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The Battleground 2012: Can Colorado Keep a (Ballot) Secret? After Citizen Center v. Gessler, It’s Not Required To Do So

by Caitlin Cater Barcodes are a ubiquitous feature of modern life. They appear on everything from retail products and advertisements to patient forms at the doctor’s office. But perhaps one place a person might not expect to find a barcode … Continue reading

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The Battleground 2012: Whose [Presidential Ballot] Line Is It Anyway?

by Grant McLoughlin The new national party Americans Elect was able to achieve ballot access in Oklahoma for the 2012 presidential election even though its bid to put a national third party presidential candidate on the ballot in all fifty … Continue reading

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The Battleground 2012: Armed with More than a Vote: Guns in Polling Places in Virginia

by Scott Van Der Hyde Virginia is widely acknowledged as a state that strongly supports the rights of citizens to own and carry guns.  A number of recent laws demonstrate this support by allowing Virginians to open-carry guns in most … Continue reading

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The Battleground 2012: The Public Financing of Judicial Candidates in North Carolina after Arizona Free Enterprise v. Bennett

by Justin Moore In 2002, North Carolina passed the Judicial Campaign Reform Act (JCRA). A major part of this law created a system for the public financing of all statewide judicial races in North Carolina. The fund is paid for … Continue reading

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The Battleground 2012: ID Required to Vote! No Scratch That, Not Until Next Year

by Jenna Poligo On October 2, 2012 Judge Robert Simpson issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting the enforcement of Pennsylvania’s photo identification requirement for the upcoming election.  Judge Simpson, however, required the state to continue its 5 million dollar voter education … Continue reading

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The Battleground 2012: A Conversation with Former Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner

by Allison Handler Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on October 8, 2012. Jennifer Brunner was elected in 2006 and served a term as Ohio’s first female Secretary of State. During that time, she oversaw the contentious 2008 presidential … Continue reading

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The Battleground 2012: Who Gets to Vote When? Ohio Election Rules Have a Smaller Effect at the Local Level

by Elizabeth Herron In a swing state like Ohio, who gets to vote and when is critical. This is evidenced by the recent controversy in the state about early voting restrictions. The disagreement has two main issues – special accommodations … Continue reading

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The Battleground 2012: Uncapped in Missouri: Missouri’s “Lax” Campaign Finance Laws Generate Concerns of Fraud and Corruption

As the November Congressional and Presidential elections are just around the corner, Missouri, a key swing state, has come under the microscope for the state’s campaign finance laws, or lack thereof.  In 2010, Missouri passed Senate Bill 844 to establish … Continue reading

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The Battleground 2012: Introduction

by Jacob Derr & Tony Glosson During the next two days we’ll be posting a special series of entries under the banner “The Battleground 2012.” Over the past decade, every major presidential campaign and many state campaigns have litigated state … Continue reading

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