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Michigan State A. Philip Randolph Institute et al v. Johnson

Case Information

Date Filed: May 24, 2016
State: Michigan
Issues: Voting Rights Act, Voting Technology, Ballot Design
Courts that Heard this Case: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (Case 2:16-cv-11844); U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (Case 16-2071, 16-2115); U.S. Supreme Court (Case )


Whether a Michigan law abolishing straight ticket voting violates the Equal Protection Clause of the !4th Amendment, the Voting Rights Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act


Complaint filed 5/24/16. Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed 5/27/16. Response in Opposition to Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed 6/28/16. Opinion and Order Granting Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed 7/21/16. Notice of Appeal filed 8/2/16. Sixth Circuit Opinion and Order Denying Motion for Stay Pending Appeal filed 8/17/16. Petition for Initial En Banc Hearing filed 8/18/16. Order Denying Petition for Initial Hearing En Banc filed 9/1/16. Emergency Application to Stay Preliminary Injunction filed in U.S. Supreme Court 9/2/16. Response to Emergency Application filed 9/7/16. Order Denying Stay filed 9/9/16. 6th Circuit Order granting voluntary dismissal of appeal filed 9/19/16.


District Court Documents

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals documents

U.S. Supreme Court Documents


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