On September 21, U.S. District Court Judge Christine Arguello will hear Citizen Center v Gessler, 1:12-cv-370. The issue is whether the U.S. Constitution guarantees a secret ballot. At least six Colorado counties plan to print ballots with bar codes, that could conceivably enable someone to learn how a particular voter voted. Citizen Center is a non-profit membership organization that wants to protect the secret ballot. The hearing will be at 8:30 a.m. Presumably, the judge will decide the case very quickly after the hearing, because the ballot-printing process needs to begin.
Citizen Center depends on the First Amendment, the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment, and the Equal Protection clause of the 14th Amendment.