Clare Hudson Payne et al. v. Secretary of State et al. (Ranked-choice Voting)

The Maine Judicial Branch has set up this web page to post information on the appeal of Clare Hudson Payne v. Secretary of State. We have prepared this page to ensure full access to the media and the public without compromising the litigants' right to a full and fair proceeding. It is our goal to accommodate the media and the public to the best of our abilities. All public documents (documents that are non-confidential and not sealed) will be available on this page, and will not be provided by the clerk's office, except to government agencies. Please check this web page often for updates and documents related to the case.

The Court will hold an oral argument on this appeal on Tuesday, July 28, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. The argument will be a remote video conference and will not take place at a courthouse. The audio will be streamed live on the Court's livestream page, and the recording will be available soon after the argument on the same page.

Case Name: Clare Hudson Payne et al. v. Secretary of State et al.

Law Court Docket Number: Ken-20-169

The documents below are in PDF format.

Non-Confidential Filings and Orders:

Counsel of record:

For Clare Hudson Payne, the Committee for Ranked Choice Voting, and others:

James G. Monteleone, Esq.
Bernstein Shur
100 MIddle Street
Portland, Maine 04101

For the Secretary of State:

Phyllis Gardner, Esq.
Office of the Attorney General
6 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0006

For Demitroula Kouzounas:

Ann R. Robinson, Esq.
Joshua D. Dunlap, Esq.
Pierce Atwood LLP
254 Commercial Street
Merrill's Wharf
Portland, Maine 04101


Media Contacts

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