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Case Name Drenth v. Boockvar VR-PA-0121
Docket / Court 1:20-cv-00829 ( M.D. Pa. )
State/Territory Pennsylvania
Case Type(s) Election/Voting Rights
Special Collection COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)
Healthy Elections COVID litigation tracker
Attorney Organization NDRN/Protection & Advocacy Organizations
Case Summary
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According to their summary as of 09/05/2020,
Joseph Drenth and
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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 09/05/2020,
Joseph Drenth and National Federation of the Blind in Pennsylvania brought a civil rights case under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act asserting that Pennsylvania's election policies violated the rights of the blind by not providing accessible ballots for blind individuals to vote privately and independently from home. Due to COVID, their argument was that these policies (i.e., not providing accessible ballots) forced blind individuals to either forfeit their right to vote privately and independently or risk their health and safety by traveling to a polling place to vote in person. They moved for for a TRO/PI seeking to compel Pennsylvania to remedy this violation in time for the primary elections.




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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Disability
Visual impairment
Indexed Lawyer Organizations NDRN/Protection & Advocacy Organizations
Class action status sought No
Filed Pro Se No
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Filed 2020
Case Ongoing Yes
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  Drenth v. Boockvar
Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project
Date: September 5, 2020
By: Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project (Stanford, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
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Court Docket(s)
M.D. Pa.
08/18/2020
1:20-cv-00829-JPW
VR-PA-0121-9000.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
M.D. Pa.
05/21/2020
Complaint [ECF# 1]
VR-PA-0121-0001.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
M.D. Pa.
05/27/2020
Order [ECF# 32]
VR-PA-0121-0002.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
M.D. Pa.
08/18/2020
Order [ECF# 81]
VR-PA-0121-0003.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Wilson, Jennifer Philpott (M.D. Pa.) show/hide docs
VR-PA-0121-0002 | VR-PA-0121-0003 | VR-PA-0121-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Darr, Kelly L. (Pennsylvania) show/hide docs
VR-PA-0121-0001 | VR-PA-0121-9000
Flowers, Kobie A. (Maryland) show/hide docs
VR-PA-0121-0001 | VR-PA-0121-9000
Krevor-Weisbaum, Sharon (Maryland) show/hide docs
VR-PA-0121-0001 | VR-PA-0121-9000
Resnick, Robin (Pennsylvania) show/hide docs
VR-PA-0121-9000
Strawbridge, James O. (Maryland) show/hide docs
VR-PA-0121-0001 | VR-PA-0121-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Boland, Nicole J (Pennsylvania) show/hide docs
VR-PA-0121-9000
Moniak, Stephen (Pennsylvania) show/hide docs
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