Ohio Report for Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Federal Appeals Court Backs Ohio's Move To Eliminate ‘Golden Week,' Reverses District Judge's Ruling

Republicans in control of Ohio government won a key court ruling Tuesday when a federal appeals panel overturned a district judge's finding that the elimination of an overlap in registration and early voting periods disproportionately impacted black voters.

The 2-1 decision by the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati reverses District Court Judge Michael Watson's finding that the GOP-led legislature's elimination of "Golden Week" (SB238, 130th General Assembly) was unconstitutional. (See Gongwer Ohio Report, May 24, 2016)


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