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Bognet v. Sec’y Commonwealth of PA

3rd Circuit

November 13, 2020

The 3rd Circuit weighed in on Pennsylvania’s election laws in Bognet v. Sec’y Commonwealth of PA. A congressional candidate and several voters sought to enjoin Pennsylvania officials from counting mail-in ballots received after election day. The plaintiffs based their arguments on the Equal Protection Clause and the Elections Clause. Chief Judge Smith authored a thorough and thoughtful unanimous opinion wherein the Court held that the parties lacked standing to bring their challenge. And Bognet lost his election.

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