Attorneys Lester Pines and Tamara Packard utilized the ancient quo warranto action to obtain judicial declaration that their clients are the rightfully elected officers of the Madison Audubon Society. The vote was 188 to 55. The lawsuit arose because the MAS refused to recognize the membership of over 170 individuals who joined the organization on the day of the election and voted for those whom the MAS subsequently refused to recognize as the winners of the election. A Dane County judge found that the new members were in fact members entitled to cast ballots in the election and to have those ballots counted. March 2012.