Tag Archives: Election Law

En Banc Court Hears First Amendment Challenge to Campaign Finance Restriction

Congratulations are in order to the forty-something law clerks that swore in to the Sixth Circuit bar Wednesday.  That was a prelude to the court’s en banc argument on campaign finance restrictions in National Republican Senatorial Committee v. FEC.  The Committee challenges the constitutionality of part of the Federal Election Campaign Act that places limits … Continue Reading

Hunter v. Hamilton County Board of Elections — The Sixth Circuit Brings Bush v. Gore To Ohio

In a decision that is being called the “most significant” application of Bush v. Gore in the past decade, the Sixth Circuit held that the Hamilton County Board of Elections violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteen Amendment.  Judge Moore’s opinion held that the Board could not sufficiently justify its decision to count 27 early … Continue Reading