October 17, 2008

GOP unlikely to prevail

In Ohio, on an arcane question of election law.

To wit, whether Congress, through the Help America Vote Act of 2002, has authorized the federal courts to enforce the desires of a private party, in this case being the Republicans.

Short version: Republicans lose their bid to direct Ohio's conduct of State election procedure.

Thus spake SCOTUS (and not just Justice Stevens; the entire Court) in reversing Tuesday's en banc decision of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Howard Bashman has the links.

2 comments:

Heraldblog said...

How does this affect the Wisconsin AG's efforts at vote suppression?

illusory tenant said...

That's unclear.