Edward B. Foley

Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law

Ebersold Chair in Constitutional Law

55 West 12th Avenue

Columbus, OH 43210

United States

http://https://moritzlaw.osu.edu/faculty/edward-b-foley/

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (37)

1.

Preparing for a Disputed Presidential Election: An Exercise in Election Risk Assessment and Management

51 Loyola University Chicago Law Journal 309 (2019), Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 501
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 03 Sep 2019 Last Revised: 05 Mar 2020
Edward B. Foley
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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Twelfth Amendment, Electoral Count Act, Safe Harbor, recount, inauguration, transition of power

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Explaining the Blue Shift in Election Canvassing

Number of pages: 64 Posted: 27 Mar 2020
Edward B. Foley and Charles Stewart III
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Political Science
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Voting, Elections, Recounts, Canvassing, Blue Shift, Election Contests

Explaining the Blue Shift in Election Canvassing

MIT Political Science Department Research Paper No. 2015-21
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 01 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 12 Sep 2015
Edward B. Foley and Charles Stewart III
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Political Science
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Beyond the Spoiler Effect: Can Ranked Choice Voting Solve the Problem of Political Polarization?

University of Illinois Law Review, Forthcoming, Georgetown McDonough School of Business Research Paper No. 4411173
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 19 Apr 2023 Last Revised: 06 Nov 2023
Nathan Atkinson, Edward B. Foley and Scott Ganz
University of Wisconsin - Madison, Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law and Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business
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Condorcet, polarization, median voter, representation, majority rule, instant runoff voting

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A Big Blue Shift: Measuring an Asymmetrically Increasing Margin of Litigation

Journal of Law and Politics, Vol. 27, No. 4, 2013, Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 227
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 15 Nov 2013
Edward B. Foley
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Downloads 617 (78,366)
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canvass, ballot, vote, election, president, swing state, provisional, absentee, certification, returns, HAVA

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Requiring Majority Winners for Congressional Elections: Harnessing Federalism to Combat Extremism

Ohio State Legal Studies Research Paper No. 616, 26 Lewis & Clark Law Review 365 (2022)
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 11 May 2021 Last Revised: 24 May 2022
Edward B. Foley
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Downloads 360 (148,950)
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election, majority rule, polarization, ranked choice voting, plurality, Senate, primaries

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Total Vote Runoff: A Majority-Maximizing Form of Ranked Choice Voting

University of New Hampshire Law Review, 21 U.N.H. L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2023).
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 20 Jan 2023 Last Revised: 13 Jun 2023
Edward B. Foley
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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Condorcet, Borda, Instant Runoff Voting, Polarization

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Due Process, Fair Play, and Excessive Partisanship: A New Principle for Judicial Review of Election Laws

84 University of Chicago Law Review 655 (Spring 2017), Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 360
Number of pages: 104 Posted: 30 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 27 Jan 2023
Edward B. Foley
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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The Gerrymander and the Constitution: Two Avenues of Analysis and the Quest for a Durable Precedent

Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 401
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 12 Jul 2017
Edward B. Foley
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Downloads 290 (187,572)
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Redistricting, Vieth, Justice Kennedy, Gerrymandering, Precedent, Stare Decisis, Supreme Court, Reynolds, Universalistic, Particularistic, Partisan, Partisanship, Due Process, First Amendment, Elections

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Self-Districting: The Ultimate Antidote to Gerrymandering

Kentucky Law Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 20 Jan 2023 Last Revised: 13 Jun 2023
Edward B. Foley
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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redistricting, proportional representation, one-person-one-vote, Voting Rights Act (VRA), minority vote dilution

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Assessing the Validity of an Election’s Result: History, Theory, and Present Threats

95 New York University Law Review Online 171 (2020), Ohio State Legal Studies Research Paper No. 569
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 08 Sep 2020 Last Revised: 13 Jan 2023
Edward B. Foley
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Downloads 241 (225,815)
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disenfranchisement, disinformation, democracy, election integrity, Bush v. Gore, impeachment, legitimacy

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The Constitution and Condorcet: Democracy Protection through Electoral Reform

Drake Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 15 Jun 2022
Edward B. Foley
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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ranked choice voting, instant runoff voting, round robin voting, Borda, bullet voting, burying strategy, majority rule

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1868 and 2024: The Relevance of the Past to the Present

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 14 Feb 2024
Edward B. Foley
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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disqualification, section 3, Fourteenth Amendment, Vallandigham, Griffin, Reconstruction, Trump, presidential election

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The Founders’ Bush v. Gore: The 1792 Election Dispute and its Continuing Relevance

Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 137
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 05 Dec 2010
Edward B. Foley
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Downloads 196 (273,852)
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Founding Fathers, Framers, Presidential Elections, Electoral College, Impartial, Stolen Election, Fair Election, Florida 2000, Chads, Jay, Madison, Hamilton, Jefferson, Monroe, Burr, Kent, canvassing, Strict Compliance, Substantial Compliance, Partisan

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Tournament Elections with Round-Robin Primaries: A Sports Analogy for Electoral Reform

2021 Wis. L. Rev. 1187 (2021) , Ohio State Legal Studies Research Paper No. 643
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 22 Jul 2021 Last Revised: 21 Jan 2023
Edward B. Foley
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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ranked choice voting, instant runoff voting, Condorcet, Borda, majority rule, democracy, polarization

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Constitutional Preservation and the Judicial Review of Partisan Gerrymanders

52 Georgia Law Review 1101 (2018), Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 437
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 24 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 02 Feb 2020
Edward B. Foley
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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gerrymandering, redistricting, originalism, democracy, Marbury, Supreme Court, Constitution

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Trump v. Biden: An Opinion for a Hypothetical Case

Ohio State Law Journal Online, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 17 Jul 2020
Edward B. Foley
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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Disenfranchisement, Election, Voting Rights, Supreme Court, SCOTUS, Fourteenth Amendment, 2020, Bush v. Gore

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Voting Rules and Constitutional Law

81 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 1836 (2013) , Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 223
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 09 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 27 Jan 2023
Edward B. Foley
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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Bush, Gore, Obama, Husted, Equal Protection, Early Voting, Crawford, Anderson, Burdick, balancing, indeterminacy, partisanship

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Third Party and Independent Presidential Candidates: The Need for a Runoff Mechanism

85 Fordham L. Rev. 993 (2016-2017), Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 352
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 15 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 27 Jan 2023
Edward B. Foley
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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The Future of Bush v. Gore?

Ohio State Law Journal, Vol. 68, 2007, Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 92
Number of pages: 99 Posted: 06 Apr 2007
Edward B. Foley
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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ballot, vote

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Voters as Fiduciaries

Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 296
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 31 May 2015 Last Revised: 06 Oct 2015
Edward B. Foley
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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Rawls, veil of ignorance, original position, voting rights, trustee, Evenwel

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The Promise and Problems of Provisional Voting

George Washington Law Review, Vol. 73, 2005, Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 50, Center for Interdisciplinary Law and Policy Studies Working Paper No. 32
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 12 Apr 2006
Edward B. Foley
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Downloads 141 (362,655)

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bush, gore, kerry, elections

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The Separation of Electoral Powers

74 Mont. L. Rev. 139 (2013) , Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 188
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 31 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 27 Jan 2023
Edward B. Foley
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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republican, democracy, voting, election

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'Narrow Tailoring' is Not the Opposite of 'Overbreadth': Defending Bcra's Definition of 'Electioneering Communications'

Election Law Journal, Vol. 2, No. 4, 2003
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 16 Sep 2003
Edward B. Foley
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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campaign finance, Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act, BCRA, McCain-Feingold, electioneering communications, express advocacy, issue advocacy, Buckley v. Valeo, overbreadth, narrow tailoring, McConnell v. Federal Election Commission

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Gatekeeping vs. Balancing in the Constitutional Law of Elections: Methodological Uncertainty on the High Court

William & Mary Bill of Rights, Vol. 17, 2008, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 154
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 22 Oct 2008 Last Revised: 07 Nov 2008
Christopher S. Elmendorf and Edward B. Foley
University of California, Davis - School of Law and Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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The 'Major Purpose' Test: Distinguishing between Election-Focused and Issue-Focused Groups

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 04 May 2004
Edward B. Foley
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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buckley, elections, campaign finance, mcconnell, First Amendment

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The Judicialization of Politics: The Challenge of the ALI Principles of Election Law Project

Brooklyn Law Review , Vol. 79, No. 2, 2014, Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 249
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 09 May 2014
Steven Huefner and Edward B. Foley
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law and Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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Election Law, ALI

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The Nomination and Election of Statewide Candidates

University of Illinois Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 26 Jun 2023 Last Revised: 05 Dec 2023
Edward B. Foley
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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Condorcet, fusion, primaries, ranked choice voting, political parties, polarization, representation, majority rule

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Recounts: Elections in Overtime

Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 209
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 20 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 01 Jun 2013
Edward B. Foley
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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recount, contest, Bush, Gore, Hayes, Tilden, canvass

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Virtue Over Party: Samuel Randall's Electoral Heroism and Its Continuing Importance

Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 189
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 02 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 14 Mar 2013
Edward B. Foley
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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Hayes, Tilden, 1876, Twelfth Amendment, Electoral Commission, courage, partisan, partisanship, party. institutionalism, speaker, civics education

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Democracy in the United States, 2020 and Beyond

Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 135
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 29 Nov 2010
Edward B. Foley
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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Elections, Voting, Election Administration

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The Posterity Project: Developing a Method for Long-Term Political Reform

Oklahoma Law Review, Vol. 66, No. 1, 2013, Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 225
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 18 Sep 2013
Edward B. Foley
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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amendment, reform, veil of ignorance, Rawls, Amar, Electoral College, constitutional change, nonpartisan, bipartisan

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Winnowing and Endorsing: Separating the Two Distinct Functions of Party Primaries

Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 525
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 03 Feb 2020 Last Revised: 11 Dec 2021
Edward B. Foley
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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primaries, general election, Ranked Choice Voting, Democratic Party, political parties, presidential elections, party nominations

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The McCain v. Obama Simulation: A Fair Tribunal for Disputed Presidential Elections

Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 136
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 29 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 07 Dec 2010
Edward B. Foley
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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Election, Presidency, Equal Protection, Electoral College, Impartiality, Unanimous, Provisional Ballots

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Refining the Bush v. Gore Taxonomy

Ohio State Law Journal, Vol. 68, October 2007, Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 107
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 04 Nov 2007
Edward B. Foley
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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voting, electoral, presidential election

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Uncertain Insurance: The Ambiguities and Complexities of Provisional Voting

Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 190
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 06 Feb 2013
Edward B. Foley
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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registration, identification

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The Electoral College and Majority Rule: Restoring the Jeffersonian Vision for Presidential Elections

Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 429
Posted: 11 Nov 2017
Edward B. Foley
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law

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Rodriguez Revisited: Constitutional Theory and School Finance

Georgia Law Review, Symposium Issue on "Law in the Public Schools, Spring 1998
Posted: 07 Oct 1997
Edward B. Foley
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law

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