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Stringer v. Cascos

Case Information

Date Filed: March 24, 2020
State: Texas
Issues: Voter Eligibility, Improper Election Administration, Voting Technology
Current Court: U.S. District Court District for the Western District of Texas (Case 5:16-cv-00257)

Issue:

Whether Texas's administration of its online driver registration database violates the “Motor Voter” provisions of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 and the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection by not providing a location to change one's address for voter registration purposes when updating address for licensure reasons.

Status:

Complaint filed 3/14/16. Final Judgment 5/18/18. Appeal of Final Judgment 5/21/18. Opposed Motion to Stay Pending Appeal 5/23/18. USCA Judgment 12/5/19. Motion to Intervene and accompanying Complaint 12/20/19. Order to Consolidate Cases 1/21/20. Limited Preliminary Injunction Order 1/30/20. Motion to Dismiss 2/11/20. 

U.S. District For The Western District Of Texas Court Documents

  • Complaint pdf file (3/14/16)
  • Civil Cover Sheet pdf file (3/14/16)
  • Exhibit A pdf file (3/14/16)
  • Exhibit B pdf file (3/14/16)
  • Exhibit C pdf file (3/14/16)
  • Exhibit D pdf file (3/14/16)
  • Exhibit E pdf file (3/14/16)
  • Motion To Dismiss For Failure To State A Claim pdf file (5/16/16)
  • Proposed Order pdf file (5/16/16)
  • Response in Opposition to Motion To Dismiss pdf file (5/31/16)
  • Defendant's Reply To Response To Motion To Dismiss pdf file (6/21/16)
  • Motion For Protective Order pdf file (9/16/16)
  • Exhibit 1 pdf file (9/16/16)
  • Exhibit 2 pdf file (9/16/16)
  • Exhibit 3 pdf file (9/16/16)
  • Exhibit 4 pdf file (9/16/16)
  • Proposed Order pdf file (9/16/16)
  • Response To Motion For Protective Order pdf file (9/23/16)
  • Memorandum In Support Of Motion For Protective Order pdf file (10/15/16)
  • Order Denying Motion To Dismiss For Failure To State A Claim pdf file (5/31/17)
  • Original Answer To Complaint By Carlos H. Cascos, Steven C. McCraw pdf file (4/21/17)
  • Motion For Summary Judgment By Benjamin Hernandez, Jarrod Stringer, John Woods pdf file (6/30/17)
  • Appendix pdf file (6/30/17)
  • Proposed Order pdf file (6/30/17)
  • Defendant's Motion For Summary Judgment By Carlos H. Cascos, Steven C. McCraw pdf file (6/30/17)
  • Appendix Exhibits pdf file (6/30/17)
  • Defendant's Motion For Summary Judgment By Carlos H. Cascos, Steven C. McCraw pdf file (6/18/17)
  • Response In Opposition To Motion For Summary Judgment pdf file (7/28/17)
  • Appendix pdf file (7/28/17)
  • Proposed Order pdf file (7/28/17)
  • Response To Motion For Summay Judgment pdf file (7/28/17)
  • Reply To Response To Motion For Summary Judgment Filed By Benjamin Hernandez, Jarrod Stringer, John Woods pdf file (8/4/17)
  • Reply To Response To Motion For Summary Judgment Filed By Carlos H. Cascos, Steven C. McCraw pdf file (8/4/17)
  • Order Granting 77 Motion For Summary Judgment; Denying 82 Motion For Summary Judgment pdf file (3/3/18)
  • Order Granting Motion For Judicial Notice pdf file (4/26/18)
  • Order That Plaintiff's Motion Granted re 77 Motion For Summary Judgment Filed By Jarrod Stringer, Benjamin Hernandez, John Woods, Denied 82 Motion For Summary Judgment Filed By Carlos H. Cascos, Steven C. McCraw pdf file (5/10/18)
  • Final Judgment. Signed By Chief Judge Orlando L. Garcia pdf file (5/18/18)
  • Appeal Of Final Judgment 109 By Carlos H. Cascos, Steven C. McCraw pdf file (5/21/18)
  • Opposed Motion To Stay Pending Appeal By Carlos H. Cascos, Steven C. McCraw pdf file (5/23/18)
  • Affidavit Buaas Declaration pdf file (5/23/18)
  • Affidavit Ingram Declaration pdf file (5/23/18)
  • Affidavit Gipson Declaration pdf file (5/23/18)
  • Proposed Order pdf file (5/23/18)
  • Response in Opposition to Motion To Stay Pending Appeal pdf file (5/24/18)
  • Proposed Order pdf file (5/24/18)
  • Letter Of Transmittal From USCA Received For 110 Notice Of Appeal pdf file (5/31/18)
  • Transmittal Letter From USCA5 pdf file (5/31/18)
  • Certified Copy Of USCA Judgment/Mandate Remanding 110 Notice Of Appeal pdf file (12/5/19)
  • Transmittal Letter From USCA5 pdf file (12/5/19)
  • Motion To Intervene By DCCC, DSCC, Texas Democratic Party pdf file (12/20/19)
  • Exhibit A - Press Release pdf file (12/20/19)
  • Intervenor-Plaintiffs Complaint For Declaratory And Injunctive Relief pdf file (12/20/19)
  • Proposed Order pdf file (12/20/19)
  • Appendix To 124 Motion To Intervene By DCCC, DSCC, Texas Democratic Party pdf file (12/20/19)
  • Exhibit 1-Declaration Of John Geise pdf file (12/20/19)
  • Exhibit A-Press Release pdf file (12/20/19)
  • Defendant's Response In Opposition To Motion To Intervene pdf file (1/10/20)
  • Reply To Response To Motion To Intervene, Filed Ny DCCC, DSCC, Texas Democratic Party pdf file (1/17/20)
  • Order To Consolidate Case No: SA-20-CV-46-OG pdf file (1/21/20)
  • Intervenor Complaint, Filed By DSCC, DCCC, Texas Democratic Party pdf file (1/21/20)
  • Order Of Dismissal, Pursuant To The Fifth Circuit's Judgment And Mandate Entered On November 13,2019 pdf file (1/21/20)
  • Order. Signed By Chief Judge Orlando L. Garcia pdf file (1/24/20)
  • Defendant's Response To Motion In Opposition To Plaintiffs' Emergency Application For Preliminary Injunction pdf file (1/27/20)
  • Exhibit A pdf file (1/27/20)
  • Exhibit B pdf file (1/27/20)
  • Exhibit C pdf file (1/27/20)
  • Proposed Order pdf file (1/27/20)
  • Plaintiff's Supplemental Reply To Defendant's Response To Emergency Application For Preliminary Injunction pdf file (1/28/20)
  • Exhibit Exhibits 1-10 pdf file (1/28/20)
  • Exhibit Exhibit 11 pdf file (1/28/20)
  • Order Granting Preliminary Injunction As To DCCC, DSCC, Nayeli Gomez, John Harms, League of Womens Voters of Texas, MOVE Texas Civic Fund, Jarrod Stringer, Texas Democratic Party pdf file (1/30/20)
  • Response In Support Of Motion For Leave To File Intervenors' Motion For Summary Judgment pdf file (2/11/20)
  • Motion To Dismiss By Carlos H. Cascos, Ruth Hughs, Steven C. McCraw pdf file (2/11/20)
  • Fifth Circuit Court Of Appeals Court Documents

  • Civil Rights Case Docketed pdf file (5/23/18)
  • Defendants’ Opposed Emergency Motion To Stay Injunction Pending Appeal pdf file (5/28/18)
  • Plaintiffs’ Response To Defendants’ Emergency Motion To Stay Injunction Pending Appeal pdf file (5/30/18)
  • Order Granting Opposed Emergency Motion To Stay Injunction Pending Appeal pdf file (5/31/18)
  • Published Opinion Filed pdf file (11/13/19)
  • Judgment Entered And Filed pdf file (11/13/19)
  • Commentary

    Edward B. Foley

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    This is why US election ballots routinely go missing

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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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