Representation with respect to election issues.
Examples of our representation in this practice area include:
• We were responsible for a ground-breaking Pennsylvania election law decision in the area of campaign finance and third-party advertising, and we successfully obtained a temporary restraining order barring an out-of-state, third-party organization from sponsoring or disseminating commercials, advertisements, mailings or other electioneering materials for the purpose of influencing a statewide election without complying with Pennsylvania election laws.
• The Firm represented a candidate for state representative in a well publicized election contest adjudicated in the federal courts.
• Acting pro bono, Sprague & Sprague obtained a ruling from the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania canceling elections for the offices of Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and Judge of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania on the basis that the elections had been illegally scheduled in violation of the Pennsylvania Constitution.
• We successfully represented 136 petitioners to have declared as invalid a ballot initiative purportedly signed by over 27,000 registered voters.
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