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Case Name Florida Department of State v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security VR-DC-1166
Docket / Court 1:12-cv-00960 ( D.D.C. )
State/Territory District of Columbia
Case Type(s) Election/Voting Rights
Case Summary
In this case, the Florida Department of State is suing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, seeking access to the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) system of records, to use it to check voter registration records to verify that voters are citizens. Florida brought the case ... read more >
In this case, the Florida Department of State is suing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, seeking access to the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) system of records, to use it to check voter registration records to verify that voters are citizens. Florida brought the case in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, on June 11, 2012. DHS had declined to provide access to the SAVE database pending consultation with the Attorney General. In documents included in the related case, compress summary

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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
Plaintiff Type
State Plaintiff
Voting
Voter registration rules
Causes of Action Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. ยงยง 551 et seq.
Defendant(s) U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Plaintiff Description Florida Department of State, which is responsible for implementing voter laws in Florida.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Form of Settlement Voluntary Dismissal
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2012
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing VR-FL-0168 : Mi Familia Vota Education Fund v. Detzner (M.D. Fla.)
VR-FL-0169 : United States v. State of Florida (N.D. Fla.)
VR-FL-0170 : Arcia v. Detzner (S.D. Fla.)
Docket(s)
1:12-cv-00960-JDB (D.D.C.) 08/31/2012
VR-DC-1166-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint for Declaratory Judgment and Injunctive Relief 06/11/2012
VR-DC-1166-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: Plaintiffs' counsel
Judges Bates, John D. (D.D.C., D.C. Circuit, FISC)
VR-DC-1166-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Connolly, J. Michael (District of Columbia)
VR-DC-1166-0001 | VR-DC-1166-9000
Consovoy, William S. (District of Columbia)
VR-DC-1166-0001 | VR-DC-1166-9000
Davis, Ashley E. (Florida)
VR-DC-1166-0001
McCarthy, Thomas R. (District of Columbia)
VR-DC-1166-0001 | VR-DC-1166-9000
Nordby, Daniel E. (Florida)
VR-DC-1166-0001
Defendant's Lawyers Diederich, Bryan Russell (District of Columbia)
VR-DC-1166-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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