Republicans Bitch Slapped by Supreme Court

Discussion in 'Politics' started by seneca_roman, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. from the AP:

    "High court rejects GOP bid in Ohio voting dispute
    2 hours ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is siding with Ohio's top elections official in a dispute with the state Republican Party over voter registrations.

    The justices on Friday overruled a federal appeals court that had ordered Ohio's top elections official to do more to help counties verify voter eligibility.

    Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, a Democrat, faced a deadline of Friday to set up a system to provide local officials with names of newly registered voters whose driver's license numbers or Social Security numbers on voter registration forms don't match records in other government databases.

    Ohio Republicans contended the information for counties would help prevent fraud. Brunner said the GOP is trying to disenfranchise voters. "

  2. Don't legislate from the bench. Just like the GOP always demanded.
  3. Arnie


    All the rulng says it that the Republican Party did not have standing to bring the suit.

    The Federal Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, in Cincinnati, had ordered Ms Brunner to supply county election boards in Ohio with lists of the disputed electors, which could have led to these voters being issued with provisional ballots, open to challenge.

    Officials said the measure would have caused considerable delays on election day.

    The US Supreme Court ruling means that Ms Brunner will no longer have to supply the lists.

    The court said its ruling was not a comment on whether Ohio was complying with a provision of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 that lays out requirements for verifying voter eligibility.

    Instead, the ruling was based on a judgment that the law does not allow private entities - like the Ohio Republican Party - to bring the case to court.