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Crossey v. Boockvar

Case Information

Date Filed: April 30, 2020
State: Pennsylvania
Issue: Absentee Ballots
Current Court: Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court (Case 266 MD 2020)

Issue:

Plaintiffs are challenging the delivery requirements of absentee voting during the time of coronavirus pandemic. 

 

Status:

Initial Petition filed 4/30/20.  

Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Documents

  • Initial Pleadings: Petition For Review pdf file (4/27/20)
  • Petitioners’ Emergency Application For Special Relief In The Nature Of A Preliminary Injunction And For Expediated Review pdf file (5/8/20)
  • Memorandum In Support Of Petitioners’ Application For Preliminary Injuntion pdf file (5/8/20)
  • Declaration Of Karley Sisler In Support Of Petitioners' Application For Preliminary Injunction pdf file (5/8/20)
  • Declaration Of Adam Bonin In Support Of Petitioners’ Application For Preliminary Injunction pdf file (5/8/20)
  • Declaration Of Dr. Daniel McCool pdf file (5/8/20)
  • Declaration Of Dwayne Thomas pdf file (5/8/20)
  • Declaration Of Dr. Marc Meredith pdf file (5/8/20)
  • Declaration Of Michael Crossey pdf file (5/8/20)
  • Motion To Intervene By Joseph B. Scarnati III, President Pro Temporae And Jake Corman, Majority Leader Of The Pennsylvania Senate pdf file (5/11/20)
  • Accompanying Exihibits To Motion To Intervene By Joseph B. Scarnati III, President Pro Temporae And Jake Corman, Majority Leader Of The Pennsylvania Senate pdf file (5/11/20)
  • Memorandum Of Law In Support Of Motion To Intervene By Joseph B. Scarnati III,President Pro Temporae, And Jake Corman, Majority Leader Of The Pennsylvania Senate pdf file (5/11/20)
  • Petition To Intervene By Speaker Of The Pennsylvania House Of Representatives Mike Turzai And Majority Leader Of The Pennsylvania House Of Representatives Bryan Cutler pdf file (5/14/20)
  • Memorandum Of Law In Support Of Petition To Intervene By Speaker Of The Pennsylvania House Of Representatives Mike Turzai And Majority Leader Of The Pennsylvania House Of Representatives Bryan Cutler pdf file (5/14/20)
  • Notice Of Appeal pdf file (5/28/20)
  • Order Granting The Emergency Petition of Deleware County Board of Education pdf file (6/2/20)
  • Order Granting The Emergency Petition of Buck County Board of Education pdf file (6/2/20)
  • Memorandum Opinion pdf file (6/2/20)
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court Documents

  • Jurisdictional Statement pdf file (5/28/20)
  • Appelants’ Emergency Motion To Expediate pdf file (5/28/20)
  • Brief Of Appelants pdf file (5/28/20)
  • Order Dismissing Appeal As Moot pdf file (6/4/20)
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    In the News

    Daniel P. Tokaji

    This is why US election ballots routinely go missing

    Professor Dan Tokaji was quoted in USA Today about the prevalence of missing election ballots.

     

    "Most of the time, it just goes unreported because it doesn't affect the result," Tokaji said. 


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    Info & Analysis

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    In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion on Thursday determining that claims of partisan gerrymandering are political questions beyond the reach of the federal courts. The opinion resolved disputes originating in North Carolina and Maryland, in the cases of Rucho v. Common Cause and Lamone v. Benisek.

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