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Bruni v. Hughs

Case Information

Date Filed: March 5, 2020
State: Texas
Issue: Ballot Design
Current Court: U.S. District for the Southern District of Texas (Case 5:20-cv-00035)

Issue:

Plaintiffs challenge Texas's attempt to end straight-ticket voting, arguing that it will unjustifiably and discriminatorily burden Texans’ fundamental right to vote. 

Status:

Complaint filed 3/5/20. First Amended Complaint filed 3/27/20. Motion For Preliminary Injunction filed 3/30/20. 

U.S. District For The Southern District Of Texas Documents

  • Complaint pdf file (3/5/20)
  • Cross Complaint Against Plaintiffs pdf file (3/18/20)
  • Order Striking Cross Complaint pdf file (3/24/20)
  • First Amended Complaint pdf file (3/27/20)
  • Motion For Preliminary Injunction By Plaintiffs pdf file (3/30/20)
  • Appendix I To Plaintiffs' Motion For Preliminary Injunction pdf file (3/30/20)
  • Appendix II To Plaintiffs' Motion For Preliminary pdf file (3/30/20)
  • Appendix III To Plaintiffs' Motion For Preliminary Injunction pdf file (3/30/20)
  • Appendix IV To Plaintiffs' Motion For Preliminary Injunction pdf file (3/30/20)
  • Appendix V To Plaintiffs' Motion For Preliminary Injunction pdf file (3/30/20)
  • Appendix VI To Plaintiffs' Motion For Preliminary Injunction, pdf file (3/30/20)
  • Appendix VII To Plaintiffs' Motion For Preliminary Injunction pdf file (3/30/20)
  • Appendix VIII To Plaintiffs' Motion For Preliminary Injunction pdf file (3/30/20)
  • Appendix IX To Plaintiffs' Motion For Preliminary Injunction pdf file (3/30/20)
  • Appendix X To Plaintiffs' Motion For Preliminary Injunction pdf file (3/30/20)
  • Appendix XI To Plaintiffs' Motion For Preliminary Injunction pdf file (3/30/20)
  • Appendix XII To Plaintiffs' Motion For Preliminary Injunction pdf file (3/30/20)
  • Appendix XIII To Plaintiffs' Motion For Preliminary Injunction pdf file (3/30/20)
  • Appendix XIV To Plaintiffs' Motion For Preliminary Injunction pdf file (3/30/20)
  • Appendix XV To Plaintiffs' Motion For Preliminary Injunction pdf file (3/30/20)
  • Proposed Order pdf file (3/30/20)
  • Motion To Dismiss Amended Complaint/Counterclaim/Crossclaim etc. by Ruth Hughs pdf file (4/10/20)
  • Response In Opposition To Motion To Dismiss Amended Complaint/Counterclaim/Crossclaim etc. , Filed By Plaintiffs pdf file (5/1/20)
  • Reply In Support Of Motion To Dismiss Amended Complaint/Counterclaim/Crossclaim etc. , Filed By Ruth Hughs pdf file (5/8/20)
  • Exhibit A pdf file (5/8/20)
  • Opposed Motion To Exclude Expert Declaration And Testimony Of Dr. Allan pdf file (6/6/20)
  • Exhibit 1 pdf file (6/6/20)
  • Proposed Order pdf file (6/6/20)
  • Response In Opposition To Motion For Preliminary Injunction pdf file (6/6/20)
  • Proposed Order pdf file (6/6/20)
  • Reply In Support Of Motion For Preliminary Injunction, Filed Bby Sylvia Bruni, DCCC, DSCC, Texas Democratic Party, Jessica Tiedt pdf file (6/19/20)
  • Appendix I To Reply In Support Of Plaintiffs' Motion For Preliminary Injunction pdf file (6/19/20)
  • Appendix II To Reply In Support Of Plaintiffs' Motion For Preliminary Injunction pdf file (6/19/20)
  • Appendix III To Reply In Support Of Plaintiffs' Motion For Preliminary Injunction pdf file (6/19/20)
  • Appendix IV To Reply In Support Of Plaintiffs' Motion For Preliminary Injunction pdf file (6/19/20)
  • Appendix V To Reply In Support Of Plaintiffs' Motion For Preliminary Injunction pdf file (6/19/20)
  • Appendix VI To Reply In Support Of Plaintiffs' Motion For Preliminary Injunction pdf file (6/19/20)
  • Appendix VII To Reply In Support Of Plaintiffs' Motion For Preliminary Injunction pdf file (6/19/20)
  • Appendix VIII To Reply In Support Of Plaintiffs' Motion For Preliminary Injunction pdf file (6/19/20)
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