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Gear v. Knudson

Case Information

Date Filed: March 26, 2020
State: Wisconsin
Issue: Improper Election Administration
Current Court: U.S. District Court District for the Western District of Wisconsin (Case 20-cv-00278)

Issue:

Plaintiffs challenge how the state of Wisconsin administers its elections, alleging that current procedures disenfranchise Wisconsin voters in violation of their constitutional rights. 

Status:

Compliant filed 3/26/20. Motion For Temporary Restrianing Order and Preliminary Injunction 3/28/20. Order Consolidating Case 3/28/20. Order Granting In Part and Denying in Part Motion For Preliminary Injunction 4/2/20. Notice of Appeal 4/2/20. Motion for Amended Preliminary Injunction 4/3/20. Order on Amended Preliminary Injunction 4/3/20. Order Denying Stay 4/6/20. Motion to Dismiss Amended Complaint 4/16/20. Motion to Voluntarily Dismiss 5/21/20. Motion To Dismiss 5/26/20. Motion to Amend Complaint 5/29/20. USCA Order Dismissing Appeal as Moot 6/5/20. Amended Complaint 6/29/20. 

U.S. District For The Western Discrict Of Wisconsin Court Documents

  • Complaint pdf file (3/26/20)
  • Motion For Temporary Restraining Order And Preliminary Injunction By Plaintiffs Sylvia Gear, Patricia Ginter, Malekeh K. Hakami, League Of Women Voters Of Wisconsin, Claire Whelan, Wisconsin Alliance For Retired Americans pdf file (3/28/20)
  • Declaration Of Sylvia Gear Filed By Plaintiffs Sylvia Gear, Patricia Ginter, Malekeh K. Hakami, League Of Women Voters Of Wisconsin, Claire Whelan, Wisconsin Alliance For Retired Americans re: Motion For TRO pdf file (3/28/20)
  • Declaration Of Patricia Ginter Filed By Plaintiffs Sylvia Gear, Patricia Ginter, Malekeh K. Hakami, League Of Women Voters Of Wisconsin, Claire Whelan, Wisconsin Alliance For Retired Americans re: Motion For TRO pdf file (3/28/20)
  • Declaration Of Malekeh Hakami Filed By Plaintiffs Sylvia Gear, Patricia Ginter, Malekeh K. Hakami, League Of Women Voters Of Wisconsin, Claire Whelan, Wisconsin Alliance For Retired Americans re: Motion For TRO pdf file (3/28/20)
  • Declaration Of Claire Whelan Filed By Plaintiffs Sylvia Gear, Patricia Ginter, Malekeh K. Hakami, League Of Women Voters Of Wisconsin, Claire Whelan, Wisconsin Alliance For Retired Americans re: Motion For TRO pdf file (3/28/20)
  • Declaration Of Marlene Ott Filed By Plaintiffs Sylvia Gear, Patricia Ginter, Malekeh K. Hakami, League Of Women Voters Of Wisconsin, Claire Whelan, Wisconsin Alliance For Retired Americans re: Motion For TRO pdf file (3/28/20)
  • Proposed Findings Of Fact Filed By Plaintiffs Sylvia Gear, Patricia Ginter, Malekeh K. Hakami, League Of Women Voters Of Wisconsin, Claire Whelan, Wisconsin Alliance For Retired Americans re: Motion For TRO pdf file (3/28/20)
  • Brief In Support Of Motion For TRO, And Preliminary Injunction By Plaintiffs Sylvia Gear, Patricia Ginter, Malekeh K. Hakami, League Of Women Voters Of Wisconsin, Claire Whelan, Wisconsin Alliance For Retired Americans pdf file (3/28/20)
  • Order Consolidating Case nos. 20-cv-249, 20-cv-278 And 20-cv-284 pdf file (3/28/20)
  • Motion To Intervene By Intervenor Defendants Republican National Committee, Republican Party Of Wisconsin pdf file (3/29/20)
  • 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 On the By-Mail Absentee Deadline And Documentation Requirements, And The Gear Plaintiffs' Motion For Temporary Restraining Order And Preliminary Injunction By Intervenor Wisconsin State Legislature pdf file (3/30/20)
  • Brief In Opposition By Intervenor Wisconsin State Legislature re Motion For Miscellaneous Relief, Filed By Wisconsin State Legislature Motion For Preliminary Injunction, Filed By Democratic National Committee, Democratic Party Of Wisconsin Associated Cases pdf file (3/30/20)
  • Brief In Opposition By Amicus Honest Elections Project re Motion For Preliminary Injunction, Filed By Democratic National Committee, Democratic Party Of Wisconsin Associated Cases pdf file (3/30/20)
  • Brief In Opposition By Intervenor Defendants Republican National Committee, Republican Party Of Wisconsin re: Motion For Preliminary Injunction pdf file (3/30/20)
  • Brief In Support Of Motion For Leave To File By Amicus City Of Milwaukee pdf file (3/30/20)
  • Brief In Support Of Motion For Leave To File Amicus Curiae Brief By Amicus City Of Milwaukee, Wisconsin pdf file (3/30/20)
  • Declaration Of Neil Albrecht In Support Of City Of Milwaukee's Amicus Curiae Brief Associated Cases pdf file (3/30/20)
  • Response re: Order,Responsive Brief On Behalf Of Amicus Curiae City Of Madison By Amicus City Of Madison, Wisconsin pdf file (3/30/20)
  • Supplemental Declaration Of Cecilia Aguilera Filed By Plaintiffs Sylvia Gear, Patricia Ginter, Malekeh K. Hakami, League Of Women Voters Of Wisconsin, Claire Whelan, Wisconsin Alliance For Retired Americans re Motion For TRO pdf file (3/30/20)
  • Exhibit W - WEC Memorandum "Absentee Witness Signature Requirement Guidance" pdf file (3/30/20)
  • Declaration of Meagan Wolfe re Motion for Preliminary Injunction pdf file (3/30/20)
  • Exhibit A - Uniform Instructions For Wisconsin Absentee Voters pdf file (3/30/20)
  • Exhibit B - Letter From Governor Tony Evers pdf file (3/30/20)
  • Exhibit C - Notice: COVID-19 Supplies And Spending Authority pdf file (3/30/20)
  • Exhibit D - Notice: Absentee Witness Signature Requirement pdf file (3/30/20)
  • Exhibit E - Election Day Checklist for Polling Places pdf file (3/30/20)
  • Exhibit F - Poll Worker Procedures for April 7, 2020 pdf file (3/30/20)
  • Brief In Reply 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 In Support Of Motion For Preliminary Injunction pdf file (3/30/20)
  • 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, 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 re: Motion For Preliminary Injunction pdf file (3/30/20)
  • Proposed Findings Of Fact Filed By Defendants Marge Bostelmann, Julie M. Glancey, Ann S. Jacobs, Dean Knudson, Robert F. Spindell, Jr, Mark L. Thomsen, 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 re: Motion For Preliminary Injunction pdf file (3/30/20)
  • Brief In Support Of Motion For Leave To File Amicus Curiae Brief By Amicus Parties City Of Green Bay, City Of Green Bay, City Of Green Bay Associated Cases pdf file (3/30/20)
  • Brief In Support Of Motion For Leave To File Amicus Brief By Amicus Parties City Of Racine pdf file (3/31/20)
  • Declaration Of Bowersox pdf file (3/31/20)
  • Declaration Of Coolidge pdf file (3/31/20)
  • Declaration Of Mason pdf file (3/31/20)
  • Brief In Opposition By Amicus Parties Washington County, Wisconsin Counties Association re: Motion For TRO pdf file (3/31/20)
  • Appendix of County Ordinances pdf file (3/31/20)
  • 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 Wisconsin re Motion For TRO pdf file (//20)
  • Response To Proposed Findings Of Fact Filed By Intervenor Defendants Republican National Committee, Republican Party Of Wisconsin re: TRO pdf file (3/31/20)
  • Response To Proposed Findings Of Fact Filed By Intervenor Defendants Republican National Committee, Republican Party Of Wisconsin re: Motion For TRO pdf file (3/31/20)
  • Brief In Support Of Motion To Intervene Or For Leave To File An Amicus Brief By Intervenor Wisconsin State Legislature Associated Cases pdf file (3/31/20)
  • Brief In Support Of Motion For Leave To File Proposed Motion To Dismiss Or As Amicus Curiae By Intervenor Wisconsin State Legislature pdf file (3/31/20)
  • Declaration Of Misha Tseytlin Filed By Intervenor Wisconsin State Legislature re: Motion For Leave To File pdf file (3/31/20)
  • Exhibit Absentee Ballot Report - April 7, 2020 Spring Election pdf file (3/31/20)
  • Exhibit Wisconsin Democracy Campaign Press Release pdf file (3/31/20)
  • Exhibit Open Secrets, WI Party Transfers 2020 Cycle pdf file (3/31/20)
  • Exhibit Schmidt Article pdf file (3/31/20)
  • Exhibit Kenneally Article pdf file (3/31/20)
  • Exhibit WEC List of Candidates on Ballot by Election pdf file (3/31/20)
  • Exhibit List of Wisconsin Counties pdf file (3/31/20)
  • Exhibit Wisconsin Supreme Court Order Mar. 31, 2020 pdf file (3/31/20)
  • Exhibit Emilee Fannon Twitter Post pdf file (3/31/20)
  • Brief In Support Of Motion To Intervene Renewed Motion In DNC & Motion In Gear By Intervenor Wisconsin State Legislature pdf file (3/31/20)
  • Brief In Support Of Motion For Leave To File Proposed Motion To Dismiss By Intervenor Wisconsin State Legislature pdf file (3/31/20)
  • Brief In Opposition By Defendants Marge Bostelmann, Julie M. Glancey, Ann S. Jacobs, Dean Knudson, Robert F. Spindell, Jr, Mark L. Thomsen, Meagan Wolfe, 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 re: Motion For TRO pdf file (3/31/20)
  • Third Declaration Of Meagan Wolfe filed 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 re: Motion For TRO pdf file (3/31/20)
  • 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, 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 re: Motion For TRO pdf file (3/31/20)
  • 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, 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 re: Motion For TRO pdf file (3/31/20)
  • Brief In Reply By Plaintiffs Sylvia Gear, Patricia Ginter, Malekeh K. Hakami, League Of Women Voters Of Wisconsin, Claire Whelan, Wisconsin Alliance For Retired Americans In Support Of Motion For TRO pdf file (3/31/20)
  • Exhibit 1 - Complaint In Florida Democratic Party v. Scott pdf file (3/31/20)
  • Exhibit 2 - Complaint In Georgia Coalition For The Peoples' Agenda, Inc. v. Deal pdf file (3/31/20)
  • Motion To Supplement Brief Addressing Remedies By Plaintiffs American Federation Of Teachers Local 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. Motions Referred To Magistrate Judge Stephen L. Crocker pdf file (3/31/20)
  • Supplemental Brief In Reply By Plaintiffs American Federation Of Teachers Local, 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 TRO pdf file (3/31/20)
  • Order Denying (118, 137) Renewed Motions To Intervene But Granting Motion To File Amicus Brief pdf file (4/1/20)
  • Order Granting In Part And Denying In Part Motion For Preliminary Injunction pdf file (4/2/20)
  • Preliminary Injunction pdf file (4/2/20)
  • Notice Of Appeal By Intervenor Defendants Republican National Committee, Republican Party Of Wisconsin, Republican National Committee, Republican Party Of Wisconsin, Republican National Committee, Republican Party Of Wisconsin As To Order On Motion For Preliminary Injunction pdf file (4/2/20)
  • Notice Of Appeal By Intervenor Parties Wisconsin State Legislature, Wisconsin State Legislature, Wisconsin State Legislature As Order On Preliminary Injunction pdf file (4/2/20)
  • Docketing Statement pdf file (4/2/20)
  • Exhibit Opinion And Order Denying Intervention pdf file (4/2/20)
  • Exhibit Opinion And Order Denying Renewed Intervention And Intervention pdf file (4/2/20)
  • Exhibit Opinion And Order Granting In Part Motion For Preliminary Injunction pdf file (4/2/20)
  • Exhibit Preliminary Injunction Order pdf file (4/2/20)
  • Order For Amended Preliminary Injunction pdf file (4/3/20)
  • Notice Of Appeal By Intervenor Wisconsin State Legislature As To Order pdf file (4/3/20)
  • Docketing Statement pdf file (4/3/20)
  • Amended Preliminary Injunction Order pdf file (4/3/20)
  • Notice Of Appeal By Intervenor Defendants Republican National Committee, Republican Party Of Wisconsin, Republican National Committee, Republican Party Of Wisconsin, Republican National Committee, Republican Party Of Wisconsin pdf file (4/3/20)
  • Motion To Intervene Renewed Motions & Request For Immediate Relief By Intervenor Wisconsin State Legislature pdf file (4/5/20)
  • Order From USCA Denying Stay pdf file (4/6/20)
  • Motion To Dismiss Amended Complaint By Intervenor Wisconsin State Legislature pdf file (4/16/20)
  • Brief In Opposition By Intervenor Wisconsin State Legislature re Motion To Leave pdf file (5/11/20)
  • Brief In Opposition By Intervenor Defendants Republican National Committee, Republican Party Of Wisconsin re: Motion To Leave pdf file (5/11/20)
  • Brief In Reply By Intervenor Wisconsin State Legislature In Support Of Motion to Dismiss pdf file (5/18/20)
  • Brief In Support Of Motion For Leave To File, Second Amended Complaint By Plaintiffs Democratic National Committee, Democratic Party Of Wisconsin pdf 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 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 (//20)
  • Motion To Dismiss By Defendants Marge Bostelmann, Julie M. Glancey, Ann S. Jacobs, Dean Knudson, Robert F. Spindell, Jr, Mark L. Thomsen, Meagan Wolfe pdf file (5/26/20)
  • 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 Wolfe pdf file (5/26/20)
  • 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 Dismiss pdf file (5/28/20)
  • Brief In Opposition By Intervenor Wisconsin State Legislature re: Motion to Voluntarily Dismiss pdf 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 Wisconsin re: Motion To Voluntarily Dismiss pdf file (5/28/20)
  • Motion For Leave To File Reply Brief On Its Rule 41(a)(2) Motion To Dismiss By Plaintiffs League Of Women Voters Of Wisconsin, Greg Lewis, SEIU Wisconsin State Council, Souls To The Polls, Voces De La Frontera pdf file (5/29/20)
  • Motion To Amend Complaint, By Plaintiffs Sylvia Gear, Patricia Ginter, Malekeh K. Hakami, League Of Women Voters Of Wisconsin, Claire Whelan, Wisconsin Alliance For Retired Americans pdf file (5/29/20)
  • Exhibit A - Proposed First Amended Complaint pdf file (5/29/20)
  • Brief In Opposition By Intervenor Wisconsin State Legislature re: Motion For Leave To File pdf file (6/3/20)
  • USCA Order Dismissing Appeal As Moot pdf file (6/5/20)
  • Mandate pdf file (6/5/20)
  • Brief In Opposition By Plaintiffs Sylvia Gear, Patricia Ginter, Malekeh K. Hakami, League Of Women Voters Of Wisconsin, Claire Whelan, Wisconsin Alliance For Retired Americans re: Motion To Dismiss Filed By Dean Knudson, Marge Bostelmann, Julie M. Glancey, Mark L. Thomsen, Robert F. Spindell, Jr., Meagan Wolfe, Ann S. Jacobs, 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 Americans pdf file (6/26/20)
  • Exhibit A - Proposed First Amended Complaint pdf file (6/26/20)
  • Exhibit B - Redline Version Of Proposed First Amended Complaint pdf file (6/26/20)
  • First Amended Complaint pdf file (6/29/20)
  • 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)
  • Brief In Support Of Motion For Attorney Fees, By Plaintiffs 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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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    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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