N-cel: Court Decision Coming Soon Question Being Decided: Whether To Ban Electronic VotingSubmitted by Bob-45 on Thu, 05/03/2012 - 04:31
The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit is expected to hear oral arguments during the week of June 18th and issue its decision soon thereafter in Schulz and Liggett v. New York State Board of Elections, a constitutional challenge to New York’s practice of recording and counting votes in secret, i.e., out of public view.
The case is on the Court’s expedited appeals calendar due to the upcoming presidential election in November.
The case could result in a decision to ban the further use of the two types of electronic voting systems (Dominion and ES&S) now used to record and count the votes cast across New York State using secret processes.
The Court will first decide whether it has jurisdiction to hear the case, that is, whether the harm suffered by the Plaintiffs (Bob Schulz and John Liggett who are U.S. citizens and registered voters, residing in New York State) is “sufficiently concrete, traceable to the actions of the State defendants and can be remedied by the Court.”