10th Circuit Affirms in Part, Reverses in Part, in Colorado Secret Ballot Case
The 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals issued an opinion affirming the District Court's dismissal of claims alleging violations of substantive due process, the right to vote, and the right to free speech. Plaintiffs had sued Colorado's Secretary of State over the use of traceable ballots giving election officials the theoretical ability to learn how individuals voted. The court remanded claims regarding procedural due process and equal protection. The case is Citizen Center v. Gessler.
Election Law at Moritz is nonpartisan and does not endorse, support, or oppose any candidate, campaign, or party. Opinions expressed by individuals associated with Election Law at Moritz, either on this web site or in connection with conferences or other activities undertaken by the program, represent solely the views of the individuals offering the opinions and not the program itself. Election Law at Moritz institutionally does not represent any clients or participate in any litigation. Individuals affiliated with the program may in their own personal capacity participate in campaign or election activity, or engage in pro bono representation of clients other than partisan candidates or organizations.