Litigation

Introduction The plaintiffs — all non-profit organizations — challenge California’s implementation of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (“NVRA” or “Act”). 52 U.S.C. § 20501 et seq.1 The Act generally requires the California Department of Motor Vehicles (“DMV”) to offer citizens an...
08/28/2017
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INTEREST OF AMICI CURIAE The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (“ACLU”) is a nationwide, non-partisan organization of approximately 1.6 million members, nearly 300 staff attorneys, thousands of volunteer attorneys, and offices throughout the nation. The ACLU is dedicated to the...
06/11/2017
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QUESTION PRESENTED  Whether a law that removes all governmental authority from locally-elected officials in municipalities that have disproportionately large minority populations, and thereby denies the residents of those municipalities the ability to elect representatives of...
05/09/2017
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Amici long have been concerned with the injustices that flow from the manner in which the Census Bureau currently tabulates incarcerated persons in the U.S. Census, and the resulting impact on redistricting – problems that have come to be known as “prison gerrymandering.” Although the case...
02/13/2017
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STATEMENT OF INTEREST OF AMICI CURIAE Amicus curiae Project Vote Inc. is a national non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Washington, D.C., whose mission is to ensure that the American electorate accurately represents the diversity of America’s citizenry. Through its research...
02/13/2017
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North Carolina NAACP, et al., Plaintiffs, v. North Carolina State Board of Elections, et al., Defendants.  STATEMENT OF INTEREST OF THE UNITED STATES The United States respectfully submits this Statement of Interest pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 517, which...
11/02/2016
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On December 15, 2015, Plaintiffs, Action NC, Democracy North Carolina, and North Carolina A. Philip Randolph Institute (“Organizational Plaintiffs”), and Plaintiffs Sherry Denise Holverson, Isabel Najera, and Alexandria Marie Lane (“Individual Plaintiffs”) commenced this action seeking declaratory...
10/27/2016
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Dear Secretary Hargett: We write to notify you that the State of Tennessee is not in compliance with Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (“NVRA”), 52 U.S.C. § 20507, which prohibits States, including Tennessee, from removing voters from the voter rolls except in...
10/24/2016
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This matter is before the Court on Defendant’s Motion to Implement Remedy (Doc. 72) and Plaintiffs’ Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Motion for an Order to Show Cause (Doc. 74). The Court ordered expedited briefing on the Motions and they are now ripe for review.1 After careful...
10/19/2016
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Dear Mr. Detzner: We write representing the League of Women Voters of Florida, persons eligible to register to vote that this organization represents, and others similarly situated to notify you that the State of Florida is not in compliance with Section 5 of the National Voter Registration Act of...
10/19/2016
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