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Cuyahoga County Now Using Electronic Pollbooks

Cuyahoga County Board of Elections logoIf you will be voting in the 9/12/17 Primary Election in Cuyahoga County, and have not voted since before the 5/2/17 Primary Election, you will see a new feature at the polls.  Electronic pollbooks were tested in many precincts for the 5/2/17 Primary Election, but electronic pollbooks will be used throughout all of Cuyahoga County for the 9/12/17 Primary Election.  Electronic pollbooks are handheld tablets used to check in voters, and each electronic pollbook has the record of every voter in the county.  Poll workers can check in voters by scanning the voter’s driver’s license or state ID, or by doing a manual name search.  [Voters must provide proof of identify when checking in – see the Ohio Secretary of State voter Identification Requirements page.]  Each electronic pollbook is synced to other units at the polling location – when a voter checks in on one unit, all units at that location are updated.  For additional information, see the Cuyahoga County Electronic Poll Books page and Electronic Pollbook Training Videos page.

Professor Geier Publishes Article in Tax Notes

D_GEIER.jpgProfessor Deborah Geier has published “Indexing Basis for Inflation: The Intractable Problem of Debt” at 156 Tax Notes 507 (2017) in response to an earlier piece suggesting that the basis of some assets should be indexed for inflation in measuring taxable gain or deductible loss for Federal income tax purposes. Tax Notes is available online only to subscribers, but a pdf copy of the piece can be accessed here.

Sagers Writes in Slate on Amazon-Whole Foods Merger

C_SAGERS.jpgChris Sagers, the James A. Thomas Distinguished Professor of Law, wrote an article for Slate recently on Amazon’s proposed acquisition of the grocery chain Whole Foods. He discusses antitrust aspects of the deal, and asks whether the Trump administration could or should challenge it. You can read the article here.

Reading and Exam Week Law Library Hours July 7th-14th

Reading and Exam Week Law Library Hours July 7th-14th:

  • Friday, July 7th 7am-10pm
  • Saturday, July 8th 9am-10pm
  • Sunday, July 9th 10am-Midnight
  • Monday-Wednesday 7am-Midnight
  • Thursday-Friday 7am-8pm

Professor O’Neill Quoted in ABA Journal on Legislative Efforts to Restrict Public Protests

Professor Kevin O’Neill was quoted in the June 2017 issue of the ABA Journal on new legislative efforts to restrict public protests. The article, entitled “Paying for Free Speech: Proposed laws would regulate public protests,” is available here.