Complexity Confronting State Judges and the Right to Vote

77 Ohio St. L.J. Furthermore 65 (2016)

Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper

8 Pages Posted: 28 Apr 2016

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Derek T. Muller

Pepperdine University - School of Law

Date Written: April 27, 2016

Abstract

This piece responds to Joshua A. Douglas, State Judges and the Right to Vote, 77 Ohio St. L.J. 1 (2016). It seeks to identify some of the complexity confronting state judges in voting rights disputes, and why state courts may be more or less valuable in particular kinds of disputes. State constitutions, direct democracy, and the limited authority of the federal courts in some areas create unique challenges and opportunities for litigants in many states. Understanding these situations informs the scope of state judicial influence in construing the right to vote.

Keywords: direct democracy, state courts, right to vote, election law, voting rights, elections, voting

JEL Classification: K00

Suggested Citation

Muller, Derek T., Complexity Confronting State Judges and the Right to Vote (April 27, 2016). 77 Ohio St. L.J. Furthermore 65 (2016); Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2771232

Derek T. Muller (Contact Author)

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