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They are the fountainhead of all of our other precious rights

The Chandra Law Firm LLC's major voting-rights victories include

  • Obtaining (with co-counsel) a federal-court judgment that declared unconstitutional an Ohio law that would permit poll workers to discriminate against naturalized U.S. citizens by demanding their certificates of naturalization.
  • Obtaining (with co-counsel) multiple orders against Ohio's Secretary of State that minimized the chances that Ohio's voter-ID and provisional-ballot requirements would suppress the vote.
  • Stopping a scheme by the Hamilton County Board of Elections to not count provisional ballots that determined the outcome of the election of the first African-American woman to serve as a county judge.
  • Obtaining federal-court rulings that stopped a scheme by state legislators and the Secretary of State to avoid counting provisional ballots.
  • A Supreme Court of Ohio victory stopping Cleveland City Council from refusing to accept a ballot petition regarding the fate of a deal regarding renovation of Quicken Loans Arena.

For his voting-rights advocacy for the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (NEOCH), firm founder and managing partner Subodh Chandra in 2010 was named NEOCH's Advocate of the Year.

Sandhya Gupta received a similar award in 2014.

In addition, Chandra founded a program in 2008, Vote Early, Vote Big! that transported tens of thousands of African-American churchgoing voters for early voting.


Contact The Chandra Law Firm LLC for help

For civil-rights advocacy, you can reach our firm, which serves clients throughout Ohio and the nation, by calling 216-578-1700 or by filling out our online contact form.

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