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Case Name Thompson v. Alabama CJ-AL-0015
Docket / Court 2:16-cv-00783-WKW-CSC ( M.D. Ala. )
State/Territory Alabama
Case Type(s) Criminal Justice (Other)
Election/Voting Rights
Special Collection Criminalization of poverty
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Due Process
Equal Protection
Ex Post Facto
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
General
Disparate Impact
Disparate Treatment
Voting
Voting access
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Race
Black
Voting
Voter qualifications
Voter registration rules
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Voting Rights Act, section 2, 42 U.S.C. § 1973
Defendant(s) State of Alabama
Plaintiff Description A class of unregistered persons otherwise eligible to register to vote in Alabama who are now, or who may be in the future, denied the right to vote because they have a felony
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Unknown
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Case Ongoing Yes
Docket(s)
2:16-cv-783 (M.D. Ala.)
CJ-AL-0015-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/29/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Class-Action Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief [ECF# 1]
CJ-AL-0015-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/26/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Opinion and Order [ECF# 72] (2017 WL 3223915) (M.D. Ala.)
CJ-AL-0015-0002.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 07/28/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Opinion and Order [ECF# 80] (2017 WL 6597511) (M.D. Ala.)
CJ-AL-0015-0003.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 12/26/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Coody, Charles S. (M.D. Ala.) [Magistrate]
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Watkins, William Keith (M.D. Ala.)
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Amunson, Jessica Ring (District of Columbia)
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Blacksher, James U. (Alabama)
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Derfner, Armand Georges (South Carolina)
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Francois, Aderson B. (District of Columbia)
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Hebert, J. Gerald (District of Columbia)
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Herbert, J. Gerald (Virginia)
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Karlan, Pamela S. (California)
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Lang, Danielle (District of Columbia)
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Llewellyn, Patrick D. (District of Columbia)
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McGuire, Joseph Mitchell (Alabama)
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Defendant's Lawyers Brasher, Andrew L. (Alabama)
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Chynoweth, Brad A. (Alabama)
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Davis, James William (Alabama)
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Howell, Laura Elizabeth (Alabama)
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Mangan, Mary (Alabama)
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Messick, Misty Shawn Fairbanks (Alabama)
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Sinclair, Winfield J. (Alabama)
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