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Litigation

 

Priorities USA v. Nessel

Case Information

Date Filed: November 12, 2019
State: Michigan
Issues: Improper Election Administration, Voter Supression
Current Court: U.S. District Court District for the Eastern District of Michigan (Case 4:19-cv-13341)

Issue:

Plaintiffs challenge Michigan's Voter Transportation Ban and Absentee Ballot Organizing Ban, arguing that the bans violate the First and Fourteenth Amendments.

Status:

Complaint filed 11/12/19. Motion to Dismiss filed 12/20/19. Order on Motion to Dismiss 12/23/20. Amended Complaint filed 1/27/20. Motion to Consolidate 1/27/20. Motion for Preliminary Injunction 1/28/20. Motion to Dismiss filed 2/10/20. Order Denyign Motion to Dismiss 2/11/20. Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part the Motion to Dismiss  5/22/20.

U.S. District Court For The Eastern District Of Michigan Court Documents

  • Complaint pdf file (11/12/19)
  • Motion To Dismiss By Dana Nessel pdf file (12/20/19)
  • Order Regarding Motion To Dismiss pdf file (12/23/19)
  • Amended Complaint Filed By Priorities USA, Rise, Inc., Detroit/Downriver Chapter Of The A. Philip Randolph Institute Against Dana Nessel. pdf file (1/27/20)
  • Motion To Consolidate Cases By Detroit/Downriver Chapter Of The A. Philip Randolph Institute, Priorities USA, Rise, Inc. pdf file (1/27/20)
  • Motion For Preliminary Injunction By Detroit/Downriver Chapter Of The A. Philip Randolph Institute, Priorities USA, Rise, Inc. pdf file (1/28/20)
  • Exhibit 1 - Brief In Support Of Motion For Preliminary Injunction pdf file (1/28/20)
  • Exhibits 2 - Index pdf file (1/28/20)
  • Exhibit 3 - Declaration of Chris Bryant pdf file (1/28/20)
  • Exhibit 4 - Declaration of Guy Cecil pdf file (1/28/20)
  • Exhibit 5 - Declaration of Andrea Hunter pdf file (1/28/20)
  • Exhibit 6 - Declaration of Maxwell Lubin pdf file (1/28/20)
  • Exhibit 7 - Declaration of Dr. Maxwell Palmer pdf file (1/28/20)
  • Exhibit 8 - Declaration of Nse Ufot pdf file (1/28/20)
  • Exhibit 9 - Letter to Defendant Attorney General Dana Nessel pdf file (1/28/20)
  • Exhibit 10 - Letter To Michigan Secretary Of State Jocelyn Benson And To Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel pdf file (1/28/20)
  • Exhibit 11 - Letter To Michigan County Prosecutor Carol Siemon pdf file (1/28/20)
  • Exhibit 12 - Secretary Of States Office, 2018 Michigan Election Results pdf file (1/28/20)
  • Exhibit 13 - Danielle Burr, Update On Uber Drives The Vote pdf file (1/28/20)
  • Exhibit 14 - National Conference Of State Legislatures, State Laws Governing Early Voting pdf file (1/28/20)
  • Exhibit 15 - National Conference Of State Legislatures, Absentee And Early Voting pdf file (1/28/20)
  • Exhibit 16 - Ashley Schafer, City Preps For Uptick Of Absentee Voters pdf file (1/28/20)
  • Exhibit 17 - Jackie Smith, Clerks Prepare To Handle Spike In Absentee Voters In March Presidential Primary Election pdf file (1/28/20)
  • Exhibit 18 - Declaration O87uiff Andy Didorosi pdf file (1/28/20)
  • Response To Motion To Consolidate Cases Filed By Dana Nessel pdf file (2/7/20)
  • Index Of Exhibits pdf file (2/7/20)
  • Index Of Exhibits Exhibit List pdf file (2/7/20)
  • Motion To Dismiss By Dana Nessel pdf file (2/10/20)
  • Order Denying Motion To Dismiss; Denying Motion To Expedite And Setting Briefing Schedule On Motion To Dismiss pdf file (2/11/20)
  • Response To Motion For Preliminary Injunction Filed By Dana Nessel pdf file (2/18/20)
  • Motion To Intervene By Michigan Republican Party, Republican National Committee pdf file (2/19/20)
  • Exhibit 1 pdf file (2/19/20)
  • Exhibit 2 pdf file (2/19/20)
  • Motion To Intervene By Michigan Senate, Michigan House Of Representatives pdf file (2/27/20)
  • Exhibit 1 pdf file (//)
  • Response To Motion To Dismiss Filed By Detroit/Downriver Chapter Of The A. Philip Randolph Institute, Priorities USA, Rise, Inc. pdf file (3/22/20)
  • Reply To Response re Motion For Preliminary Injunction Filed By Detroit/Downriver Chapter Of The A. Philip Randolph Institute, Priorities USA, Rise, Inc. pdf file (3/3/20)
  • Reply To Response re Motion To Dismiss Filed By Dana Nessel pdf file (3/9/20)
  • Reply To Response re Motion To Intervene Filed By Michigan Republican Party pdf file (//)
  • Index of Exhibits pdf file (//)
  • Exhibit A pdf file (//)
  • Exhibit B pdf file (//)
  • Certificate Of Service pdf file (//)
  • Response To Motion To Intervene Filed By Detroit/Downriver Chapter Of The A. Philip Randolph Institute, Priorities USA, Rise, Inc. pdf file (3/12/20)
  • Reply To Response re Motion To Intervene Reply In Support Of The Michigan Senate And Michigan House Of Representatives' Motion To Intervene Filed By Michigan House Of Representatives, Michigan Senate pdf file (3/19/20)
  • Order Granting In Part And Denying In Part Motion To Dismiss pdf file (3/22/20)
  • Order Granting Motion To Intervene; Granting Motion To Intervene pdf file (5/22/20)
  • Answer To Amended Complaint With Affirmative Defenses By Michigan Republican Party, Republican National Committee pdf file (6/1/20)
  • Answer To Amended Complaint With Affirmative Defenses By Michigan House Of Representatives, Michigan Senate pdf file (//)
  • Answer To Amended Complaint With Affirmative Defenses By Dana Nessel. pdf file (6/3/20)
  • Response To Motion For Preliminary Injunction Filed By Michigan House Of Representatives, Michigan Senate pdf file (6/5/20)
  • Response To Motion For Preliminary Injunction Filed By Michigan Republican Party, Republican National Committee pdf file (6/5/20)
  • Index of Exhibits pdf file (6/5/20)
  • Exhibit 1 pdf file (6/5/20)
  • Exhibit 2 pdf file (6/5/20)
  • Exhibit 3 pdf file (6/5/20)
  • Exhibit 4 pdf file (6/5/20)
  • Exhibit 5 pdf file (6/5/20)
  • Exhibit 6 pdf file (6/5/20)
  • Exhibit 6 pdf file (6/5/20)
  • Reply To Response re Motion For Preliminary Injunction Filed By Detroit/Downriver Chapter Of The A. Philip Randolph Institute, Priorities USA, Rise, Inc. pdf file (6/12/20)
  • Index Of Exhibits pdf file (6/12/20)
  • Exhibit Declaration Of Courtney Elgart pdf file (6/12/20)
  • Exhibit A pdf file (6/12/20)
  • Exhibit B pdf file (6/12/20)
  • Exhibit C pdf file (6/12/20)
  • Exhibit D pdf file (6/12/20)
  • Exhibit E pdf file (6/12/20)
  • Exhibit F pdf file (6/12/20)
  • Exhibit G pdf file (6/12/20)
  • Exhibit H pdf file (6/12/20)
  • Exhibit I pdf file (6/12/20)
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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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