TIMELINE OF THE KUZNIK V. WESTMORELAND LAWSUIT
Chuck Pascal, attorney who is handled the ground-breaking Butler-Cambria & Westmoreland lawsuits to uphold the Pennsylvania State Constitution in the face of HAVA.
December 23, 2005: PA Department of State certifies several machines, including the ES&S iVotronic and Diebold TSx.
December 28, 2005: "10-County Citizens' Coalition For Voter Verified Paper Ballots" announces press conference with support from members in Westmoreland, Allegheny, Butler, Cambria, Bedford, Blair, Washington, Beaver, Armstrong, Lawrence, Mercer, and other Pennsylvania counties.
December 29, 2005: Westmoreland County Commissioners ignore pleas of concerned citizens and vote to purchase 750 paperless ES&S iVotronic touchscreen voting machines. Citizens' Coalition holds press conference following meeting.
January 11, 2006: Westmoreland County enjoins Pennsylvania Department of State and Secretary of the Commonwealth Pedro Cortes as an indispensable party. Suit heads to Commonwealth Court.
January 19, 2006: Motion for temporary injunction dropped by plaintiffs as agreement is reached among the parties that Westmoreland County will not purchase machines until this matter is settled.
February 7, 2006: Case is heard in Commonwealth Court in Harrisburg.
February 13, 2006: Judge Dan Pellegrini issues RULING, with his opinion finding in favor of the Citizen-Plaintiffs.
February 16, 2006: Notice of Appeal Filed
February 22, 2006:
Appellant's Brief Filed (State and County)
February 22, 2006:
Appellee's Brief Filed
February 22, 2006: Amicus Letter Brief -- Pennsylvania Protection and Advocacy, etc.
February 23, 2006:
Answer to Application to Take Judicial Notice
February 24, 2006: Governor Ed Rendell issues press release urging PA Supreme Court to act quickly.
March 1, 2006: Early afternoon -- Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Pittsburgh.
March 2, 2006: 10:45:32 AM -- Supreme Court Order vacating and reversing the Commonwealth Court order is posted.
March 2, 2006: Governor Ed Rendell issues press release commending PA Supreme Court for ruling against the citizens.
July 20, 2006: Madame Justice Newman files 56-page OPINION for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in the case.