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1 Texas Democratic Party v. Hughs
docket unknown (State Court)
Filed 03/20/2020 - Case Ongoing
Texas
Texas Secretary of State
Election/Voting Rights
VR-TX-0448
Coding Complete
COVID-19 summary: In this case, the Texas Democratic Party sued the Texas Secretary of State to allow all eligible voters to cast their ballot by mail. On March 20, 2020, the Texas Democratic Party filed this lawsuit in the Travis County Texas State Court. The plaintiffs sued Ruth Hughs in her capacity as Texas Secretary of State and the Travis ... [view]
2 Williams v. DeSantis
1:20-cv-00067-RH-GRJ (N.D. Fla.)
Filed 03/16/2020 - Case Ongoing
Ron Desantis, Governor of the State of Florida
Florida
Election/Voting Rights
VR-FL-0173
Coding Complete
COVID-19 summary: This case sought emergency voting measures related to COVID-19 for the Florida presidential primary on March 17, 2020. These were denied, but a motion for measures relating to future elections remains pending. The Florida presidential primary occurred on March 17, 2020. At that time, Florida had reported 149 confirmed cases of ... [view]
3 Democratic National Committee v. Bostelmann
3:20-cv-00249 (W.D. Wis.)
Filed 03/18/2020 - Case Ongoing
Wisconsin Elections Commissioners
Election/Voting Rights
VR-WI-0019
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a lawsuit about election procedures in light of the coronavirus pandemic. No outcome yet. In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, states all around the country attempted to conduct presidential primary elections. Simultaneously, Americans were practicing “social distancing,” sheltering in place, and avoiding going out ... [view]
4 Texas League of United Latin American Citizens v. Whitley
5:19-cv-00074-FB (W.D. Tex.)
Filed 2019 - Case Ongoing
Attorney General
Texas
Election/Voting Rights
Immigration and/or the Border
VR-TX-0445
Coding Complete
On January 29, 2019, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and National League of United Latin American Citizens filed this lawsuit in United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division. The plaintiffs sued the Texas Secretary of State and the Attorney General of Texas, under section 11(b) of the ... [view]
5 The College Democrats at the University of Michigan v. Johnson
3:18-cv-12722-RHC-SDD (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 2018 - Case Ongoing
Ruth Johnson, State of Michigan
Michigan
Election/Voting Rights
VR-MI-0074
Coding Complete
On August 30th, 2018, several student groups filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Plaintiffs sued Michigan Secretary of State, Ruth Johnson, and Director of the Michigan Bureau of Elections, Sally Williams under 42 U.S.C. §1983 and §1988 for alleged constitutional violations of the First, Fourteenth, ... [view]
6 Alabama v. United States Dep't of Commerce
2:18-cv-00772 (N.D. Ala.)
Filed 2018 - Case Ongoing
United States Census Bureau
United States Department of Commerce
Election/Voting Rights
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-AL-0018
Coding Complete
On May 21, 2018, Alabama and a Representative from its Fifth Congressional District (Morris J. Brooks, Jr.) filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. The case was assigned to District Judge R. David Proctor. The plaintiffs sued the United States Department of Commerce and its agency, the Bureau of the ... [view]
7 NAACP v. Merrill
3:18-cv-01094 (D. Conn.)
Filed 2018 - Case Ongoing
Connecticut
Election/Voting Rights
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-CT-0001
Coding Complete
On June 28, 2018, the NAACP, the Connecticut State Conference of the NAACP, and several private citizens of Hamden and New Haven filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. The plaintiffs sued the state of Connecticut and the Connecticut State Elections Board under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Represented by the Rule of ... [view]
8 Bellant v. Snyder
17-cv-13887 (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 2017 - Case Ongoing
Governor of Michigan
Election/Voting Rights
VR-MI-0072
Coding Complete
Plaintiffs, who are citizens of the United States and residents of the state of Michigan, filed this complaint in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on December 1, 2017. The plaintiffs sued a number of state officials, including the governor of Michigan, under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The plaintiffs sought declaratory ... [view]
9 Buroff v. Gladieux
1:17-cv-00124 (N.D. Ind.)
Filed 2017 - Case Ongoing
Allen County, Indiana
Allen County Sheriff
Jail Conditions
Election/Voting Rights
JC-IN-0025
Allen County
Coding Complete
On March 27, 2017, an inmate and eligible voter serving a sentence for a misdemeanor charge in Allen County Jail (ACJ) brought this class action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. The plaintiff sued the Allen County Sheriff under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The defendant jail provided no absentee ballots to any of the 450–550 ... [view]
10 Electronic Privacy Information Center v. Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity
1:17-cv-01320-CKK (D.D.C.)
Filed 2017 - Closed 2018
Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity
Election/Voting Rights
Presidential Authority
PR-DC-0005
Coding Complete
On July 3, 2017, the Electronic Privacy Information Center ("EPIC") filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. EPIC sued the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity and individual members of the Commission under the Administrative Procedure Act, the Federal Advisory Committee Act and the ... [view]
11 Hand v. Scott
4:17-cv-00128-MW-CAS (N.D. Fla.)
Filed 2017 - Case Ongoing
Governor of Florida and Members of State of Florida's Executive Clemency Board
Northern District of Florida
Election/Voting Rights
VR-FL-0172
Leon County
Coding Complete
On March 13, 2017, disenfranchised ex-felons filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, Tallahassee Division. The plaintiffs sued the governor of Florida, members of his cabinet, and the other members of the Florida Executive Clemency Board under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The plaintiffs, represented by ... [view]
12 League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) of Arizona v. Michele Reagan
2:17-cv-04102-DGC (D. Ariz.)
Filed 2017 - Case Ongoing
Secretary of State of Arizona
State of Arizona
Election/Voting Rights
Speech and Religious Freedom
VR-AZ-0053
Maricopa County
Coding Complete
On November 7, 2017, the League of United Latin American Citizens of Arizona (LULAC-Arizona) and the Arizona Students’ Association (ASA) filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. The plaintiffs sued the Secretary of State of Arizona (the Secretary) and the Maricopa County Recorder (the County Recorder) ... [view]
13 Michigan State A. Philip Randolph Institute v. Johnson
2:16-cv-11844-GAD-MKM (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 2016 - Case Ongoing
Michigan Secretary of State
Election/Voting Rights
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
VR-MI-0073
Coding Complete
On May 24, 2016, the Michigan State A. Philip Randolph Institute and three Michigan voters filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The plaintiffs sued the Michigan Secretary of State under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and Title II of the Americans with ... [view]
14 Thompson v. Alabama
2:16-cv-00783-WKW-CSC (M.D. Ala.)
Filed 2016 - Case Ongoing
State of Alabama
Election/Voting Rights
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-AL-0015
Coding Complete
Section 177(b) of the Alabama Constitution disenfranchises individuals with convictions of felonies "involving moral turpitude." In 1985, the Supreme Court held that the 1901 drafters of the disenfranchisement provision specifically selected the vague and arbitrary "moral turpitude" standard in order to disenfranchise blacks. Hunter v. Underwood, 4 ... [view]
15 O'Neal v. Goins
15-373-TTT (State Court)
Filed 2015 - Closed
Tennessee State Election Commission
Election/Voting Rights
Criminal Justice (Other)
VR-TN-0068
Davidson County
Coding Complete
On March 25, 2015, a former inmate filed this class action lawsuit in the Tennessee Chancery Court for Davidson County to regain voting rights for all persons who had their citizenship rights restored pursuant to Tennessee Code section 40-29-201. Like many other states, Tennessee revokes the voting rights of certain felons. Section 40-29-201, ... [view]
16 Calvin v. Jefferson County Board of Commissioners
4:15-cv-00131 (N.D. Fla.)
Filed 2015 - Closed 2016
Jefferson County Board of Commissioners
Northern District of Florida
Election/Voting Rights
Criminal Justice (Other)
VR-FL-0171
Leon County
Coding Complete
On May 15, 2015, private citizens of Jefferson County, Florida filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida. The plaintiffs sued the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, as well as the Jefferson County School Board and the official director of elections in the county, under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The ... [view]
17 Whitford v. Gill
3:15-cv-00421-bbc (W.D. Wis.)
Filed 2015 - Case Ongoing
Wisconsin Government Accountability Board
Election/Voting Rights
Speech and Religious Freedom
VR-WI-0018
Coding Complete
On July 5, 2015 registered democratic voters in Wisconsin filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. The plaintiffs sued the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board under §§ 1983 and 1988, claiming violations of their First and Fourteenth Amendment rights. The plaintiffs, represented by the Chicago ... [view]
18 Davidson v. City of Cranston, Rhode Island
1:14-cv-00091-L-LDA (D.R.I.)
Filed 2014 - Closed 2016
City of Cranston, Rhode Island
U.S. District Court of Rhode Island
Election/Voting Rights
Criminal Justice (Other)
VR-RI-0022
Providence County
Coding Complete
On February 14, 2014, the ACLU of Rhode Island and several citizens of the City of Cranston filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island. The plaintiffs sued the City of Cranston under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The plaintiffs, represented by the Prison Policy Initiative, the ACLU, and private counsel, asked the court for ... [view]
19 Phillips v. Snyder
2:13-cv-11370 (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 2013 - Closed 2017
State of Michigan
Election/Voting Rights
Speech and Religious Freedom
Public Accomm./Contracting
VR-MI-0070
Coding Complete
On March 27, 2013, plaintiffs filed this lawsuit against the State of Michigan in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Plaintiffs were a coalition of unelected citizens, public employee union members and representatives, and locally elected officials from cities in Michigan that were currently under the authority of an ... [view]
20 Detroit NAACP v. Snyder
2:13-cv-12098 (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 2013 - Case Ongoing
State of Michigan
Election/Voting Rights
VR-MI-0071
Coding Complete
On May 13, 2013, registered voters of the City of Detroit and the Detroit chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People ("NAACP") filed suit against the State of Michigan in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Represented by the NAACP and the Arab-American Civil Rights League, plaintiffs ... [view]
21 Florida Department of State v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security
1:12-cv-00960 (D.D.C.)
Filed 2012 - Closed 2012
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Election/Voting Rights
VR-DC-1166
Coding Complete
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 ... [view]
22 Arcia v. Detzner
1:12-cv-22282 (S.D. Fla.)
Filed 2012 - Closed 2012
Florida Sec'y of State
Florida
Election/Voting Rights
VR-FL-0170
Coding Complete
On June 17, 2012, this fourth lawsuit over Florida's voter purge program was filed by a group of civil and voting rights organizations against the Florida Secretary of State under Section 1983, the Voting Rights Act, and the National Voter Registration Act. They argue that the purge program discriminated against black and Latino citizens, and ... [view]
23 Mi Familia Vota Education Fund v. Detzner
8:12-cv-1294 (M.D. Fla.)
Filed 2012 - Closed 2013
Florida Department of State
Florida
Election/Voting Rights
VR-FL-0168
Coding Complete
On June 8, 2012, two naturalized U.S. citizens and a national non-profit dedicated to increasing civic participation among Latinos filed a lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1973c and 28 U.S.C. § 2201 against the State of Florida in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division. The plaintiffs, represented by private ... [view]
24 United States v. State of Florida
4:12-cv-00285-WS-CAS (N.D. Fla.)
Filed 2012 - Closed 2013
Florida
Florida
Election/Voting Rights
VR-FL-0169
Coding Complete
On June 12, 2012, the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed this lawsuit against the State of Florida and the Florida Secretary of State in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida. The DOJ brought this action under Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), 42 U.S.C. § 1973gg-9, ... [view]
25 Texas v. Holder
1:2012cv00128 (D.D.C.)
Filed 2012 - Closed 2014
U.S.
Election/Voting Rights
VR-DC-1167
Coding Complete
This case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia by the State of Texas on January 24, 2012, which sought judicial approval of its voter ID law. Texas was required by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act to seek either U.S. Department of Justice or federal court "preclearance" of the law, prior to its implementation. The ... [view]
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