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Edwards v. Vos

Case Information

Date Filed: April 13, 2020
State: Wisconsin
Issue: Improper Election Administration
Current Court: United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin (Case 3:20-cv-000340)

Issue:

Whether the decision to hold the election as conducted violated the plaintiffs' right to vote protected by the First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, 42 U.S.C. § 1983, Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, and the voting provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act  

Status:

Motion for Preliminary Injunction by Plaintiffs 7/8/20.  This case was consolidated with DNC v. Bostelmann and Gear v. Knudson.  All updates will be uploaded under DNC v. Bostelmann.

District Court Documents

  • Class Action Complaint For Declaratory And Injunctive Relief pdf file (4/13/20)
  • Amended Class Action Complaint For Damages, Declaratory Judgment, And Injunctive Relief pdf file (5/4/20)
  • Motion To Dismiss Amended Complaint By Defendants Scott Fitzgerald, Robin Vos, Wisconsin State Assembly, Wisconsin State Senate pdf file (5/18/20)
  • Brief In Support Of Motion To Dismiss By Defendants pdf file (5/18/20)
  • Motion To Dismiss Amended Complaint By Defendants Marge Bostelmann, Julie M. Glancey, Ann S. Jacobs, Dean Knudson, Robert F. Spindell, Jr, Mark L. Thomsen, Wisconsin Elections Commission, Meagan Wolfe pdf file (5/25/20)
  • Brief In Support Of Motion To Dismiss By Defendants pdf file (5/25/20)
  • Unopposed Motion To Intervene By Intervenor Defendants Republican National Committee, Republican Party Of Wisconsin pdf file (6/8/20)
  • Brief In Support Of 19 Motion To Intervene By Intervenor Defendants Republican National Committee, Republican Party Of Wisconsin pdf file (6/8/20)
  • Proposed Answer To Amended Complaint By Intervenor Defendants Republican National Committee, Republican Party Of Wisconsin pdf file (6/8/20)
  • Motion For Leave To File Amicus Curiae Brief In Support Of Plaintiffs By Amicus American Diabetes Association pdf file (6/15/20)
  • Amicus Br. Of American Diabetes Association pdf file (6/15/20)
  • Disclosure Statement pdf file (6/15/20)
  • Text Of Proposed Order pdf file (6/15/20)
  • Brief In Opposition 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 re Motion To Dismiss pdf file (6/15/20)
  • Brief In Opposition 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 re Motion To Dismiss pdf file (6/15/20)
  • Order Granting Motion To Intervene pdf file (6/23/20)
  • 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 Dismiss pdf file (7/2/20)
  • Brief In Reply By Defendants Scott Fitzgerald, Robin Vos, Wisconsin State Assembly, Wisconsin State Senate In Support Of Motion To Dismiss pdf 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)
  • 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)
  • Notice 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 Answer To Plaintiffs' First Amended Complaint pdf 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)
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