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Litigation

 

Disability Rights Pennsylvania v. Boockvar

Case Information

Date Filed: April 27, 2020
State: Pennsylvania
Issue: Absentee Ballots
Current Court: Pennsylvania Supreme Court (Case 83 MM 2020)

Issue:

Plaintiffs are petitioning for the Pennsylvania  Supreme Court to intervene and change the registration and reception deadline for absentee voting in light of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Status:

Petition For Review filed 4/27/20. 

Pennsylvania Court Documents

  • Initial Pleadings: Petition For Review pdf file (4/27/20)
  • Petitioner's Application For Special Relief In The Nature Of A Preliminary Injunction pdf file (5/4/20)
  • Memorandum In Support Of Petitioner's Application For Special Relief In The Nature Of A Preliminary Injunction pdf file (5/4/20)
  • Order Dismissing Complaint With Prejudice pdf file (5/15/20)
  • Concurring Opinion pdf file (5/15/20)
  • Commentary

    Edward B. Foley

    Gerrymandering as Viewpoint Discrimination: A "Functional Equivalence" Test

    Edward B. Foley

    A First Amendment test for identifying when a map is functionally equivalent to a facially discriminatory statute.

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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

    Supreme Court Finds Partisan Gerrymandering Claims to be Non-Justiciable Political Questions

    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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