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Coalition for Good Governance v. Raffensperger

Case Information

Date Filed: April 20, 2020
State: Georgia
Issue: Improper Election Administration
Current Court: U.S. District Court District for the Northern District of Georgia (Case 20-cv-01677)

Issue:

Plaintiffs assert that by failing to take particular actions protecting the safety of voters during the pandemic, the defendants are infringing voters' rights under the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment. Plaintiffs seek various changes to in-person and mail-in absentee voting systems and procedures.

Status:

Complaint filed 4/20/20. Motion for Preliminary Injunction 4/26/20. Motion for Temporary Restraining Order 5/11/20. Motion to Dismiss 5/11/20. Order Granting Motion to Dismiss and Denying Motion for Preliminary Injunction and Motion For Temporary Restraining Order 5/14/20. Motion for Reconsideration 5/19/20. Order denying the Motion for Reconsideration 5/26/20. Notice of Appeal 6/25/20. 

U.S. District of Arizona Court Documents

  • Complaint pdf file (4/20/20)
  • Motion For Preliminary Injunction By Coalition For Good Governance, Jeanne Dufort, Rhonda J. Martin, Aileen Nakamura, Elizabeth Throop, B. Joy Wasson pdf file (4/26/20)
  • Motion For Preliminary Injunction (Brief Only) With Brief In Support By Coalition For Good Governance, Jeanne Dufort, Rhonda J. Martin, Aileen Nakamura, Elizabeth Throop, B. Joy Wasson pdf file (4/29/20)
  • Proposed Order pdf file (4/29/20)
  • Second Amendment To General Order re: Court Operations Under The Exigent Circumstances Created By Covid-19 And Related Corona Virus pdf file (5/4/20)
  • Amicus Curiae Appearance Entered By Janie Allison (Jaye) Sitton On Behalf Of United States Of America pdf file (5/18/20)
  • Motion For Temporary Restraining Order Immediate Hearing Requested By Coalition For Good Governance pdf file (5/11/20)
  • Motion To Dismiss Plaintiffs' Complaint With Brief In Support By Ahn Le, Matthew Mashburn, Brad Raffensperger, Rebecca N. Sullivan, David J. Worley pdf file (5/11/20)
  • Brief In Support pdf file (//20)
  • Response In Opposition re Motion For Preliminary Injunction (Brief Only), Motion For Preliminary Injunction Filed By Ahn Le, Matthew Mashburn, Brad Raffensperger, Rebecca N. Sullivan, David J. Worley pdf file (5/11/20)
  • # 1 Exhibit Harvey Decl. pdf file (5/11/20)
  • # 2 Exhibit Sterling Decl. pdf file (5/11/20)
  • # 3 Exhibit OPB Decl. pdf file (5/11/20)
  • # 4 Exhibit Barnes Decl. pdf file (5/11/20)
  • # 5 Exhibit FFA v. Raffensperger Order Denying Prelim Inj pdf file (5/11/20)
  • # 6 Exhibit SEB Emergency Rule 183-1-14-0.6-.14 pdf file (5/11/20)
  • # 7 Exhibit GALEO Order Denying Prelim Inj pdf file (5/11/20)
  • Response In Opposition re Motion To Dismiss Plaintiffs' Complaint On Standing And Eleventh Amendment Defenses Filed By Coalition For Good Governance pdf file (5/13/20)
  • Reply Brief re Motion For Preliminary Injunction filed By Coalition For Good Governance pdf file (5/13/20)
  • Response re Amicus Curiae Appearance Response To Statement Of Interest Of The United States On UOCAVA Filed By Coalition For Good Governance pdf file (5/13/20)
  • Response In Opposition re Motion For Temporary Restraining Order Immediate Hearing Requested Filed By Ahn Le, Matthew Mashburn, Brad Raffensperger, Rebecca N. Sullivan, David J. Worley pdf file (5/13/20)
  • # 1 Affidavit Declaration Of Michael Barnes pdf file (5/13/20)
  • # 2 Affidavit Declaration of Chris Harvey pdf file (5/13/20)
  • Order Granting Defendant's Motion To Dismiss And Denying Plaintiff's Motion For Preliminary Injunction, Motion For Preliminary Injunction, And Motion For TRO pdf file (5/14/20)
  • Clerk's Judgment pdf file (5/15/20)
  • Motion For Reconsideration Under Rule Of Order Granting Motion To Dismiss By Coalition For Good Governance pdf file (5/19/20)
  • Motion To Expedite Rule Motion For Reconsideration By Coalition For Good Governance pdf file (5/19/20)
  • Response In Opposition re Motion To Expedite Rule Motion For Reconsideration Filed By Ahn Le, Matthew Mashburn, Brad Raffensperger, Rebecca N. Sullivan, David J. Worley pdf file (5/20/20)
  • Response In Opposition re Motion For Reconsideration Under Rule Of Order Granting Motion To Dismiss Defendants' Response In Opposition To Plaintiffs' Motion To Alter Or Amend Judgment Filed By Ahn Le, Matthew Mashburn, Brad Raffensperger, Rebecca N. Sullivan, David J. Worley pdf file (5/22/20)
  • Reply Brief re Motion For Reconsideration Under Rule Of Order Granting Motion To Dismiss Filed By Coalition For Good Governance pdf file (5/25/20)
  • Reply Brief re Motion For Reconsideration Under Rule Of Order Granting Motion To Dismiss , Specifically, Submission Of Supplemental Authority, Filed By Coalition For Good Governance pdf file (5/25/20)
  • Order Denying Motion For Reconsideration Of The Court's Order pdf file (5/26/20)
  • Order Denying As Moot Motion To Expedite pdf file (6/10/20)
  • Notice Of Appeal As To Clerk's Judgment, Order On Motion For Reconsideration, Order On Motion For Preliminary Injunction, Order On Motion For TRO, Order On Motion To Dismiss, By Coalition For Good Governance pdf file (6/25/20)
  • USCA Acknowledgment Of Notice Of Appeal, Filed By Coalition For Good Governance. Case Appealed To USCA- 11th Circuit pdf file (6/26/20)
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