Case: NAACP v. Merrill

3:18-cv-01094 | U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut

Filed Date: June 28, 2018

Case Ongoing

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Case Summary

On June 28, 2018, the NAACP, the Connecticut State Conference of the NAACP, and several private citizens of Hamden and New Haven filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. The plaintiffs sued the state of Connecticut and the Connecticut State Elections Board under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Represented by the Rule of Law Clinic at Yale Law School and the NAACP, they claimed that the Defendants' 2011 Redistricting Plan, which entailed "prison gerrymandering," violated …

On June 28, 2018, the NAACP, the Connecticut State Conference of the NAACP, and several private citizens of Hamden and New Haven filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. The plaintiffs sued the state of Connecticut and the Connecticut State Elections Board under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Represented by the Rule of Law Clinic at Yale Law School and the NAACP, they claimed that the Defendants' 2011 Redistricting Plan, which entailed "prison gerrymandering," violated the “one person, one vote” principle of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. They sought a declaration of unconstitutionality, an injunction against conducting elections for the Connecticut House of Representatives and Senate under the 2011 Redistricting Plan in the 2020 electoral cycle, and—in the event that the defendants were unable to implement a plan that was satisfactory—a court-ordered redistricting plan. The plaintiffs also sought attorney’s fees. This case was assigned to Judge Warren W. Eginton.

The complaint explained that in 2011 Connecticut adopted a redistricting plan for use in the 2018 and 2020 elections. The plan implemented "prison gerrymandering" in drawing lines for state legislative districts, which meant that it counts incarcerated individuals as residing in a state prison facility, rather than at their pre-incarceration address. In Connecticut, prison gerrymandering had become a particularly severe problem because of the State’s concentration of prisoners at facilities that are significant distances from their home communities. As a result of this practice, prisoners were not likely to have their legislative interests protected by representatives from the rural areas where prisons are located. The complaint alleged that such prison gerrymandering inflated the voting strength of rural white voters and diluted the voting strength of urban African-American and Latino voters.

On September 6, 2018, the defendants filed a motion to dismiss the case. They argued the case was barred by the Eleventh Amendment and that the complaint failed to state a claim. On February 15, 2019, Judge Eginton denied the defendant's motion and allowed the case to go to discovery.

On March 7, 2019, the defendants appealed the order to the Second Circuit, stating that it violated Eleventh Amendment sovereign immunity. On September 24, 2019, the Second Circuit issued an opinion affirming the district court's decision as to the Eleventh Amendment claim. However, it also remanded the case because the claim presented a substantial federal question, therefore a three-judge panel was required. 939 F.3d 470.

On September 26, 2019, the case was transferred to Judge Janet Bond Arterton.

On October 15, 2019 the plaintiffs filed an amended complaint, addressing several claims made by the defendants in their motion to dismiss and alleging that they there was a racially disparate impact, even if less than 10% of the population was impacted by prison gerrymandering.

On October 17, 2019, in response to the Second Circuit's opinion, United States Circuit Judges John M. Walker, Jr. and Peter W. Hall were designated to hear and determine the action. As of November 22, 2019, the case is still ongoing.

Summary Authors

Eva Richardson (10/2/2018)

Caitlin Kierum (11/22/2019)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/7304938/parties/national-association-for-the-advancement-of-colored-people-v-merrill/


Judge(s)

Arterton, Janet Bond (Connecticut)

Bianco, Joseph Frank (New York)

Chin, Denny (New York)

Eginton, Warren William (Connecticut)

Wesley, Richard C. (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Alter, Benjamin Dylan (New York)

Berry, Bradford (Maryland)

Metcalf, Hope R. (Connecticut)

Rosen, David N. (Connecticut)

Wishnie, Michael J. (Connecticut)

Judge(s)

Arterton, Janet Bond (Connecticut)

Bianco, Joseph Frank (New York)

Chin, Denny (New York)

Eginton, Warren William (Connecticut)

Wesley, Richard C. (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Alter, Benjamin Dylan (New York)

Berry, Bradford (Maryland)

Metcalf, Hope R. (Connecticut)

Rosen, David N. (Connecticut)

Wishnie, Michael J. (Connecticut)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Osborne, Maura Murphy (Connecticut)

Skold, Michael K. (Connecticut)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Taubes, Alexander T. (Connecticut)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People v. Merrill

Nov. 8, 2019 Docket
1

Complaint

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People v. Merrill

June 28, 2018 Complaint
27

Ruling on Motion to Dismiss

2019 WL 4917537

Feb. 15, 2019 Order/Opinion

Opinion

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

939 F.3d 470

Sept. 24, 2019 Order/Opinion
58

First Amended Complaint

Oct. 15, 2019 Complaint

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/7304938/national-association-for-the-advancement-of-colored-people-v-merrill/

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
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COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $400 receipt number ACTDC-4883484.), filed by Garry Monk, Justin Farmer, Dione Zackery, NAACP Connecticut State Conference, Germano Kimbro, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Conley Monk.(Wishnie, Michael) (Entered: 06/28/2018)

June 28, 2018 RECAP

Request to Issue Summons

June 28, 2018 PACER

Request for Clerk to issue summons as to All Defendants. (Wishnie, Michael)

June 28, 2018 PACER

Add and Terminate Judges

June 28, 2018 PACER

Judge Warren W. Eginton added. (Oliver, T.)

June 28, 2018 PACER
2

Order on Pretrial Deadlines: Amended Pleadings due by 8/27/2018. Discovery due by 12/28/2018. Dispositive Motions due by 2/1/2019. Signed by Clerk on 6/28/2018.(Fazekas, J.) (Entered: 06/28/2018)

June 28, 2018 RECAP
3

ELECTRONIC FILING ORDER FOR COUNSEL - PLEASE ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH COURTESY COPY REQUIREMENTS IN THIS ORDER Signed by Judge Warren W. Eginton on 6/28/2018.(Fazekas, J.) (Entered: 06/28/2018)

June 28, 2018 PACER
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STANDING PROTECTIVE ORDER Signed by Judge Warren W. Eginton on 6/28/2018.(Fazekas, J.) (Entered: 06/28/2018)

June 28, 2018 PACER
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NOTICE TO COUNSEL/SELF-REPRESENTED PARTIES : Counsel or self-represented parties initiating or removing this action are responsible for serving all parties with attached documents and copies of 4 Standing Protective Order, 2 Order on Pretrial Deadlines, 3 Electronic Filing Order, 1 Complaint, filed by Dione Zackery, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, NAACP Connecticut State Conference, Justin Farmer, Germano Kimbro, Conley Monk, Garry Monk Signed by Clerk on 6/28/2018.(Fazekas, J.) (Entered: 06/28/2018)

June 28, 2018 PACER
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ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED in accordance with Fed. R. Civ. P. 4 and LR 4 as to *Dannel P. Malloy, Denise Merrill* with answer to complaint due within *21* days. Attorney *Michael J. Wishnie* *Jerome N. Frank Legal Services - Wall St* *Yale Law School, 127 Wall Street* *New Haven, CT 06511*. (Fazekas, J.) (Entered: 06/28/2018)

June 28, 2018 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Michael Skold on behalf of Dannel P. Malloy, Denise Merrill (Skold, Michael) (Entered: 07/16/2018)

July 16, 2018 PACER
8

Consent MOTION for Extension of Time until 09/06/2018 To Respond to Complaint 1 Complaint, by Dannel P. Malloy, Denise Merrill. (Skold, Michael) (Entered: 07/16/2018)

July 16, 2018 RECAP
9

NOTICE of Appearance by Maura Murphy-Osborne on behalf of Dannel P. Malloy, Denise Merrill (Murphy-Osborne, Maura) (Entered: 07/16/2018)

July 16, 2018 PACER
10

ORDER granting 8 Motion for Extension of Time. Signed by Judge Warren W. Eginton on 7/17/2018. (Gould, K.) (Entered: 07/17/2018)

July 17, 2018 PACER

Update Answer Deadline

July 17, 2018 PACER

Answer deadline updated for Dannel P. Malloy to 9/6/2018; Denise Merrill to 9/6/2018. (Gould, K.)

July 17, 2018 PACER
11

AFFIDAVIT of Service for Complaint, Summons and pretrial orders served on Denise Merrill and Dannel Malloy on July 2, 2018, filed by Justin Farmer, Germano Kimbro, Conley Monk, Garry Monk, NAACP Connecticut State Conference, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Dione Zackery. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Wishnie, Michael) (Entered: 07/20/2018)

1 Exhibit A

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July 20, 2018 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Hope R. Metcalf on behalf of Justin Farmer, Germano Kimbro, Conley Monk, Garry Monk, NAACP Connecticut State Conference, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (Metcalf, Hope) (Entered: 08/15/2018)

Aug. 15, 2018 RECAP
13

Joint REPORT of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting. (Wishnie, Michael) (Entered: 08/25/2018)

Aug. 25, 2018 RECAP
14

MOTION to Dismiss by Dannel P. Malloy, Denise Merrill.Responses due by 9/27/2018 (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support of Motion to Dismiss)(Skold, Michael) (Entered: 09/06/2018)

1 Memorandum in Support of Motion to Dismiss

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Sept. 6, 2018 PACER
15

MOTION to Stay re 14 MOTION to Dismiss by Dannel P. Malloy, Denise Merrill.Responses due by 9/27/2018 (Skold, Michael) (Entered: 09/06/2018)

Sept. 6, 2018 RECAP
16

Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 14 MOTION to Dismiss, 15 MOTION to Stay re 14 MOTION to Dismiss until October 4, 2018 by Justin Farmer, Germano Kimbro, Conley Monk, Garry Monk, NAACP Connecticut State Conference, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Dione Zackery. (Wishnie, Michael) (Entered: 09/14/2018)

Sept. 14, 2018 PACER
17

ORDER granting 16 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply re 14 MOTION to Dismiss, 15 MOTION to Stay re 14 MOTION to Dismiss Responses due by 10/4/2018. Signed by Judge Warren W. Eginton on 9/17/2018. (Gould, K.) (Entered: 09/17/2018)

Sept. 17, 2018 PACER
18

NOTICE of Appearance by David N. Rosen on behalf of Justin Farmer, Germano Kimbro, Conley Monk, Garry Monk, NAACP Connecticut State Conference, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Dione Zackery (Rosen, David) (Entered: 10/04/2018)

Oct. 4, 2018 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Alexander T. Taubes on behalf of Justin Farmer, Germano Kimbro, Conley Monk, Garry Monk, NAACP Connecticut State Conference, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Dione Zackery (Taubes, Alexander) (Entered: 10/04/2018)

Oct. 4, 2018 PACER
20

Final Memorandum in Opposition to Defendants' Motion to Stay Discovery re 15 MOTION to Stay re 14 MOTION to Dismiss filed by Justin Farmer, Germano Kimbro, Conley Monk, Garry Monk, NAACP Connecticut State Conference, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Dione Zackery. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A)(Wishnie, Michael) (Entered: 10/04/2018)

1 Exhibit Exhibit A

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Oct. 4, 2018 PACER
21

Final Memorandum in Opposition to Defendants' Motion to Dismiss re 14 MOTION to Dismiss filed by Justin Farmer, Germano Kimbro, Conley Monk, Garry Monk, NAACP Connecticut State Conference, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Dione Zackery. (Wishnie, Michael) (Entered: 10/04/2018)

Oct. 4, 2018 PACER
22

Final MOTION for Leave to Appear Law Student Interns under the supervision of Attorney Michael J. Wishnie. by Justin Farmer, Germano Kimbro, Conley Monk, Garry Monk, NAACP Connecticut State Conference, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Dione Zackery. (Attachments: # 1 Supplement)(Wishnie, Michael) (Entered: 10/05/2018)

1 Supplement

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Oct. 5, 2018 PACER
23

ORDER granting 22 Motion to Appear. Signed by Judge Warren W. Eginton on 10/17/2018. (LaMura, K.) (Entered: 10/17/2018)

Oct. 17, 2018 PACER
24

REPLY to Response to 14 MOTION to Dismiss filed by Dannel P. Malloy, Denise Merrill. (Skold, Michael) (Entered: 10/18/2018)

Oct. 18, 2018 RECAP
25

REPLY to Response to 15 MOTION to Stay re 14 MOTION to Dismiss filed by Dannel P. Malloy, Denise Merrill. (Skold, Michael) (Entered: 10/18/2018)

Oct. 18, 2018 PACER
26

ORDER granting 15 Motion to Stay. Signed by Judge Warren W. Eginton on 11/5/2018. (LaMura, K.) (Entered: 11/05/2018)

Nov. 5, 2018 PACER
27

ORDER denying 14 Motion to Dismiss. Within 21 days of this ruling, the parties should submit a schedule relevant to discovery and dispositive motion deadlines. Signed by Judge Warren W. Eginton on 2/15/19. (Imbriani, Susan) (Entered: 02/19/2019)

Feb. 15, 2019 RECAP

Set Deadlines: Status report as to a schedule relevant to discovery and dispositive motion deadlines due by 3/8/2019 (LaMura, K.)

Feb. 25, 2019 PACER

Set Deadlines/Hearings

Feb. 25, 2019 PACER
28

NOTICE OF APPEAL as to 27 Order on Motion to Dismiss by Dannel P. Malloy, Denise Merrill. Filing fee $ 505, receipt number ACTDC-5184004. (Skold, Michael) (Entered: 03/07/2019)

March 7, 2019 RECAP
29

MOTION to Stay by Dannel P. Malloy, Denise Merrill.Responses due by 3/28/2019 (Skold, Michael) (Entered: 03/07/2019)

March 7, 2019 PACER
30

CLERK'S CERTIFICATE RE: INDEX AND RECORD ON APPEAL re: 28 Notice of Appeal. The attached docket sheet is hereby certified as the entire Index/Record on Appeal in this matter and electronically sent to the Court of Appeals, with the exception of any manually filed documents as noted below. Robin D. Tabora, Clerk. Documents manually filed not included in this transmission: none (Corriette, M.) (Entered: 03/08/2019)

March 8, 2019 PACER
31

Supplemental REPORT of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting. (Wishnie, Michael) (Entered: 03/08/2019)

March 8, 2019 PACER
32

Memorandum in Opposition re 29 MOTION to Stay filed by Justin Farmer, Germano Kimbro, Conley Monk, Garry Monk, NAACP Connecticut State Conference, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Dione Zackery. (Rosen, David) (Entered: 03/15/2019)

March 15, 2019 PACER
33

REPLY to Response to 29 MOTION to Stay Reply Brief in Further Support of Their Motion for Stay filed by Dannel P. Malloy, Denise Merrill. (Skold, Michael) (Entered: 03/19/2019)

March 19, 2019 PACER
34

MOTION for Attorney(s) Benjamin Alter to be Admitted Pro Hac Vice (paid $75 PHV fee; receipt number ACTDC-5200333) by Justin Farmer, Germano Kimbro, Conley Monk, Garry Monk, NAACP Connecticut State Conference, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Dione Zackery. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit of Benjamin Alter)(Wishnie, Michael) (Entered: 03/19/2019)

1 Affidavit of Benjamin Alter

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March 19, 2019 PACER
35

ORDER granting 34 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Benjamin Alter. Certificate of Good Standing due by 5/19/2019. Signed by Clerk on 3/20/19. (Imbriani, Susan) (Entered: 03/20/2019)

March 20, 2019 PACER

Order on Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice

March 20, 2019 PACER
36

NOTICE of Appearance by Benjamin Dylan Alter on behalf of NAACP Connecticut State Conference, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (Alter, Benjamin) (Entered: 03/25/2019)

March 25, 2019 PACER
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CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING re 34 MOTION for Attorney(s) Benjamin Alter to be Admitted Pro Hac Vice (paid $75 PHV fee; receipt number ACTDC-5200333) by NAACP Connecticut State Conference, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. (Alter, Benjamin) (Entered: 03/25/2019)

March 25, 2019 PACER
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MOTION for Status Conference by Justin Farmer, Germano Kimbro, Conley Monk, Garry Monk, NAACP Connecticut State Conference, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Dione Zackery. (Taubes, Alexander) (Entered: 04/25/2019)

April 25, 2019 PACER
39

NOTICE by Justin Farmer, Germano Kimbro, Conley Monk, Garry Monk, NAACP Connecticut State Conference, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Dione Zackery re 38 MOTION for Status Conference of Letter to Court (Rosen, David) (Entered: 05/07/2019)

May 7, 2019 RECAP
40

RESPONSE re 39 Notice (Other), 38 MOTION for Status Conference filed by Dannel P. Malloy, Denise Merrill. (Skold, Michael) (Entered: 05/07/2019)

May 7, 2019 PACER
41

ORDER denying 29 Motion to Stay. Signed by Judge Warren W. Eginton on 5/8/19. (Imbriani, Susan) (Entered: 05/08/2019)

May 8, 2019 RECAP

Order on Motion for Conference

May 8, 2019 PACER

Order

May 8, 2019 PACER
43

VACATED - ORDER referring case to Magistrate Judge Spector for a discovery and scheduling conference. Signed by Judge Warren W. Eginton on 5/8/19.(Imbriani, Susan) Modified text on 10/9/2019 (Barry, Donna). (Entered: 05/08/2019)

May 8, 2019 PACER
44

ORDER finding as moot 38 Motion for Conference. Signed by Judge Warren W. Eginton on 5/8/19. (Imbriani, Susan) (Entered: 05/08/2019)

May 8, 2019 PACER
45

ORDER of USCA as to 28 Notice of Appeal filed by Dannel P. Malloy, Denise Merrill. USCA Case Number 19-576. (Imbriani, Susan) (Entered: 05/15/2019)

May 15, 2019 RECAP
46

ORDER: In light of the Order of the Second Circuit, entered on May 15, 2019 (Doc. No. 45), the telephonic discovery and scheduling call scheduled before Judge Spector for Friday, May 17, 2019 at 9:30am is cancelled, and will be rescheduled promptly after the Second Circuit issues a decision and the temporary stay of the district court proceedings is lifted. Signed by Judge Robert M. Spector on 5/16/2019.(Watson, M.) (Entered: 05/16/2019)

May 16, 2019 PACER

Order

May 16, 2019 PACER
47

ORDER of USCA as to 28 Notice of Appeal filed by Dannel P. Malloy, Denise Merrill. USCA Case Number 19-576. (Imbriani, Susan) (Entered: 07/16/2019)

July 15, 2019 RECAP
48

MOTION for Benjamin D. Alter to Withdraw as Attorney by NAACP Connecticut State Conference, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Motions referred to Robert M. Spector(Alter, Benjamin) (Entered: 08/22/2019)

Aug. 22, 2019 PACER
49

ORDER granting 48 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney Benjamin Dylan Alter terminated. Signed by Judge Warren W. Eginton on 8/29/2019. (Welles, T.) (Entered: 08/29/2019)

Aug. 29, 2019 PACER

Order on Motion to Withdraw as Attorney

Aug. 29, 2019 PACER
50

ORDER of USCA as to 28 Notice of Appeal filed by Dannel P. Malloy, Denise Merrill. USCA Case Number 19-576. (Imbriani, Susan) (Entered: 09/25/2019)

Sept. 25, 2019 RECAP
51

ORDER OF TRANSFER. Case reassigned to Judge Janet Bond Arterton for all further proceedings. Signed by Judge Warren W. Eginton on 9/26/2019.(Hushin, Z.) (Entered: 09/26/2019)

Sept. 26, 2019 PACER

Order of Transfer

Sept. 26, 2019 PACER

Set Deadlines/Hearings

Sept. 27, 2019 PACER

A telephonic status conference will be held 10/8/2019 at 2:30 p.m. Defense counsel shall initiate the conference call to chambers: 203-773-2737. (Tooker, A.)

Sept. 27, 2019 PACER
52

Final MOTION for Leave to Appear as Law Student Intern under the supervision of Attorney Michael J. Wishnie. by Justin Farmer, Germano Kimbro, Conley Monk, Garry Monk, NAACP Connecticut State Conference, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Dione Zackery. (Attachments: # 1 Supplement Law Student Intern Appearance)Motions referred to Robert M. Spector(Wishnie, Michael) (Entered: 10/03/2019)

1 Supplement Law Student Intern Appearance

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Oct. 3, 2019 PACER
53

ORDER granting 52 Motion to Appear Law Student Intern. Signed by Judge Janet Bond Arterton on 10/8/2019. (Tooker, A.) (Entered: 10/08/2019)

Oct. 8, 2019 PACER

Order on Motion to Appear

Oct. 8, 2019 PACER
54

SCHEDULING ORDER: Amended Pleadings due by 10/15/2019 Rule 26 Meeting Report due by 10/29/2019 Signed by Judge Janet Bond Arterton on 10/8/19.(Tooker, A.) (Entered: 10/08/2019)

Oct. 8, 2019 RECAP
55

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Janet Bond Arterton: Telephonic Status Conference held on 10/8/2019. Total Time: 1 hours(Court Reporter Melissa Cianciullo) (Barry, Donna) Modified text on 10/9/2019 (Barry, Donna). (Entered: 10/09/2019)

Oct. 8, 2019 PACER
56

ORDER vacating 43 Order referring case to Magistrate Judge Spector for a discovery and scheduling conference in accordance with the scheduling order (Doc. 54) entered 10/08/19. Signed by Judge Janet Bond Arterton on 10/08/19. (Barry, Donna) (Entered: 10/09/2019)

Oct. 8, 2019 PACER

Status Conference

Oct. 9, 2019 PACER

Order

Oct. 9, 2019 PACER
57

Correspondence from Judge Janet Bond Arterton to Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann regarding three-judge court. Signed by Judge Janet Bond Arterton on 10/8/2019.(Tooker, A.) (Entered: 10/10/2019)

Oct. 10, 2019 RECAP
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AMENDED COMPLAINT against Dannel P. Malloy, Denise Merrill, filed by Garry Monk, Justin Farmer, Dione Zackery, NAACP Connecticut State Conference, Germano Kimbro, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Conley Monk.(Wishnie, Michael) (Entered: 10/15/2019)

Oct. 15, 2019 PACER
59

MANDATE of USCA dated 10/15/2019 re 28 Notice of Appeal filed by Dannel P. Malloy, Denise Merrill. (Freberg, B) (Entered: 10/16/2019)

Oct. 15, 2019 PACER
60

MOTION for Leave to Appear as Law Student Interns under the supervision of Attorney Michael J. Wishnie. by Justin Farmer, Germano Kimbro, Conley Monk, Garry Monk, NAACP Connecticut State Conference, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Dione Zackery. (Attachments: # 1 Supplement Law Student Intern Appearances)(Wishnie, Michael) (Entered: 10/17/2019)

1 Supplement Law Student Intern Appearances

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Oct. 17, 2019 PACER
61

MANDATE Designation of Three Judge Panel Pursuant to 28 USC 2284(b) Signed by Chief Circuit Judge Robert A. Katzmann on 10/17/19.(Bauer, J.) (Entered: 10/17/2019)

Oct. 17, 2019 PACER
62

ORDER granting 60 Motion for Law Student Intern to appear. Signed by Judge Janet Bond Arterton on 10/18/19. (Tooker, A.) (Entered: 10/21/2019)

Oct. 21, 2019 PACER

Order on Motion to Appear

Oct. 21, 2019 PACER
63

Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to Submit Rule 26(f) Report by Justin Farmer, Germano Kimbro, Conley Monk, Jr, Conley Monk, Garry Monk, NAACP Connecticut State Conference, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Dione Zackery. (Wishnie, Michael) (Entered: 10/29/2019)

Oct. 29, 2019 PACER
64

ORDER granting 63 Parties' Joint Motion for a Ten-Day Extension of Time to submit the Supplemental Rule 26(f) Planning Report. The Parties shall submit the Supplemental Rule 26(f) report by November 8, 2019. Signed by Judge Janet Bond Arterton on 10/30/19. (Gutierrez, A.) (Entered: 10/30/2019)

Oct. 30, 2019 PACER

Set Deadlines/Hearings

Oct. 30, 2019 PACER

Order on Motion for Extension of Time

Oct. 30, 2019 PACER

Set Deadlines/Hearings: Rule 26 Meeting Report due by 11/8/2019 (Tooker, A.)

Oct. 30, 2019 PACER
65

Supplemental REPORT of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting. (Wishnie, Michael) (Entered: 11/08/2019)

Nov. 8, 2019 RECAP

Set Deadlines/Hearings

Dec. 16, 2019 PACER

A telephonic status conference will be held on 12/19/19 at 11:00 a.m. before Judge Janet Bond Arterton. Defense counsel shall initiate the conference call to chambers: 203-773-2737. (Tooker, A.)

Dec. 16, 2019 PACER
68

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Janet Bond Arterton: Telephonic Status Conference held on 12/19/2019. Total Time: 1 hours(Court Reporter Melissa Cianciullo.) (Barry, Donna) (Entered: 01/07/2020)

Dec. 19, 2019 PACER

Set Deadlines/Hearings

Dec. 30, 2019 PACER

Oral Argument on cross motions for summary judgment will be held 6/16/2020 at 3:30 PM in Courtroom Two, 141 Church St., New Haven, CT before Judge Janet Bond Arterton (Tooker, A.)

Dec. 30, 2019 PACER
66

SCHEDULING ORDER: Discovery due by 3/31/2020 Dispositive Motions due by 3/31/2020 Signed by Judge Janet Bond Arterton on 12/30/19.(Tooker, A.) (Entered: 01/02/2020)

Jan. 2, 2020 PACER
67

Defendant's ANSWER to 58 Amended Complaint, with Affirmative Defenses. by Edward Lamont, Jr, Dannel P. Malloy, Denise Merrill.(Skold, Michael) (Entered: 01/06/2020)

Jan. 6, 2020 RECAP

Status Conference

Jan. 7, 2020 PACER
69

MOTION for Leave to Appear as Law Student Intern under the supervision of Attorney Michael J. Wishnie. by Justin Farmer, Germano Kimbro, Conley Monk, Jr, Garry Monk, NAACP Connecticut State Conference, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Dione Zackery. (Attachments: # 1 Supplement Law Student Intern Appearance)(Wishnie, Michael) (Entered: 02/24/2020)

1 Supplement Law Student Intern Appearance

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Feb. 24, 2020 PACER
70

ORDER granting 69 Motion to Appear Law Student Interns Wynne Graham, Katherine Hamilton and Austin Reagan (Tooker, Aimee) (Entered: 02/25/2020)

Feb. 25, 2020 PACER

Order on Motion to Appear

Feb. 25, 2020 PACER
71

MOTION for Leave to Appear under the supervision of Attorney Michael J. Wishnie. by Justin Farmer, Germano Kimbro, Conley Monk, Jr, Garry Monk, NAACP Connecticut State Conference, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Dione Zackery. (Attachments: # 1 Supplement Law Student Intern Appearance)(Wishnie, Michael) (Entered: 02/28/2020)

1 Supplement Law Student Intern Appearance

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Feb. 28, 2020 PACER
72

ORDER granting 71 Motion to Appear Law Student Interns Maria Camila Bustos and Soren Schmidt. Signed by Judge Janet Bond Arterton on 3/3/20. (Tooker, Aimee) (Entered: 03/03/2020)

March 3, 2020 PACER

State / Territory: Connecticut

Case Type(s):

Criminal Justice (Other)

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 28, 2018

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Connecticut State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP-CT) bring this lawsuit on behalf of private citizens of Hamden and New Haven

Plaintiff Type(s):

Non-profit NON-religious organization

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Connecticut, State

State Elections Board, State

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Equal Protection

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None yet

Source of Relief:

None yet

Issues

General:

Disparate Impact

Voting

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Voting:

Challenges to at-large/multimember district/election

Election administration

Redistricting/district composition

Vote dilution