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Gloria v. Hughs

Case Information

Date Filed: April 29, 2020
State: Texas
Issues: Absentee Ballots, Improper Election Administration
Current Court: U.S. District Court District for the Western District of Texas (Case 5:20-cv-00527)

Issue:

Plaintiffs allege that Texas has created a system in which a substantial majority of the electorate is barred from voting by mail solely due to age.

Status:

Complaint filed 4/29/20. Order Staying case 6/10/20.

Date Filed: November 30, -0001
State: Texas
Issues: Absentee Ballots, Improper Election Administration
Courts that Heard this Case: U.S. District Court District for the Western District of Texas (Case 5:20-cv-00527)

Issue:

Plaintiffs allege that Texas has created a system where a substantial majority of the

electorate are barred from mail voting due to nothing other than their chronological age due to Tex. Elec. Code §§ 82.003. 

Status:

 Complaint filed 4/29/20. Order Staying case 6/10/20. 

U.S. District Court Western District Of Texas Documents

  • Complaint For Injunctive And Declaratory Relief pdf file (4/29/20)
  • Motion To Dismiss , Or In The Alternative, Strike By Ruth Hughs pdf file (6/3/20)
  • Order Staying Case, The Court Stays This Case Pending A Decision On The Merits By The Fifth Circuit pdf file (6/10/20)
  • Opposed Motion For Reconsideration re Order Staying Case pdf file (6/15/20)
  • Appendix To Opposed Motion For Reconsideration re Order Staying Case pdf file (6/15/20)
  • Exhibit 1 - Declaration Of Jessie Gloria pdf file (6/15/20)
  • Exhibit 2 - Declaration Of Nicholas Macri pdf file (6/15/20)
  • Exhibit 3 - Declaration Of Jennifer Ramos pdf file (6/15/20)
  • Exhibit 4 - Declaration Of Mark Segaloff pdf file (6/15/20)
  • Exhibit 5 - Declaration of Brent Thompson pdf file (6/15/20)
  • Response In Opposition To Motion To Opposed Motion For Reconsideration pdf file (6/18/20)
  • Proposed Order pdf file (6/18/20)
  • Plaintiff's Response In Support re Order Staying Case pdf file (6/25/20)
  • Appendix In Support To Response In Support Of Motion pdf file (6/25/20)
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    In the News

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    This is why US election ballots routinely go missing

    Professor Dan Tokaji was quoted in USA Today about the prevalence of missing election ballots.

     

    "Most of the time, it just goes unreported because it doesn't affect the result," Tokaji said. 


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    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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