Case: Jones v. DeSantis

4:19-cv-00300 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida

Filed Date: June 15, 2019

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Case Summary

In the fall of 2018, Florida voters amended the Florida Constitution, restoring voting rights to most people convicted of felonies “upon completion of all terms of sentence, including parole or probation.” (This excluded people convicted of murder or sexual offenses.) On June 28, 2019, Governor Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill 7066 into law, defining “all terms of sentence” to include payment of all conviction-related restitution, fines, fees, and costs (“legal financial obligations”). People…

In the fall of 2018, Florida voters amended the Florida Constitution, restoring voting rights to most people convicted of felonies “upon completion of all terms of sentence, including parole or probation.” (This excluded people convicted of murder or sexual offenses.) On June 28, 2019, Governor Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill 7066 into law, defining “all terms of sentence” to include payment of all conviction-related restitution, fines, fees, and costs (“legal financial obligations”). People who could not determine the amount of their obligations, or who could not afford to pay them, were effectively disenfranchised.

In June and July 2019, five lawsuits were filed challenging SB7066:

  • June 15, Mendez v. DeSantis
  • June 28, Jones v. DeSantis
  • June 28, Raysor v. Lee
  • June 28, Gruver v. Barton
  • July 1, McCoy v. DeSantis
All five suits, filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, were assigned to Chief Judge Mark Walker. Consolidated on June 30, 2019 for purposes of case management, they were ultimately tried together as a single consolidated case. Chief Judge Walker recused himself on July 17, 2019, because his wife’s law firm had been retained to represent one of the defendants. The consolidated case was reassigned to Judge Robert L. Hinkle.

The plaintiffs were 19 individuals, the League of Women Voters of Florida, the NAACP Florida State Conference, and the Orange County Branch of the NAACP. Each group of plaintiffs advanced different legal theories and named different defendants. Combined, the consolidated suit named as defendants Governor DeSantis, his Secretary of State, and the Supervisor of Elections for each county where an individual plaintiff resided. The consolidated suit alleged that SB7066 violated the Ex Post Facto Clause of the United States Constitution; the First, Eighth, Fourteenth, and Twenty-Fourth Amendments; the National Voter Registration Act; and the Florida Constitution. The plaintiffs, represented by the Brennan Center for Justice, the Campaign Legal Center, the Southern Poverty Law Center, the ACLU, the ACLU of Florida, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and private counsel, sought declaratory and injunctive relief restoring their voting rights.

In their amended complaint of July 16, 2019, the Raysor plaintiffs sought class certification (which was eventually granted on April 7, 2020). The proposed class included “all persons who would be eligible to vote in Florida but for unpaid financial obligations.” Class members asserting that they were “genuinely unable to pay” would form a subclass.

The Governor petitioned the Florida Supreme Court on August 9, 2019 for an advisory opinion on the validity of SB7066. The court’s advisory opinion of January 16, 2020 announced that the constitutional amendment’s language “all terms of sentence” would have been understood by Florida voters to include “all legal financial obligations imposed in conjunction with an adjudication of guilt.” While awaiting this advisory opinion, the Governor unsuccessfully sought a stay of proceedings in the district court.

On August 15, 2019, the court denied the Supervisors of Elections’ motion to dismiss the case or to stay discovery. The Gruver plaintiffs moved for a preliminary injunction the same day. The injunction was granted on October 18, 2019, effective against all defendants except the Governor and the Supervisor of Elections for Orange County. The injunction prohibited officials from taking any action to prevent the named plaintiffs from registering to vote (if they asserted inability to pay) or from voting (if they demonstrated their inability to pay). Simultaneously, the court denied the Governor and the Secretary of State their motion to dismiss or abstain. 410 F. Supp. 3d 1284. The Eleventh Circuit upheld on February 19, 2020. 950 F.3d 795.

The Gruver plaintiffs sought in late October to expand the preliminary injunction to cover four additional named plaintiffs who were seeking to vote in November municipal elections. This motion was denied the first week of January 2020.

In the meantime, the district court partially stayed the injunction on December 19, 2019. While still protecting the plaintiffs’ ability to register, the modified injunction did not guarantee their ability to vote. This partial stay expired on February 11, 2020. The Eleventh Circuit upheld the preliminary injunction on February 19, ruling that, among other things, the state’s pay-to-vote requirement should be analyzed under a standard of heightened scrutiny rather than rational basis review. 950 F.3d 795.

On March 30, 2020, the court denied the state defendants’ motion for summary judgment, but dismissed the plaintiffs’ abandoned Ex Post Facto and Florida Constitution claims. The plaintiffs’ class certification motion was granted the following week, on April 7 (not in time for class members to vote in the March 2020 presidential primaries).

The trial was held from April 27–May 6 by videoconference (due to the COVID-19 pandemic). The court issued its opinion on the merits on May 24, 2020. Ruling that the state was in violation of the Fourteenth and Twenty-Fourth Amendments and the National Voter Registration Act, the court declared Florida’s requirements unconstitutional as applied to: those who could not vote because they could not afford to pay; those who could not vote because the amount to pay was unknown and “cannot be determined with diligence”; and those who could not vote because they owed the state “fees” or “costs.” However, a requirement to pay “fines and restitution…is not unconstitutional as applied to those who are able to pay.” The court named each plaintiff and specifically declared his or her eligibility to vote. It ruled that the plaintiffs in McCoy, Raysor, and Gruver could collect attorneys’ fees and costs (the plaintiffs in Jones and Mendez had not actively participated in the majority of the litigation).

As to the class and the subclass, the court issued an injunction requiring the state to create and advertise a form for obtaining an individual advisory opinion on voting eligibility. The injunction specified that if the state failed to respond to an individual submission within 21 days, the person would be automatically eligible to vote. It further directed the state to publish requirements for voting eligibility following a felony conviction.

The court explicitly retained jurisdiction to enforce the declaration and injunction.

The state defendants appealed the ruling on June 1, 2020. On June 14, the district court denied their motion to stay the ruling pending appeal. On July 1, the Eleventh Circuit granted the state’s motion for initial hearing en banc (that is, before the entire court, rather than a panel of three judges). Without explanation, it also granted a stay of the district court’s injunction, pending appeal. The Supreme Court, also without explanation and over a dissent by Justices Sotomayor, Ginsburg, and Kagan, denied a request to lift the stay.

On July 15, 2020, the plaintiffs filed a motion in the Eleventh Circuit seeking to disqualify 3 of the court’s 12 judges from hearing the appeal. Judges Lagoa and Luck had been justices of the Florida Supreme Court when it issued its advisory opinion in this case in August 2019; both had committed to the United States Senate that they would recuse themselves from cases in which they had previously played a role. Judge Brasher, as the Solicitor General of Alabama, had vigorously defended Alabama against a similar lawsuit shortly before his appointment to the federal judiciary.

Judge Brasher disqualified himself on July 21, 2020, but denied the plaintiffs’ motion to disqualify as moot: he emphasized that he was recusing because of his chambers policy, not as a result of the plaintiffs’ motion. Judges Lagoa and Luck denied the motion to disqualify on July 27, 2020.

The Eleventh Circuit heard oral arguments on August 18, 2020. On September 11, 2020, the court issued an opinion that reversed the judgment of the district court on the grounds that the plaintiffs failed to prove Constitutional violation.

The court held that: (1) the amendment and the statute did not violate Equal Protection Clause; (2) the amendment and the statute did not violate Twenty-Fourth Amendment; (3) felon re-enfranchisement laws were not void for vagueness; and (4) the amendment and the statute did not deny the plaintiffs' rights to procedural due process.

Because section 2 of the Fourteenth Amendment expressly allows for felon disenfranchisment, the Supreme Court had held in Richardson v. Ramirez that the Equal Protection Clause does not forbid it. Applying that precedent, the court held that Florida's Amendment 4 and Senate Bill 7066 did not violate the Equal Protection Clause under rational basis review. Additionally, the court held that because court costs and fees are legitimate parts of a criminal sentence, there was no basis to regard them as a tax. As such, the laws did not disenfranchise the individuals for failure to pay a tax, but rather because they had not "satisfied the demands of justice" as mandated by state statute. The state's justification for these voting requirements qualified as a constitutionally legitimate interest. Therefore the statutes satisfied the requirements of the Twenty-Fourth Amendment. Lastly, the criminal processes necessary for a conviction were sufficient to justify denying individuals the right to vote. The deprivation was a consequence of a felony conviction in Florida, so the court upheld Florida's conditional restoration of the right to vote.

The appeals court reversed the judgment of the district court and vacated the challenged portions of its injunction. Additionally, the Ninth Circuit severed and lifted the stay of the cross-appeal (Case No. 20-12304). This cross-appeal had been filed on June 19, 2020 by the plaintiffs in the McCoy case, which has been consolidated earlier in the litigation.

On October 21, 2020, the plaintiffs in the McCoy case filed an opening brief for the cross appeal on the questions of (1) whether a Nineteenth Amendment claim requires proof of discriminatory intent and (2) the appropriateness of the test applied by the lower court to the equal protection claims, given that the plaintiffs in McCoy are women.

The case is ongoing.

Summary Authors

Nelius Wanjohi (10/2/2019)

Bogyung Lim (3/26/2020)

Gregory Marsh (6/27/2020)

Rachel Kreager (10/29/2020)

Related Cases

Gruver v. Barton, Northern District of Florida (2019)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/15867552/parties/jones-v-desantis/


Judge(s)

Branch, Elizabeth Lee None (Alabama)

Brasher, Andrew Lynn (Alabama)

Frank, Michael J. (Florida)

Ginsburg, Ruth Bader (District of Columbia)

Grant, Britt Cagle (Georgia)

Hinkle, Robert Lewis (Florida)

Jordan, Adalberto Jose (Florida)

Kagan, Elena (District of Columbia)

Lagoa, Barbara None None (New Mexico)

Luck, Robert Joshua None (New Mexico)

Judge(s)

Branch, Elizabeth Lee None (Alabama)

Brasher, Andrew Lynn (Alabama)

Frank, Michael J. (Florida)

Ginsburg, Ruth Bader (District of Columbia)

Grant, Britt Cagle (Georgia)

Hinkle, Robert Lewis (Florida)

Jordan, Adalberto Jose (Florida)

Kagan, Elena (District of Columbia)

Lagoa, Barbara None None (New Mexico)

Luck, Robert Joshua None (New Mexico)

Martin, Beverly Baldwin (Georgia)

Newsom, Kevin Christopher (Alabama)

Pryor, William Holcombe Jr. (Alabama)

Sotomayor, Sonia (District of Columbia)

Wilson, Charles R. (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Abudu, Nancy G. (Georgia)

Aden, Leah C. (New York)

Bowie, Blair S. (District of Columbia)

Cusick, John (New York)

Danahy, Molly (District of Columbia)

Danjuma, R. Orion (California)

Diaz, Jonathan (New York)

Dunn, Chad W (Texas)

Ebenstein, Julie A. (Florida)

Gaber, Mark P. (District of Columbia)

Giller, David Morris (New York)

Griller, David Morris (New York)

Ho, Dale E. (New York)

Holmes, Jennifer Amelia (District of Columbia)

Lang, Danielle (District of Columbia)

Lang [inactive], Danielle Marie (District of Columbia)

Marino, Anton (Florida)

Midyette, Jimmy (Florida)

Morales-Doyle, Sean (New York)

Perez, Myrna (New York)

Short, Caren E. (Alabama)

Signoracci, Pietro J. (New York)

Steinberg, Michael A. (Florida)

Sweren-Becker, Eliza (New York)

Tilley, Daniel Boaz (Florida)

Topaz, Jonathan (New York)

Warren, Nicholas (Florida)

Weiser, Wendy R. (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bentley, Morgan Ray (Florida)

Brown, Summer Denay (Florida)

Cesar, Geena Marcela (Florida)

Davis, Ashley E. (Florida)

Ernst, Colleen M (Florida)

Feiser, Craig D. (Florida)

Hanson, Corbin Frederick (Florida)

Harrod, Rene Devlin (Florida)

Herron, Mark (Florida)

Jacquot, Joseph W (Florida)

Jazil, Mohammad Omar (Florida)

Katzman, Adam M (Florida)

Klitsberg, Nathaniel Adam (Florida)

McVay, Bradley Robert (Florida)

Meros, George N Jr. (Florida)

Perko, Gary Vergil (Florida)

Pratt, Joshua E (Florida)

Price, Tara R. (Florida)

Primrose, Nicholas Allen (Florida)

Reingold, Dylan T (Florida)

Rosenthal, Oren (Florida)

Shannin, Nicholas Ari (Florida)

Swain, Robert Charles (Florida)

Todd, Stephen Mark (Florida)

Valdes, Michael Beny (Florida)

Wenger, Edward M (Florida)

Other Attorney(s)

Awan, Naila S (New York)

Bains, Chiraag (District of Columbia)

Carpenter, Whitley (North Carolina)

Trevisani, Dante Pasquale (Florida)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Rothstein, Barbara Jacobs (Washington)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

4:19-cv-00300

Docket [PACER]

Oct. 28, 2020

Oct. 28, 2020

Docket
1

4:19-cv-00300

19-cv-00272

Complaint for Injunctive Relief, Declaratory Relief, and Mandamus

Mendez v. DeSantis

June 15, 2019

June 15, 2019

Complaint
1

4:19-cv-00300

19-cv-00302

Complaint

Gruver v. Barton

June 28, 2019

June 28, 2019

Complaint
1

4:19-cv-00300

19-cv-00301

Complaint

Raysor v. Lee

June 28, 2019

June 28, 2019

Complaint
1

4:19-cv-00300

Complaint for Injunctive Relief, Declaratory Relief, and Mandamus

June 28, 2019

June 28, 2019

Complaint
1

4:19-cv-00300

19-cv-00304

Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

McCoy v. DeSantis

July 1, 2019

July 1, 2019

Complaint
84

4:19-cv-00300

First Amended Complaint

July 16, 2019

July 16, 2019

Complaint
207

4:19-cv-00300

Order Denying the Motion To Dismiss or Abstain and Granting a Preliminary Injunction

410 F.Supp.3d 1284

Oct. 18, 2019

Oct. 18, 2019

Order/Opinion
7

4:19-cv-00300

19-cv-00304

First Amended Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

McCoy v. DeSantis

Oct. 28, 2019

Oct. 28, 2019

Complaint
12

4:19-cv-00300

19-cv-00301

Second Amended Complaint

Raysor v. Lee

Oct. 29, 2019

Oct. 29, 2019

Complaint

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/15867552/jones-v-desantis/

Last updated May 31, 2022, 3:13 a.m.

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COMPLAINT against Ron Desantis, Laurel Lee, and Craig Latimer filed by Kelvin Leon Jones. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet) (STEINBERG, MICHAEL) Modified docket text on 7/1/2019 (toy). (Entered: 06/28/2019)

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First MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis by Kelvin Leon Jones. (STEINBERG, MICHAEL) (Entered: 06/28/2019)

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ORDER OF TRANSFER AND CONSOLIDATION WITH PRIOR-FILED CASE. The Clerk is directed to take all necessary steps to consolidate Case Nos. 4:19cv300, 1:19cv121, and 4:19cv301 for the purposes of case management. They will be maintained on a common docket under Consolidated Case No. 4:19cv300. The Clerk is directed to connect all lawyers from the consolidated cases to Case No. 4:19cv300. A paper that is applicable to any of the consolidated case must be filed in the common docket and must not be filed separately in any other case. Signed by CHIEF JUDGE MARK E WALKER on 6/30/2019. (kjw) (Entered: 06/30/2019)

June 30, 2019

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DOCKET ANNOTATION BY COURT: Attorney MICHAEL A STEINBERG Re 1 Complaint - Counsel is advised by this entry, that a Civil Cover Sheet should be filed as a separate entry using the event selection "Civil Cover Sheet" which is found under "Other Filings" under "Other Documents". PLEASE RE-FILE THE CIVIL COVER SHEET. (toy) (Entered: 07/01/2019)

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CIVIL COVER SHEET. (STEINBERG, MICHAEL) (Entered: 07/01/2019)

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NOTICE of Appearance by NICHOLAS ALLEN PRIMROSE on behalf of RON DESANTIS (PRIMROSE, NICHOLAS) (Entered: 07/01/2019)

July 1, 2019

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ORDER GRANTING 2 MOTION TO PROCEED FORMA PAUPERIS. Fee status updated to in forma pauperis. Signed by CHIEF JUDGE MARK E WALKER on 07/02/2019. (toy) (Entered: 07/02/2019)

July 2, 2019

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ORDER SETTING TELEPHONIC STATUS HEARING. This Court must hold a hearing on an expedited basis. Accordingly, the Clerk is directed to set a telephonic status hearing on Friday, July 5, 2019. ( Telephonic Hearing Deadline - by 7/5/2019.) Signed by CHIEF JUDGE MARK E WALKER on 07/02/2019. (toy) (Entered: 07/02/2019)

July 2, 2019

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NOTICE of Appearance by DANIEL BOAZ TILLEY on behalf of FLORIDA STATE CONFERENCE OF THE NAACP, JEFF GRUVER, KEITH IVEY, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF FLORIDA, KAREN LEICHT, JERMAINE MILLER, EMORY MARQUIS MITCHELL, ORANGE COUNTY BRANCH OF THE NAACP, STEVEN PHALEN, BETTY RIDDLE, CLIFFORD TYSON, KRISTOPHER WRENCH, RAQUEL WRIGHT (TILLEY, DANIEL) (Entered: 07/02/2019)

July 2, 2019

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NOTICE of Appearance by MOHAMMAD OMAR JAZIL on behalf of LAUREL M LEE (JAZIL, MOHAMMAD) (Entered: 07/02/2019)

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NOTICE of Related Cases by LAUREL M LEE (JAZIL, MOHAMMAD) (Entered: 07/02/2019)

July 2, 2019

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NOTICE OF TELEPHONIC HEARING: Telephonic Status Conference set for 7/5/2019 11:00 AM before CHIEF JUDGE MARK E WALKER. ALL PARTIES are directed to call the AT&T Conference Line (see below) Conference Call Information You may dial into the conference call up to five minutes before start time. Call in number: 888-684-8852 When prompted for an access code, enter: 3853136# If you are asked to join as the host, just ignore and wait until you are asked for a security code. When asked for a security code, enter: 4565# Say your name, when prompted. You are now in the conference call. Remember to mute your phone when you are not speaking. Please also mute your phone if you join the line and a hearing is already in progress. The Court also asks that counsel NOT use cell phones or speaker phones during the call as the quality of the audio connection is comprised by these devices. s/ Victoria Milton McGeeCourtroom Deputy Clerk (vkm) (Entered: 07/02/2019)

July 2, 2019

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Molly Danahy.( Filing fee $ 201 receipt number AFLNDC-4540304.) by BONNIE RAYSOR, DIANE SHERRILL. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit (Certificate of Good Standing)) (DANAHY, MOLLY) (Entered: 07/02/2019)

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Mark P. Gaber.( Filing fee $ 201 receipt number AFLNDC-4540341.) by BONNIE RAYSOR, DIANE SHERRILL. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit (Certificate of Good Standing)) (GABER, MARK) (Entered: 07/02/2019)

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Danielle M. Lang.( Filing fee $ 201 receipt number AFLNDC-4540345.) by BONNIE RAYSOR, DIANE SHERRILL. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit (Certificate of Good Standing)) (LANG, DANIELLE) (Entered: 07/02/2019)

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AFFIDAVIT of Service for Complaint served on Colleen O'Brien on 07/01/2019, filed by BONNIE RAYSOR, DIANE SHERRILL. (DUNN, CHAD) (Entered: 07/02/2019)

July 2, 2019

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ORDER GRANTING ADMISSION TO APPEAR PRO HAC VICE re 13 . Attorney MOLLY ELIZABETH DANAHY for BONNIE RAYSOR and DIANE SHERRILL added. Signed by CHIEF JUDGE MARK E WALKER on 07/02/2019. (toy) (Entered: 07/03/2019)

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ORDER GRANTING ADMISSION TO APPEAR PRO HAC VICE re 14 . Attorney MARK P GABER for BONNIE RAYSOR and DIANE SHERRILL added. Signed by CHIEF JUDGE MARK E WALKER on 07/02/2019. (toy) (Entered: 07/03/2019)

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ORDER GRANTING ADMISSION TO APPEAR PRO HAC VICE re 15 . Attorney DANIELLE MARIE LANG for BONNIE RAYSOR and DIANE SHERRILL added. Signed by CHIEF JUDGE MARK E WALKER on 07/03/2019. (toy) (Entered: 07/03/2019)

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NOTICE of Appearance by ROBERT CHARLES SWAIN on behalf of KIM A BARTON (SWAIN, ROBERT) (Entered: 07/03/2019)

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NOTICE of Appearance by OREN ROSENTHAL on behalf of CHRISTINA WHITE (ROSENTHAL, OREN) (Entered: 07/03/2019)

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NOTICE of Appearance by JIMMY MIDYETTE, JR on behalf of JEFF GRUVER (MIDYETTE, JIMMY) (Entered: 07/03/2019)

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NOTICE of Appearance by BRADLEY ROBERT MCVAY on behalf of LAUREL M LEE (MCVAY, BRADLEY) (Entered: 07/03/2019)

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NOTICE Of Unavailability by KIM A BARTON (SWAIN, ROBERT) (Entered: 07/03/2019)

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Eliza Sweren-Becker.( Filing fee $ 201 receipt number AFLNDC-4540690.) by FLORIDA STATE CONFERENCE OF THE NAACP, JEFF GRUVER, KEITH IVEY, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF FLORIDA, KAREN LEICHT, JERMAINE MILLER, EMORY MARQUIS MITCHELL, ORANGE COUNTY BRANCH OF THE NAACP, STEVEN PHALEN, BETTY RIDDLE, CLIFFORD TYSON, RAQUEL WRIGHT. (SWEREN-BECKER, ELIZA) (Entered: 07/03/2019)

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by John S. Cusick.( Filing fee $ 201 receipt number AFLNDC-4541161.) by FLORIDA STATE CONFERENCE OF THE NAACP, JEFF GRUVER, KEITH IVEY, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF FLORIDA, KAREN LEICHT, JERMAINE MILLER, EMORY MARQUIS MITCHELL, ORANGE COUNTY BRANCH OF THE NAACP, STEVEN PHALEN, BETTY RIDDLE, CLIFFORD TYSON, KRISTOPHER WRENCH, RAQUEL WRIGHT. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Good Standing) (CUSICK, JOHN) (Entered: 07/03/2019)

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Jonathan Diaz.( Filing fee $ 201 receipt number AFLNDC-4541201.) by BONNIE RAYSOR, DIANE SHERRILL. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit (Certificate of Good Standing)) (DIAZ, JONATHAN) (Entered: 07/03/2019)

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Caren E. Short.( Filing fee $ 201 receipt number AFLNDC-4541477.) by ROSEMARY MCCOY, SHEILA SINGLETON. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing) (SHORT, CAREN) (Entered: 07/03/2019)

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ORDER GRANTING ADMISSION TO APPEAR PRO HAC VICE re 26 . Attorney JOHN SPENCER CUSICK for FLORIDA STATE CONFERENCE OF THE NAACP, JEFF GRUVER, KEITH IVEY,LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF FLORIDA,KAREN LEICHT, JERMAINE MILLER, EMORY MARQUIS MITCHELL,ORANGE COUNTY BRANCH OF THE NAACP,STEVEN PHALEN, BETTY RIDDLE, CLIFFORD TYSON,KRISTOPHER WRENCH, and RAQUEL WRIGHT added. Signed by CHIEF JUDGE MARK E WALKER on 07/03/2019. (toy) (Entered: 07/03/2019)

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ORDER GRANTING ADMISSION TO APPEAR PRO HAC VICE re 27 . Attorney JONATHAN MICHAEL DIAZ for BONNIE RAYSOR and DIANE SHERRILL added. Signed by CHIEF JUDGE MARK E WALKER on 07/03/2019. (toy) (Entered: 07/03/2019)

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ORDER GRANTING ADMISSION TO APPEAR PRO HAC VICE re 25 . Attorney ELIZA SWEREN-BECKER for FLORIDA STATE CONFERENCE OF THE NAACP, JEFF GRUVER, KEITH IVEY, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF FLORIDA, KAREN LEICHT, JERMAINE MILLER, EMORY MARQUIS MITCHELL, ORANGE COUNTY BRANCH OF THE NAACP, STEVEN PHALEN, BETTY RIDDLE, CLIFFORD TYSON, KRISTOPHER WRENCH, and RAQUEL WRIGHT added. Signed by CHIEF JUDGE MARK E WALKER on 07/03/2019. (toy) (Entered: 07/03/2019)

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ORDER GRANTING ADMISSION TO APPEAR PRO HAC VICE re 28 . Attorney CAREN E SHORT for ROSEMARY MCCOY and SHEILA SINGLETON added. Signed by CHIEF JUDGE MARK E WALKER on 07/03/2019. (toy) (Entered: 07/03/2019)

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NOTICE of Appearance by NICHOLAS ARI SHANNIN on behalf of BILL COWLES (SHANNIN, NICHOLAS) (Entered: 07/03/2019)

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NOTICE of Appearance by WENDY ROBIN WEISER on behalf of FLORIDA STATE CONFERENCE OF THE NAACP, JEFF GRUVER, KEITH IVEY, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF FLORIDA, KAREN LEICHT, JERMAINE MILLER, EMORY MARQUIS MITCHELL, ORANGE COUNTY BRANCH OF THE NAACP, STEVEN PHALEN, BETTY RIDDLE, CLIFFORD TYSON, KRISTOPHER WRENCH, RAQUEL WRIGHT (WEISER, WENDY) (Entered: 07/03/2019)

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NOTICE of Appearance by MYRNA PEREZ on behalf of FLORIDA STATE CONFERENCE OF THE NAACP, JEFF GRUVER, KEITH IVEY, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF FLORIDA, KAREN LEICHT, JERMAINE MILLER, EMORY MARQUIS MITCHELL, ORANGE COUNTY BRANCH OF THE NAACP, STEVEN PHALEN, BETTY RIDDLE, CLIFFORD TYSON, KRISTOPHER WRENCH, RAQUEL WRIGHT (PEREZ, MYRNA) (Entered: 07/03/2019)

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MOTION to Expedite Discovery by FLORIDA STATE CONFERENCE OF THE NAACP, JEFF GRUVER, KEITH IVEY, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF FLORIDA, KAREN LEICHT, JERMAINE MILLER, EMORY MARQUIS MITCHELL, ORANGE COUNTY BRANCH OF THE NAACP, STEVEN PHALEN, BETTY RIDDLE, KRISTOPHER WRENCH, RAQUEL WRIGHT. (EBENSTEIN, JULIE) (Entered: 07/03/2019)

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*VACATED PER ECF# 107 * INITIAL SCHEDULING ORDER : Fed.R.Civ.P. 7.1 Corporate Disclosure Statement Deadline set for 7/19/2019. Rule 26 Meeting Report due by 8/19/2019. Discovery due by 11/4/2019. Status Report due by 8/5/2019. Signed by CHIEF JUDGE MARK E WALKER on 07/05/2019. (toy) Modified docket text on 8/16/2019 (toy). (Entered: 07/05/2019)

July 5, 2019

July 5, 2019

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Leah C. Aden.( Filing fee $ 201 receipt number AFLNDC-4542301.) by FLORIDA STATE CONFERENCE OF THE NAACP, JEFF GRUVER, KEITH IVEY, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF FLORIDA, KAREN LEICHT, JERMAINE MILLER, EMORY MARQUIS MITCHELL, ORANGE COUNTY BRANCH OF THE NAACP, STEVEN PHALEN, BETTY RIDDLE, CLIFFORD TYSON, KRISTOPHER WRENCH, RAQUEL WRIGHT. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Good Standing - NY) (ADEN, LEAH) (Entered: 07/05/2019)

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July 5, 2019

July 5, 2019

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before CHIEF JUDGE MARK E WALKER: Status Conference held on 7/5/2019. Parties discuss case status. Ruling by Court: Parties to confer no later than 7/12/19 re: 36 Motion to Expedite Discoveryif no agreement can be reached, responses to the motion are due by 7/15/2019, replies by 7/16/2019. Defendant Lee's ore tenus motion for defendants to file one responsive pleading is granted, and parties should also confer and discuss by 7/12/19. Clerk to set a telephonic scheduling conference for 7/19/19 at noon (Court Reporter Megan Hague). (vkm) (Entered: 07/05/2019)

July 5, 2019

July 5, 2019

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NOTICE OF TELEPHONIC HEARING: Telephonic Scheduling Conference set for 7/19/2019 12:00 PM before CHIEF JUDGE MARK E WALKER. ALL PARTIES are directed to call the AT&T Conference Line (see below) Conference Call Information You may dial into the conference call up to five minutes before start time. Call in number: 888-684-8852 When prompted for an access code, enter: 3853136# If you are asked to join as the host, just ignore and wait until you are asked for a security code. When asked for a security code, enter: 4565# Say your name, when prompted. You are now in the conference call. Remember to mute your phone when you are not speaking. The Court also asks that counsel NOT use cell phones or speaker phones during the call as the quality of the audio connection is comprised by these devices. s/ Victoria Milton McGeeCourtroom Deputy Clerk (vkm) (Entered: 07/05/2019)

July 5, 2019

July 5, 2019

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ORDER GRANTING ADMISSION TO APPEAR PRO HAC VICE re 38 . Attorney LEAH CAMILLE ADEN for FLORIDA STATE CONFERENCE OF THE NAACP,JEFF GRUVER, KEITH IVEY, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF FLORIDA, KAREN LEICHT, JERMAINE MILLER, EMORY MARQUIS MITCHELL, ORANGE COUNTY BRANCH OF THE NAACP, STEVEN PHALEN, BETTY RIDDLE, CLIFFORD TYSON, KRISTOPHER WRENCH, and RAQUEL WRIGHT added. Signed by CHIEF JUDGE MARK E WALKER on 07/05/2019. (toy) (Entered: 07/05/2019)

July 5, 2019

July 5, 2019

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45

Motion to be Granted Amicus Curiae Status filed by John B. Thompson. (rcb) (Entered: 07/08/2019)

July 5, 2019

July 5, 2019

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42

CIVIL COVER SHEET. (SHORT, CAREN) (Entered: 07/08/2019)

July 8, 2019

July 8, 2019

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Set Motion and R&R Deadlines/Hearings

July 8, 2019

July 8, 2019

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43

NOTICE of summonses to be issued by the Clerk by ROSEMARY MCCOY, SHEILA SINGLETON (Attachments: # 1 Lee Summons, # 2 Hogan Summons) (SHORT, CAREN) (Entered: 07/08/2019)

1 Lee Summons

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2 Hogan Summons

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July 8, 2019

July 8, 2019

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44

Summons Issued as to RON DESANTIS, MIKE HOGAN, LAUREL M LEE. (toy) (Entered: 07/08/2019)

July 8, 2019

July 8, 2019

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46

NOTICE of Appearance by CRAIG DENNIS FEISER on behalf of MIKE HOGAN (FEISER, CRAIG) (Entered: 07/08/2019)

July 8, 2019

July 8, 2019

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NOTICE of Appearance by DYLAN T REINGOLD on behalf of LESLIE ROSSWAY SWAN (REINGOLD, DYLAN) (Entered: 07/08/2019)

July 8, 2019

July 8, 2019

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ORDER DENYING 45 MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF. Signed by CHIEF JUDGE MARK E WALKER on 07/08/2019. (toy) (Entered: 07/08/2019)

July 8, 2019

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MOTION to Appoint Process Server by KELVIN LEON JONES. (Attachments: # 1 US Marshal for Ron Desantis, # 2 Summon for Ron Desantis, # 3 US Marshal for Laurel Lee, # 4 Summon for Laurel Lee, # 5 US Marshal for Craig Latimer, # 6 Summon for Craig Latimer) (STEINBERG, MICHAEL) (Entered: 07/08/2019)

1 US Marshal for Ron Desantis

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2 Summon for Ron Desantis

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3 US Marshal for Laurel Lee

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4 Summon for Laurel Lee

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5 US Marshal for Craig Latimer

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6 Summon for Craig Latimer

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July 8, 2019

July 8, 2019

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Set Response to Motion Deadlines as to 49 MOTION to Appoint Process Server . (Internal deadline for referral to judge if response not filed earlier: 7/22/2019). (toy)

July 8, 2019

July 8, 2019

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ORDER GRANTING 49 MOTION FOR SERVICE BY UNITED STATES MARSHAL. Counsel for Petitioner/Plaintiff is directed to provide to the Clerk of the Court service copies of the Complaint, prepared Summons, and prepared USM 285 forms necessary for service by the United States Marshal. The Clerk shall forward four certified copies of this order, along with the Summons, service copies of the Complaint, and USM 285 forms, previously prepared by counsel for Petitioner/Plaintiff, to the United States Marshal. Upon receipt of these documents, the United States Marshal shall personally serve a copy of the Complaint and Summons on the above -named Respondents/Defendants and subsequently file its returns of service with the Clerk. Signed by CHIEF JUDGE MARK E WALKER on 07/09/2019. (toy) *Copies distributed as directed* (Entered: 07/09/2019)

July 9, 2019

July 9, 2019

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Summons Issued as to RON DESANTIS, CRAIG LATIMER, LAUREL M LEE. (Hard copies of summons and USM 285 Forms received by mail) (toy) (Entered: 07/09/2019)

July 9, 2019

July 9, 2019

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Jonathan S. Topaz.( Filing fee $ 201 receipt number AFLNDC-4545806.) by FLORIDA STATE CONFERENCE OF THE NAACP, JEFF GRUVER, KEITH IVEY, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF FLORIDA, KAREN LEICHT, JERMAINE MILLER, EMORY MARQUIS MITCHELL, ORANGE COUNTY BRANCH OF THE NAACP, STEVEN PHALEN, BETTY RIDDLE, CLIFFORD TYSON, KRISTOPHER WRENCH, RAQUEL WRIGHT. (Attachments: # 1 Topaz Certificate of Good Standing) (TOPAZ, JONATHAN) (Entered: 07/09/2019)

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July 9, 2019

July 9, 2019

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53

NOTICE of Appearance by ADAM M KATZMAN on behalf of PETER ANTONACCI (KATZMAN, ADAM) (Entered: 07/09/2019)

July 9, 2019

July 9, 2019

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ORDER GRANTING ADMISSION TO APPEAR PRO HAC VICE This Court has considered, without hearing, Plaintiffs' Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Jonathan S. Topaz. ECF No. 52 . The motion is GRANTED. Mr. Topaz has fulfilled the requirements of the Local Rules for admission and is admitted pro hac vice as counsel for Plaintiffs. Signed by CHIEF JUDGE MARK E WALKER on 7/9/19. (blb) (Entered: 07/09/2019)

July 9, 2019

July 9, 2019

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55

NOTICE of Appearance by MARK HERRON on behalf of MARK EARLEY (HERRON, MARK) (Entered: 07/10/2019)

July 10, 2019

July 10, 2019

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56

AFFIDAVIT of Service for Complaint served on RON DESANTIS (on behalf of Nick Primrose) on July 9, 2019, filed by ROSEMARY MCCOY, SHEILA SINGLETON. (SHORT, CAREN) Modified on 7/11/2019 to identify party served (toy). (Entered: 07/10/2019)

July 10, 2019

July 10, 2019

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NOTICE of Appearance by NATHANIEL ADAM KLITSBERG on behalf of PETER ANTONACCI (KLITSBERG, NATHANIEL) (Entered: 07/10/2019)

July 10, 2019

July 10, 2019

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AFFIDAVIT of Service for Complaint served on LAUREL M LEE (on behalf of Ashley Davis) on July 9, 2019, filed by ROSEMARY MCCOY, SHEILA SINGLETON. (SHORT, CAREN) Modified on 7/11/2019 to identify party served (toy). (Entered: 07/10/2019)

July 10, 2019

July 10, 2019

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59

NOTICE of Appearance by RENE DEVLIN HARROD on behalf of PETER ANTONACCI (HARROD, RENE) (Entered: 07/10/2019)

July 10, 2019

July 10, 2019

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60

MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Sean Morales-Doyle.( Filing fee $ 201 receipt number AFLNDC-4547537.) by FLORIDA STATE CONFERENCE OF THE NAACP, JEFF GRUVER, KEITH IVEY, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF FLORIDA, KAREN LEICHT, JERMAINE MILLER, EMORY MARQUIS MITCHELL, ORANGE COUNTY BRANCH OF THE NAACP, STEVEN PHALEN, BETTY RIDDLE, CLIFFORD TYSON, KRISTOPHER WRENCH, RAQUEL WRIGHT. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A) (MORALES-DOYLE, SEAN) (Entered: 07/10/2019)

1 Exhibit A

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July 10, 2019

July 10, 2019

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Set Deadlines/Hearings RON DESANTIS answer due 7/30/2019; LAUREL M LEE answer due 7/30/2019. (toy)

July 11, 2019

July 11, 2019

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Set Deadlines/Hearings:

July 11, 2019

July 11, 2019

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61

ORDER GRANTING 60 ADMISSION TO APPEAR PRO HAC VICE. Mr. Morales-Doyle has fulfilled the requirements of the Local Rules for admission and is admitted pro hac vice as counsel for Plaintiffs. Signed by CHIEF JUDGE MARK E WALKER on 07/11/2019. (toy) (Entered: 07/11/2019)

July 11, 2019

July 11, 2019

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by R. Orion Danjuma.( Filing fee $ 201 receipt number AFLNDC-4549981.) by FLORIDA STATE CONFERENCE OF THE NAACP, JEFF GRUVER, KEITH IVEY, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF FLORIDA, KAREN LEICHT, JERMAINE MILLER, EMORY MARQUIS MITCHELL, ORANGE COUNTY BRANCH OF THE NAACP, STEVEN PHALEN, BETTY RIDDLE, CLIFFORD TYSON, KRISTOPHER WRENCH, RAQUEL WRIGHT. (Attachments: # 1 Danjuma Certificate of Good Standing) (DANJUMA, RODKANGYIL) (Entered: 07/12/2019)

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July 12, 2019

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63

NOTICE of Compliance with Court's Direction by LAUREL M LEE re 39 Status Conference,,, Set Deadlines/Hearings,, (JAZIL, MOHAMMAD) (Entered: 07/12/2019)

July 12, 2019

July 12, 2019

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ORDER GRANTING ADMISSION TO APPEAR PRO HAC VICE. RE ECF NO. 62 . (Appointed RODKANGYIL ORION DANJUMA for FLORIDA STATE CONFERENCE OF THE NAACP, JEFF GRUVER,KEITH IVEY,LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF FLORIDA, KAREN LEICHT, JERMAINE MILLER, EMORY MARQUIS MITCHELL,ORANGE COUNTY BRANCH OF THE NAACP, STEVEN PHALEN,BETTY RIDDLE,CLIFFORD TYSON,KRISTOPHER WRENCH, and RAQUEL WRIGHT. Signed by CHIEF JUDGE MARK E WALKER on 07/12/2019. (toy) (Entered: 07/15/2019)

July 12, 2019

July 12, 2019

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64

ORDER DENYING 36 MOTION FOR EXPEDITED DISCOVERY AS MOOT. In light of the Secretary's Notice of Compliance, ECF No. 63, indicating that the Gruver Plaintiffs "have agreed to withdraw their Motion for Expedited Discovery... and intend to abide by this Court's Initial Scheduling Order," Plaintiffs' motion, ECF No. 36, is DENIED as moot. Signed by CHIEF JUDGE MARK E WALKER on 07/15/2019. (toy) (Entered: 07/15/2019)

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Set Deadlines/Hearings:

July 15, 2019

July 15, 2019

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NOTICE [Supplemental] of Compliance with Court's Direction by LAUREL M LEE re 63 Notice (Other) (JAZIL, MOHAMMAD) (Entered: 07/15/2019)

July 15, 2019

July 15, 2019

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NOTICE of Appearance by MORGAN RAY BENTLEY on behalf of MICHAEL BENNETT (BENTLEY, MORGAN) (Entered: 07/15/2019)

July 15, 2019

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NOTICE of Appearance by MORGAN RAY BENTLEY on behalf of RON TURNER (BENTLEY, MORGAN) (Entered: 07/15/2019)

July 15, 2019

July 15, 2019

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AFFIDAVIT of Service on Kim A. Barton by FLORIDA STATE CONFERENCE OF THE NAACP, JEFF GRUVER, KEITH IVEY, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF FLORIDA, KAREN LEICHT, JERMAINE MILLER, EMORY MARQUIS MITCHELL, ORANGE COUNTY BRANCH OF THE NAACP, STEVEN PHALEN, BETTY RIDDLE, CLIFFORD TYSON, KRISTOPHER WRENCH, RAQUEL WRIGHT. (EBENSTEIN, JULIE) (Entered: 07/15/2019)

July 15, 2019

July 15, 2019

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AFFIDAVIT of Service on Michael Bennett by FLORIDA STATE CONFERENCE OF THE NAACP, JEFF GRUVER, KEITH IVEY, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF FLORIDA, KAREN LEICHT, JERMAINE MILLER, EMORY MARQUIS MITCHELL, ORANGE COUNTY BRANCH OF THE NAACP, STEVEN PHALEN, BETTY RIDDLE, CLIFFORD TYSON, KRISTOPHER WRENCH, RAQUEL WRIGHT. (EBENSTEIN, JULIE) (Entered: 07/15/2019)

July 15, 2019

July 15, 2019

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AFFIDAVIT of Service on Broward County Supervisor of Elections - PETER ANTONACCI by FLORIDA STATE CONFERENCE OF THE NAACP, JEFF GRUVER, KEITH IVEY, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF FLORIDA, KAREN LEICHT, JERMAINE MILLER, EMORY MARQUIS MITCHELL, ORANGE COUNTY BRANCH OF THE NAACP, STEVEN PHALEN, BETTY RIDDLE, CLIFFORD TYSON, KRISTOPHER WRENCH, RAQUEL WRIGHT. (EBENSTEIN, JULIE) Modified on 7/16/2019 to identify defendant served (toy). (Entered: 07/15/2019)

July 15, 2019

July 15, 2019

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AFFIDAVIT of Service on Bill Cowles by FLORIDA STATE CONFERENCE OF THE NAACP, JEFF GRUVER, KEITH IVEY, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF FLORIDA, KAREN LEICHT, JERMAINE MILLER, EMORY MARQUIS MITCHELL, ORANGE COUNTY BRANCH OF THE NAACP, STEVEN PHALEN, BETTY RIDDLE, CLIFFORD TYSON, KRISTOPHER WRENCH, RAQUEL WRIGHT. (EBENSTEIN, JULIE) (Entered: 07/15/2019)

July 15, 2019

July 15, 2019

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AFFIDAVIT of Service on Mark Earley by FLORIDA STATE CONFERENCE OF THE NAACP, JEFF GRUVER, KEITH IVEY, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF FLORIDA, KAREN LEICHT, JERMAINE MILLER, EMORY MARQUIS MITCHELL, ORANGE COUNTY BRANCH OF THE NAACP, STEVEN PHALEN, BETTY RIDDLE, CLIFFORD TYSON, KRISTOPHER WRENCH, RAQUEL WRIGHT. (EBENSTEIN, JULIE) (Entered: 07/15/2019)

July 15, 2019

July 15, 2019

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AFFIDAVIT of Service on Mike Hogan by FLORIDA STATE CONFERENCE OF THE NAACP, JEFF GRUVER, KEITH IVEY, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF FLORIDA, KAREN LEICHT, JERMAINE MILLER, EMORY MARQUIS MITCHELL, ORANGE COUNTY BRANCH OF THE NAACP, STEVEN PHALEN, BETTY RIDDLE, CLIFFORD TYSON, KRISTOPHER WRENCH, RAQUEL WRIGHT. (EBENSTEIN, JULIE) (Entered: 07/15/2019)

July 15, 2019

July 15, 2019

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AFFIDAVIT of Service on Craig Latimer by FLORIDA STATE CONFERENCE OF THE NAACP, JEFF GRUVER, KEITH IVEY, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF FLORIDA, KAREN LEICHT, JERMAINE MILLER, EMORY MARQUIS MITCHELL, ORANGE COUNTY BRANCH OF THE NAACP, STEVEN PHALEN, BETTY RIDDLE, CLIFFORD TYSON, KRISTOPHER WRENCH, RAQUEL WRIGHT. (EBENSTEIN, JULIE) (Entered: 07/15/2019)

July 15, 2019

July 15, 2019

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AFFIDAVIT of Service on Laurel M. Lee by FLORIDA STATE CONFERENCE OF THE NAACP, JEFF GRUVER, KEITH IVEY, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF FLORIDA, KAREN LEICHT, JERMAINE MILLER, EMORY MARQUIS MITCHELL, ORANGE COUNTY BRANCH OF THE NAACP, STEVEN PHALEN, BETTY RIDDLE, CLIFFORD TYSON, KRISTOPHER WRENCH, RAQUEL WRIGHT. (EBENSTEIN, JULIE) (Entered: 07/15/2019)

July 15, 2019

July 15, 2019

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AFFIDAVIT of Service on Leslie Rossway Swan by FLORIDA STATE CONFERENCE OF THE NAACP, JEFF GRUVER, KEITH IVEY, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF FLORIDA, KAREN LEICHT, JERMAINE MILLER, EMORY MARQUIS MITCHELL, ORANGE COUNTY BRANCH OF THE NAACP, STEVEN PHALEN, BETTY RIDDLE, CLIFFORD TYSON, KRISTOPHER WRENCH, RAQUEL WRIGHT. (EBENSTEIN, JULIE) (Entered: 07/15/2019)

July 15, 2019

July 15, 2019

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AFFIDAVIT of Service on Ron Turner by FLORIDA STATE CONFERENCE OF THE NAACP, JEFF GRUVER, KEITH IVEY, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF FLORIDA, KAREN LEICHT, JERMAINE MILLER, EMORY MARQUIS MITCHELL, ORANGE COUNTY BRANCH OF THE NAACP, STEVEN PHALEN, BETTY RIDDLE, CLIFFORD TYSON, KRISTOPHER WRENCH, RAQUEL WRIGHT. (EBENSTEIN, JULIE) (Entered: 07/15/2019)

July 15, 2019

July 15, 2019

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AFFIDAVIT of Service on Christina White by FLORIDA STATE CONFERENCE OF THE NAACP, JEFF GRUVER, KEITH IVEY, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF FLORIDA, KAREN LEICHT, JERMAINE MILLER, EMORY MARQUIS MITCHELL, ORANGE COUNTY BRANCH OF THE NAACP, STEVEN PHALEN, BETTY RIDDLE, CLIFFORD TYSON, KRISTOPHER WRENCH, RAQUEL WRIGHT. (EBENSTEIN, JULIE) (Entered: 07/15/2019)

July 15, 2019

July 15, 2019

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Set Deadlines/Hearings: PETER ANTONACCI answer due 7/22/2019; KIM A BARTON answer due 7/23/2019; MICHAEL BENNETT answer due 7/22/2019; BILL COWLES answer due 7/22/2019; MARK EARLEY answer due 7/22/2019; MIKE HOGAN answer due 7/23/2019; CRAIG LATIMER answer due 7/22/2019; LESLIE ROSSWAY SWAN answer due 7/22/2019; RON TURNER answer due 7/22/2019; CHRISTINA WHITE answer due 7/22/2019. (toy)

July 15, 2019

July 15, 2019

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Blair Bowie.( Filing fee $ 201 receipt number AFLNDC-4552740.) by BONNIE RAYSOR, DIANE SHERRILL. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit (Certificate of Good Standing)) (BOWIE, BLAIR) (Entered: 07/16/2019)

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July 16, 2019

July 16, 2019

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Set Deadlines/Hearings: PETER ANTONACCI answer due 7/22/2019; KIM A BARTON answer due 7/23/2019; MICHAEL BENNETT answer due 7/22/2019; BILL COWLES answer due 7/22/2019; MARK EARLEY answer due 7/22/2019; MIKE HOGAN answer due 7/23/2019; CRAIG LATIMER answer due 7/22/2019; LESLIE ROSSWAY SWAN answer due 7/22/2019; RON TURNER answer due 7/22/2019; CHRISTINA WHITE answer due 7/22/2019. (toy)

July 16, 2019

July 16, 2019

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ORDER GRANTING 80 ADMISSION TO APPEAR PRO HAC VICE. Ms. Bowie has fulfilled the requirements of the Local Rules for admission and is admitted pro hac vice as counsel for Plaintiffs Bonnie Raysor and Diane Sherrill. Signed by CHIEF JUDGE MARK E WALKER on 07/16/2019. (toy) (Entered: 07/16/2019)

July 16, 2019

July 16, 2019

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AFFIDAVIT of Service for Complaint served on Mike Hogan on July 11, 2019, filed by ROSEMARY MCCOY, SHEILA SINGLETON. (SHORT, CAREN) (Entered: 07/16/2019)

July 16, 2019

July 16, 2019

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NOTICE of Appearance by GEORGE N MEROS, JR on behalf of PETER ANTONACCI, LAUREL M LEE (MEROS, GEORGE) (Entered: 07/16/2019)

July 16, 2019

July 16, 2019

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FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT against LAUREL M LEE, filed by BONNIE RAYSOR, DIANE SHERRILL, LEE HOFFMAN. (DUNN, CHAD) (Entered: 07/16/2019)

July 16, 2019

July 16, 2019

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NOTICE OF CANCELLED HEARING: Telephonic Scheduling Conference set for 7/19/2019 12:00 PM before CHIEF JUDGE MARK E WALKER is CANCELLED . (vkm) (Entered: 07/17/2019)

July 17, 2019

July 17, 2019

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Action Required by District Judge

July 17, 2019

July 17, 2019

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86

ORDER OF DISQUALIFICATION. Case reassigned to JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE for all further proceedings. CHIEF JUDGE MARK E WALKER no longer assigned to case. Signed by CHIEF JUDGE MARK E WALKER on 07/17/2019. *For future filings please use the new judge's initials 4-19-cv-300-RH-MJF* (toy) (Entered: 07/17/2019)

July 17, 2019

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ACTION REQUIRED BY DISTRICT JUDGE: Chambers of JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE notified that action is needed Re: 86 Order of Disqualification. (toy)

July 17, 2019

July 17, 2019

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NOTICE of Appearance by TARA R PRICE on behalf of PETER ANTONACCI, LAUREL M LEE (PRICE, TARA) (Entered: 07/17/2019)

July 17, 2019

July 17, 2019

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NOTICE of Appearance by CORBIN FREDERICK HANSON on behalf of KIM A BARTON (HANSON, CORBIN) (Entered: 07/18/2019)

July 18, 2019

July 18, 2019

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89

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 84 Amended Complaint, 1 Complaint by PETER ANTONACCI. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order) (KATZMAN, ADAM) (Entered: 07/19/2019)

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July 19, 2019

July 19, 2019

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Corporate Disclosure Statement/Certificate of Interested Persons by FLORIDA STATE CONFERENCE OF THE NAACP, JEFF GRUVER, KEITH IVEY, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF FLORIDA, KAREN LEICHT, JERMAINE MILLER, EMORY MARQUIS MITCHELL, ORANGE COUNTY BRANCH OF THE NAACP, STEVEN PHALEN, BETTY RIDDLE, CLIFFORD TYSON, KRISTOPHER WRENCH, RAQUEL WRIGHT. (ADEN, LEAH) (Entered: 07/19/2019)

July 19, 2019

July 19, 2019

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ORDER EXTENDING THE DEADLINE TO RESPOND TO THE COMPLAINTS. The defendants' unopposed motion, ECF No. 89, to extend the deadline to respond to the amended complaint in No. 4:19cv300 is granted. The deadline for these defendants to respond to the pending complaint in any of the consolidated cases is the later of August 2, 2019 or the deadline that would have applied in the absence of this order. ( (Internal deadline for referral to judge if response not filed earlier: 8/2/2019).) Signed by JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE on 07/22/2019. (toy) (Entered: 07/23/2019)

July 22, 2019

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Case Details

State / Territory: Florida

Case Type(s):

Criminal Justice (Other)

Special Collection(s):

Fines/Fees/Bail Reform (Criminalization of Poverty)

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 15, 2019

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

19 formerly incarcerated people in Florida who would be eligible to vote if they could pay their conviction-related financial obligations; a class and subclass of similarly situated people; the League of Women Voters of Florida; the NAACP Florida State Conference; and the Orange County NAACP.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Non-profit NON-religious organization

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

ACLU Affiliates (any)

ACLU National (all projects)

Brennan Center for Justice

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Southern Poverty Law Center

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Ten Florida Counties, County

State of 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)

42 U.S.C. § 1983

State law

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

Mandamus, 28 U.S.C. § 1361

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Due Process: Procedural Due Process

Equal Protection

Ex Post Facto

Excessive bail/fines

Freedom of speech/association

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Non-settlement Outcome

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order

Declaratory Judgment

Attorneys fees

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Order Duration: 2020 - None

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Preliminary relief granted

Issues

General:

Disparate Impact

Fines/Fees/Bail/Bond

Poverty/homelessness

Voting

Voting access

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

Voting:

Election administration

Voter qualifications

Voter registration rules