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Democratic National Committee v. Bostelmann

Case Information

Date Filed: March 18, 2020
State: Wisconsin
Issues: Absentee Ballots, Improper Election Administration, Voter ID
Current Court: United States District Court Western District of Wisconsin (Case 3:20-cv-00249-wmc)

Issue:

Whether Wisconsin's procedures for registering to vote and absentee voting violate due process

Status:

Complaint filed 3/18/20. Emergency Motion For Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction 3/18/20. Motion to Intervene by Wisconsin State Legislature 3/20/20. Order granting in part and denying in part motion for TRO and preliminary injunction 3/20/20. Amended complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief 3/26/20. 7th Circuit order regarding emergency motion to stay preliminary injunction and administrative stay 4/3/20. Supreme Court opinion 4/6/20. Motion to dismiss amended complaint by intervenor Wisconsin State Legislature 4/16/20. Second amended complaint 4/30/20. Motion to dismiss by defendants 5/27/20.

District Court Documents

  • Complaint pdf file (3/18/20)
  • Plaintiffs' Motion For Temprary Restraining Order And Preliminary Injunction pdf file (3/18/20)
  • Brief In Support Of Plaintiffs' Motion For Temporary Restraining Order And Preliminary Injunction pdf file (3/18/20)
  • Declaration Of Bruce V. Spiva In Support Of Plaintiffs' Motion For Temporary Restraining Order And Preliminary Injunction pdf file (3/18/20)
  • Exhibit 1 pdf file (3/18/20)
  • Exhibit 2 pdf file (3/18/20)
  • Exhibit 3 pdf file (3/18/20)
  • Exhibit 4 pdf file (3/18/20)
  • Exhibit 5 pdf file (3/18/20)
  • Exhibit 6 pdf file (3/18/20)
  • The Wisconsin Legislature's Motion To Intervene pdf file (3/20/20)
  • The Wisconsin Legislature's Memorandum Of Law In Support Of Motion To Intervene pdf file (3/20/20)
  • The Wisconsin Legislature's Proposed Motion To Dismiss The Complaint pdf file (3/20/20)
  • Declaration Of Misha Tseytlin pdf file (3/20/20)
  • Exhibit 1 pdf file (3/20/20)
  • Exhibit 2 pdf file (3/20/20)
  • Exhibit 3 pdf file (3/20/20)
  • Exhibit 4 pdf file (3/20/20)
  • Exhibit 5 pdf file (3/20/20)
  • Exhibit 6 pdf file (3/20/20)
  • Exhibit 7 pdf file (3/20/20)
  • Exhibit 8 pdf file (3/20/20)
  • Exhibit 9 pdf file (3/20/20)
  • Exhibit 10 pdf file (3/20/20)
  • Exhibit 11 pdf file (3/20/20)
  • Exhibit 12 pdf file (3/20/20)
  • Exhibit 13 pdf file (3/20/20)
  • Exhibit 14 pdf file (3/20/20)
  • Defendant Brief In Opposition To Plaintiffs Motion For Temporary Restraining Order And Preliminary Injunction pdf file (3/20/20)
  • Plaintiff's Brief In Opposition To Intervention And Responses To The Questions During The March 19, 2020 Telephone Status Conference pdf file (3/20/20)
  • Declaration Of Hannah Temes In Support Of Plaintifs' Motion For Temporary Restraining Order And Preliminary Injunction pdf file (3/20/20)
  • Declaration Of Amia Bridgeford In Support of Plaintiffs' Motion pdf file (3/20/20)
  • Declaration Of Douglas Koop In Support Of Plaintiffs' Motion pdf file (3/20/20)
  • Declaration Of Katie Dickey In Support Of Plaintiffs' Motion pdf file (3/20/20)
  • Notice by Plaintiffs Of Opposition To Forthcoming Motion To Intervene pdf file (3/20/20)
  • Order Granting In Part and Denying In Part Motion For TRO And Preliminary Injunction pdf file (3/20/20)
  • Motion In Support Of Leave To File Amicus Memorandum By The Cities Of Millwaukee pdf file (3/20/20)
  • Affadavit of Neil Albrecht pdf file (3/20/20)
  • Motion To Intervene As Defendants By The RNC And The Republican Party Of Wisconsin pdf file (3/22/20)
  • Response re: 37 Order On Motion For TRO by Defendants pdf file (3/23/20)
  • Defendants' Response To Motions To Intervene By The Wisconsin State Legislature And RNC And The Republican Party Of Wisconsin pdf file (3/26/20)
  • Plaintiffs' Brief In Opposition To Intervene By RNC And Republican Party Of Wisconsin pdf file (3/26/20)
  • Declaration Of Bruce V. Spiva In Support Of Plaintiffs' Brief In Opposition To Intervene By RNC And Republican Party Of Wisconsin pdf file (3/26/20)
  • Amended Complaint For Declaratory And Injunctive Relief pdf file (3/26/20)
  • Plaintiffs' Motion For Preliminary Injunction And Reconsideration Of The Court's Ruling On The By-Mail Absentee Deadline And Documentation Requirements pdf file (3/27/20)
  • Brief In Support Of Plaintiffs' Motion For Preliminary Injunction And Reconsideration Of The Court's Ruling On The By-Mailpdf file (3/27/20)
  • Declaration Of Bruce V. Spiva In Support Of Plaintiffs' Motionpdf file (3/27/20)
  • Exhibit 1pdf file (3/27/20)
  • Exhibit 2pdf file (3/27/20)
  • Exhibit 3pdf file (3/27/20)
  • Exhibit 4pdf file (3/27/20)
  • Exhibit 5pdf file (3/27/20)
  • Exhibit 6pdf file (3/27/20)
  • Exhibit 7pdf file (3/27/20)
  • Exhibit 8pdf file (3/27/20)
  • Exhibit 9pdf file (3/27/20)
  • Exhibit 10pdf file (3/27/20)
  • Exhibit 11pdf file (3/27/20)
  • Exhibit 12pdf file (3/27/20)
  • Declaration Of Molly Callahan In Support Of Plaintiffs' Motionpdf file (3/27/20)
  • Declaration Of Becky Eggen In Support Of Plaintiffs' Motionpdf file (3/27/20)
  • Declaration Of John Keel In Support Of Plaintiffs' Motionpdf file (3/27/20)
  • Declaration Of Betheny Larson In Support Of Plaintiffs' Motionpdf file (3/27/20)
  • Declaration Of Martha Love In Support Of Plaintiffs' Motionpdf file (3/27/20)
  • Declaration Of Peggy Roush In Support Of Plaintiffs' Motionpdf file (3/27/20)
  • Declaration Of Jeff Trapp In Support Of Plaintiffs' Motionpdf file (3/27/20)
  • The Wisconsin Legislature's Reply Memorandum In Support Of Its Motion To Intervenepdf file (3/27/20)
  • Declaration Of Judith Morse In Support Of Plaintiffs' Motionpdf file (3/27/20)
  • Declaration Of Neil Albrecht In Support Of Plaintiffs' Motionpdf file (3/27/20)
  • Declaration Of Scott McDonell In Support Of Plaintiffs' Motionpdf file (3/27/20)
  • Declaration Of Ben Wilson In Support Of Plaintiffs' Motionpdf file (3/27/20)
  • Declaration Of Dean A. Strang In Support Of Plaintiffs' Motionpdf file (3/27/20)
  • Declaration Of Maribeth Witzel-Behl In Support Of Plaintiffs' Motionpdf file (3/27/20)
  • Reply In Support Of Motion To Intervene By The RNC And The Republican Party Of Wisconsinpdf file (3/27/20)
  • Proposed Answer To Amend Compliant By Proposed Intervenordefendants The RNC And The Republican Party Of Wisconsinpdf file (3/27/20)
  • Notice By Intervenor Wisconsin State Legislature Letter Regarding Request For Consolidationpdf file (3/27/20)
  • Order Denying 20 Wisconsin Legislature's Motion To Intervene, Granting 41 Republican National Committee And The Republican Party Of Wisconsin's Motion To Intervenepdf file (3/28/20)
  • Order Consolidating Casepdf file (3/28/20)
  • Motion For Motion Of Wisconsin Legislature For Leave To File As Amicus Curiae Combined Amicus Brief In Opposition To The Democratic Party Plaintiffs' Motion For A Preliminary Injunction And Reconsideration Of The Court's Ruling pdf file (3/30/20)
  • Brief In Opposition By Intervenor Wisconsin State Legislaturepdf file (3/30/20)
  • Motion For Leave To File Amicus Brief By Amicus Honest Elections Projectpdf file (3/28/20)
  • Brief In Opposition By Amicus Honest Elections Project pdf file (3/30/20)
  • Brief In Opposition By Intervenor Defendants Republican National Committee, Republican Party Of Wisconsinpdf file (3/30/20)
  • Motion For Leave To File The City Of Millwaukee's Motion For Leave To File Amicus Curiae Brief pdf file (3/30/20)
  • Brief In Support Of (39 in 3:20-cv-00284-wmc) Motion For Leave To File By Amicus City Of Milwaukeepdf file (3/30/20)
  • Brief In Support Of (39 in 3:20-cv-00284-wmc) Motion For Leave To File Amicus Curiae Brief By Amicus City Of Milwaukeepdf file (3/30/20)
  • Response re: (22 in 3:20-cv-00284-wmc) Order, Responsive Brief On Behalf Of Amicus Curiae City Of Madison By Amicus City Of Madison, Wisconsinpdf file (3/30/20)
  • Supplemental Declaration Of Cecilia Aguilerapdf file (3/30/20)
  • Exhibit Exhibit W - WEC Memorandum "Absentee Witness Signature Requirement Guidance"pdf file (3/30/20)
  • Motion To Intervene Renewed Motion In DNC & Motion In Gear by Intervenor Wisconsin State Legislaturepdf file (3/31/20)
  • Amicus Curiae Appearance Entered By Karyn L. Rotker Amicus Parties Disability Rights Wisconsinpdf file (3/31/20)
  • Motion For Leave To File Amici Curiae Brief In Support Of Plaintiffs In Lewis v. Knudsen By Amicus Parties American Civil Liberties Union Of Wisconsinpdf file (3/31/20)
  • Amicus Curiae Appearance Entered By Nhu Huong Tran Amicus Parties City Of Racinepdf file (3/31/20)
  • Motion For Leave TRo File Amicus Brief By Amicus Party Tony Everspdf file (3/31/20)
  • Motion For Leave To File Amicus Brief By Amicus Parties City Of Racinepdf file (3/31/20)
  • Motion For Leave To File Amicus Brief And Alternative Motion To Intervene By Amicus Parties Washington Countypdf file (3/31/20)
  • Brief In Support Of Motion For Leave To File Amicus Brief By Amicus Parties City Of Racinepdf file (3/31/20)
  • Brief In Opposition By Amicus Parties Washington Countypdf file (3/28/20)
  • Order Denying Renewed Motions To Intervene But Granting Motion To File Amicus Briefpdf file (4/1/20)
  • Order Granting In Part And Denying In Part (61) Motion For Preliminary Injunction pdf file (4/2/20)
  • Preliminary Injunctionpdf file (4/2/20)
  • Motion For Clarification By Defendantspdf file (4/2/20)
  • Appeal Information Packetpdf file (4/3/20)
  • Order Granting Motion For Clarificationpdf file (4/3/20)
  • Order From USCA Denying Stay As To The Portions Of The District Court's Order That (1) Enjoin The Enforcement Of The Requirement Under Wis. Stat. ยง 6.87(6pdf file (4/6/20)
  • Defendants' Answer To Amended Complaintpdf file (4/13/20)
  • Motion To Dismiss Amended Complaint By Intervenor Wisconsin State Legislaturepdf file (4/16/20)
  • Motion For Leave To File Second Amended Complaint By Plaintiffspdf file (4/30/20)
  • Proposed Second Amended Complaintpdf file (4/30/20)
  • Memorandum Of Plaintiffs Democratic National Comittee And Democratice Party Of Wisconsin In Opposition To Intervening Defendant Wisconis Legislature's Motion To Dismisspdf file (5/7/20)
  • Brief In Opposition By Intervenor Wisconsin State Legislaturepdf file (5/11/20)
  • Brief In Opposition By Intervenor Defendants Republican National Committee, Republican Party Of Wisconsin pdf file (5/11/20)
  • Brief In Reply By Intervenor Wisconsin State Legislature In Support Of Motion To Dismiss Associated Casespdf file (5/18/20)
  • Brief In Support Of Motion For Leave To File, Second Amended Complaint By Plaintiffspdf file (5/18/20)
  • Motion To Voluntarily Dismiss Pursuant To Rule 41(a)(2) FRCIVP With Costs, And With Plaintiffs Retaining The Right To Seek Attorneys' Fees And Non-Taxable Expenses By Plaintiffspdf file (5/21/20)
  • Motion To Dismiss By Defendants Marge Bostelmann, Julie M. Glancey, Ann S. Jacobs, Dean Knudson, Robert F. Spindell, Jr, Mark L. Thomsen, Meagan Wolfepdf file (5/27/20)
  • Brief In Support Of Motion To Dismiss By Defendants Marge Bostelmann, Julie M. Glancey, Ann S. Jacobs, Dean Knudson, Robert F. Spindell, Jr, Mark L. Thomsen, Meagan Wolfepdf file (5/27/20)
  • Brief In Opposition By Defendants Marge Bostelmann, Julie M. Glancey, Ann S. Jacobs, Dean Knudson, Robert F. Spindell, Jr, Mark L. Thomsen, Meagan Wolfe re: Motion To Voluntarily Dismisspdf file (5/28/20)
  • Brief In Opposition By Intervenor Wisconsin State Legislature re: Motion To Voluntarily Dismisspdf file (5/28/20)
  • Brief in Opposition by Intervenor Defendants Republican National Committee, Republican Party Of Wisconsin, Republican National Committee, Republican Party Of Wisconsin, Republican National Committee, Republican Party Of Wisconsinpdf file (5/28/20)
  • Motion For Leave To File Reply Brief On Its Rule 41(a)(2) Motion To Dismiss By Plaintiffspdf file (5/29/20)
  • Motion To Amend (1 in 3:20-cv-00278-wmc) Complaint, By Plaintiffs Sylvia Gear, Patricia Ginter, Malekeh K. Hakami, League Of Women Voters Of Wisconsin, Claire Whelan, Wisconsin Alliance For Retired Americanspdf file (5/29/20)
  • Exhibit Apdf file (5/29/20)
  • Proposed Brief In Reply By Plaintiffs American Federation Of Teachers Local, 212, AFL-CIO, Black Leaders Organizing for Communities, League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, Greg Lewis, SEIU Wisconsin State Council, Souls to the Polls, Voces De La Frontera in Support of Motion for Leave to Filepdf file (6/2/20)
  • Brief In Opposition By Intervenor Wisconsin State Legislature re: Motion For Leave To File, Filed By Souls To The Polls, SEIU Wisconsin State Council, League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, Voces De La Frontera, Greg Lewis Associated Casespdf file (6/3/20)
  • USCA Order Dismissing Appeal As Moot As To (108 in 3:20-cv-00278-wmc, 115 in 3:20-cv-00284-wmc, 172 in 3:20-cv-00249-wmc) Notice Of Appeal, Filed By Republican National Committee, Republican Party Of Wisconsinpdf file (6/5/20)
  • Opinion And Order Granting 198 Motion For Leave To File Second Amended Complaint; Denying As Moot 197 Motion To Dismisspdf file (6/10/20)
  • Brief In Opposition By Plaintiffs re The Motion To Dismiss pdf file (6/18/20)
  • Joint Stipulation For Pending Motions Regarding Gear Plaintiffs' Complaint And First Amended Complaint By Plaintiffs Sylvia Gear, Patricia Ginter, Malekeh K. Hakami, League Of Women Voters Of Wisconsin, Claire Whelan, Wisconsin Alliance For Retired Americanspdf file (6/26/20)
  • Exhibit A - Proposed First Amended Complaintpdf file (6/26/20)
  • Exhibit B - Redline Version Of Proposed First Amended Complaintpdf file (6/26/20)
  • Notice By Intervenor Wisconsin Legislature Answer And Affirmative Defenses To The Second Amended Complaint In DNCpdf file (6/30/20)
  • Answer By Intervenor Defendants Republican National Committee, Republican Party Of Wisconsinpdf file (6/30/20)
  • Brief In Reply By Defendants Marge Bostelmann, Julie M. Glancey, Ann S. Jacobs, Dean Knudson, Robert F. Spindell, Jr, Mark L. Thomsen, Wisconsin Elections Commission, Meagan Wolfe In Support Of Motion To Dismisspdf file (7/2/20)
  • Brief In Reply By Defendants Scott Fitzgerald, Robin Vos, Wisconsin State Assembly, Wisconsin State Senate In Support Of Motion To Dismisspdf file (7/2/20)
  • Brief In Support Of Motion For Attorney Fees, By Plaintiffs American Federation Of Teachers Local, 212, AFL-CIO, Black Leaders Organizing For Communities, League Of Women Voters Of Wisconsin, Greg Lewis, SEIU Wisconsin State Council, Souls To The Polls, Voces De La Fronterapdf file (7/2/20)
  • Motion For Attorney Fees By Plaintiffs American Federation Of Teachers Local, 212, AFL-CIO, Black Leaders Organizing For Communities, League Of Women Voters Of Wisconsin, Greg Lewis, SEIU Wisconsin State Council, Souls To The Polls, Voces De La Frontera pdf file (7/2/20)
  • Brief In Support Of Motion For Attorney Fees, By Plaintiffs American Federation Of Teachers Local, 212, AFL-CIO, Black Leaders Organizing For Communities, League Of Women Voters Of Wisconsin, Greg Lewis, SEIU Wisconsin State Council, Souls To The Polls, Voces De La Frontera pdf file (7/2/20)
  • Declaration Of Lester A Pines Filed By Plaintiffs American Federation Of Teachers Local, 212, AFL-CIO, Black Leaders Organizing For Communities, League Of Women Voters Of Wisconsin, Greg Lewis, SEIU Wisconsin State Council, Souls To The Polls, Voces De La Frontera re: Motion For Attorney Fees pdf file (7/2/20)
  • Exhibit A - Billing pdf file (7/2/20)
  • Declaration Of Douglas Poland Filed By Plaintiffs American Federation Of Teachers Local, 212, AFL-CIO, Black Leaders Organizing For Communities, League Of Women Voters Of Wisconsin, Greg Lewis, SEIU Wisconsin State Council, Souls to the Polls, Voces De La Frontera re: Motion For Attorney Fees pdf file (7/2/20)
  • Exhibit A - Billing pdf file (7/2/20)
  • Declaration Of Richard Saks Filed By Plaintiffs American Federation Of Teachers Local, 212, AFL-CIO, Black Leaders Organizing For Communities, League Of Women Voters Of Wisconsin, Greg Lewis, SEIU Wisconsin State Council, Souls to the Polls, Voces De La Frontera re: Motion For Attorney Fees pdf file (7/2/20)
  • Exhibit A - Billing pdf file (7/2/20)
  • Declaration Of Jeff Scott Olson Filed By Plaintiffs American Federation Of Teachers Local, 212, AFL-CIO, Black Leaders Organizing For Communities, League Of Women Voters Of Wisconsin, Greg Lewis, SEIU Wisconsin State Council, Souls to the Polls, Voces De La Frontera re: Motion For Attorney Fees pdf file (7/2/20)
  • Exhibit A - CV pdf file (7/2/20)
  • Declaration Of Walter F Kelly Filed By Plaintiffs American Federation Of Teachers Local, 212, AFL-CIO, Black Leaders Organizing For Communities, League Of Women Voters Of Wisconsin, Greg Lewis, SEIU Wisconsin State Council, Souls to the Polls, Voces De La Frontera re: Motion For Attorney Fees pdf file (7/2/20)
  • Exhibit A - CV) pdf file (7/2/20)
  • Declaration Of Beth Kushner Filed By Plaintiffs American Federation Of Teachers Local, 212, AFL-CIO, Black Leaders Organizing For Communities, League Of Women Voters Of Wisconsin, Greg Lewis, SEIU Wisconsin State Council, Souls to the Polls, Voces De La Frontera re: Motion For Attorney Fees pdf file (7/2/20)
  • Motion For Preliminary Injunction By Plaintiffs Democratic National Committee, Democratic Party Of Wisconsin pdf file (7/8/20)
  • Motion For Preliminary Injunction By Plaintiffs Bonibet Bahr Olsan, Diane Fergot, Gary Fergot, Sylvia Gear, Gregg Jozwik, Sheila Jozwik, Katherine Kohlbeck, League Of Women Voters Of Wisconsin, Claire Whelan, Wisconsin Alliance For Retired Americans pdf file (7/8/20)
  • Motion For Preliminary Injunction By Plaintiffs Jean Ackerman, Catherine Cooper, Charles Dennert, Chrystal Edwards, Terron Edwards, Jan Graveline, Todd Graveline, Kileigh Hannah, John Jacobson, William Laske, Katie Rowe, Kristopher Rowe, Angela West, Douglas West pdf file (7/8/20)
  • Brief In Support Of Motion For Preliminary Injunction, (Renewed) By Plaintiffs Democratic National Committee, Democratic Party Of Wisconsin pdf file (7/8/20)
  • Brief In Support Of Motion For Preliminary Injunction, By Plaintiffs Bonibet Bahr Olsan, Diane Fergot, Gary Fergot, Sylvia Gear, Gregg Jozwik, Sheila Jozwik, Katherine Kohlbeck, League Of Women Voters Of Wisconsin, Claire Whelan, Wisconsin Alliance For Retired Americans pdf file (7/8/20)
  • Emergency Motion For Hearing On Discovery Issues By Defendants Marge Bostelmann, Julie M. Glancey, Ann S. Jacobs, Dean Knudson, Robert F. Spindell, Jr, Mark L. Thomsen, Meagan Wolfe, Marge Bostelmann, Julie M. Glancey, Ann S. Jacobs, Dean Knudson, Robert F. Spindell, Jr, Mark L. Thomsen, Meagan Wolfe, Marge Bostelmann, Julie M. Glancey, Ann S. Jacobs, Dean Knudson, Robert F. Spindell, Jr, Mark L. Thomsen, Marge Bostelmann, Julie M. Glancey, Anne S. Jacobs, Dean Knudson, Robert F. Spindell, Jr., Mark L. Thomsen, Meagan Wolfe pdf file (7/10/20)
  • Exhibit Democratic National Committee And Democratic Party Of WI Requests To WEC Defendants pdf file (7/10/20)
  • Exhibit Swenson Plaintiffs' Requests To WEC Defendants pdf file (7/10/20)
  • Exhibit Edwards Plaintiffs' Discovery Requests To WEC Defendants pdf file (7/10/20)
  • Exhibit Gear Plaintiffs' Requests To WEC Defendants pdf file (7/10/20)
  • Brief In Opposition By Plaintiffs Bonibet Bahr Olsan, Diane Fergot, Gary Fergot, Sylvia Gear, Gregg Jozwik, Sheila Jozwik, Katherine Kohlbeck, League Of Women Voters Of Wisconsin, Claire Whelan, Wisconsin Alliance For Retired Americans re: Motion For Hearing pdf file (7/12/20)
  • Ex. A - Gear Plaintiffs' Revised First Set Of Requests For Production To The WEC Defendants pdf file (7/12/20)
  • Brief In Reply By Plaintiffs Jean Ackerman, Catherine Cooper, Charles Dennert, Chrystal Edwards, Terron Edwards, Jan Graveline, Todd Graveline, Kileigh Hannah, John Jacobson, William Laske, Katie Rowe, Kristopher Rowe, Angela West, Douglas West In Support Of Motion For Hearing pdf file (7/12/20)
  • Stipulation For Swenson Discovery Dispute By Plaintiffs Black Leaders Organizing For Communities, Disability Rights Wisconsin, Melody McCurtis, Maria Nelson, Jill Swenson pdf file (7/13/20)
  • Order Granting Stipulation For Swenson Discovery Dispute By Plaintiffs Black Leaders Organizing For Communities, Disability Rights Wisconsin, Melody McCurtis, Maria Nelson, Jill Swenson pdf file (7/13/20)
  • Answer To Amended Complaint By Intervenor Defendants Republican National Committee, Republican Party Of Wisconsinpdf file (7/14/20)
  • Notice Of Supplemental Authority By Plaintiffs Democratic National Committee, Democratic Party Of Wisconsinpdf file (7/16/20)
  • Exhibit A - USPS Timeliness Of Ballot Mail Reportpdf file (7/16/20)
  • Response To Proposed Findings Of Fact Filed By Defendants Marge Bostelmann, Julie M. Glancey, Ann S. Jacobs, Dean Knudson, Robert F. Spindell, Jr, Mark L. Thomsen, Wisconsin Elections Commission, Meagan Wolfe re: Motion For Preliminary Injunctionpdf file (7/20/20)
  • Second Deposition Of Meagan Wolfe Taken On 07/16/2020pdf file (7/20/20)
  • Response To Proposed Findings Of Fact Filed By Defendants Marge Bostelmann, Julie M. Glancey, Anne S. Jacobs, Dean Knudson, Robert F. Spindell, Jr., Mark L. Thomsen, Meagan Wolfe re: Motion For Preliminary Injunctionpdf file (7/20/20)
  • Deposition Of Dr. Megan Murray Taken On 07/16/2020pdf file (7/20/20)
  • Response To Proposed Findings Of Fact Filed By Defendants Marge Bostelmann, Julie M. Glancey, Ann S. Jacobs, Dean Knudson, Robert F. Spindell, Jr, Mark L. Thomsen re: Motion For Preliminary Injunctionpdf file (7/20/20)
  • Notice By Defendants Marge Bostelmann, Julie M. Glancey, Ann S. Jacobs, Dean Knudson, Robert F. Spindell, Jr, Mark L. Thomsen, Meagan Wolfe Defendants' Answer To Gear, et al. v. Bostelmann, et al. Plaintiffs' First Amended Complaint For Declaratory And Injunctive Reliefpdf file (7/20/20)
  • Response To Proposed Findings Of Fact Filed By Defendants Marge Bostelmann, Julie M. Glancey, Ann S. Jacobs, Dean Knudson, Robert F. Spindell, Jr, Mark L. Thomsen, Meagan Wolfe re: Motion For Preliminary Injunctionpdf file (7/20/20)
  • Brief In Opposition By Defendants Marge Bostelmann, Julie M. Glancey, Ann S. Jacobs, Dean Knudson, Robert F. Spindell, Jr, Mark L. Thomsen, Wisconsin Elections Commission, Meagan Wolfe, Marge Bostelmann, Julie M. Glancey, Ann S. Jacobs, Dean Knudson, Robert F. Spindell, Jr, Mark L. Thomsen, Meagan Wolfe, Marge Bostelmann, Julie M. Glancey, Ann S. Jacobs, Dean Knudson, Robert F. Spindell, Jr, Mark L. Thomsen, Marge Bostelmann, Julie M. Glancey, Anne S. Jacobs, Dean Knudson, Robert F. Spindell, Jr., Mark L. Thomsen, Meagan Wolfe re: Motion For Preliminary Injunction In Multiple Casespdf file (7/20/20)
  • Proposed Findings Of Fact Filed By Defendants Marge Bostelmann, Julie M. Glancey, Ann S. Jacobs, Dean Knudson, Robert F. Spindell, Jr, Mark L. Thomsen, Wisconsin Elections Commission, Meagan Wolfe, Marge Bostelmann, Julie M. Glancey, Ann S. Jacobs, Dean Knudson, Robert F. Spindell, Jr, Mark L. Thomsen, Meagan Wolfe, Marge Bostelmann, Julie M. Glancey, Ann S. Jacobs, Dean Knudson, Robert F. Spindell, Jr, Mark L. Thomsen, Marge Bostelmann, Julie M. Glancey, Anne S. Jacobs, Dean Knudson, Robert F. Spindell, Jr., Mark L. Thomsen, Meagan Wolfe re: Motions for Preliminary Injunctionpdf file (7/20/20)
  • Notice By Intervenor Wisconsin Legislature Intervenor Defendant's Motion To Dismiss Gear v. Knudson, Plaintiffs' First Amended Complaintpdf file (7/20/20)
  • Notice By Intervenor Wisconsin Legislature Intervenor Defendant's Motion To Dismiss Swenson v. Bostelmann, Case No. 20-cv-459, Plaintiffs' First Amended Complaintpdf file (7/20/20)
  • Response To Proposed Findings Of Fact Filed By Intervenor Defendants Republican National Committee, Republican Party Of Wisconsin, Intervenor Wisconsin Legislature re: Motion For Preliminary Injunction, Joint Response To DNC Plaintiffspdf file (7/20/20)
  • Response To Proposed Findings Of Fact Filed By Intervenor Defendants Republican National Committee, Republican Party Of Wisconsin, Intervenor Wisconsin Legislature re: Motion For Preliminary Injunction Joint Response To Swenson Plaintiffs Associated Casespdf file (7/20/20)
  • Response To Proposed Findings Of Fact Filed By Intervenor Defendants Republican National Committee, Republican Party Of Wisconsin, Intervenor Wisconsin Legislature re: Motion For Preliminary Injunction, Joint Response To Gear Plaintiffs Associated Casespdf file (7/20/20)
  • Response To Proposed Findings Of Fact Filed By Defendants Scott Fitzgerald, Robin Vos, Wisconsin State Assembly, Wisconsin State Senate, Intervenor Defendants Republican National Committee, Republican Party Of Wisconsin re: Motion For Preliminary Injunction, Joint Response To Edwards Plaintiffs Associated Casespdf file (7/20/20)
  • Brief In Opposition By Defendants Scott Fitzgerald, Robin Vos, Wisconsin State Assembly, Wisconsin State Senate, Intervenor Wisconsin Legislature re: Motion For Preliminary Injunction, Filed By Plaintiffspdf file (7/20/20)
  • Brief In Opposition By Intervenor Defendants Republican National Committee, Republican Party Of Wisconsin re: Motion For Preliminary Injunction, Filed By Plaintiffspdf file (7/20/20)
  • Stipulation Of Dismissal As To Plaintiffs Catherine Cooper And Charles Dennert Associated Casespdf file (7/24/20)
  • Emergency Motion To Compel Production Of Documents And A Rule 30(b)(6) Deposition Against Intervening Defendants Republican National Committee And Republican Party Of Wisconsin By Plaintiffs Black Leaders Organizing For Communities, Disability Rights Wisconsin, Melody McCurtis, Maria Nelson, Jill Swensonpdf file (7/26/20)
  • Declaration Of Jonathan Manes Filed By Plaintiffs Black Leaders Organizing For Communities, Disability Rights Wisconsin, Melody McCurtis, Maria Nelson, Jill Swenson re Motion to Compelpdf file (7/26/20)
  • Brief In Opposition By Intervenor Defendants Republican National Committee, Republican Party Of Wisconsin re Motion to Compelpdf file (7/27/20)
  • Supplemental Declaration Of Jonathan Manes Filed By Plaintiffs Black Leaders Organizing For Communities, Disability Rights Wisconsin, Melody McCurtis, Maria Nelson, Jill Swenson re Motion To Compelpdf file (7/27/20)
  • Exhibit 1 - Documents Disclosed By Defendant WEC Concerning RPWpdf file (7/27/20)
  • Exhibit 2 - Documents Disclosed By Defendant WEC Concerning RPWpdf file (7/27/20)
  • Brief In Reply By Plaintiffs Black Leaders Organizing For Communities, Disability Rights Wisconsin, Melody McCurtis, Maria Nelson, Jill Swenson In Support Of Motion For Preliminary Injunction And In Opposition To Motion To Dismiss By Intervenor-Defendantspdf file (7/31/20)
  • Brief In Reply By Plaintiffs Democratic National Committee, Democratic Party Of Wisconsin In Support Of Motion For Preliminary Injunctionpdf file (7/31/20)
  • Brief In Reply By Plaintiffs Jean Ackerman, Catherine Cooper, Charles Dennert, Chrystal Edwards, Terron Edwards, Jan Graveline, Todd Graveline, Kileigh Hannah, John Jacobson, William Laske, Katie Rowe, Kristopher Rowe, Angela West, Douglas West In Support Of Motion For Preliminary Injunctionpdf file (7/31/20)
  • Brief In Reply By Plaintiffs Bonibet Bahr Olsan, Diane Fergot, Gary Fergot, Sylvia Gear, Gregg Jozwik, Sheila Jozwik, Katherine Kohlbeck, League Of Women Voters Of Wisconsin, Claire Whelan, Wisconsin Alliance For Retired Americans In Support Of Motion For Preliminary Injunction, And Brief In Opposition To Intervenor-Defendants' Motion To Dismiss Associated Casespdf file (7/31/20)
  • Wisconsin Legislature & Legislative Defendants' Statement to the Court Regarding Testimony by Robert F. Spindell, Jr. pdf file (8/4/20)
  • Intervenor-Defendants' Objections to Exhibits pdf file (8/4/20)
  • The Swenson Plaintiffs' Specific Designations from the July 31, 2020 Deposition of the Republican National Committee and the Republican Party of Wisconsin pdf file (8/4/20)
  • Plaintiffs' Responses to Intervenor-Defendants' Objections to Exhibitspdf file (8/4/20)
  • Gear v. Bostelmann , 20-cv-278, Plaintiffs' Responses to Intervenor-Defendants' Objections to Exhibitspdf file (8/4/20)
  • Swenson Plaintffs' Responses to Intervenor-Defendants' Objections to Exhibitspdf file (8/4/20)
  • Supplemental Declaration of Misha Tseytlinpdf file (8/4/20)
  • Joint Response of Intervenor-Defendants to DNC Plaintiffs' Supplemental Statement of Proposed Factspdf file (8/4/20)
  • Joint Response of Intervenor-Defendants to Gear Plaintiffs' Statement of Additional Proposed Factspdf file (8/4/20)
  • Joint Response of Intervenor-Defendants to Swenson Plaintiffs' Statement of Additional Proposed Facts in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion for a Preliminary Injunctionpdf file (8/4/20)
  • Intervenor-Defendant Republican National Committee and Republican Party of Wisconsin's Counter-Designations from the July 31, 2020 Deposition of Their 30(B)(6) Witnesspdf file (8/6/20)
  • WEC Defendants' Response to the Gear Plaintiffs' Statement of Additional Proposed Factspdf file (8/6/20)
  • WEC Defendants' Response to the Democratic National Committee Plaintiffs' Supplemental Statement of Factspdf file (8/6/20)
  • WEC Defendants' Response to the Swenson Plaintiffs' Statement of Additional Proposed Factspdf file (8/6/20)
  • Circuit Court Documents

  • Emergency Motion Filed By Appellants Republican National Committee And Republican Party Of Wisconsinpdf file (4/2/20)
  • Filed Certificate Of Compliance For Emergency Motion By Appellants Republican National Committee And Republican Party Of Wisconsinpdf file (4/2/20)
  • Filed Request To Be Heard By Appellees Democratic National Committee And Democratic Party Of Wisconsinpdf file (4/3/20)
  • Submitted Appellee Brief By Douglas M. Poland For Appellee Sylvia Gearpdf file (4/3/20)
  • Filed Response In Opposition By Appellees Greg Lewis And Service Employees International Union Wisconsin State Councilpdf file (4/3/20)
  • Filed Response In Opposition By Appellees Democratic Party Of Wisconsin And Democratic National Committeepdf file (4/3/20)
  • Filed Reply By Appellant Wisconsin State Legislature To In Support Of Emergency Motion To Stay The Preliminary Injunction And For An Administrative Staypdf file (4/3/20)
  • Order re: 1. Wisconsin Legislature's Emergency Motion To Stay The Preliminary Injunction And For An Administrative Stay. 2. Emergency Motion Of Republican National Committee And Republican Party Of Wisconsin For Administrative Stay And Stay Pending Appealpdf file (4/3/20)
  • Supreme Court Opinion Received Regarding Supreme Court Casepdf file (4/6/20)
  • Order: The Court, On Its Own Motion, Orders These Appeals Consolidated For All Further Proceedingspdf file (4/8/20)
  • Seventh Circuit Transcript Information Sheet By Appellant Wisconsin State Legislaturepdf file (4/14/20)
  • Filed Seventh Circuit Transcript Information Sheet By Appellants Republican National Committee And Republican Party Of Wisconsinpdf file (4/14/20)
  • Order: The Parties File A Joint Status Report By May 11, 2020, Addressing Whether These Appeals Are Moot. It Is Further Ordered That Briefing Is Suspended Pending Further Court Orderpdf file (4/20/20)
  • Order re: Joint Status Report. These Appeals Are Dismissed As Mootpdf file (5/14/20)
  • Supreme Court Documents

  • Emergency Application For Staypdf file (4/6/20)
  • DNC And Wisconsin Democratic Party's Motion To Deny Appealpdf file (4/6/20)
  • Reply In Support Of Emergency Application For Staypdf file (4/6/20)
  • Supreme Court Opinionpdf file (4/6/20)
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    Edward B. Foley

    Gerrymandering as Viewpoint Discrimination: A "Functional Equivalence" Test

    Edward B. Foley

    A First Amendment test for identifying when a map is functionally equivalent to a facially discriminatory statute.

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    Daniel P. Tokaji

    This is why US election ballots routinely go missing

    Professor Dan Tokaji was quoted in USA Today about the prevalence of missing election ballots.

     

    "Most of the time, it just goes unreported because it doesn't affect the result," Tokaji said. 


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    Info & Analysis

    Supreme Court Finds Partisan Gerrymandering Claims to be Non-Justiciable Political Questions

    In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion on Thursday determining that claims of partisan gerrymandering are political questions beyond the reach of the federal courts. The opinion resolved disputes originating in North Carolina and Maryland, in the cases of Rucho v. Common Cause and Lamone v. Benisek.

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