Missouri Judge Denies Secretary of State's Motion to Dismiss Suit for Violation of National Voter Registration Act

Missouri Judge Denies Secretary of State's Motion to Dismiss Suit for Violation of National Voter Registration Act

June 21, 2018
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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 against Defendant John Ashcroft, in his official capacity as the Missouri Secretary of State, and Defendant Joel Walters, in his official capacity as the Director of the Missouri Department of Revenue.

Plaintiffs allege Defendants are in violation of their obligations under Section 5 of the National Voter Registration Act, 52 U.S.C. § 20504 (“NVRA”).

In the motion before the Court, Defendant John Ashcroft seeks dismissal of Plaintiffs’ amended complaint pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(1) for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. 

 

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