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ORDER Before the Court is Defendant John Ashcroft’s Motion to Dismiss (Doc. #28). The Court, being duly advised of the premises, denies said motion. Plaintiffs League of Women Voters, St. Louis A. Philip Randolph Institute, and Greater Kansas City A. Philip Randolph Institute allege claims...
06/21/2018
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The National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) addresses the removal of ineligible voters from state voting rolls, 52 U. S. C. §20501(b), including those who are ineligible “by reason of” a change in residence, §20507(a)(4).  The Act prescribes requirements that a State must meet in order to...
06/11/2018
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COMPLAINT 1. This action concerns a recently-amended Indiana statute, Indiana Code § 3-7-38.2-5(d)– (e), which violates the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (“NVRA”), 52 U.S.C. § 20501 et seq. This provision of Indiana law now permits or requires Indiana counties to ignore the mandatory...
06/09/2018
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ORDER This matter is before the Court on a Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 65 by Plaintiff Common Cause Indiana (“Common Cause”) (Filing No. 75). Common Cause challenges the legality of Indiana Senate Enrolled Act 442 (2017) (“SEA 442”), codified...
06/09/2018
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Statement of Interest This brief is filed on behalf of amici curiae Washington CAN!, Asian Counseling and Referral Service, Every Voice, Fuse, LGBTQ Allyship, OneAmerica, the Washington Democracy Hub, the Washington Public Interest Research Group (“WashPIRG”), and Win Win Network. Amici...
05/30/2018
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COMPLAINT 1. This action concerns the ongoing failure of Defendant officials of the State of Missouri to comply with portions of the “Motor Voter” provisions of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, 52 U.S.C. § 20501, et seq. (“NVRA”). 2. Section 5 of the NVRA requires states...
04/17/2018
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SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT I. Under Ohio’s “supplemental process,” the failure to vote is both the reason the state initiates its voter-purge procedure and the most immediate cause of a registrant’s removal from the rolls at the end of that procedure. That process violates the NVRA. It is not...
09/22/2017
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SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT Like many states, Ohio has engineered its laws and practices to protect its two-party system. Ballot access laws make it extremely costly and difficult for minor political parties and minor candidates to win space on Ohio’s ballots. Because of Ohio’s restrictive...
09/22/2017
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SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT Amici, current and former Ohio elections officials, seek to ensure that Ohio’s voter rolls are as up-to-date and accurate as possible. Ohio’s Supplemental Process is antithetical to that goal. It results in the elimination of voters from the rolls who are, in fact,...
09/22/2017
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INTRODUCTION AND SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) provides that no state may engage in any program or activity that will “result in the removal of the name of any person from the official list of voters registered to vote in an election for Federal...
09/22/2017
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