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Pennsylvania Democratic Party v. Boockvar

In June 2020, the Pennsylvania Democratic Party sued Secretary of State Kathryn Boockvar in Commonwealth Court, seeking to challenge several aspects of the commonwealth’s election laws. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania agreed to hear the case, using its King’s Bench power.

September 11, 2020 Voting Rights

Trump for President v. Boockvar

In the lawsuit Trump for President v. Boockvar, President Trump’s campaign sued the commonwealth and all 67 counties and is challenging several election administration practices, including the use of drop boxes for voters who vote by mail, which some counties used during Pennsylvania’s primary elect

July 15, 2020 Voting Rights

Philadelphia curfew

On June 5, the ACLU of Pennsylvania concluded that the city had surpassed its legal authority, unless it could produce evidence that would prove a public safety justification for the curfew.

June 9, 2020 First Amendment Rights

Judicial Watch v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Voting rights groups filed a motion to intervene in the federal lawsuit, Judicial Watch v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. By filing a motion to intervene, the groups seek to protect eligible Pennsylvania voters who are at risk of being wrongfully purged from the rolls.

May 11, 2020 Voting Rights

Remick et al. v. City of Philadelphia

On April 20, the ACLU of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project, and the law firms Kairsy, Rudovsky, Messing, Feinberg, and Lin LLP and Dechert LLP filed a federal class action lawsuit against the city of Philadelphia and the Department of Prisons over the conditions of the city

April 20, 2020 Prisoners' Rights