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 6, 2006: Eleven plaintiffs file COMPLAINT in Westmoreland County Common Pleas Court.

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 9, 2006: Attorney Charles Pascal, Jr. files THIS BRIEF on behalf of the citizens. Attorneys for the State file THIS BRIEF and Westmoreland County Attorneys make THIS RESPONSE.

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: Letter in Lieu of Brief - Appellant Westmoreland County Board  of Elections

February 22, 2006: Emergency Application to Take Judicial Notice of Office Communications from the US 
Dept. of Justice

February 22, 2006: Appellee's Brief Filed (Citizens)

February 22, 2006: Application for Oral Argument (Citizens)

February 22, 2006: Amicus Letter Brief -- Pennsylvania Protection and Advocacy, etc.

February 23, 2006: Answer to Application to Take Judicial Notice (Citizens)

February 24, 2006: Order Granting Application for Oral Argument
Comments: "AND NOW, this 24th day of February, 2006, the "Application of Appellees for Oral  Argument" is hereby GRANTED."

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.