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Brief - Applewhite, Et Al. v the CW of PA

Brief - Applewhite, Et Al. v the CW of PA

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Published by: Judicial Watch, Inc. on Jul 19, 2012
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Petitioners,INTHECOMMONWEALTHCOURTOFPENNSYLVANIADocketNo.330MD2012VIVIETTEAPPLEWHITE;WILOLASHINHOLSTERLEE;GROVERFREELAND;GLORIACUTTINO;NADINEMARSH;DOROTHYBARKSDALE;BEABOOKLER;JOYCEBLOCK;HENRIETTAKAYDICKERSON;DEVRAMIREL("ASHER")SCHOR;THELEAGUEOFWOMENVOTERSOFPENNSYLVANIA;NATIONALASSOCIATIONFORTHEADVANCEMENTOFCOLOREDPEOPLE,PENNSYLVANIASTATECONFERENCE;HOMELESSADVOCACYPROJECT,
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SUMMARYOFTHEARGUMENT3C.HB934doesnotimposeanyadditionalqualificationstovote..........9ARGUMENT4I.UnderthePennsylvaniaConstitution,theLegislaturePossessestheUndoubtedAuthoritytoRegulateelections4II.COUl1sApplya"GrossAbuse"StandardtoElectionStatutes5III.TheCommonsenseRegulatorySchemePassedbytheLegislatureIsClearlyConstitutional7A.HB934doesnotdisenfranchisequalifiedelectors."""".,,"7B.HB934secures"freeandequal"elections8CONCLUSION"",10
 
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Cases
AppealofCusick,
136Pa.459(Pa.1890)5
FreeSpeechLLCv.Philadelphia,
884A.2d966(Pa.Commw.Ct.2005)2-3
InReNominationPaperofRogers,
908A.2d948(Pa.
Commw,
ct.2006)6
Mixonv.Com.
759A.2d442(Pa.Commw.Ct.2000)5-6
Pattersonv.Barlow,
60Pa.54(1869)3-5,9-10
Winstonv.Moore,
244Pa.447(1941).4-6,10

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