Case: NAACP Pennsylvania State Conference v. Boockvar

20-md-00364 | Pennsylvania state trial court

Filed Date: 2020

Case Ongoing

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Case Summary

NOTE: This case is being tracked in close to real time by the Stanford/MIT Healthy Elections Project. So for information, see their tracker. According to their summary as of September 16, 2020, Plaintiff NAACP Pennsylvania State Conference sued Pennsylvania's Secretary of State and Director of the Bureau of Election Services and Notaries ("State Defendants"). It alleges that Pennsylvania's election laws and practices during the pandemic severely burden the right to vote and disproportionately …

NOTE: This case is being tracked in close to real time by the Stanford/MIT Healthy Elections Project. So for information, see their tracker.

According to their summary as of September 16, 2020,

Plaintiff NAACP Pennsylvania State Conference sued Pennsylvania's Secretary of State and Director of the Bureau of Election Services and Notaries ("State Defendants"). It alleges that Pennsylvania's election laws and practices during the pandemic severely burden the right to vote and disproportionately burden African-American and Latino voters in violation of Article I, sec. 5 of the Pennsylvania Constitution. It further alleges Pennsylvania's election laws and pratices, including reducing polling places and restricting access to mail-in and early voting disporportionately burden some but not other voters in violation of Article I, sections 1 and 26 of the Pennsylvania Constitution. It seeks injunctive relief that defendants be required to maintain a sufficient number of polling places, give adequate notice to voters of any change in polling places through mail, permit early voting for the General Election, increase access to vote by mail, and use hand-marked paper ballots for the General Election in all polling places while retaining at least one accessible voting machine per polling place for those who request one and as required by federal law.

People


Judge(s)

Brobson, Kevin (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bonifaz, John C. (Massachusetts)

Castiglia, Craig (Pennsylvania)

Chapman, Julia (Pennsylvania)

Clements, Ben (Massachusetts)

Engsell, Tiffany E. (Pennsylvania)

Fein, Ronald A (Massachusetts)

Lovett, Forrest (Pennsylvania)

Steiner, Neil (New York)

Tulante, Sozi Pedro (Pennsylvania)

Judge(s)

Brobson, Kevin (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bonifaz, John C. (Massachusetts)

Castiglia, Craig (Pennsylvania)

Chapman, Julia (Pennsylvania)

Clements, Ben (Massachusetts)

Engsell, Tiffany E. (Pennsylvania)

Fein, Ronald A (Massachusetts)

Lovett, Forrest (Pennsylvania)

Steiner, Neil (New York)

Tulante, Sozi Pedro (Pennsylvania)

Turret, Sharon (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Aronchick, Mark A. (Pennsylvania)

Hangley, Michele D. (Pennsylvania)

Hill, John B (Pennsylvania)

Matthias, Chistina Crane (Pennsylvania)

Wiygul, Robert (Pennsylvania)

Other Attorney(s)

Byer, Robert L. (Pennsylvania)

Gallagher, Kathleen A. (Pennsylvania)

Giancola, Russell David (Pennsylvania)

Gore, John M. (District of Columbia)

Kessler, Alan C. (New Jersey)

Lienhard, Jonathan (Virginia)

Limburg, Richard P. (Pennsylvania)

McLoughlin, Kris A (Hawaii)

Shapiro, Mathieu Jode (Pennsylvania)

Sheehy, Shawn Toomey (Virginia)

Sperl, Andrew Ronald (Pennsylvania)

Tabas, Lawrence J. (Pennsylvania)

Torchinsky, Jason Brett (Virginia)

Wallen, Zachary Michael (Pennsylvania)

Winklosky, Devin Arlie (Pennsylvania)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Petition for Review Addressed to this Court's Original Jurisdiction

June 18, 2020 Complaint

Memorandum Opinion

Sept. 11, 2020 Order/Opinion

Resources

Title Description External URL

NAACP Penn. State Conference v. Boockvar

Healthy Elections Project

Plaintiff NAACP Pennsylvania State Conference sued Pennsylvania's Secretary of State and Director of the Bureau of Election Services and Notaries ("State Defendants"). It alleges that Pennsylvania's … Sept. 16, 2020 https://healthyelections-case-tracker.stanford.edu/detail?id=119

Docket

Last updated May 12, 2022

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

State / Territory: Pennsylvania

Case Type(s):

Election/Voting Rights

Special Collection(s):

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Healthy Elections COVID litigation tracker

Key Dates

Filing Date: 2020

Case Ongoing: Yes