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Case Name Blankenship v. Newsom VR-CA-0170
Docket / Court 3:20-cv-04479 ( N.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Election/Voting Rights
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Due Process: Substantive Due Process
Equal Protection
Freedom of speech/association
Content of Injunction
Preliminary relief denied
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
General
Voting
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Voting
Candidate qualifications
Election administration
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Ex parte Young (federal or state officials)
Defendant(s) Governor of California
Secretary of State of California
Plaintiff Description The Constitution Party's candidate for President of the United States and a registered voter in California
Class action status sought No
Class action status outcome Not sought
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Form of Settlement Voluntary Dismissal
Filed 07/07/2020
Case Closing Year 2020
Case Ongoing No
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  Blankenship v. Newsom
Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project
Date: November 5, 2020
By: Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project (Stanford, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
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Court Docket(s)
N.D. Cal.
08/19/2020
3:20-cv-04479-RS
VR-CA-0170-9000.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
N.D. Cal.
07/07/2020
Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief [ECF# 1]
VR-CA-0170-0001.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
N.D. Cal.
07/07/2020
Plaintiffs Donald Blankenship and Denise Pursche's Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and/or Preliminary Injunction [ECF# 2]
VR-CA-0170-0004.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
N.D. Cal.
07/10/2020
State Defendants' Opposition to Plaintiffs' Application for Temporary Restraining Order and/or Preliminary Injunction [ECF# 13]
VR-CA-0170-0005.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
N.D. Cal.
08/03/2020
Order Denying Motion for Temporary Restraining Order & Preliminary Injunctive Relief [ECF# 23] (477 F.Supp.3d 1098)
VR-CA-0170-0002.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
N.D. Cal.
08/19/2020
Plaintiffs' Notice of Voluntary Dismissal Pursuant to FRCP 41(a)(1)(A)(i) [ECF# 24]
VR-CA-0170-0003.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Seeborg, Richard G. (N.D. Cal.) show/hide docs
VR-CA-0170-0002 | VR-CA-0170-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Dutta, Gautam (California) show/hide docs
VR-CA-0170-0001 | VR-CA-0170-0003 | VR-CA-0170-0004 | VR-CA-0170-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Becerra, Xavier (California) show/hide docs
VR-CA-0170-0005
Beckington, Mark R. (California) show/hide docs
VR-CA-0170-0005
Haddad, Lara (California) show/hide docs
VR-CA-0170-0005 | VR-CA-0170-9000

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