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Drenth v. Boockvar

Case Information

Date Filed: May 21, 2020
State: Pennsylvania
Issue: Improper Election Administration
Current Court: U.S. District Court District for the Middle District of Pennsylvania (Case 1:20-cv-00829-JPW)

Issue:

Plaintiffs allege that Pennsylvania's absentee and mail-in ballot proccess is inaccessible to those Pennsylvanians who are blind and thus unconstitutionally deprives these voters of their right to vote.

Status:

Complaint filed 5/21/20. Motion for Temporary Restraining Order or Preliminary Injunction filed 5/21/20. Order Granting Motion for Temporary Restraining Order or Preliminary Injunction filed 5/27/20. 

U.S. District of Arizona Court Documents

  • Complaint pdf file (5/21/20)
  • Civil Cover Sheet pdf file (5/21/20)
  • First Motion For Temporary Restraining Order Or, In The Alternative, A Preliminary Injunction By Joseph Drenth, National Federation Of The Blind Of Pennsylvania pdf file (5/21/20)
  • Certificate Of Nonconcurrence pdf file (5/21/20)
  • Proposed Order pdf file (5/21/20)
  • Brief In Support Of Plaintiffs Motion For A Temporary Restraining Order Or, In The Alternative, Preliminary Injunction re First More For Temporary Restraining Order Or, In The Alternative, A Preliminary Injunction pdf file (5/21/20)
  • Exhibit(s) List pdf file (5/21/20)
  • Exhibit(s) A pdf file (5/21/20)
  • Exhibit(s) B pdf file (5/21/20)
  • Exhibit(s) C pdf file (5/21/20)
  • Exhibit(s) D pdf file (5/21/20)
  • Exhibit(s) E pdf file (5/21/20)
  • Exhibit(s) F pdf file (5/21/20)
  • Exhibit(s) G pdf file (5/21/20)
  • Exhibit(s) H pdf file (5/21/20)
  • Exhibit(s) I pdf file (5/21/20)
  • Exhibit(s) J pdf file (5/21/20)
  • Exhibit(s) K pdf file (5/21/20)
  • Exhibit(s) L pdf file (5/21/20)
  • Exhibit(s) M pdf file (5/21/20)
  • Exhibit(s) N pdf file (5/21/20)
  • Brief In Opposition re 4 First Motion For Temporary Restraining Order Or, In The Alternative, A Preliminary Injunction Filed By Defendants pdf file (5/24/20)
  • Declaration Jonathan Marks pdf file (5/24/20)
  • Reply Brief re 4 First Motion For Temporary Restraining Order Or, In The Alternative, A Preliminary Injunction Filed By Joseph Drenth, National Federation Of The Blind Of Pennsylvania pdf file (5/26/20)
  • Exhibit(s) List pdf file (5/26/20)
  • Exhibit(s) A pdf file (5/26/20)
  • Exhibit(s) B pdf file (5/26/20)
  • Exhibit(s) C pdf file (5/26/20)
  • Exhibit(s) D pdf file (5/26/20)
  • Exhibit(s) E pdf file (5/26/20)
  • Exhibits re: Evidentiary Hearing Held On May 27, 2020 pdf file (5/27/20)
  • Plaintiff's Exhibit - Electronic Version of the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot pdf file (5/27/20)
  • Defendant Exhibit - Accessible Write In Ballot pdf file (5/27/20)
  • Defendant Exhibit - Ballot Return Instructions pdf file (5/27/20)
  • Defendant Exhibit - Republican Party Candidate List pdf file (5/27/20)
  • Defendant Exhibit - Request for Accessible Ballot pdf file (5/27/20)
  • Defendant Exhibit - Write-In Envelope pdf file (5/27/20)
  • Defendant Exhibit - Mercer County UOCAVA pdf file (5/27/20)
  • Defendant Exhibit - Adams County UOCAVA pdf file (5/27/20)
  • Defendant Exhibit - Ellen Strom Resume 2020 pdf file (5/27/20)
  • Memorandum re 4 First Motion For Temporary Restraining Order Or, In The Alternative, A Preliminary Injunction Filed By National Federation Of The Blind Of Pennsylvania, Joseph Drenth pdf file (5/27/20)
  • Order Granting Motion For Temporary Restraining Order Or, In The Alternative, A Preliminary Injunction pdf file (5/27/20)
  • Answer To Complaint, By Kathy Boockvar, Department Of State Of The Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania pdf file (6/17/20)
  • Motion For Partial Summary Judgment By Joseph Drenth, National Federation Of The Blind Of Pennsylvania pdf file (7/22/20)
  • Motion For Summary Judgment By Kathy Boockvar, Department Of State Of The Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania pdf file (7/22/20)
  • Brief In Support re Motion For Summary Judgment Filed By Kathy Boockvar, Department Of State Of The Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania pdf file (7/22/20)
  • 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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