Case: Arcia v. Detzner

1:12-cv-22282 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Filed Date: June 17, 2012

Closed Date: 2012

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Case Summary

On June 17, 2012, this fourth lawsuit over Florida's voter purge program was filed by a group of civil and voting rights organizations against the Florida Secretary of State under Section 1983, the Voting Rights Act, and the National Voter Registration Act. They argue that the purge program discriminated against black and Latino citizens, and that it illegally happened within 90 days of a federal election.Before trial, the two sides entered into a stipulation regarding some of the claims. Flor…

On June 17, 2012, this fourth lawsuit over Florida's voter purge program was filed by a group of civil and voting rights organizations against the Florida Secretary of State under Section 1983, the Voting Rights Act, and the National Voter Registration Act. They argue that the purge program discriminated against black and Latino citizens, and that it illegally happened within 90 days of a federal election.

Before trial, the two sides entered into a stipulation regarding some of the claims. Florida agreed to re-add any voters to the rolls whose non-citizenship could not be verified and also ensured that no registered voter would have to submit a provisional ballot due to their presence on a list of potential non-citizens. In return, the plaintiffs agreed to dismiss most of their claims.

On the claim that the purge violated minority rights because it took place within 90 days of an election, the District Court (Judge William Zloch) found that the NVRA only restricted mass removals of voters because of changes in residence. As such, he ruled that Florida's removal of voters did not violate the NVRA, since the act did not disallow a purge of voters who were not eligible to register to vote in the first place. 908 F.Supp.2d 1276 (S.D. Fla. 2012).

On November 1, 2012, the plaintiffs appealed to the Eleventh Circuit, which eventually reversed the District Court's decision. In an opinion filed on December 4, 2014, the Eleventh Circuit declared Florida's removal of voters in this case violated the NVRA prohibition against systematic removal within 90 days of an election. The Court of Appeals rejected the statutory interpretation that the NVRA only prohibited the removal of citizens who have changed residences, and ordered the District Court to provide any further relief needed in the interest of justice.

The District Court entered the new final judgment in favor of the plaintiffs on February 12, 2015. The parties settled on attorneys' fees outside of the Court.

The case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Margo Schlanger (6/19/2012)

Jonathan Forman (6/30/2013)

Virginia Weeks (10/27/2016)

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People

For PACER's information on parties and their attorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4234393/parties/arcia-v-florida-secretary-of-state/


Judge(s)

Carnes, Julie E. (Georgia)

Jordan, Adalberto Jose (Florida)

Martin, Beverly Baldwin (Georgia)

Pryor, William Holcombe Jr. (Alabama)

Seltzer, Barry S. (Florida)

Suhrheinrich, Richard Fred (Michigan)

Zloch, William J. (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Amunson, Jessica Ring (District of Columbia)

Cartagena, Juan (New York)

Cohen, Michelle Kanter (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Carnes, Julie E. (Georgia)

Jordan, Adalberto Jose (Florida)

Martin, Beverly Baldwin (Georgia)

Pryor, William Holcombe Jr. (Alabama)

Seltzer, Barry S. (Florida)

Suhrheinrich, Richard Fred (Michigan)

Zloch, William J. (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Amunson, Jessica Ring (District of Columbia)

Cartagena, Juan (New York)

Cohen, Michelle Kanter (District of Columbia)

Culliton-Gonzalez, Katherine (District of Columbia)

De Leon, John (Florida)

Flanagan, Catherine (District of Columbia)

Friedman, Joshua N. (District of Columbia)

Goldman, Marc A. (District of Columbia)

Hair, Penda D. (District of Columbia)

Hebert, J. Gerald (Virginia)

Hovland, Ben (District of Columbia)

Jenkins, Marina K. (District of Columbia)

Kaplan, Lindsay Eyler (District of Columbia)

Masters, Lorelie (District of Columbia)

Nkwonta, Uzoma (District of Columbia)

Perez, Jose-Luis (New York)

Roberson-Young, Katherine (Florida)

Rodriguez-Taseff, Lida (Florida)

Rogers, Kristen M. (District of Columbia)

Sen, Diana S. (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Carvin, Michael Anthony (District of Columbia)

Davis, Ashley E. (Florida)

Gore, John M. (District of Columbia)

Nordby, Daniel E. (Florida)

Postman, Warren David (District of Columbia)

Tanenbaum, Adam S. (Florida)

Other Attorney(s)

Axelman, David (Florida)

Gewertz, Nevin M (Illinois)

Rodriguez, Raquel Aurora (Florida)

Smith, Joseph C Jr. (Colorado)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

Arcia v. Florida Secretary of State

May 26, 2015 Docket
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Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

June 19, 2012 Complaint
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Amended Order of Referral to Mediation

Aug. 24, 2012 Order/Opinion
46

Order [Granting in Part and Denying in Part Motion to Modify Pre-Trial Scheduling Order and Granting in Part and Denying in Part Motion to Amend Complaint]

Aug. 24, 2012 Order/Opinion
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Stipulation and Dismissal

Arcia v. Dentzner

Sept. 12, 2012 Settlement Agreement
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First Amended Complaint

Sept. 12, 2012 Complaint
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Motion of Bipartisan Group of Voters Luis I. Garcia, Diana K. Whitehurst, Hal David Rush, and Barbara A. Dereuil for Intervention under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 24

Sept. 20, 2012 Pleading / Motion / Brief
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Order [Granting Motion to Vacate Amended Order Referring Case to Mediation]

Sept. 21, 2012 Order/Opinion
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Order [Denying Motion to Intervene]

Sept. 28, 2012 Order/Opinion
111

Order [Denying Motion for Preliminary Injunction and Motion for Summary Judgment]

Oct. 4, 2012 Order/Opinion

Resources

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Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4234393/arcia-v-florida-secretary-of-state/

Last updated May 11, 2022, 8 p.m.

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COMPLAINT against All Defendants. Filing fee $ 350.00 receipt number 113C-4827175, filed by Karla Vanessa Arcia, Melanie Antoine, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Inc., National Congress For Puerto Rican Rights, Florida New Majority Inc., 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summon(s))(Rodriguez-Taseff, Lida) Text Modified on 6/19/2012 (cbr). (Entered: 06/19/2012)

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2 Summon(s)

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June 19, 2012 RECAP
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Judge Assignment to Judge William J. Zloch and Magistrate Judge Robin S. Rosenbaum (cbr) (Entered: 06/19/2012)

June 19, 2012 PACER
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Clerks Notice to Filer re: Electronic Case. Parties Not Added. The Filer failed to add all parties associated with the case.Filer is instructed to add the additional parties by filing a Notice of Entry of Parties. It is not necessary to re-file this document. (cbr) (Entered: 06/19/2012)

June 19, 2012 PACER
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Summons Issued as to Florida Secretary of State. (cbr) (Entered: 06/19/2012)

June 19, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE OF RECUSAL. Magistrate Judge Robin S. Rosenbaum recused. Case reassigned to Ch. Magistrate Judge Barry S. Seltzer. Signed by Magistrate Judge Robin S. Rosenbaum on 6/21/2012. (mb) (Entered: 06/21/2012)

June 21, 2012 PACER
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Notice of Entry of Parties Listed NOTE: New Filer(s) will appear twice, since they are also a new party in the case. New Filer(s)/Party(s): Veyeyo and Veyeyo. (Rodriguez-Taseff, Lida) (Entered: 06/21/2012)

June 21, 2012 PACER
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UNSTIPULATED MOTION for Substitution of Counsel by Melande Antoine, Karla Vanessa Arcia, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Inc., Florida New Majority, Inc., National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights, Veyeyo. Responses due by 7/16/2012 (Attachments: # 1 Order)(Rodriguez-Taseff, Lida) (Entered: 06/28/2012)

1 Order

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June 28, 2012 PACER
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ORDER granting 7 Unstipulated Motion for Substitution of Counsel. Added attorney Katherine Roberson-Young for Melande Antoine, Karla Vanessa Arcia, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Inc., Florida New Majority, Inc., National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights, and Veyeyo. Attorney Lida Rodriguez-Taseff terminated. Signed by Judge William J. Zloch on 6/29/2012. (bc) (Entered: 06/29/2012)

June 29, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Ashley Davis on behalf of Florida Secretary of State (Davis, Ashley) (Entered: 07/12/2012)

July 12, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Ashley Davis on behalf of Florida Secretary of State (Davis, Ashley) (Entered: 07/12/2012)

July 12, 2012 PACER
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ANSWER and Affirmative Defenses to Complaint by Florida Secretary of State.(Davis, Ashley) (Entered: 07/12/2012)

July 12, 2012 PACER
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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice, Consent to Designation and Request to Electronically Receive Notices of Electronic Filings for Juan Cartagena. Filing Fee $ 75.00. Receipt # 41866. (ksa) (Entered: 07/13/2012)

July 12, 2012 PACER
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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice, Consent to Designation and Request to Electronically Receive Notices of Electronic Filings for Jose Perez. Filing Fee $ 75.00. Receipt # 41866. (ksa) (Entered: 07/13/2012)

July 12, 2012 PACER
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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice, Consent to Designation and Request to Electronically Receive Notices of Electronic Filings for Diana Sen. Filing Fee $ 75.00. Receipt # 41866. (ksa) (Entered: 07/13/2012)

July 12, 2012 PACER
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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice, Consent to Designation and Request to Electronically Receive Notices of Electronic Filings for Uzoma Nkwonta. Filing Fee $ 75.00. Receipt # 41866. (ksa) (Entered: 07/13/2012)

July 12, 2012 PACER
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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice, Consent to Designation and Request to Electronically Receive Notices of Electronic Filings for Penda Hair. Filing Fee $ 75.00. Receipt # 41866. (ksa) (Entered: 07/13/2012)

July 12, 2012 PACER
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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice, Consent to Designation and Request to Electronically Receive Notices of Electronic Filings for Katherine Culliton-Gonzalez. Filing Fee $ 75.00. Receipt # 41866. (ksa) (Entered: 07/13/2012)

July 12, 2012 PACER
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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice, Consent to Designation and Request to Electronically Receive Notices of Electronic Filings for Ben Hovland. Filing Fee $ 75.00. Receipt # 41866. (ksa) (Entered: 07/13/2012)

July 12, 2012 PACER
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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice, Consent to Designation and Request to Electronically Receive Notices of Electronic Filings for Catherine M. Flanagan. Filing Fee $ 75.00. Receipt # 41866. (ksa) (Entered: 07/13/2012)

July 12, 2012 PACER
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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice, Consent to Designation and Request to Electronically Receive Notices of Electronic Filings for Michelle Kanter Cohen. Filing Fee $ 75.00. Receipt # 41866. (ksa) (Entered: 07/13/2012)

July 12, 2012 PACER
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Clerks Notice to Filer re 10 Notice of Attorney Appearance. Attorney Did Not Associate Themselves; ERROR - Filing attorney neglected to associate themselves to the case. The Clerk has added the attorney to the case. It is not necessary to refile this document future filings must comply with the CM/ECF Administrative Procedures and Local Rules by filing a Notice of Attorney Appearance and linking themselves to the case. (yha) (Entered: 07/13/2012)

July 13, 2012 PACER
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ORDER of Instructions. Signed by Judge William J. Zloch on 7/13/2012. (bc) (Entered: 07/16/2012)

July 16, 2012 PACER
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PAPERLESS ORDER granting 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20 Motions to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Attorneys Juan Cartagena, Jose Perez, Diana Sen, Uzoma Nkwonta, Penda Hair, Katherine Culliton-Gonzalez, Ben Hovland, Catherine M. Flanagan and Michelle Kanter Cohen are permitted to appear on behalf of Plaintiffs.Signed by Judge William J. Zloch on 7/16/2012. (bc) (Entered: 07/16/2012)

July 16, 2012 PACER
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ORDER Setting Status Conference for 7/23/2012 at 12:00 PM in Fort Lauderdale Division before Judge William J. Zloch. Signed by Judge William J. Zloch on 7/16/2012. (bc) (Entered: 07/16/2012)

July 16, 2012 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to Appear via telephone . Attorney: Katherine Roberson-Young by Karla Vanessa Arcia. Responses due by 8/6/2012 (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Roberson-Young, Katherine) (Entered: 07/20/2012)

1 Text of Proposed Order

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July 20, 2012 PACER
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Paperless ORDER denying 25 Motion for Leave to Appear Telephonically. Attorneys Michelle Kanter Cohen, Catherine Flanagan, Katherine Culliton Gonzalez, Ben Hovland, Uzoma Nkwonta, Diana Sen, Marc Goldman, and Gerry Herbert may not appear telephonically. Attorneys Katherine Roberson-Young and John DeLeon may appear at the July 23, 2012, Status Conference and speak on behalf of Plaintiffs. Signed by Judge William J. Zloch on 7/20/2012. (wjz2) (Entered: 07/20/2012)

July 20, 2012 PACER
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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice, Consent to Designation, and Request to Electronically Receive Notices of Electronic Filings for Marc A. Goldman. Filing Fee $ 75.00. Receipt # 42482. (ksa) (Entered: 07/23/2012)

July 20, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by John De Leon on behalf of Karla Vanessa Arcia (De Leon, John) (Entered: 07/22/2012)

July 22, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by John De Leon on behalf of 199SEIU UNITED HEALTHCARE WORKERS EAST FLORIDA, Melande Antoine, Karla Vanessa Arcia, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Inc., Florida New Majority, Inc., Florida Secretary of State, National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights, Veyeyo (De Leon, John) (Entered: 07/22/2012)

July 22, 2012 PACER
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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge William J. Zloch: Status Conference held on 7/23/2012. Court Reporter: Carl Schanzleh, 954-769-5488 / Carl_Schanzleh@flsd.uscourts.gov (dby) (Entered: 07/24/2012)

July 23, 2012 RECAP
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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice, Consent to Designation, and Request to Electronically Receive Notices of Electronic Filings for J. Gerald Hebert. Filing Fee $ 75.00. Receipt # 2826. (ksa) (Entered: 07/24/2012)

July 23, 2012 PACER
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PAPERLESS ORDER granting 29 and 31 Motions to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Attorneys Marc A. Goldman and J. Gerald Hebert are permitted to appear on behalf of Plaintiffs Karla Vanessa Arcia, Melande Antoine, Veyeyo, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Inc., National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights, Florida New Majority, Inc., and 199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East Florida. Signed by Judge William J. Zloch on 7/26/2012. (bc) (Entered: 07/26/2012)

July 26, 2012 PACER
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SCHEDULING REPORT - Rule 26(f) by 199SEIU UNITED HEALTHCARE WORKERS EAST FLORIDA, Melande Antoine, Karla Vanessa Arcia, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Inc., Florida New Majority, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Supplement)(De Leon, John) (Entered: 08/09/2012)

1 Supplement

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Aug. 9, 2012 RECAP
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SCHEDULING REPORT - Rule 26(f) by National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights, Veyeyo (Attachments: # 1 Supplement)(De Leon, John) (Entered: 08/09/2012)

1 Supplement

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Aug. 9, 2012 PACER
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SCHEDULING REPORT - Rule 26(f) by Florida Secretary of State (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Davis, Ashley) (Entered: 08/09/2012)

1 Text of Proposed Order

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Aug. 9, 2012 RECAP
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ORDER for Pre-Trial Conference. Pretrial Conference set for 10/5/2012 at 9:30 AM in Fort Lauderdale Division before Judge William J. Zloch. Pretrial Stipulation due by Noon, 9/21/2012. Signed by Judge William J. Zloch on 8/13/2012. (bc) (Entered: 08/13/2012)

Aug. 13, 2012 PACER
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ORDER REFERRING CASE to Mediation. Signed by Judge William J. Zloch on 8/13/2012. (bc) (Entered: 08/13/2012)

Aug. 13, 2012 PACER
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Order on Trial Instructions. Signed by Judge William J. Zloch on 8/13/2012. (bc) (Entered: 08/13/2012)

Aug. 13, 2012 PACER
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Plaintiff's Expedited MOTION to Amend/Correct 36 Scheduling Order, 38 Order on Trial Instructions, 37 Order Referring Case to Mediation by 199SEIU UNITED HEALTHCARE WORKERS EAST FLORIDA, Melande Antoine, Karla Vanessa Arcia, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Inc., Florida New Majority, Inc., National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights, Veyeyo. Responses due by 9/4/2012 (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum In Support of Motion to Amend Scheduling Order)(De Leon, John) Modified text on 8/16/2012 (asl). (Entered: 08/15/2012)

1 Memorandum In Support of Motion to Amend Scheduling Order

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Aug. 15, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE by 199SEIU UNITED HEALTHCARE WORKERS EAST FLORIDA, Melande Antoine, Karla Vanessa Arcia, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Inc., Florida New Majority, Inc., National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights, Veyeyo of Service of Plaintiffs' First Requests for Production (De Leon, John) (Entered: 08/15/2012)

Aug. 15, 2012 PACER
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RESPONSE to Motion re 39 Plaintiff's MOTION to Amend/Correct 36 Scheduling Order, 38 Order on Trial Instructions, 37 Order Referring Case to Mediation filed by Florida Secretary of State. Replies due by 8/27/2012. (Davis, Ashley) (Entered: 08/17/2012)

Aug. 17, 2012 PACER
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REPLY to Response to Motion re 39 Plaintiff's MOTION to Amend/Correct 36 Scheduling Order, 38 Order on Trial Instructions, 37 Order Referring Case to Mediation filed by 199SEIU UNITED HEALTHCARE WORKERS EAST FLORIDA, Melande Antoine, Karla Vanessa Arcia, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Inc., Florida New Majority, Inc., National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights, Veyeyo. (De Leon, John) (Entered: 08/20/2012)

Aug. 20, 2012 PACER
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MOTION to Amend/Correct 1 Complaint, by 199SEIU UNITED HEALTHCARE WORKERS EAST FLORIDA, Melande Antoine, Karla Vanessa Arcia, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Inc., Florida New Majority, Inc.. Responses due by 9/10/2012 (Attachments: # 1 Appendix)(De Leon, John) (Entered: 08/22/2012)

1 Appendix

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Aug. 22, 2012 PACER
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MOTION to Amend/Correct 1 Complaint, by National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights, Veyeyo. Responses due by 9/10/2012 (Attachments: # 1 Appendix)(De Leon, John) (Entered: 08/22/2012)

1 Appendix

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Aug. 22, 2012 PACER
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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice, Consent to Designation, and Request to Electronically Receive Notices of Electronic Filings for Lorelie S. Masters. Filing Fee $ 75.00. Receipt # 44144. (ksa) (Entered: 08/23/2012)

Aug. 23, 2012 PACER
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ORDER granting in part and denying in part 39 Motion to Modify Pre-Trial Scheduling Order and granting in part and denying in part 44 Motion to Amend Complaint. Signed by Judge William J. Zloch on 8/24/2012. (bc) (Entered: 08/24/2012)

Aug. 24, 2012 PACER
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VACATED AMENDED ORDER REFERRING CASE to Mediation. Signed by Judge William J. Zloch on 8/24/2012. (bc) Modified on 9/21/2012 (bc). (Entered: 08/24/2012)

Aug. 24, 2012 PACER
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PAPERLESS ORDER granting 45 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Attorney Lorelie S. Masters is permitted to appear on behalf of Plaintiffs. Signed by Judge William J. Zloch on 8/24/2012. (bc) (Entered: 08/24/2012)

Aug. 24, 2012 PACER
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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice, Consent to Designation, and Request to Electronically Receive Notices of Electronic Filings for Lindsay Eyler Kaplan. Filing Fee $ 75.00. Receipt # 44812. (ksa) (Entered: 09/07/2012)

Sept. 6, 2012 PACER
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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice, Consent to Designation, and Request to Electronically Receive Notices of Electronic Filings for Joshua N. Friedman. Filing Fee $ 75.00. Receipt # 44811. (ksa) (Entered: 09/07/2012)

Sept. 6, 2012 PACER
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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice, Consent to Designation, and Request to Electronically Receive Notices of Electronic Filings for Marina K. Jenkins. Filing Fee $ 75.00. Receipt # 44810. (ksa) (Entered: 09/07/2012)

Sept. 6, 2012 PACER
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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice, Consent to Designation, and Request to Electronically Receive Notices of Electronic Filings for Kristen M. Rogers. Filing Fee $ 75.00. Receipt # 44809. (ksa) (Entered: 09/07/2012)

Sept. 6, 2012 PACER
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Consent MOTION for Extension of Time of certain deadlines by 199SEIU UNITED HEALTHCARE WORKERS EAST FLORIDA, Melande Antoine, Karla Vanessa Arcia, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Inc., Florida New Majority, Inc., Florida Secretary of State, National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights, Veyeyo. Responses due by 9/24/2012 (Davis, Ashley) (Entered: 09/07/2012)

Sept. 7, 2012 PACER
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PAPERLESS ORDER granting 53 Motion for Extension of Time. Plaintiffs may file an Amended Complaint by Noon, 9/12/2012. All Motions for Summary Judgment and Motions for Judgment on the Pleadings must be filed no later than Wednesday, 9/19/2012. Resumes of experts and their reports must be exchanged no later than 9/19/2012. All discovery must be completed no later than 9/20/2012. Signed by Judge William J. Zloch on 9/10/2012. (bc) (Entered: 09/10/2012)

Sept. 10, 2012 PACER
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PAPERLESS ORDER granting 49, 50, 51 and 52 Motions to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Attorneys Lindsay Eyler Kaplan, Joshua N. Friedman, Marina K. Jenkins and Kristen M. Rogers are permitted to appear on behalf of Plaintiffs, Karla Vanessa Arcia, Melande Antoine, Veye Yo, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Inc., National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights, Florida New Majority, Inc. and 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East. Signed by Judge William J. Zloch on 9/10/2012. (bc) (Entered: 09/10/2012)

Sept. 10, 2012 PACER
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STIPULATION of Dismissal by 199SEIU UNITED HEALTHCARE WORKERS EAST FLORIDA, Melande Antoine, Karla Vanessa Arcia, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Inc., Florida New Majority, Inc., Florida Secretary of State, National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights, Veyeyo (Davis, Ashley) (Entered: 09/12/2012)

Sept. 12, 2012 RECAP
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First AMENDED COMPLAINT against All Defendants, filed by Karla Vanessa Arcia.(De Leon, John) (Entered: 09/12/2012)

Sept. 12, 2012 RECAP
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Clerks Notice to Filer re 57 Amended Complaint. Parties Not Added; ERROR - The Filer failed to add all parties- re 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East. Filer is instructed to add the additional parties by filing a Notice of Entry of Parties. (asl) (Entered: 09/13/2012)

Sept. 13, 2012 PACER
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Agreed Unopposed MOTION to Vacate 47 Order Referring Case to Mediation by 199SEIU UNITED HEALTHCARE WORKERS EAST FLORIDA, Melande Antoine, Karla Vanessa Arcia, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Inc., Florida New Majority, Inc., Florida Secretary of State, National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights, Veyeyo. Responses due by 10/4/2012 (De Leon, John) Modified text on 9/18/2012 (asl). (Entered: 09/17/2012)

Sept. 17, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE by Florida Secretary of State Pretrial Disclosures (Davis, Ashley) Modified to re-docket, see 62 on 9/19/2012 (asl). (Entered: 09/18/2012)

Sept. 18, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE by 199SEIU UNITED HEALTHCARE WORKERS EAST FLORIDA, Melande Antoine, Karla Vanessa Arcia, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Inc., Florida New Majority, Inc., National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights, Veyeyo of Pre-Trial Disclosures (De Leon, John) Modified to re-docket, see 63 on 9/19/2012 (asl). (Entered: 09/18/2012)

Sept. 18, 2012 PACER
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Pretrial Disclosure(s) re 36 Scheduling Order by Florida Secretary of State. See 60 for image (asl) (Entered: 09/19/2012)

Sept. 18, 2012 PACER
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Pretrial Disclosure(s) re 36 Scheduling Order by 199SEIU UNITED HEALTHCARE WORKERS EAST FLORIDA, Melande Antoine, Karla Vanessa Arcia, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Inc., Florida New Majority, Inc., National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights, Veyeyo. See 61 for image (asl) (Entered: 09/19/2012)

Sept. 18, 2012 PACER
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Clerks Notice to Filer re 60 Notice (Other), 61 Notice (Other). Wrong Event Selected; ERROR - The Filer selected the wrong event. The document was re-docketed by the Clerk, see 62 and 63 . It is not necessary to refile this document. (asl) (Entered: 09/19/2012)

Sept. 19, 2012 PACER
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MOTION for Preliminary Injunction, MOTION for Summary Judgment ( Responses due by 10/9/2012) by 199SEIU UNITED HEALTHCARE WORKERS EAST FLORIDA, Melande Antoine, Karla Vanessa Arcia, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Inc., Florida New Majority, Inc., National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights, Veyeyo. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum of Law in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction and Summary Judgment, # 2 Exhibit Statement of Undisputed Facts, # 3 Exhibit A, # 4 Exhibit B, # 5 Exhibit C, # 6 Exhibit D, # 7 Exhibit E)(Roberson-Young, Katherine) (Entered: 09/19/2012)

1 Memorandum of Law in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction and Summary Ju

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2 Exhibit Statement of Undisputed Facts

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3 Exhibit A

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4 Exhibit B

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5 Exhibit C

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6 Exhibit D

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7 Exhibit E

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Sept. 19, 2012 PACER
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MOTION to Expedite Preliminary Injunction Proceedings, MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order ( Responses due by 10/9/2012) by 199SEIU UNITED HEALTHCARE WORKERS EAST FLORIDA, Melande Antoine, Karla Vanessa Arcia, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Inc., Florida New Majority, Inc., National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights, Veyeyo. (Roberson-Young, Katherine) (Entered: 09/19/2012)

Sept. 19, 2012 RECAP
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MOTION to Intervene by Luis I Garcia, Diana K Whitehurst, Hal David Rush, Barbara A Dereuil. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2)(Rodriguez, Raquel) (Entered: 09/20/2012)

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2 Exhibit 2

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Sept. 20, 2012 PACER
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RESPONSE in Opposition re 66 MOTION to Expedite Preliminary Injunction Proceedings MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order filed by Florida Secretary of State. (Davis, Ashley) (Entered: 09/20/2012)

Sept. 20, 2012 PACER
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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice, Consent to Designation, and Request to Electronically Receive Notices of Electronic Filing for Nevin M. Gewertz. Filing Fee $ 75.00. Receipt # 45694. (ksa) (Entered: 09/21/2012)

Sept. 20, 2012 PACER
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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice, Consent to Designation, and Request to Electronically Receive Notices of Electronic Filing for Joseph C. Smith, Jr. Filing Fee $ 75.00. Receipt # 45693. (ksa) (Entered: 09/21/2012)

Sept. 20, 2012 PACER
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PRETRIAL STIPULATION by 199SEIU UNITED HEALTHCARE WORKERS EAST FLORIDA, Melande Antoine, Karla Vanessa Arcia, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Inc., Florida New Majority, Inc., Florida Secretary of State, National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights, Veyeyo (Davis, Ashley) (Entered: 09/21/2012)

Sept. 21, 2012 PACER
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MOTION to Expedite Consideration of Motion for Intervention Under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 24 (D.E. #67) by Barbara A Dereuil, Luis I Garcia, Hal David Rush, Diana K Whitehurst. (Rodriguez, Raquel) (Entered: 09/21/2012)

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ORDER granting 59 Motion to Vacate 47 Amended Order Referring Case to Mediation. Signed by Judge William J. Zloch on 9/21/2012. (bc) (Entered: 09/21/2012)

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ORDER Setting Evidentiary Hearing on Motion 65 for Preliminary Injunction and Summary Judgment: Motion Hearing set for 10/1/2012 at 9:30 AM in Fort Lauderdale Division before Judge William J. Zloch. Plaintiffs shall respond to 67 Motion of Bipartisan Group by Noon, 9/26/2012; Defendant shall respond to Plaintiffs' Motion 65 for Preliminary Injunction and Summary Judgment by Noon, 9/26/2012; Plaintiffs shall file their Reply in support of their Motion for Preliminary Injunction and Summary Judgment by Noon, 9/28/2012. Signed by Judge William J. Zloch on 9/21/2012. (bc) (Entered: 09/21/2012)

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PAPERLESS ORDER denying as moot 72 Motion to Expedite per DE 74 . Signed by Judge William J. Zloch on 9/24/2012. (bc) (Entered: 09/24/2012)

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NOTICE by Karla Vanessa Arcia re 65 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction MOTION for Summary Judgment Corrected Declaration and Expert Report of Dan Smith (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Declaration and Expert Report of Dan Smith)(De Leon, John) (Entered: 09/24/2012)

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NOTICE of Change of Address by Raquel A. Rodriguez (Rodriguez, Raquel) (Entered: 09/25/2012)

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NOTICE by Barbara A Dereuil, Luis I Garcia, Hal David Rush, Diana K Whitehurst OF FILING PROPOSED RESPONSE IN OPPOSITION TO PLAINTIFFS' MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION AND SUMMARY JUDGMENT (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit RESPONSE BY BIPARTISAN GROUP OF VOTERS LUIS I GARCIA, DIANA K WHITEHURST, HAL DAVID RUSH AND BARBARA A. DEREUIL IN OPPOSITION TO PLAINTIFFS' MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION AND SUMMARY JUDGMENT (D.E. #65))(Rodriguez, Raquel) (Entered: 09/26/2012)

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RESPONSE in Opposition re 65 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Florida Secretary of State. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 (Matthews Declaration), # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit Statement of Facts)(Davis, Ashley) (Entered: 09/26/2012)

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RESPONSE/REPLY to 67 MOTION to Intervene by Karla Vanessa Arcia. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A in Support of Plaintiff's Opposition to Motion for Intervention, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit B in Support of Plaintiff's Opposition to Motion for Intervention, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit C in Support of Plaintiff's Opposition to Motion for Intervention)(De Leon, John) (Entered: 09/26/2012)

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Sept. 26, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE of Striking 80 Response/Reply (Other), filed by Karla Vanessa Arcia by Karla Vanessa Arcia (De Leon, John) (Entered: 09/26/2012)

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RESPONSE/REPLY to 67 MOTION to Intervene by 199SEIU UNITED HEALTHCARE WORKERS EAST FLORIDA, Melande Antoine, Karla Vanessa Arcia, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Inc., Florida New Majority, Inc., Luis I Garcia, National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights, Veyeyo. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A in Support of Plaintiff's Opposition to Motion for Intervention, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit B in Support of Plaintiff's Opposition to Motion for Intervention, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit C in Support of Plaintiff's Opposition to Motion for Intervention)(De Leon, John) (Entered: 09/26/2012)

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Sept. 26, 2012 PACER
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RESPONSE/REPLY to 67 MOTION to Intervene by 199SEIU UNITED HEALTHCARE WORKERS EAST FLORIDA, Melande Antoine, Karla Vanessa Arcia, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Inc., Florida New Majority, Inc., National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights, Veyeyo. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A in Support of Plaintiff's Opposition to Motion for Intervention, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit B in Support of Plaintiff's Opposition to Motion for Intervention, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit C in Support of Plaintiff's Opposition to Motion for Intervention)(De Leon, John) (Entered: 09/26/2012)

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Sept. 26, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE of Striking 82 Response/Reply (Other),, filed by 199SEIU UNITED HEALTHCARE WORKERS EAST FLORIDA, National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Inc., Luis I Garcia, Veyeyo, Karla Vanessa Arcia, Melande Antoine, Florida New Majority, Inc. by 199SEIU UNITED HEALTHCARE WORKERS EAST FLORIDA, Melande Antoine, Karla Vanessa Arcia, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Inc., Florida New Majority, Inc., National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights, Veyeyo (De Leon, John) (Entered: 09/26/2012)

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NOTICE by Barbara A Dereuil, Luis I Garcia, Hal David Rush, Diana K Whitehurst re 67 MOTION to Intervene Notice of Correction (Rodriguez, Raquel) (Entered: 09/26/2012)

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Plaintiff's MOTION to Strike or, in the Alternative, to Expand the Page Limit for Plaintiff's Reply in Support of Motion for Preliminarty Injunction and Summary Judgment 78 Notice (Other), Intervenor's Proposed Response (DE 78-1) by 199SEIU UNITED HEALTHCARE WORKERS EAST FLORIDA, Melande Antoine, Karla Vanessa Arcia, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Inc., Florida New Majority, Inc., National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights, Veyeyo. Responses due by 10/15/2012 (De Leon, John). Added MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages on 9/27/2012 (yha). (Entered: 09/26/2012)

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice, Consent to Designation, and Request to Receive Notices of Electronic Filings on Behalf of Michael A. Carvin. Filing Fee $ 75.00. Receipt # 46065. (ksa) (Entered: 09/28/2012)

Sept. 26, 2012 PACER
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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice, Consent to Designation, and Request to Receive Notices of Electronic Filings on Behalf of Warren D. Postman. Filing Fee $ 75.00. Receipt # 46064. (ksa) (Entered: 09/28/2012)

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice, Consent to Designation, and Request to Receive Notices of Electronic Filings on Behalf of John M. Gore. Filing Fee $ 75.00. Receipt # 46063. (ksa) (Entered: 09/28/2012)

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Clerks Notice to Filer re 86 Plaintiff's MOTION to Strike 78 Notice (Other), Intervenor's Proposed Response (DE 78-1). Motion with Multiple Reliefs Filed as One Relief; ERROR - The Filer selected only one relief event and failed to select the additional corresponding events for each relief requested in the motion. The docket entry was corrected by the Clerk. It is not necessary to refile this document but future filings must comply with the instructions in the CM/ECF Attorney User's Manual. (yha) (Entered: 09/27/2012)

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RESPONSE in Support re 65 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by 199SEIU UNITED HEALTHCARE WORKERS EAST FLORIDA, Melande Antoine, Karla Vanessa Arcia, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Inc., Florida New Majority, Inc., National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights, Veyeyo. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A in Support of Plaintiffs Reply in Support of Plaintiffs Motion for Preliminary Injunction and Summary Judgment)(De Leon, John) (Entered: 09/28/2012)

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Sept. 28, 2012 PACER
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First MOTION Motion to Appear Telephonically re 36 Scheduling Order by 199SEIU UNITED HEALTHCARE WORKERS EAST FLORIDA, Melande Antoine, Karla Vanessa Arcia, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Inc., Florida New Majority, Inc., National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights, Veyeyo. (De Leon, John) Modified relief on 10/1/2012 (yha). (Entered: 09/28/2012)

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PAPERLESS ORDER granting 89, 90 and 91 Motions to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Attorneys Michael A. Carvin, Warren D. Postman and John M. Gore are permitted to appear on behalf of Defendant Florida Secretary of State. Signed by Judge William J. Zloch on 9/28/2012. (bc) (Entered: 09/28/2012)

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ORDER denying 67 Motion to Intervene. Signed by Judge William J. Zloch on 9/28/2012. (bc) (Entered: 09/28/2012)

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PAPERLESS ORDER denying as moot 86 Motion to Strike or Leave to File Excess Pages per DE 94 . Signed by Judge William J. Zloch on 9/28/2012. (bc) (Entered: 09/28/2012)

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PAPERLESS ORDER denying as moot 69 and 70 Motions to Appear Pro Hac Vice per DE 94 . Signed by Judge William J. Zloch on 9/28/2012. (bc) (Entered: 09/28/2012)

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MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages with Respect to Plaintiffs Reply in Support of Plaintiff's Motion for Preliminary Injunction and Summary Judgment by 199SEIU UNITED HEALTHCARE WORKERS EAST FLORIDA, Melande Antoine, Karla Vanessa Arcia, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Inc., Florida New Majority, Inc., National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights, Veyeyo. (De Leon, John) (Entered: 09/28/2012)

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Paperless ORDER granting 97 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages. Plaintiffs' Reply in Support of Their Motion for Preliminary Injunction and Summary Judgment (DE 88) that exceeds the applicable page limit is acceptable. The Court notes that any argument by Plaintiffs in said Reply (DE 88) that deals with the Prospective Intervenors' Proposed Response to Plaintiffs' Motion For Preliminary Injunction, see DE 78-1, shall not be considered by the Court, as per DE 94. Signed by Judge William J. Zloch on 9/28/2012. (wjz2) (Entered: 09/28/2012)

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Clerks Notice to Filer re 92 First MOTION Motion to Appear Telephonically re 36 Scheduling Order . Wrong Motion Relief(s) Selected; ERROR - The Filer selected the wrong motion relief(s) when docketing the motion. The correction was made by the Clerk. It is not necessary to refile this document but future motions filed must include applicable reliefs. (yha) (Entered: 10/01/2012)

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge William J. Zloch: Motion Hearing held on 10/1/2012 re 65 Motion for Preliminary Injunction. Witness Dale Ewart and Wifredo Seda testified. Court Reporter: Carl Schanzleh, 954-769-5488 / Carl_Schanzleh@flsd.uscourts.gov (Attachments: # 1 Plaintiff's Exhibit List, # 2 Defendant's Exhibit List) (bc) (Entered: 10/01/2012)

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State / Territory: Florida

Case Type(s):

Election/Voting Rights

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 17, 2012

Closing Date: 2012

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Individuals and groups affected by Florida's efforts to purge non-citizens from its voting rolls.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

LatinoJustice PRLDEF

Advancement Project

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Florida Sec'y of State, 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)

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Voting Rights Act, section 2, 52 U.S.C. § 10301 (previously 42 U.S.C. § 1973)

Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Non-settlement Outcome

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Attorneys fees

Declaratory Judgment

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Litigation

Issues

General:

Voting access

Discrimination-basis:

National origin discrimination

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

Voting:

Voter registration rules

National Origin/Ethnicity:

Hispanic