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Jones v. DeSantis

Case Information

Date Filed: June 28, 2019
State: Florida
Issues: Felon Voting Rights, Voter Supression, Voting Rights Act
Current Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (Case 20-12003)

Issue:

Plaintiffs challenge Florida's requirement that payment of all restitution, fees, or fines ordered by the court as part of the sentence is a condition of voting rights restoration, arguing that the requirement violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, the Twenty-Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution, the Voting Rights Act, and Article VI, Section 4 of the Florida Constitution.

Status:

Order Denying Application to Vacate Stay 7/16/20. 

U.S. District Court Documents

  • Complaint pdf file (6/28/19)
  • Motion To Be Granted Amicus Curiae Status Filed By John B. Thompson pdf file (7/5/19)
  • Order Denying Motion For Leave To File Amicus Curiae Brief pdf file (7/8/19)
  • First Amended Complaint Against Laurel M Lee, Filed By Bonnie Raysor, Diane Sherrill, Lee Hoffman pdf file (7/16/19)
  • Order Of Disqualification pdf file (7/17/19)
  • Supervisors Of Elections' Consolidated Motion To Dismiss Plaintiff's Complaint By Peter Antonacci, Kim A Barton, Michael Bennet, Bill Cowles, Mark Earley, Mike Hogan, Craig Latimer, Leslie Rossway Swan, Ron Turner pdf file (8/2/19)
  • Joint Motion To Dismiss By Laurel M Lee pdf file (8/2/19)
  • # 1 Exhibit pdf file (8/2/19)
  • Corrected And Unopposed Motion For Leave To File A Memorandum In Support Of Plaintiffs' Motion For Preliminary Injunction pdf file (8/2/19)
  • Proosed Memorandum In Support Of Motion For Preliminary Injunction pdf file (8/2/19)
  • Motion For Preliminary Injunction By Florida State Conference Of The NAACP, Jeff Gruver, Keith Ivey, League Of Women Voters Of Florida, Karen Leicht, Jermaine Miller, Emory Marquis Mitchell, Orange County Branch Of The NAACP, Steven Phalen, Betty Riddle, Clifford Tyson, Kristopher Wrench, Raquel Wright pdf file (8/15/19)
  • Answer To Complaint By Leslie Rossway Swan pdf file (8/29/19)
  • Defendant, Mark Earley, Supervisor Of Elections For Leon County's Answer To Complaint For Injunctive And Declaratory Relief pdf file (8/29/19)
  • Mike Hogan, Supervisor Of Elections For Duval County Answer To Complaint By McCoy pdf file (8/29/19)
  • Mike Hogan, Supervisor Of Elections For Duval County Answer To Complaint By Gruver pdf file (8/29/19)
  • Answer To Complaint By Christinia White pdf file (8/29/19)
  • Answer To Complaint And Affirmative Defenses By Kim A Barton pdf file (8/29/19)
  • Answer To Complaint By Bill Cowles pdf file (8/29/19)
  • Memorandum In Opposition re Joint Motion To Dismiss By Florida State Conference Of The NAACP, Jeff Gruver, Keith Ivey, League Of Women Voters Of Florida, Karen Leicht, Jermaine Miller, Emory Marquis Mitchell, Orange County Branch Of The NAACP, Steven Phalen, Betty Riddle, Clifford Tyson, Kristopher Wrench, Raquel Wright pdf file (8/29/19)
  • Answer To Complaint And Affirmative Defenses By Peter Antonacci pdf file (8/29/19)
  • Defendant's Answer To Complaint By Craig Latimer pdf file (8/30/19)
  • Objection And Response By Gary J. Cooney, As Clerk Of The Circuit Court, Lake County Florida To Subpoena By Gary J. Cooney pdf file (8/30/19)
  • Response In Opposition re Motion For Preliminary Injunction Filed By Craig Latimer pdf file (9/4/19)
  • Response To Motion re Motion For Preliminary Injunction Or, In The Alternative, For Further Relief Filed By Mike Hogan pdf file (9/6/19)
  • Response To Motion re Motion For Preliminary Injunction Filed By Kim A Barton pdf file (9/6/19)
  • Response In Opposition re Motion For Preliminary Injunction Or, In The Alternative, For Further Relief Filed By Leslie Rossway Swan pdf file (9/6/19)
  • Michael Bennett, Manatee County Supervisor Of Elections Answer To Complaint pdf file (9/6/19)
  • Ron Turner, Sarasota County Supervisor Of Elections Answer To Complaint pdf file (9/6/19)
  • Response to Motion For Preliminary Injunction Or, In The Alternative, For Further Relief Filed By Mark Earley pdf file (9/6/19)
  • Response In Opposition re Motion For Preliminary Injunction Filed By Laurel M Lee pdf file (9/6/19)
  • # 1 Appendix pdf file (9/6/19)
  • Response In Opposition re Motion For Preliminary Injunction filed by Peter Antonacci pdf file (9/6/19)
  • Response In Opposition re Motion For Preliminary Injunction Filed By Christinia White pdf file (9/6/19)
  • Response in Opposition re Motion For Preliminary Injunction Filed By Bill Cowles pdf file (9/9/19)
  • Unopposed Motion To Deem Bill Cowles, Orange County Supervisor Of Elections For Orange County, Response In Opposition To Motion For Preliminary Injunction Or, In The Alternative, For Further Relief pdf file (9/9/19)
  • Joint Motion To Stay By Ron Desantis pdf file (9/10/19)
  • Composite Exhibit - Request For Advisory Opinion And Florida Supreme Court Scheduling Order pdf file (9/10/19)
  • Order Denying The Motion To Stay pdf file (9/11/19)
  • Response By Craig Latimer re Order On Motion To Dismiss For Failure To State A Claim, Order On Motion To Stay, Order On Motion For Protective Order pdf file (9/16/19)
  • Response In Support re Joint Motion To Dismiss Filed By Laurel M Lee pdf file (9/23/19)
  • Motion To File Amicus Brief By Florida Rights Restoration Coalition pdf file (9/27/19)
  • Order On FRRC'S Motion For Leave To File Its Amicus Brief pdf file (9/30/19)
  • Order Denying The Motion To Dismiss Or Abstain And Granting In Part Motion For Preliminary Injunction pdf file (10/18/19)
  • Supplemental Motion To Certify Class By Lee Hoffman, Bonnie Raysor, Diane Swan pdf file (10/25/19)
  • Emergency Motion To Amend/Correct Order On Motion To Dismiss, Order On Motion For Preliminary Injunction By Florida State Conference Of The NAACP, Jeff Gruver, Keith Ivey, League Of Women Voters Of Florida, Karen Leicht, Jermaine Miller, Emory Marquis Mitchell, Orange County Branch Of The NAACP, Steven Phalen, Betty Riddle, Clifford Tyson, Kristopher Wrench, Raquel Wright pdf file (10/31/19)
  • Exhibit A-Declaration Of Jesse D. Hamilton pdf file (10/31/19)
  • Exhibit B-Declaration Of Latoya A. Moreland pdf file (10/31/19)
  • Exhibit C-First Supplemental Declaration Of Cutis D. Bryant, Jr. pdf file (10/31/19)
  • Exhibit D-First Supplemental Declaration Of Anthrone J. Oats pdf file (10/31/19)
  • # 5 Text Of Proposed Order pdf file (10/31/19)
  • Answer To Amended Complaint By Laurel M Lee pdf file (11/1/19)
  • Defendant Hillsborough County Supervisor Of Elections' Answer To Amended Complaint And Affirmative Defenses By Craig Latimer pdf file (11/12/19)
  • Response In Opposition re Emergency Motion To Amend/Correct Order On Motion To Dismiss, Order On Motion For Preliminary Injunction Filed By Laurel M Lee pdf file (11/14/19)
  • Notice Of Appeal As To Order On Motion To Dismiss, Order On Motion For Preliminary Injunction By Ron Desantis, Laurel M Lee pdf file (11/15/19)
  • Response In Opposition re Motion To Certify Class , Supplemental Motion To Certify Class Ron Desantis, Laurel M Lee pdf file (11/15/19)
  • USCA Procedural Letter re: Notice Of Appeal pdf file (11/19/19)
  • Joint Motion To Stay By Ron Desantis, Laurel M Lee pdf file (11/27/19)
  • Sarasota County's Answer To Complaint By Ron Turner pdf file (12/3/19)
  • Manatee County's Answer To Complaint By Michael Bennet pdf file (12/3/18)
  • Response In Opposition re Joint Motion To Stay Pending Appeal Filed By Florida State Conference Of The NAACP, Jeff Gruver, Keith Ivey, League Of Women Voters Of Florida, Karen Leicht, Jermaine Miller, Emory Marquis Mitchell, Orange County Branch Of The NAACP, Steven Phalen, Betty Riddle, Clifford Tyson, Kristopher Wrench, Raquel Wright pdf file (12/13/19)
  • Order Staying The Preliminary Injunction In Part pdf file (12/19/19)
  • Order Denying Motion To Amend Or Clarify The Preliminary Injunction pdf file (1/8/20)
  • Omnibus Motion For Summary Judgment By Ron Desantis, Laurel M Lee pdf file (2/18/20)
  • Memorandum In Support re Motion For Summary Judgment Filed By Ron Desantis, Laurel M Lee pdf file (2/18/20)
  • Exhibit A, Deposition Of Desmond Meade pdf file (2/18/20)
  • Exhibit B, Deposition Of Corporate Representatives Of NAACP pdf file (2/18/20)
  • Exhibit C pdf file (2/18/20)
  • USCA Opinion Issued As Judgment re: Notice Of Appeal Filed By Laurel M Lee, Ron Desantis. Affirmed pdf file (2/19/20)
  • Memorandum In Opposition re Motion For Summary Judgment Filed By Florida State Conference Of The NAACP, Jeff Gruver, Keith Ivey, League Of Women Voters Of Florida, Karen Leicht, Jermaine Miller, Emory Marquis Mitchell, Orange County Branch Of The NAACP, Steven Phalen, Betty Riddle, Clifford Tyson, Kristopher Wrench, Raquel Wright pdf file (3/10/20)
  • Response By Michael Bennett re Memorandum In Opposition To Motion, For Summary Judgment pdf file (3/13/20)
  • Reply To Response To Motion re Motion For Summary Judgment Filed By Ron Desantis, Laurel M Lee pdf file (3/17/20)
  • Exhibit A pdf file (3/17/20)
  • Order Dismissing The Ex Post Facto, Voting Rights Act, Florida Constitution, And Mandamus Claims And Otherwise Denying Summary Judgment pdf file (3/30/20)
  • USCA Order Issued As Mandate As To Notice Of Appeal Filed By Laurel M Lee, Ron Desantis pdf file (4/8/20)
  • Trial Brief By Christinia White pdf file (4/14/20)
  • Trial Brief By Ron Desantis, Laurel M Lee pdf file (4/14/20)
  • Trial Brief By Curtis D Braynt By Florida State Conference Of The NAACP, Jeff Gruver, Keith Ivey, League Of Women Voters Of Florida, Karen Leicht, Jermaine Miller, Emory Marquis Mitchell, Orange County Branch Of The NAACP, Steven Phalen, Betty Riddle, Clifford Tyson, Kristopher Wrench, Raquel Wright pdf file (4/14/20)
  • App. A Statutory Costs pdf file (4/14/20)
  • App. B Statutory Fines pdf file (4/14/20)
  • Motion For Clarification By Curtis D Braynt By Florida State Conference Of The NAACP, Jeff Gruver, Keith Ivey, League Of Women Voters Of Florida, Karen Leicht, Jermaine Miller, Emory Marquis Mitchell, Orange County Branch Of The NAACP, Steven Phalen, Betty Riddle, Clifford Tyson, Kristopher Wrench, Raquel Wright pdf file (4/24/20)
  • Motion For Joinder By Lee Hoffman, Bonnie Raysor, Diane Sherrill pdf file (5/1/20)
  • # 1 Brief In Support Of Motion To Join Consolidated Case Defendant Craig Latimer As Defendant In Member Case No. 4:19-cv-301 pdf file (5/1/20)
  • Order Ameding The Complaint In Case No. 4:19cv301 pdf file (5/17/20)
  • Opinion On The Merits pdf file (5/24/20)
  • Attachments: # 1 Request For An Advisory Opinion pdf file (5/24/20)
  • # 2 Standards Governing Eligibility To Vote After A Felony Conviction pdf file (5/24/20)
  • Clerk's Judgment Entered Pursuant To Opinion On The Merits pdf file (5/26/20)
  • # 1 Request For Advisory Opinion pdf file (5/26/20)
  • # 2 Standards Governing Eligibility To Vote After A Felony Conviction pdf file (5/26/20)
  • Notice Of Appeal As To Clerk's Judgment, Order By Laurel M Lee pdf file (5/29/20)
  • Motion To Stay Pending Appeal And Incorporated Memorandum Of Law By Laurel M Lee pdf file (5/29/20)
  • Transmission Of Notice Of Appeal And Docket Sheet To US Court Of Appeals re Notice Of Appeal pdf file (6/1/20)
  • Notice Of Compliance With Final Order And Final Judgment By Laurel M Lee pdf file (6/2/20)
  • Exhibit M. Matthews Correspondence With Supervisors Of Elections pdf file (6/2/20)
  • Order Of USCA Granting Motion To Expedite Appeal pdf file (6/11/20)
  • Plaintiffs' Response In Opposition To State Defendants' Motion For Stay Pending Appeal pdf file (6/12/20)
  • Order Denying Motion To Stay pdf file (6/14/20)
  • Plaintiffs McCoy And Singleton's Notice Of Cross-Appeal By Rosemary McCoy pdf file (6/19/20)
  • U.S. Court Of Appeals For The Eleventh Circuit Documents

  • Civil Appeal Docketed pdf file (6/1/20)
  • Motion To Expedite Filed By Florida Secretary Of State And Governor Of Florida pdf file (6/2/20)
  • Response To Motion Filed By Attorney Sean Morales-Doyle For Appellees Curtis Bryant, Florida State Conference Of NAACP Branches, Jeff Gruver, Keith Ivey, League Of Women Voters Of Florida, Karen Leicht, Jermaine Miller, Emory Marquis Mitchell, Latoya A Moreland, Orange County Branch Of The NAACP, Steven Phalen, Betty Riddle, Clifford Tyson, Kristopher Wrench And Raquel Wright pdf file (6/5/20)
  • Amicus Brief As Of Right Or By Consent Of The Parties Filed By Edmund G. LaCour Jr. For State Of Alabama As Amicus Curiae pdf file (6/9/20)
  • Order Granting Defendants-Appellants Motion To Expedite Appeal pdf file (7/11/20)
  • Motion For Initial Hearing En Banc Filed By Florida Secretary Of State And Governor Of Florida pdf file (6/11/20)
  • Motion To Stay Pending Appeal Filed By Florida Secretary Of State And Governor Of Florida pdf file (7/17/20)
  • Response To Motion For Initial Hearing En Banc Filed By Appellants Florida Secretary Of State And Governor Of Florida Filed By Attorney Paul March Smith For Appellees Lee Hoffman, Bonnie Raysor And Diane Sherrill pdf file (6/19/20)
  • Appellant's Brief Filed By Florida Secretary Of State And Governor Of Florida pdf file (6/19/20)
  • Appendix Filed [Six Volumes] By Appellants Florida Secretary Of State And Governor Of Florida pdf file (6/19/20)
  • Notice Of Appeal Filed By Appellees-Cross Appellants Rosemary McCoy And Sheila Singleton pdf file (6/22/20)
  • Response To Motion To Stay Pending Appeal Filed By Attorney David Giller For Appellees Curtis Bryant, Florida State Conference Of NAACP Branches, Jeff Gruver, Keith Ivey, League Of Women Voters Of Florida, Karen Leicht, Jermaine Miller, Emory Marquis Mitchell, Latoya A Moreland, Orange County Branch Of The NAACP, Steven Phalen, Betty Riddle, Clifford Tyson, Kristopher Wrench And Raquel Wright pdf file (6/26/20)
  • Copies Of Appendix Filed By Appellants-Cross Appellees Florida Secretary Of State And Governor Of Florida pdf file (6/26/20)
  • Order Granting In Part Motion to Stay pdf file (9/4/20)
  • Supreme Court of The United States Document

  • Application To Vacate Stay, Submitted To Justice Thomas pdf file (7/8/20)
  • Order Denying Application To Vacate Stay pdf file (7/16/20)
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