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League of Women Voters v. Rokita

Case Information

Date Filed: June 20, 2008
State: Indiana
Issue: Voter ID
Courts that Heard this Case: Marion County Superior Court (Case 49D13-0806-PL-027627); Indiana Court of Appeals (Case 49A02-0901-CV-00040); Indiana Supreme Court (Case 49S02-1001-CV-00050)

Issue:

Whether Indiana's Voter ID law is unconstitutional under provisions of the Indiana State Constitution.

Status:

Oral argument 3/4/10.  Final Opinion Affirming the Decision of the Trial Court and Granting Defendant's Motion to Dismiss entered 6/30/10.  Opinion Certified on 8/13/10.

Supreme Court Documents

Case Docket

Court of Appeals Documents

Case Docket

  • Notice of Appeal (filed 1/15/09)
  • Appellants Case Summary (filed 1/15/09)
  • Brief of Appellants PDF (filed 3/2/09)
    • Appendix
  • Appellee's Petition for Permission to File a Belated Brief (filed 4/3/09)
    • Appellee's Motion to Filed a Belated Brief (filed 4/6/09)
  • Appellee's Verified Motion to File Belated Brief of Appellee and Motion to File Belated Brief of Appellee Instater are GRANTED (entered 4/15/09)
    • Clerk of Court is directed to file the Appellee's brief as of the date of this order
    • Appellant's reply brief, if any shall be filed within 15 days of this order
    • Appellant's reply brief received, awaiting permission to file (5/1/09)
      • Order to File Reply Brief entered (5/12/09)
  • Appellant's Additional Citation of Authority PDF (filed 7/17/09)
  • Appellee's Response to Appellants' Statement of Additional Authorities (filed 8/14/09)
  • Opinion -- Reversing trial court and Remanding with instructions PDF (entered 9/17/09)

Trial Court Documents

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