Ronald L. Hicks Jr.

PA Bar #49520

E-mail Ronald Porter Wright

Voter suppression lawsuits Ronald L. Hicks Jr. worked on

Name Filed On Court Finalized Result
Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. v. Bucks County BOE 11/09/20 State Yes Trump Lost
Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. v. Boockvar (Dem Counties Challenge) 11/09/20 Federal Yes Trump Lost
Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. v. Philadelphia County BOE 11/05/20 Federal Yes Trump Lost
In re: Canvass of Absentee and Mail-In Ballots (Montgomery County) 11/05/20 State Yes Trump Lost
In re: Motion for Injunctive Relief of Northampton County GOP 11/05/20 State Yes Trump Lost
In re: Canvass of Absentee and Mail-In Ballots (Philadelphia County) 11/05/20 State Yes Trump Lost
Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. v. Boockvar (Missing IDs) 11/04/20 State Yes Trump won
In re: Canvassing Observation 11/03/20 State Yes Trump Lost
Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. v. Boockvar (Vote By Mail Intervention) 06/29/20 Federal Yes Trump Lost

People are saying

"[Trump lawyer, Jerome Marcus] respectfully requests leave of this Court to withdraw as counsel for Plaintiff [Trump] in this action . . . inasmuch as the client has used the lawyer's services to perpetrate a crime and the client insists upon taking action that the lawyer considers repugnant and with which the lawyer has a fundamental disagreement." - Motion for Leave to Withdraw as Counsel for Plaintiff

"Voters, not lawyers, choose the President. Ballots, not briefs, decide elections." - Judge Stephanos Bibas

"And the Campaign's charges are selective. Though Pennsylvanians cast 2.6 million mail-in ballots, the Campaign challenges 1.5 million of them. It cherry-picks votes cast in 'Democratic-heavy counties' but not 'those in Republican-heavy counties.'" - Judge Stephanos Bibas

"'Upon information and belief' is a lawyerly way of saying that the Campaign does not know that something is a fact but just suspects it or has heard it." - Judge Stephanos Bibas

"The Campaign's claims have no merit. . . And it never claims fraud or that votes were cast by illegal voters. Plus, tossing out millions of mail-in ballots would be drastic and unprecedented, disenfranchising a huge swath of the electorate and upsetting all down-ballot races too." - Judge Stephanos Bibas

"Free, fair elections are the lifeblood of our democracy. Charges of unfairness are serious. But calling an election unfair does not make it so. Charges require specific allegations and proof. We have neither here." - Judge Stephanos Bibas

"Importantly, the Court must point out that there are absolutely no allegations of any fraud, impropriety, misconduct, or undue influence, that anyone voted who was not eligible to vote, or that the secrecy of the ballots cast was jeopardized." - Judge Renee Cohn Jubelirer

". . . [The Trump campaign] does not allege, and there is no evidence, that the electors who cast these [mail-in] votes were ineligible to vote, that votes were cast by or on the behalf of a deceased elector, or that votes were cast by someone other than the elector." - Judge Renee Cohn Jubelirer

"Even assuming that they can establish that their right to vote has been denied, which they cannot, Plaintiffs seek to remedy the denial of their votes by invalidating the votes of millions of others. . . . This is simply not how the Constitution works." - Judge Matthew W. Brann

"Plaintiffs' only remaining claim alleges a violation of equal protection. This claim, like Frankenstein's Monster, has been haphazardly stitched together from two distinct theories in an attempt to avoid controlling precedent." - Judge Matthew W. Brann

"In the United States of America, this [lack of legal arguments and proof] cannot justify the disenfranchisement of a single voter, let alone all the voters of its sixth most populated state. Our people, laws, and institutions demand more." - Judge Matthew W. Brann

"One might expect that when seeking such a startling outcome [disenfranchising almost seven million voters], a plaintiff would come formidably armed with compelling legal arguments and factual proof of rampant corruption . . .. That has not happened." - Judge Matthew W. Brann

"Petitioners do not allege that there is any evidence of fraud, misconduct, impropriety, or any undue influence committed with respect to the challenged ballots." - Judge Robert O. Baldi

"At no time did Petitioners present evidence [that any of the challenged ballots were submitted by someone not qualified or entitled to vote in this election]." - Judge Robert O. Baldi

". . . [T]he parties specifically stipulated . . . that there exists no evidence of any fraud, misconduct, or any impropriety with respect to the challenged ballots." - Judge Robert O. Baldi

Court: "[Y]ou are not alleging fraud or irregularity as the basis, . . . is that correct?" Linda Kerns: "I'm alleging that these ballots were not filled out correctly." - Hearing Before PA State Court

Court: "[W]ould you agree with me that you are not proceeding based on allegations of fraud or misconduct. . ." Linda Kerns: "I am not proceeding on those allegations." - Hearing Before PA State Court

Judge: "Are your observers in the counting room?" Jerome Marcus: "There's a non-zero number of people in the room." - Judge Paul S. Diamond

Judge: "I'm asking you, as a member of the Bar of this Court: are people representing the Donald J. Trump for President, representing the plaintiffs, in that room?" Jerome Marcus: "Yes." Diamond: "I'm sorry, then what's your problem?" - Judge Paul S. Diamond

"In [its] briefing, [the Trump campaign] relied on hypotheticals, rather than actual events." - Judge J. Nicholas Ranjan

"Based on this evidentiary record, construed in [Trump]'s favor, the Court cannot conclude that there exists 'patent and fundamental unfairness.'" - Judge J. Nicholas Ranjan

"The problem with [Trump's] theory is that there does not appear to be any law to support it." - Judge J. Nicholas Ranjan

"There is nothing in the record to establish that potential voter fraud and dilution [through mail-in voting and use of drop boxes] will impact Republicans more than Democrats." - Judge J. Nicholas Ranjan