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County of San Diego v. Bowen, D052744

State secretary's issuance of a Post-Election Manual Tally Requirements (PEMT) is reversed where: 1) secretary's issuance of the requirements was subject to the Administrative Procedures Act (APA); and 2) the postelection manual ballot tallying requirements are void under California law due to the Secretary's failure to adhere to the procedures set forth in the APA.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/29/2008
  • Published 08/29/2008

Judges

  • IRION, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • John J. Sansone, County Counsel (San Diego), Timothy M. Barry and Dennis I. Floyd, Deputy County Counsel, for Plaintiffs and Appellants County of San Diego and Deborah Seiler., Ruth E. Stringer, County Counsel (San Bernardino), Daniel B. Haueter, Assistant County Counsel, for Interveners and Appellants County of San Bernardino and Kari Verjil., Joe S. Rank, County Counsel (Riverside), Robert M. Pepper and Tawny V. Lieu, Deputy County Counsel, for Interveners and Appellants County of Riverside and Barbara Dunmore., Bernard C. Barmann, Sr., County Counsel (Kern), Steven L. Sanders, Deputy County Counsel, for Interveners and Appellants County of Kern and Ann K. Barnett., Kathleen Bales-Lange, County Counsel (Tulare), Teresa M. Saucedo, Deputy Counsel, for the Counties of Tulare, Kings, Contra Costa, Butte, Fresno and Yuba as Amici Curiae on behalf of Plaintiffs and Appellants County of San Diego and Deborah Seiler.

  • For Appellees:
  • Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, Christopher E. Krueger, Assistant Attorney General, Douglas J. Woods and Susan K. Leach, Deputy Attorneys General, for Defendant and Respondent.
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