & Watkins LLP
Savannah K. Burgoyne — Latham & Watkins LLP
SUMMARY OF THE ARGUMENT The outcome of this case will not affect only Petitioner and the state of Ohio. Nor will it just affect the hundreds of thousands of eligible voters in Ohio who...
September 22, 2017 | Litigation |
Emmet J. Bondurant — Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, LLP
Jason J. Carter — Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, LLP
Chad K. Lennon — Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, LLP
Allegra Chapman — Common Cause
SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT I. Under Ohio’s “supplemental process,” the failure to vote is both the reason the state initiates its voter-purge procedure and the most immediate cause of a...
September 22, 2017 | Litigation |
Samuel R. Bagenstos
SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT This case presents the question of whether the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) allows states to initiate the process for removing citizens from the registration rolls...
September 22, 2017 | Litigation |
Paul M. Smith — Campaign Legal Center
Danielle Lang — Campaign Legal Center