Case: United States v. State of Florida

4:12-cv-00285 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida

Filed Date: June 12, 2012

Closed Date: 2013

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Case Summary

On June 12, 2012, the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed this lawsuit against the State of Florida and the Florida Secretary of State in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida. The DOJ brought this action under Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), 42 U.S.C. § 1973gg-9, alleging that the State of Florida violated the NVRA by conducting a systematic program to purge voters from its voter registration rolls within the statu…

On June 12, 2012, the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed this lawsuit against the State of Florida and the Florida Secretary of State in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida. The DOJ brought this action under Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), 42 U.S.C. § 1973gg-9, alleging that the State of Florida violated the NVRA by conducting a systematic program to purge voters from its voter registration rolls within the statutorily-required 90-day quiet period before an election for federal office. In addition, the DOJ alleged that Florida's use of inaccurate and unreliable voter verification procedures violated NVRA's requirements that any such program be uniform and nondiscriminatory. The DOJ sought a declaratory judgment and an injunction against Florida taking any further steps in connection with its voter purge program.

On June 15, 2012, the DOJ moved for a temporary restraining order to enjoin the State from implementing the program. Various organizations, including the Judicial Watch, True the Vote, and the Brennan Center for Justice at the NYU School of Law filed amicus briefs in support of the motion.

On June 28, 2012, U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle denied the motion finding that the State had "abandoned the [voter purge] program." Judge Hinkle held that the State's program did not violate the 90-day quiet period provision of the NVRA. However, Judge Hinkle noted that it was likely that the voter purge was invalid because it was not "uniform" and "non-discriminatory." Judge Hinkle emphasized that it was possible for the State to design a program program that "accurately identifies noncitizens who are registered to vote without unnecessarily challenging citizens could meet the requirement of uniformity and nondiscrimination," but that the current program likely violated the NVRA. 870 F. Supp. 2d 1346 (N.D. Fla. 2012).

In June of 2012, four individuals and an organization, Judicial Watch, moved to intervene in this action, claiming that if noncitizens were improperly registered to vote, it would dilute the votes of properly registered voters. Another organization, True the Vote, moved to intervene as well, wanting to ensure that the state properly maintained accurate voting lists.

On September 27, 2012, the parties moved jointly to stay the proceedings until after the election. Judge Hinkle granted the motion on October 10, 2012. Judge Hinkle denied the motions to intervene on November 6, 2012, finding that the intervening parties had their interests adequately represented by the State.

On January 10, 2013, the parties jointly stipulated to dismiss this action, and on January 16, 2013, Judge Hinkle dismissed the case. Although the legality of the program was not fully litigated in this case, in 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit held that the 2012 voter purge program did, in fact, violate the NVRA. Arcia v. Fla. Sec'y of State, 772 F.3d 1335 (11th Cir. 2014). More information about that case can be found at VR-FL-0170 in this Clearinghouse.

Summary Authors

John He (10/16/2016)

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People

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Judge(s)

Hinkle, Robert Lewis (Florida)

Stampelos, Charles A (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Garrett, Jenigh Juliette (New York)

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

Marsh, Pamela (Florida)

Perez, Thomas E. (District of Columbia)

Russ, John Albert IV (District of Columbia)

Shore, Elise S. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Carvin, Michael Anthony (District of Columbia)

Davis, Ashley E. (Florida)

Judge(s)

Hinkle, Robert Lewis (Florida)

Stampelos, Charles A (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Garrett, Jenigh Juliette (New York)

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

Marsh, Pamela (Florida)

Perez, Thomas E. (District of Columbia)

Russ, John Albert IV (District of Columbia)

Shore, Elise S. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Carvin, Michael Anthony (District of Columbia)

Davis, Ashley E. (Florida)

Katsas, Gregory George (District of Columbia)

Nordby, Daniel E. (Florida)

Postman, Warren David (District of Columbia)

Other Attorney(s)

Fedeli, Christopher Alan (District of Columbia)

Kasdan, Diana (New York)

Lunny, Christopher Brian (Florida)

Rodriguez, Raquel Aurora (Florida)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

United States v. Florida

Jan. 16, 2013 Docket

[Regarding Violation of Civil Rights Act and National Voter Registration Act]

[U.S. v. Florida]

No Court

June 11, 2012 Correspondence
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Complaint

United States v. Florida

June 12, 2012 Complaint
34

Order Denying A Temporary Restraining Order

United States v. Florida

870 F.Supp.2d 1346

June 28, 2012 Order/Opinion
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Joint Stipulation of Dismissal

USA v. State of Florida

Jan. 10, 2013 Order/Opinion
55

Order Closing the File

USA v. State of Florida

Jan. 16, 2013 Order/Opinion

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Docket

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CIVIL COVER SHEET. (MARSH, PAMELA) Modified on 6/13/2012 (krb). (Entered: 06/12/2012)

June 12, 2012 PACER
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COMPLAINT against All Defendants, filed by UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. (Attachments: # 1 Attachment 1, # 2 Attachment 2, # 3 Attachment 3, # 4 Attachment 4, # 5 Attachment 5, # 6 Attachment 6) (MARSH, PAMELA) Modified on 6/13/2012 (krb). (Entered: 06/12/2012)

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June 12, 2012 RECAP
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Summons Issued as to KEN DETZNER, STATE OF FLORIDA. (krb) (Entered: 06/12/2012)

June 12, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by ELISE SANDRA SHORE on behalf of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (SHORE, ELISE) (Entered: 06/13/2012)

June 13, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by JOHN ALBERT RUSS, IV on behalf of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (RUSS, JOHN) (Entered: 06/13/2012)

June 13, 2012 PACER
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ORDER OF DISQUALIFICATION. SENIOR JUDGE WILLIAM STAFFORD recused. Case reassigned to JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE for all further proceedings. Signed by SENIOR JUDGE WILLIAM STAFFORD on 06/13/2012. (krb) (Entered: 06/14/2012)

June 13, 2012 PACER

ACTION REQUIRED BY DISTRICT JUDGE: Chambers of JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE notified that action is needed, Re: 6 ORDER OF DISQUALIFICATION. (krb)

June 14, 2012 PACER
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SUMMONS Returned Executed - STATE OF FLORIDA served on 6/12/2012, answer due 7/3/2012. (krb) (Entered: 06/19/2012)

June 14, 2012 PACER
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SUMMONS Returned Executed - KEN DETZNER served on 6/12/2012, answer due 7/3/2012. (krb) (Entered: 06/19/2012)

June 14, 2012 PACER
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MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order and Memorandum in Support of Motion by UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 A1 to A4, # 2 Exhibit 1 A5 to A7, # 3 Exhibit 2, # 4 Exhibit 3, # 5 Exhibit 4, # 6 Exhibit 5, # 7 Exhibit 6, # 8 Exhibit 7, # 9 Exhibit 8, # 10 Exhibit 9, # 11 Exhibit 10, # 12 Exhibit 11, # 13 Exhibit 12) (RUSS, JOHN) (Entered: 06/15/2012)

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June 15, 2012 RECAP

Set/Reset Deadlines as to 7 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order and Memorandum in Support of Motion. (Internal deadline for referral to judge if response not filed earlier: 7/3/2012). (dlt)

June 15, 2012 PACER
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ORDER SETTING A SCHEDULING CONFERENCE. Signed by JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE on 6/18/12. (sms) (Entered: 06/18/2012)

June 18, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE OF TELEPHONIC HEARING: Telephonic Scheduling Conference set for 6/18/2012 04:30 PM before JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE, United States Courthouse, 111 North Adams St., Tallahassee, Florida 32301. Parties are instructed to call (850) 521-3601 at the time of hearing. NOTE: If you or any party, witness or attorney in this matter has a disability that requires special accommodation, such as, a hearing impairment that requires a sign language interpreter or a wheelchair restriction that requires ramp access, please contact Elizabeth Lawrence at 850-521-3501 in the Clerk's Office at least one week prior to the hearing (or as soon as possible) so arrangements can be made. s/ Elizabeth LawrenceCourtroom Deputy Clerk (erl) (Entered: 06/18/2012)

June 18, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by DANIEL ELDEN NORDBY on behalf of KEN DETZNER (NORDBY, DANIEL) (Entered: 06/18/2012)

June 18, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by ASHLEY E DAVIS on behalf of KEN DETZNER (DAVIS, ASHLEY) (Entered: 06/18/2012)

June 18, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by JENIGH J GARRETT on behalf of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (GARRETT, JENIGH) (Entered: 06/18/2012)

June 18, 2012 PACER
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ORDER SETTING THE SCHEDULE ON THE MOTION FOR A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER. Signed by JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE on 6/18/12. (sms) (Entered: 06/18/2012)

June 18, 2012 PACER
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Minute Entry for proceedings held before JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE:Scheduling Conference held on 6/18/2012. Parties discuss schedule for the Motion for Temporary Restraining Order. Ruling by Court: The deadline for filing a response to the motion is June 25, 2012. Oral argument on the motion will be held on June 27, 2012 at 10:00 am. (Court Reporter Lisa Jones) (erl) (Entered: 06/19/2012)

June 18, 2012 PACER

Set Deadline, per 13 ORDER. (Memorandum in Opposition: By 5:00 p.m. on June 25, 2012, the defendants must file a memorandum and any evidence on which they rely in opposition to the motion for a temporary restraining order - by 6/25/2012.) By a separate notice, the clerk must set oral argument on the motion for Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. (krb)

June 18, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE of Hearing on 7 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order : Oral Argument on Motion set for 6/27/2012 10:00 AM before JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE, United States Courthouse, Courtroom 5 East, 111 North Adams St., Tallahassee, Florida 32301. NOTE: If you or any party, witness or attorney in this matter has a disability that requires special accommodation, such as, a hearing impairment that requires a sign language interpreter or a wheelchair restriction that requires ramp access, please contact Elizabeth Lawrence at 850-521-3501 in the Clerk's Office at least one week prior to the hearing (or as soon as possible) so arrangements can be made. s/ Elizabeth LawrenceCourtroom Deputy Clerk (erl) (Entered: 06/19/2012)

June 19, 2012 PACER
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First MOTION to Intervene by LUIS I GARCIA, DIANA K WHITEHURST, HAL DAVID RUSH, BARBARA A DEREUIL. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A) (RODRIGUEZ, RAQUEL) (Entered: 06/20/2012)

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June 20, 2012 PACER
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First MOTION to Expedite by BARBARA A DEREUIL, LUIS I GARCIA, HAL DAVID RUSH, DIANA K WHITEHURST. (RODRIGUEZ, RAQUEL) (Entered: 06/20/2012)

June 20, 2012 PACER

Set Deadline, re 18 First MOTION to Intervene. (Internal deadline for referral to judge if Response not filed earlier: 7/9/2012). (krb)

June 20, 2012 PACER

Set Deadline, re 19 First MOTION to Expedite. (Internal deadline for referral to judge if Response not filed earlier: 7/9/2012). (krb)

June 20, 2012 PACER
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INITIAL SCHEDULING ORDER. Signed by JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE on 06/21/2012. (Fed.R.Civ.P. 7.1 Corporate Disclosure Statement Deadline set for 7/5/2012. Rule 26 Meeting Report due by 8/6/2012. Discovery due by 10/17/2012.) (krb) (Entered: 06/21/2012)

June 21, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE OF COMPLIANCE WITH N.D. FLA LOC.R. 7.1(B) by BARBARA A DEREUIL, LUIS I GARCIA, HAL DAVID RUSH, DIANA K WHITEHURST (AXELMAN, DAVID) (Entered: 06/21/2012)

June 21, 2012 PACER
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ORDER SETTING THE SCHEDULING ON THE MOTION TO INTERVENE. Signed by JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE on 6/21/12. (sms) (Entered: 06/21/2012)

June 21, 2012 PACER

Set Deadline, per 22 ORDER SETTING THE SCHEDULING ON THE MOTION TO INTERVENE, re 23 INTERVENOR'S NOTICE OF COMPLIANCE WITH COURT'S ORDER. (Response Deadline: The plaintiff must file a response to the motion to intervene (a) by June 26, 2012, at 5:00 p.m., if the proposed intervenors file a timely notice of yielded oral-argument time, or (b) otherwise, July 9, 2012 - 6/26/2012). (krb)

June 21, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE INTERVENOR'S NOTICE OF COMPLIANCE WITH COURT'S ORDER DATED JUNE 21, 2012 (D.E. #22) by BARBARA A DEREUIL, LUIS I GARCIA, HAL DAVID RUSH, DIANA K WHITEHURST re 22 Order (AXELMAN, DAVID) (Entered: 06/22/2012)

June 22, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by MICHAEL ANTHONY CARVIN on behalf of KEN DETZNER (CARVIN, MICHAEL) (Entered: 06/25/2012)

June 25, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by WARREN DAVID POSTMAN on behalf of KEN DETZNER (POSTMAN, WARREN) (Entered: 06/25/2012)

June 25, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by GREGORY GEORGE KATSAS on behalf of KEN DETZNER (KATSAS, GREGORY) (Entered: 06/25/2012)

June 25, 2012 PACER
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RESPONSE in Opposition re 7 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order and Memorandum in Support of Motion filed by KEN DETZNER, STATE OF FLORIDA. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2) (CARVIN, MICHAEL) (Entered: 06/25/2012)

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June 25, 2012 PACER
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MOTION to Intervene ; Memorandum in Support; and Request to Expedite by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC., TRUE THE VOTE. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1) (LUNNY, CHRISTOPHER) (Entered: 06/26/2012)

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June 26, 2012 PACER
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Corporate Disclosure Statement/Certificate of Interested Persons by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC., TRUE THE VOTE. (LUNNY, CHRISTOPHER) (Entered: 06/26/2012)

June 26, 2012 PACER
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MEMORANDUM in Opposition re 18 First MOTION to Intervene by Garcia Intervenors filed by UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit Exhibit 5) (GARRETT, JENIGH) (Entered: 06/26/2012)

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June 26, 2012 PACER
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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC., TRUE THE VOTE re 28 MOTION to Intervene ; Memorandum in Support; and Request to Expedite, 29 Corporate Disclosure Statement/Certificate of Interested Persons (LUNNY, CHRISTOPHER) (Entered: 06/26/2012)

June 26, 2012 PACER
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MOTION to File Amicus Brief by BRENNAN CENTER FOR JUSTICE AT N.Y.U. SCHOOL OF LAW, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF FLORIDA, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF THE UNITED STATES. (Internal deadline for referral to judge if response not filed earlier: 7/16/2012). (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Brief of Amici Curiae) (KASDAN, DIANA) (Entered: 06/26/2012)

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June 26, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE OF FILING OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT of Proceedings held on 06/27/2012, before Judge ROBERT L. HINKLE. Court Reporter/Transcriber Judy A. Nolton, Telephone number 850-561-6822. Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER. Redaction Request due 7/5/2012. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 10/2/2012. (jag) Modified on 10/11/2012 to UNSEAL TRANSCRIPT (dlt). (Entered: 06/27/2012)

June 27, 2012 PACER
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Minute Entry for proceedings held before JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE:Motion Hearing held on 6/27/2012 re 7 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order. Ruling by Court: The motion is DENIED. (Court Reporter Judy Nolton) (erl) (Entered: 06/28/2012)

June 27, 2012 PACER
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ORDER Denying 7 A Motion for Temporary Restraining Order. Signed by JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE on 6/28/12. (sms) (Entered: 06/28/2012)

June 28, 2012 RECAP
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NOTICE of Appearance by CHRISTOPHER ALAN FEDELI on behalf of JUDICIAL WATCH, INC., TRUE THE VOTE (FEDELI, CHRISTOPHER) (Entered: 06/29/2012)

June 29, 2012 PACER
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ORDER GRANTING 32 LEAVE TO FILE AN AMICUS BRIEF AND TO FILE REPLY MEMORANDA IN SUPPORT OF THE MOTIONS TO INTERVENE. The amicus brief, ECF No. [32-1], is deemed properly filed and was considered in ruling on the motion for a temporary restraining order. (Memorandum in Opposition: A party who opposes the motion to intervene filed by Judicial Watch, Inc., and others, ECF No. 28, must file a memorandum - due by 7/13/2012. Memorandum in Support: A party seeking intervention - including Judicial Watch, Inc., and others, and Luis I. Garcia and others - may file a reply memorandum in support of the motion to intervene - by 7/20/2012.) Signed by JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE on 06/29/2012. (krb) (Entered: 07/02/2012)

June 29, 2012 PACER
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ANSWER to 2 Complaint, by KEN DETZNER, STATE OF FLORIDA. (CARVIN, MICHAEL) (Entered: 07/03/2012)

July 3, 2012 RECAP
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MEMORANDUM in Opposition re 28 MOTION to Intervene ; Memorandum in Support; and Request to Expedite filed by UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4) (SHORE, ELISE) (Entered: 07/13/2012)

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July 13, 2012 PACER
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REPLY to Response to Motion re 18 First MOTION to Intervene filed by BARBARA A DEREUIL, LUIS I GARCIA, HAL DAVID RUSH, DIANA K WHITEHURST. (AXELMAN, DAVID) (Entered: 07/19/2012)

July 19, 2012 PACER
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REPLY by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC., TRUE THE VOTE re 39 Memorandum in Opposition to Motion, Judicial Watch, Inc. and True the Vote's Reply to Plaintiff's Opposition and Response to Motion for Intervention by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC., TRUE THE VOTE. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2) (LUNNY, CHRISTOPHER) (Entered: 07/20/2012)

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July 20, 2012 PACER
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REPORT of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting. (SHORE, ELISE) (Entered: 08/01/2012)

Aug. 1, 2012 PACER
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SCHEDULING ORDER. Signed by JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE on 08/08/2012. (Discovery due by 12/17/2012. Summary-Judgment Motions to be filed by 1/7/2013. The clerk must set a scheduling conference for the first available date on or after January 3, 2013. (krb) (Entered: 08/08/2012)

Aug. 8, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE OF TELEPHONIC HEARING: Telephonic Scheduling Conference set for 1/17/2013 11:00 AM before JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE, United States Courthouse, 111 North Adams St., Tallahassee, Florida 32301. Parties are instructed to call (850) 521-3601 at the time of hearing. NOTE: If you or any party, witness or attorney in this matter has a disability that requires special accommodation, such as, a hearing impairment that requires a sign language interpreter or a wheelchair restriction that requires ramp access, please contact Elizabeth Lawrence at 850-521-3501 in the Clerk's Office at least one week prior to the hearing (or as soon as possible) so arrangements can be made. s/ Elizabeth LawrenceCourtroom Deputy Clerk (erl) (Entered: 08/20/2012)

Aug. 20, 2012 PACER
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MOTION to Extend Timeand Amend Scheduling Order by UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. (RUSS, JOHN) (Entered: 08/29/2012)

Aug. 29, 2012 PACER
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ORDER EXTENDING THE DEADLINES FOR 26(a)(2) DISCLOSURES AND FOR AMENDING A PLEADING. Granting 45 Motion to Extend Time. Signed by JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE on 8/31/12. (pll) (Entered: 08/31/2012)

Aug. 31, 2012 PACER
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Joint MOTION to Stay Proceedings by UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. (SHORE, ELISE) (Entered: 09/27/2012)

Sept. 27, 2012 RECAP
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ORDER STAYING PROCEEDINGS - GRANTED IN PART 47 Parties' Joint MOTION to Stay Proceedings. ( Parties' Joint Status Report due by 12/4/2012.) All deadlines that did not pass prior to September 27, 2012, are tolled until otherwise ordered. All proceedings other than the pending motions to intervene are stayed until otherwise ordered. Signed by JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE on 10/10/2012. (dlt) (Entered: 10/10/2012)

Oct. 10, 2012 RECAP
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ORDER denying 28 Motion to Intervene; denying 18 Motion to Intervene. Signed by JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE on 11/6/12. (sms) (Entered: 11/06/2012)

Nov. 6, 2012 RECAP
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Joint MOTION to Stay by KEN DETZNER, STATE OF FLORIDA. (DAVIS, ASHLEY) (Entered: 12/03/2012)

Dec. 3, 2012 RECAP
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ORDER EXTENDING THE STAY - The parties' joint motion to extend the stay, ECF No. 50, is GRANTED. The parties must file a joint status report by January 11, 2013, addressing the status of the case and setting out their proposed schedule for further proceedings. (Miscellaneous Deadline: Joint Status Report - by 1/11/2013.) Signed by JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE on 12/5/2012. (tdl) (Entered: 12/06/2012)

Dec. 5, 2012 PACER
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MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney by KEN DETZNER, STATE OF FLORIDA. (DAVIS, ASHLEY) (Entered: 12/10/2012)

Dec. 10, 2012 PACER
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ORDER GRANTING LEAVE TO WITHDRAW NORDBY - The unopposed motion of attorney Daniel E. Nordby for leave to withdraw as an attorney for the defendants, ECF No. 52, is GRANTED, effective immediately. Signed by JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE on 12/12/2012.**Attorney DANIEL ELDEN NORDBY terminated** (tdl) (Entered: 12/13/2012)

Dec. 12, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE of Voluntary Dismissal by UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (SHORE, ELISE) (Entered: 01/10/2013)

Jan. 10, 2013 RECAP
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ORDER CLOSING THE FILE. Signed by JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE on 1/16/2013. (tdl) (Entered: 01/16/2013)

Jan. 16, 2013 PACER

State / Territory: Florida

Case Type(s):

Election/Voting Rights

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 12, 2012

Closing Date: 2013

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

U.S. Department of Justice

Plaintiff Type(s):

U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Florida, State

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

National Voter Registration Act ("Motor Voter law"), 52 U.S.C. § 20501 (previously 42 U.S.C. § 1973gg)

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Unknown

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief denied

Issues

General:

Voting

Voting access

Discrimination-basis:

National origin discrimination

Voting:

Voter registration rules