Case: Mi Familia Vota Education Fund v. Detzner

8:12-cv-01294 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Filed Date: June 8, 2012

Closed Date: 2013

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Case Summary

On June 8, 2012, two naturalized U.S. citizens and a national non-profit dedicated to increasing civic participation among Latinos filed a lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1973c and 28 U.S.C. § 2201 against the State of Florida in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, the ACLU of Florida, the ACLU, and the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, sought declaratory and injunctive relief, claiming that Flori…

On June 8, 2012, two naturalized U.S. citizens and a national non-profit dedicated to increasing civic participation among Latinos filed a lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1973c and 28 U.S.C. § 2201 against the State of Florida in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, the ACLU of Florida, the ACLU, and the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, sought declaratory and injunctive relief, claiming that Florida's voter purge procedures violated the Voting Rights Act of 1965 ("VRA").

Specifically, the state had implemented "voter registration list maintenance activities" such as forwarding list of "potential non-citizens" to Supervisors of Elections and requiring these Supervisors to remove the names from registration. The plaintiffs claimed that these procedures required Section 5 pre-clearance from the federal government before they could be legally implemented. Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, 42 U.S.C. §1973c, is a temporary provision that prohibits changes in election practices or procedures in states and political subdivisions with a documented history of discriminatory voting practices until the new procedures have been determined not to have the purpose or effect of denying or abridging the right to vote on account of race, color, or membership in a language minority group.

On July 13, 2012, the defendant—Florida’s Secretary of State—filed a motion to dismiss the plaintiffs’ complaint. The defendant claimed that the plaintiffs did not have a claim upon which relief could be granted for several reasons: Florida was not a jurisdiction that Section 5 covered, Florida changed it’s voting procedures that would be subject to Section 5 before the plaintiffs filed their suit, the plaintiffs failed to acknowledge any of Florida’s voting procedure changes subject to Section 5 pre-clearance, and the statewide injunction sought by the plaintiffs was inappropriate because the alleged violation existed in only five of Florida’s 67 counties.

The plaintiff’s filed an amended complaint on July 27, 2012 to update and expand the list of facts underlying their claims. On August 20, 2012, the defendant re-filed the motion to dismiss in accordance with the plaintiffs' amended complaint.

On July 30, 2012 the Eleventh Circuit Chief Judge, Joel F. Dubina assigned Circuit Judge Charles R. Wilson and District Judge James S. Moody to hear the case alongside District Judge James D. Whittemore. In his order, Chief Judge Dubina assigned this combination of judges to allow for a simultaneous appeal to the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court, if the situation were to arise.

Judge Whittemore denied the defendant’s motion to dismiss the first amended complaint on September 18, 2012.

On June 25, 2013, the Supreme Court decided Shelby County v Holder, holding that Section 4(b) of the Voting Rights Act was unconstitutional. Section 4(b) contained the formula that determined which jurisdictions would be subject to the pre-clearance requirements listed in Section 5. Back in the District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the defendant filed notice that further litigation in this case was unnecessary. Because the Supreme Court in Shelby County found the process for determining which jurisdictions would be covered by the Section 5 pre-clearance requirements to be unconstitutional, the defendant argued Florida was no longer covered by the Section 5 pre-clearance requirements and therefore the plaintiffs no longer had a claim upon which relief could be granted.

In light of the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County, both parties agreed that the plaintiffs' complaint should be dismissed, but they disagreed over whether or not it should be dismissed with prejudice. On July 10, 2015, the defendant filed a notice that the claim should be denied with prejudice because the invalidation of Section 4 invalidated Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act as well, meaning there was no way that the plaintiffs would be able to reopen their case. The plaintiffs however, filed a notice on July 11, 2013 to have the case dismissed with prejudice only to the extent Section 5 of the VRA was predicated on Section 4. This would allow the plaintiffs to reopen their case should Congress pass a new bill or should a future court find Section 5 was not predicated on Section 4. The plaintiffs filed this official motion request on July 15, 2013.

The District Court ultimately agreed with the defendant that the plaintiffs’ proposed order “would essentially constitute an impermissible advisory opinion” and dismissed the case with prejudice on July 24, 2013.

This case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Timothy Shoffner (6/11/2012)

Mackenzie Walz (1/19/2018)

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People

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Judge(s)

Dubina, Joel Fredrick (Alabama)

Moody, James S. Jr. (Florida)

Pizzo, Mark A. (Florida)

Whittemore, James D. (Florida)

Wilson, Charles R. (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Ebenstein, Julie A. (Florida)

Kengle, Robert A. (District of Columbia)

Lindenbaum, Dara (District of Columbia)

Marshall, Randall C (Florida)

McCarthy, Edward Robert (Florida)

Judge(s)

Dubina, Joel Fredrick (Alabama)

Moody, James S. Jr. (Florida)

Pizzo, Mark A. (Florida)

Whittemore, James D. (Florida)

Wilson, Charles R. (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Ebenstein, Julie A. (Florida)

Kengle, Robert A. (District of Columbia)

Lindenbaum, Dara (District of Columbia)

Marshall, Randall C (Florida)

McCarthy, Edward Robert (Florida)

McDonald, Moffatt Laughlin (Georgia)

O'Connor, Katie (Georgia)

Soto, Edward (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Atkinson, J Andrew (Florida)

Carvin, Michael Anthony (District of Columbia)

Davis, Ashley E. (Florida)

Gore, John M. (District of Columbia)

Nordby, Daniel E. (Florida)

Other Attorney(s)

Garrett, Jenigh Juliette (New York)

Herren, T. Christian Jr. (District of Columbia)

Perez, Thomas E. (District of Columbia)

Russ, John Albert IV (District of Columbia)

Shore, Elise S. (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

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Docket [PACER]

July 24, 2013 Docket

National Voter Registration Act Compliance

Mi Familia Vota Education Fund v. Ken Detzner

No Court

June 1, 2012 Notice Letter
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Complaint

Mi Familia Vota Education Fund v. Ken Detzner

June 8, 2012 Complaint
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Defendant Secretary of State Ken Detzner’s Motion to Dismiss

Mi Familia Vota Education Fund v. Ken Detzner

June 12, 2012 Pleading / Motion / Brief
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Designation of Three-Judge Court

Mi Familia Vota Education Fund v. Ken Detzner

July 17, 2012 Order/Opinion
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Statement of Interest of the United States

Mi Familia Vota Education Fund v. Ken Detzner

July 27, 2012 Pleading / Motion / Brief
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First Amended Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief and Request for Three Judge Panel

Mi Familia Vota Education Fund v. Ken Detzner

July 27, 2012 Complaint
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The Secretary's Motion to Dismiss First Amended Complaint

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Aug. 20, 2012 Pleading / Motion / Brief
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Order

Mi Familia Vota Education Fund v. Ken Detzner

Sept. 17, 2012 Order/Opinion
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Order

Sept. 17, 2012 Order/Opinion

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4586582/mi-familia-vota-education-fund-v-detzner/

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

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COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF AND REQUEST FOR THREE JUDGE PANEL against Ken Detzner (Filing fee $ 350 receipt number TPA11654) filed by Mi Familia Vota Education Fund, Pamela Gomez, Murat Limage. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet)(SAH) (Entered: 06/12/2012)

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June 8, 2012 RECAP
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Summons issued as to Ken Detzner. (SAH) (Entered: 06/12/2012)

June 8, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE of designation under Local Rule 3.05 - track 2 (AO) (Entered: 06/13/2012)

June 13, 2012 PACER
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MOTION for Katherine O'Connor to appear pro hac vice by All Plaintiffs. (Ebenstein, Julie) (Entered: 06/22/2012)

June 22, 2012 PACER
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MOTION for M Laughlin McDonald to appear pro hac vice by All Plaintiffs. (Ebenstein, Julie) (Entered: 06/22/2012)

June 22, 2012 PACER
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MOTION for Robert Kengle to appear pro hac vice by All Plaintiffs. (Ebenstein, Julie) (Entered: 06/22/2012)

June 22, 2012 PACER
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MOTION to extend time to Seek Pro Hac Vice Admission by Pamela Gomez, Murat Limage, Mi Familia Vota Education Fund. (McCarthy, Edward) (Entered: 06/22/2012)

June 22, 2012 PACER

***PRO HAC VICE FEES paid and Special Admission Attorney Certification Form filed by attorney Dara Lindenbaum appearing on behalf of Pamela Gomez, Murat Limage, Mi Familia Vota Education Fund (Filing fee $10 receipt number TPA11862.) (JNB)

June 25, 2012 PACER

***PRO HAC VICE FEES paid and Special Admission Attorney Certification Form filed by attorney Robert Kengle appearing on behalf of Pamela Gomez, Murat Limage, Mi Familia Vota Education Fund (Filing fee $10 receipt number TPA11862.) (JNB)

June 25, 2012 PACER

***PRO HAC VICE FEES paid and Special Admission Attorney Certification Form filed by attorney M. Laughlin McDonald appearing on behalf of Pamela Gomez, Murat Limage, Mi Familia Vota Education Fund (Filing fee $10 receipt number TPA11863.) (JNB)

June 25, 2012 PACER

***PRO HAC VICE FEES paid and Special Admission Attorney Certification Form filed by attorney Katherine O'Connor appearing on behalf of Pamela Gomez, Murat Limage, Mi Familia Vota Education Fund (Filing fee $10 receipt number TPA11863.) (JNB)

June 25, 2012 PACER
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ENDORSED ORDER granting 7 Motion to extend time to seek pro hac vice admission. Signed by Judge James D. Whittemore on 6/27/2012. (KE) (Entered: 06/27/2012)

June 27, 2012 PACER
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RETURN of service executed on 6/15/12 by Mi Familia Vota Education Fund, Pamela Gomez, Murat Limage as to Ken Detzner. (McCarthy, Edward) (Entered: 06/27/2012)

June 27, 2012 PACER
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ORDER granting 4 motion to appear pro hac vice; granting 5 motion to appear pro hac vice; granting 6 motion to appear pro hac vice. Signed by Judge James D. Whittemore on 7/2/2012. (KE) (Entered: 07/02/2012)

July 2, 2012 PACER
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NOTIFICATION OF REQUEST FOR THREE JUDGE COURT. Signed by Judge James D. Whittemore on 7/11/2012. (KE) (Entered: 07/12/2012)

July 12, 2012 PACER
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MOTION for Katie O'Connor to withdraw as attorney by Pamela Gomez, Murat Limage, Mi Familia Vota Education Fund. (O'Connor, Katie) (Entered: 07/12/2012)

July 12, 2012 PACER
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MOTION for Michael Carvin to appear pro hac vice by Ken Detzner. (Nordby, Daniel) (Entered: 07/13/2012)

July 13, 2012 PACER
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MOTION for John Gore to appear pro hac vice by Ken Detzner. (Nordby, Daniel) (Entered: 07/13/2012)

July 13, 2012 PACER
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ORDER granting 12 Motion for Katie O'Connor, Esq. to withdraw as attorney. Signed by Judge James D. Whittemore on 7/13/2012. (AO) (Entered: 07/13/2012)

July 13, 2012 PACER
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MOTION to dismiss Complaint by Ken Detzner. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4)(Nordby, Daniel) (Entered: 07/13/2012)

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July 13, 2012 PACER

***PRO HAC VICE FEES paid and Special Admission Attorney Certification Form filed by attorney John M. Gore appearing on behalf of Ken Detzner (Filing fee $10 receipt number TPA12264.) (JNB)

July 16, 2012 PACER

***PRO HAC VICE FEES paid and Special Admission Attorney Certification Form filed by attorney Michael A. Carvin appearing on behalf of Ken Detzner (Filing fee $10 receipt number TPA12264.) (JNB)

July 16, 2012 PACER
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MOTION for Dara Lindenbaum to appear pro hac vice by All Plaintiffs. (Ebenstein, Julie) (Entered: 07/20/2012)

July 20, 2012 PACER
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ORDER granting 17 motion to appear pro hac vice. Signed by Judge James D. Whittemore on 7/24/2012. (KE) (Entered: 07/24/2012)

July 24, 2012 PACER
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ORDER granting 13 motion to appear pro hac vice; granting 14 motion to appear pro hac vice. Signed by Judge James D. Whittemore on 7/24/2012. (KE) (Entered: 07/24/2012)

July 24, 2012 PACER
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AMENDED COMPLAINT First Amended Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief and Request for Three Judge Panel against Ken Detzner filed by Mi Familia Vota Education Fund, Pamela Gomez, Murat Limage. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - May 31, 2012 Letter)(Soto, Edward) (Entered: 07/27/2012)

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July 27, 2012 RECAP
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NOTICE of Filing First Amended Complaint by Pamela Gomez, Murat Limage, Mi Familia Vota Education Fund re 20 Amended complaint (Soto, Edward) Modified on 7/30/2012 (BES). (Entered: 07/27/2012)

July 27, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE of filing Statement of Interest by United States Department of Justice (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1a, # 2 Exhibit 1b, # 3 Exhibit 1c, # 4 Exhibit 1d, # 5 Exhibit 2a, # 6 Exhibit 2b, # 7 Exhibit 2c, # 8 Exhibit 2d, # 9 Exhibit 3, # 10 Exhibit 4, # 11 Exhibit 5, # 12 Exhibit 6, # 13 Exhibit 7, # 14 Exhibit 8, # 15 Exhibit 9, # 16 Exhibit 10)(Russ, John) Modified on 7/30/2012 (BES). (Entered: 07/27/2012)

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July 27, 2012 RECAP
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ENDORSED ORDER denying as moot 16 Motion to Dismiss based on the filing of an Amended Complaint. Signed by Judge James D. Whittemore on 7/30/2012. (KE) (Entered: 07/30/2012)

July 30, 2012 PACER
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DESIGNATION OF THREE-JUDGE COURT ORDER designating Circuit Judge Charles R. Wilson and District Judge James S. Moody to serve with District Judge James D. Whittemore. Signed by Chief Judge Joel F. Dubina, U.S. Court of Appeals on 7/17/2012. (JNB) (Entered: 07/30/2012)

July 30, 2012 RECAP
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MOTION to dismiss Plaintiffs' First Amended Complaint by Ken Detzner. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5)(Carvin, Michael) (Entered: 08/20/2012)

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Aug. 20, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE of Supplemental Statement of Interest by United States Department of Justice re 25 MOTION to dismiss Plaintiffs' First Amended Complaint (Garrett, Jenigh) Modified on 9/5/2012 (BES). (Entered: 09/04/2012)

Sept. 4, 2012 PACER
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RESPONSE in opposition re 25 MOTION to dismiss Plaintiffs' First Amended Complaint filed by Pamela Gomez, Murat Limage, Mi Familia Vota Education Fund. (Soto, Edward) (Entered: 09/04/2012)

Sept. 4, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Ashley E. Davis on behalf of Ken Detzner (Davis, Ashley) (Entered: 09/07/2012)

Sept. 7, 2012 PACER
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MOTION for leave to file Reply In Support Of Motion To Dismiss First Amended Complaint by Ken Detzner. (Attachments: # 1 Reply)(Carvin, Michael) (Entered: 09/11/2012)

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Sept. 11, 2012 PACER
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ENDORSED ORDER granting The Secretary's Motion for Leave to File Reply (Dkt. 29. The Clerk is directed to separately docket the Reply attached to the motion. Signed by Judge James D. Whittemore on 9/12/2012. (Whittemore, James) (Entered: 09/12/2012)

Sept. 12, 2012 PACER
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REPLY to response to motion re 25 MOTION to dismiss Plaintiffs' First Amended Complaint filed by Ken Detzner. (BES) (Entered: 09/13/2012)

Sept. 13, 2012 PACER
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ORDER denying 25 Secretary's Motion to Dismiss First Amended Complaint. Signed by Judge James D. Whittemore on 9/18/2012. (KE) (Entered: 09/18/2012)

Sept. 18, 2012 RECAP
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ANSWER and affirmative defenses to 20 Amended complaint by Ken Detzner.(Carvin, Michael) (Entered: 10/02/2012)

Oct. 2, 2012 PACER
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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE. Signed by Judge James D. Whittemore on 10/22/2012. (KE) (Entered: 10/22/2012)

Oct. 22, 2012 RECAP
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RESPONSE TO ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE re 34 Order to show cause filed by Pamela Gomez, Murat Limage, Mi Familia Vota Education Fund. (Soto, Edward) (Entered: 10/22/2012)

Oct. 22, 2012 RECAP
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CASE MANAGEMENT REPORT. (Soto, Edward) (Entered: 10/23/2012)

Oct. 23, 2012 PACER
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CASE MANAGEMENT AND SCHEDULING ORDER: Discovery due by 3/11/2013, Dispositive motions due by 4/12/2013, Pretrial Conference set for 7/12/2013 at 10:00 AM in Tampa Courtroom 13B before Judge James D. Whittemore, Non-Jury Trial set for August 2013 trial term which commences 8/5/2013. Signed by Judge James D. Whittemore on 10/29/2012. (KE) (Entered: 10/29/2012)

Oct. 29, 2012 PACER
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ORDER discharging 34 Order to show cause. Signed by Judge James D. Whittemore on 10/29/2012. (KE) (Entered: 10/30/2012)

Oct. 30, 2012 PACER
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Unopposed MOTION for to withdraw as attorney by Ken Detzner. (Davis, Ashley) (Entered: 12/10/2012)

Dec. 10, 2012 PACER
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ORDER granting 39 Motion to withdraw as attorney. Signed by Judge James D. Whittemore on 12/11/2012. (KE) (Entered: 12/11/2012)

Dec. 11, 2012 PACER
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Unopposed MOTION to stay by Ken Detzner. (Davis, Ashley) (Entered: 12/17/2012)

Dec. 17, 2012 PACER
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ORDER granting 41 Unopposed Motion to Stay Proceedings. [SEE ORDER]. Signed by Judge James D. Whittemore on 12/17/2012. (AO) (Entered: 12/17/2012)

Dec. 17, 2012 PACER

Case stayed (BES)

Dec. 18, 2012 PACER
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MOTION to stay pending decision in Shelby County by Ken Detzner. (Davis, Ashley) (Entered: 01/25/2013)

Jan. 25, 2013 PACER
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RESPONSE in Opposition re 43 MOTION to stay pending decision in Shelby County filed by Pamela Gomez, Murat Limage, Mi Familia Vota Education Fund. (Soto, Edward) (Entered: 02/06/2013)

Feb. 6, 2013 PACER
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ORDER granting in part 43 motion to stay. Signed by Judge James D. Whittemore on 2/8/2013. (KE) (Entered: 02/11/2013)

Feb. 11, 2013 PACER
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Joint MOTION for protective order by Ken Detzner, Pamela Gomez, Murat Limage, Mi Familia Vota Education Fund. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Stipulated Protective Order Governing Confidential Information and Documents)(Soto, Edward) Motions referred to Magistrate Judge Mark A. Pizzo. (Entered: 03/01/2013)

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March 1, 2013 PACER
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ORDER granting 46 Joint Motion for Protective Order. See order for details. Signed by Magistrate Judge Mark A. Pizzo on 3/13/2013. (ACS) (Entered: 03/13/2013)

March 13, 2013 PACER
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NOTICE of decision in Shelby County v. Holder by Ken Detzner (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Shelby County v. Holder)(Davis, Ashley) (Entered: 06/25/2013)

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June 25, 2013 PACER
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ORDER directing compliance with Court's 2/8/12 Order. Signed by Judge James D. Whittemore on 6/26/2013. (KE) (Entered: 06/26/2013)

June 26, 2013 PACER
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AMENDED ORDER amending 49 Order directing compliance with court order. Signed by Judge James D. Whittemore on 6/27/2013. (KE) (Entered: 06/27/2013)

June 27, 2013 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by John Andrew Atkinson on behalf of Ken Detzner (Atkinson, John) (Entered: 07/01/2013)

July 1, 2013 PACER
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NOTICE of hearing: Telephonic Status Conference set for 7/11/2013 at 04:30 PM in Tampa Courtroom 13 B before Judge James D. Whittemore. On the date/time specified, counsel shall call 1-888-684-8852; enter access code 7302428; and the security code 1294 (4 digit case number) followed by the # (pound) sign.(AO) (Entered: 07/09/2013)

July 9, 2013 PACER
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NOTICE of Proposed Order of Dismissal with Prejudice by Ken Detzner re 50 Amended Order (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Davis, Ashley) (Entered: 07/10/2013)

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July 10, 2013 PACER
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NOTICE of Proposed Order of Dismissal With Prejudice Only to Extent the Section 5 is Predicated on the Current Section 4 Coverage Formula by Pamela Gomez, Murat Limage, Mi Familia Vota Education Fund (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Soto, Edward) (Entered: 07/11/2013)

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July 11, 2013 PACER
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Minute Entry. Proceedings held before Judge James D. Whittemore: TELEPHONIC STATUS CONFERENCE held on 7/11/2013. Court Reporter: Linda Starr (AO) (Entered: 07/12/2013)

July 11, 2013 PACER
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MOTION to Dismiss Any and All Claims in Plaintiffs' First Amended Complaint Predicated on the Coverage Formula in Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act Held to Be Unconstitutional in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Soto, Edward) (Entered: 07/15/2013)

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July 15, 2013 RECAP
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ORDER granting in part 56 motion to dismiss; granting 58 Motion to Dissolve Stay. The clerk is directed to close this case. Signed by Judge James D. Whittemore on 7/24/2013. (KE) (Entered: 07/24/2013)

July 24, 2013
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RESPONSE to Motion re 56 MOTION to Dismiss Any and All Claims in Plaintiffs' First Amended Complaint Predicated on the Coverage Formula in Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act Held to Be Unconstitutional in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder filed by Ken Detzner. (Davis, Ashley) (Entered: 07/19/2013)

July 19, 2013 PACER
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MOTION for miscellaneous relief, specifically to dissolve stay by Ken Detzner. (Davis, Ashley) (Entered: 07/19/2013)

July 19, 2013 PACER
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RESPONSE to Motion re 58 MOTION for miscellaneous relief, specifically to dissolve stay filed by Pamela Gomez, Murat Limage, Mi Familia Vota Education Fund. (Soto, Edward) (Entered: 07/22/2013)

July 22, 2013 PACER

State / Territory: Florida

Case Type(s):

Election/Voting Rights

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 8, 2012

Closing Date: 2013

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

two naturalized U.S. citizens and Mi Familia Vota Education Fund, a national non-profit dedicated to increasing civic participation among Latinos

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Lawyers Comm. for Civil Rights Under Law

ACLU Affiliates (any)

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Florida Department of State, State

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Voting Rights Act, section 5, 52 U.S.C. § 10304 (previously 42 U.S.C. § 1973c)

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Defendant

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Issues

General:

Voting access

Discrimination-basis:

National origin discrimination

Voting:

Voter registration rules

National Origin/Ethnicity:

Hispanic