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Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee v. Detzner II

Case Information

Date Filed: November 13, 2018
State: Florida
Issues: Improper Election Administration, Voting Technology
Courts that Heard this Case: United States District Court for The Northern District of Florida (Case 4:18-cv-00528)


Whether First and Fourteenth Amendments require tolling of Florida recount and certification deadlines


Complaint filed 11/13/18. Emergency motion for Injunctive Relief filed 11/14/18. Motion for TRO filed 11/13/18. Order Denying Preliminary Injunction filed 11/15/18. Voluntary Dismissal filed 12/14/18. Judgement filed 12/17/18. Case closed. 

District Court Documents

  • Complaint pdf file (11/13/18)
  • Emergency Motion for Temporary Restraining Order pdf file (11/13/18)
  • NRSC Emergency Motion to Intervene pdf file (11/14/18)
  • Intervenor's Response in Opposition to Emergency Motion for Injunctive Relief pdf file (11/14/18)
  • Resposnse to Plaintiffs' Emergency Motion pdf file (11/14/18)
  • pdf file (11/14/18)
  • Order Denying Motion for Preliminary Injunction pdf file (11/15/18)
  • Emergency Motion to Intervene pdf file (11/15/18)
  • Memorandum of Law pdf file (11/15/18)
  • Order Granting Motion to Intervene pdf file (11/15/18)
  • Supplement to Order Denying Preliminary Injunction pdf file (11/15/18)
  • Second Supplement Order Denying Motion for Preliminary Injunction pdf file (11/15/18)
  • Notice of Voluntary Dismissal pdf file (12/14/18)
  • Order Closing File pdf file (12/17/18)
  • Judgement pdf file (12/17/18)
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