Pa. Paper, Elections Board Settle Dispute Over Poll Access

Law360, Philadelphia (September 27, 2012, 6:12 PM EDT) -- The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Allegheny County Board of Elections Thursday asked a federal judge to approve a settlement that would allow journalists access to polling places in the county to observe voters signing in to vote.

The settlement would end a lawsuit in which the newspaper claimed a provision in the state’s election code — which prohibits all individuals who are not voting or assisting with the election from being within 10 feet of a polling place — infringes its First Amendment rights to observe...
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