“Can Initiatives Be Used to Regulate the Manner of Selecting Presidential Electors, and Can Initiative Proponents Defend in Federal Court?”

Vik Amar has posted this draft on SSRN.  Here is the abstract: We have now had more than a century to assess America’s initiative device, and the Progressive movement of which it was an outgrowth. Beginning with South Dakota in … Continue reading

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“Kasich’s signing of election law ‘repeal’ doesn’t end debate”

Cincinnati Enquirer: “The gambit, apparently the first time that Ohio legislators have ever effectively killed a referendum destined for voters, sets up a possible lawsuit over a question that could impact this fall’s election: May state legislators repeal a bill … Continue reading

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Federal District Court Rejects Argument that Corporations Have the First Amendment Right to Be Ballot Measure Proponents and that Proponents Have the Right to Remain Anonymous

The federal district court opinion in Chula Vista Citizens for Jobs and Fair Competition v. Norris begins: This case presents two questions of first impression. It asks whether the First Amendment grants a corporation or association the right to serve … Continue reading

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“Ohio Senate Republicans take another crack at election reform before the fall presidential election”

Very important article from the Cleveland Plain Dealer.  It seems that if the Ohio legislature could repeal this measure and replace it with something similar, it would make an end run around the people’s power of referendum.  I wonder if … Continue reading

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