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Litigation

Green v. Doe

Case Information

Date Filed: October 28, 2008
State: Florida
Issue: Voter Registration
Courts that Heard this Case: Leon County Circuit Court (Case 37 2008 CA 003551)

Issue:

Wether the Republican Party of Florida can challenge voter elligiblity based on the fact the mail sent to voters adresses was undeliverable by the post office.

Status:

Complaint filed on 10/30/08.

Court Documents

  • Amended Complaint PDF (filed 10/30/08)
  • NOTICE OF TAKING DEPOSITION DUCES TECUM (filed 10/31/08)
  • SUBPOENA FOR DEPOSITION DUCES TECUM (filed 10/31/08)
  • PLAINTIFFS MOTION FOR EXPEDITED DECLARATORY RELIEF (filed 10/31/08)
  • NOTICE OF HEARING Event: NOTICE OF HEARING Date: 11/03/2008 Time: 11:00 am (filed 10/31/08)
  • AFFIDAVIT OF JAMES C RIMES, JR. (filed 11/3/08)
  • DEFENDANT'S MOTION TO DISMISS AMENDED COMPLAINT AND RESERVATION OF RIGHTS (filed 11/3/08)
  • DECLARATION OF FREDDIE L. MCPHERSON (filed 11/3/08)
  • DEFENDANTS' OBJECTION TO MOTION TO OBTAIN PRIORITY CASE STATUS (filed 11/3/08)
  • NOTICE OF HEARING Event: NOTICE OF HEARING Date: 11/03/2008 Time: 11:00 am (filed 11/3/08)
  • ARTICLE FROM MIAMI HERALD (filed 11/3/08)
  • AFFIDAVIT OF JAMES ROWLEY (filed 11/3/08)
  • COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF (filed 11/3/08)
  • DEFENDANTS' OPPOSITION TO PLAINTIFFS' MOTION FOR EXPEDITED DECLARATORY RELIEF AND RESERVATION OF RIGHTS (filed 11/3/08)
  • AFFIDAVIT OF CHARLES T. GREEN (filed 11/3/08)
  • NOTICE OF FILING AFFIDAVIT OF CHARLES T. GREEN (filed 11/3/08)

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