December 30, 2010

"Miller to announce appeal plans Friday"

AP offers this report. AP also reports that "Alaska's Legislature should consider changing election law to make clear that voter intent is what matters in counting write-in ballots, a state lawmaker said Wednesday." This is particularly interesting to me, as I talk in The Democracy Canon about how the canon can serve as a "preference eliciting" mechanism---getting a state legislature to say when they do not agree with a judicial preference to construe certain statutes to favor voters. Here, the Legislature would be confirming agreement with such a judicial preference.

Posted by Rick Hasen at December 30, 2010 10:11 AM