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Banfield v. Aichele

Case Information

Date Filed: August 15, 2006
State: Pennsylvania
Issue: Voting Technology
Current Court: Pennsylvania Supreme Court (Case No. 83 MAP 2013)

Issue:

Whether Pennsylvania’s use of DREs (direct recording electronic voting machines) violates Pennsylvania or federal law; whether the Secretary of the Commonwealth is required to re-examine the electronic voting system at request of electors.

Status:

Motions for Summary Judgment filed 8/8/11 by both Petitioner and Respondent. Opinion denying petitioners' motion for partial summary judgment issued 8/29/12. Status Conference scheduled for 1/29/13. Counts 1, 4, 5, and 6 dismissed on 1/29/13. Memorandum and opinion filed 10/1/13. Notice of Appeal filed 10/11/13. Notice of Judgment in favor of respondent filed 10/15/14. Appellant's Brief filed in Supreme Court on 1/6/14. Appellee's Brief filed 2/10/14. Appellant's Reply Brief filed 2/24/14. Pennsylvania Supreme Court oral argument held 9/10/14.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Documents

  • Petition for Permission to Appeal (filed 5/10/07) [Not available]
  • Brief in Opposition (filed 5/24/07) [Not available]
  • Order Denying Permission to Appeal PDF (filed 12/16/07)
  • Appellant's Brief PDF (filed 1/6/14)
  • Appellee's Brief PDF (filed 2/10/14)
  • Appellant's Reply Brief PDF (filed 2/24/14)
  • Order Granting Application for Nunc Pro Tunc Relief (filed 6/16/14)
  • Rutgers School of Law Amicus Curiae Brief (filed 6/27/14)
  • Appellee's Reply Brief to Amicus Curiae Brief (filed 7/7/14)

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