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SUMMARY OF THE ARGUMENT In their brief urging reversal of the district court’s grant of summary judgment to Plaintiffs-Appellees, Defendants-Appellants (“Appellants”) argue that they have not violated the National Voter Registration Act (“NVRA”), 52 U.S.C. § 20501, et seq., by...
09/12/2018
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ORDER GRANTING MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION IN PART Here we are again. The clock hits 6:00 a.m. Sonny and Cher’s “I Got You Babe” starts playing. Denizens of and visitors to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania eagerly await the groundhog’s prediction. And the state of Florida is alleged to violate...
09/07/2018
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SUMMARY OF THE ARGUMENT Florida automatically strips persons convicted of any felony of the right to vote. Fla. Const. art. VI, § 4(a); Fla. Stat. § 97.041(2)(b) (2018). This case is about whether the state’s process for restoring voting rights—one in which the Governor has “unfettered...
07/12/2018
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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...
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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