Case: Nielsen v. DeSantis

4:20-cv-00236 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida

Filed Date: March 16, 2020

Case Ongoing

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Case Summary

NOTE: This case is being tracked in close to real time by the Stanford/MIT Healthy Elections Project. So for more current information, see their tracker. COVID-19 summary: This case sought emergency voting measures related to COVID-19 for the Florida presidential primary on March 17, 2020. These were denied, but a motion for measures relating to future elections remains pending. The Florida presidential primary occurred on March 17, 2020. At that time, Florida had reported 149 confirmed case…

NOTE: This case is being tracked in close to real time by the Stanford/MIT Healthy Elections Project. So for more current information, see their tracker. COVID-19 summary: This case sought emergency voting measures related to COVID-19 for the Florida presidential primary on March 17, 2020. These were denied, but a motion for measures relating to future elections remains pending.


The Florida presidential primary occurred on March 17, 2020. At that time, Florida had reported 149 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and the State of Florida had taken numerous restrictions in response to COVID-19. Universities sent students home, Supervisors of Elections closed or moved numerous polling stations, and numerous individuals were in quarantine. Concerned about the potential large-scale voter disenfranchisement due to COVID-19 restrictions, on March 16, 2020, Dream Defenders, the New Florida Majority Education Fund, Organize Florida, and several individuals prevented from voting due to COVID-19 restrictions, filed this lawsuit against the Governor of Florida in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida. The plaintiffs sought emergency injunctive and declaratory relief that would order the state to implement additional voting measures and enjoin it from enforcing the existing voting deadlines. They alleged that the State of Florida “failed to take reasonable emergency measures” for voter participation, such as extending deadlines for absentee ballots and expanding vote-by-mail options. Represented by the National Center for Law and Economic Justice, DEMOS, and LatinoJustice PRLDEF, the plaintiffs brought this lawsuit under § 1983, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Rehabilitation Act. Specifically, they alleged that the defendants deprived the plaintiffs of their opportunity to vote in violation of the First and Fourteenth Amendment and failed to provide reasonable accommodations as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act.

Immediately, the plaintiffs filed an emergency motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction. They asked the court to order the state to expand access to vote-by-mail options, extend deadlines, permit curbside voting, and communicate these changes to Floridians.

The defendants did not respond to the emergency motion; however, noting that the temporary restraining order had been filed at 11:16 pm on the eve of the primary, Judge Robert Hinkle denied the motion on March 17, 2020, stating that granting the order would be “adverse to the public interest.”

The plaintiffs renewed their request later that day, discarding the request for curbside voting, but continuing to request extended access to vote-by-mail and absentee options. On March 18, 2020 Judge Hinkle denied this motion with respect to the March 17 primary. He noted it “would be adverse to the public interest to enter a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction blocking the Secretary of State and Supervisors of Elections from processing the results of the March 17 presidential primary in accordance with the governing Florida statutes.”

The motion for a preliminary injunction with respect to future elections remained pending. On March 18, 2020, the Court set the schedule for briefing on the remaining part of the preliminary-injunction motion: the defendants response is due on April 20, 2020, the discovery deadline is June 5, 2020, and a consolidated hearing on the preliminary injunction will occur during the two weeks after July 20, 2020.

On April 20, plaintiffs submitted an amended complaint, and by mid-May they requested leave to file a second amended complaint.

Summary Authors

Elizabeth Helpling (3/18/2020)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/17185904/parties/nielsen-v-desantis/


Judge(s)

Hinkle, Robert Lewis (Florida)

Jones, Gary R. (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bains, Chiraag (District of Columbia)

Browne, Judith A (District of Columbia)

Chin, Jackson (New York)

Daniels, Gilda R. (District of Columbia)

Fajana, Francisca (New York)

Galindo, Mirando (New York)

Gordon-Marvin, Emerson (New York)

Naifeh, Stuart (New York)

Judge(s)

Hinkle, Robert Lewis (Florida)

Jones, Gary R. (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bains, Chiraag (District of Columbia)

Browne, Judith A (District of Columbia)

Chin, Jackson (New York)

Daniels, Gilda R. (District of Columbia)

Fajana, Francisca (New York)

Galindo, Mirando (New York)

Gordon-Marvin, Emerson (New York)

Naifeh, Stuart (New York)

Romero-Craft, Kira (Florida)

Sadasivan, Kathryn C. (New York)

Scott, Sharion (District of Columbia)

Unger, Jess (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Davis, Ashley E. (Florida)

McVay, Bradley Robert (Florida)

Meros, George N Jr. (Florida)

Price, Tara R. (Florida)

Primrose, Nicholas Allen (Florida)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

Williams v. DeSantis

March 18, 2020 Docket
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Complaint for Emergency Injunctive and Declaratory Relief

Dream Defenders v. DeSantis

March 16, 2020 Complaint
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Plaintiffs' Emergency Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction

Williams v. DeSantis

March 16, 2020 Pleading / Motion / Brief
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Plaintiffs' Renewed Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order

Williams v. DeSantis

March 17, 2020 Pleading / Motion / Brief
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Order Denying a Temporary Restraining Order

Williams v. DeSantis

March 17, 2020 Order/Opinion
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Order Denying the Renewed Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order, Denying in Part the Motion for a Preliminary Injunction, and Setting a Schedule

Williams v. DeSantis

March 18, 2020 Order/Opinion

Resources

Title Description External URL

Williams v. DeSantis

Demos

As citizens of Florida faced a public health emergency created by the COVID-19 virus, which threated the health and well-being of millions of Americans, shuttered schools and businesses, and led publ… April 14, 2020 https://www.demos.org/case/williams-v-desantis

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/17185904/nielsen-v-desantis/

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

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COMPLAINT for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief against MARK ANDERSEN, CHRIS ANDERSON, SHIRLEY ANDERSON, PETER ANTONACCI, MARY JANE ARRINGTON, KIM A BARTON, BOBBY BEASLEY, MICHAEL BENNETT, MARTY BISHOP, STARLET CANNON, VICKI P. CANNON, CHRIS H CHAMBLESS, SHARON CHASON, DEBORAH CLARK, BRIAN E. CORLEY, BILL COWLES, NITA CRAWFORD, VICKI DAVIS, RON DESANTIS, TOMMY DOYLE, MARK EARLEY, JENNIFER J EDWARDS, LORI EDWARDS, ALETRIS FARNAM, SUSAN A. GILL, JOYCE GRIFFIN, DIANE HAGEN, JOHN HANLON, THOMAS R. HARDEE, TRAVIS HART, ALAN HAYS, MIKE HOGAN, BRENDA HOOTS, ELIZABETH P HORNE, LAURA HUTTO, TAMMY JONES, WILLIAM KEEN, SHIRLEY G. KNIGHT, CRAIG LATIMER, LAUREL M LEE, KAITI LENHART, LISA LEWIS, WENDY SARTORY LINK, PAUL A. LUX, GINA MCDOWELL, THERISA MEADOWS, ASHLEY MOODY, MARK F NEGLEY, VICKY OAKES, PENNY OGG, DEBORAH K. OSBORNE, CHARLES OVERTURF, HEATHER RILEY, CAROL F. RUDD, CONNIE SANCHEZ, LORI SCOTT, DIANE SMITH, DANA SOUTHERLAND, DAVID H STAFFORD, PAUL STAMOULIS, SYLVIA D. STEPHENS, LESLIE ROSSWAY SWAN, THE FLORIDA ELECTIONS CANVASSING COMMISSION, RON TURNER, TERRY VAUGHAN, TAPPIE A. VILLANE, GERTRUDE WALKER, HENRY WELLS, CHRISTINA WHITE, WESLEY WILCOX, GLENDA B. WILLIAMS ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number AFLNDC-5172996.), filed by DONESA JACKSON, PRIORITIES USA, MORGAN OUTLAW, KIRK NIELSEN, RAY DAVIS, REVEL LUBIN, FLORIDA ALLIANCE FOR RETIRED AMERICANS, ALIANZA FOR PROGRESS, INC., FELICIA BRUCE, BARBARA DEVANE. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons M. Andersen, # 3 Summons S. Anderson, # 4 Summons C. Anderson, # 5 Summons Antonacci, # 6 Summons Arrington, # 7 Summons Barton, # 8 Summons Beasley, # 9 Summons Bennett, # 10 Summons Bishop, # 11 Summons S. Cannon, # 12 Summons Chambless, # 13 Summons Chason, # 14 Summons Clark, # 15 Summons Corley, # 16 Summons Cowles, # 17 Summons Crawford, # 18 Summons Davis, # 19 Summons DeSantis, # 20 Summons Doyle, # 21 Summons Earley, # 22 Summons J. Edwards, # 23 Summons Elections Canvassing Commission, # 24 Summons Farnam, # 25 Summons Gill, # 26 Summons Griffin, # 27 Summons Hagan, # 28 Summons Hanlon, # 29 Summons Hardee, # 30 Summons Hart, # 31 Summons Hays, # 32 Summons Hogan, # 33 Summons Hoots, # 34 Summons Horne, # 35 Summons Hutto, # 36 Summons Jones, # 37 Summons Keen, # 38 Summons Knight, # 39 Summons Latimer, # 40 Summons Lee, # 41 Summons Lenhart, # 42 Summons Lewis, # 43 Summons Link, # 44 Summons Lux, # 45 Summons McDowell, # 46 Summons Meadows, # 47 Summons Moody, # 48 Summons Negley, # 49 Summons Oakes, # 50 Summons Ogg, # 51 Summons Osborne, # 52 Summons Overturf, # 53 Summons Riley, # 54 Summons Rudd, # 55 Summons Sanchez, # 56 Summons Scott, # 57 Summons Smith, # 58 Summons Southerland, # 59 Summons Stafford, # 60 Summons Stamoulis, # 61 Summons Stephens, # 62 Summons Swan, # 63 Summons Turner, # 64 Summons Vaughan, # 65 Summons Villane, # 66 Summons Walker, # 67 Summons Wells, # 68 Summons White, # 69 Summons Wilcox, # 70 Summons Williams, # 71 Summons V. Cannon, # 72 Summons L. Edwards) (WERMUTH, FREDERICK) (Entered: 05/04/2020)

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70 Summons Williams

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72 Summons L. Edwards

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NOTICE of Similar Case by ALIANZA FOR PROGRESS, INC., FELICIA BRUCE, RAY DAVIS, BARBARA DEVANE, FLORIDA ALLIANCE FOR RETIRED AMERICANS, DONESA JACKSON, REVEL LUBIN, KIRK NIELSEN, MORGAN OUTLAW, PRIORITIES USA (WERMUTH, FREDERICK) (Entered: 05/04/2020)

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Summons Issued as to BRIAN E CORLEY, BILL COWLES, ALETRIS FARNAM, ALAN HAYS, ASHLEY MOODY, CHARLES OVERTURF, CAROL F RUDD, BOBBY BEASLEY AND BRENDA HOOTS (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit, # 5 Exhibit, # 6 Exhibit, # 7 Exhibit, # 8 Exhibit) (rcb) (Entered: 05/05/2020)

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Summons Issued as to CHRIS ANDERSON, CHRIS H CHAMBLESS, DEBORAH CLARK, MIKE HOGAN, CRAIG LATIMER, DEBORAH K OSBORNE, CONNIE SANCHEZ, DANA SOUTHERLAND, DAVID H STAFFORD, CHRISTINA WHITE. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit, # 5 Exhibit, # 6 Exhibit, # 7 Exhibit, # 8 Exhibit, # 9 Exhibit) (rcb) (Entered: 05/05/2020)

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Summons Issued as to KIM A BARTON, RON DESANTIS, JENNIFER J EDWARDS, LORI EDWARDS, JOYCE GRIFFIN, JOHN HANLON, ELIZABETH P HORNE, LAURA HUTTO, LAUREL M LEE, KAITI LENHART, LISA LEWIS, GINA MCDOWELL, HEATHER RILEY, DIANE SMITH, LESLIE ROSSWAY SWAN, GERTRUDE WALKER, HENRY WELLS, ELECTIONS CANVASSING COMMISSION,GLENDA WILLIAMS AND LORI SCOTT. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit, # 5 Exhibit, # 6 Exhibit, # 7 Exhibit, # 8 Exhibit, # 9 Exhibit, # 10 Exhibit, # 11 Exhibit, # 12 Exhibit, # 13 Exhibit, # 14 Exhibit, # 15 Exhibit, # 16 Exhibit, # 17 Exhibit, # 18 Exhibit, # 19 Exhibit) (rcb) (Entered: 05/05/2020)

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ORDER DIRECTING CLERK TO REASSIGN CASE. Plaintiffs have filed their Local Rule 5.6 Notice of Similar Case indicating there is a related case pending in the Gainesville Division of the Northern District of FloridaWilliams, et al. v. DeSantis, et al., 1:20cv67-RH/GRJ. Because Judge Robert Hinkles case and this case are related and Judge Hinkle's case was filed first, this Court directs the Clerk to reassign this case to Judge Hinkle. Signed by CHIEF JUDGE MARK E WALKER on 5/5/2020. (rcb) (Entered: 05/05/2020)

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Summons Issued as to SHIRLEY ANDERSON, PETER ANTONACCI, SHARON CHASON, NITA CRAWFORD, MIKE HOGAN, PAUL A LUX, PENNY OGG, PAUL STAMOULIS, RON TURNER, DIANE HAGAN, MARK ANDERSON, MARK EARLEY, MARK NEGLEY, MARTY BISHOP, MARY JANE ARRINGTON AND MICHAEL BENNETT . (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit, # 5 Exhibit, # 6 Exhibit, # 7 Exhibit, # 8 Exhibit, # 9 Exhibit, # 10 Exhibit, # 11 Exhibit, # 12 Exhibit, # 13 Exhibit, # 14 Exhibit, # 15 Exhibit) (rcb) (Entered: 05/05/2020)

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Summons Issued as to SHIRLEY KNIGHT, STARLET CANNON, SUSAN GILL, SYLVIA D STEPHENS, TAMMY JONES, VICKI P CANNON, VICKI DAVIS, TOMMY DOYLE, THOMAS R HARDEE, TRAVIS HART, WILLIAM KEEN, WENDY SARTORY LINK, THERISA MEADOWS, VICKY OAKES, TERRY VAUGHAN, TAPPIE A VILLANE, WESLEY WILCOX. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit, # 5 Exhibit, # 6 Exhibit, # 7 Exhibit, # 8 Exhibit, # 9 Exhibit, # 10 Exhibit, # 11 Exhibit, # 12 Exhibit, # 13 Exhibit, # 14 Exhibit, # 15 Exhibit) (rcb) (Entered: 05/05/2020)

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JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE added. CHIEF JUDGE MARK E WALKER no longer assigned to case. (rcb)

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Summons Issued as to MARK ANDERSEN, MARY JANE ARRINGTON, BOBBY BEASLEY, MICHAEL BENNETT, MARTY BISHOP. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit) (rcb) (Entered: 05/05/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by ASHLEY E DAVIS on behalf of LAUREL M LEE (DAVIS, ASHLEY) (Entered: 05/07/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by ROBERT CHARLES SWAIN on behalf of KIM A BARTON (SWAIN, ROBERT) (Entered: 05/07/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by CORBIN FREDERICK HANSON on behalf of KIM A BARTON (HANSON, CORBIN) (Entered: 05/07/2020)

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DOCKET ANNOTATION BY COURT: An ISO is needed. (rcb) (Entered: 05/08/2020)

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ORDER FOR PRELIMINARY PRETRIAL CONFERENCE. By a separate notice, the clerk must set a telephonic preliminary Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 16 pretrial conference simultaneously in these two cases for May 22, 2020. Signed by JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE on 5/12/2020. (rcb) (Entered: 05/12/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by JON A JOUBEN on behalf of SHIRLEY ANDERSON (JOUBEN, JON) (Entered: 05/12/2020)

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NOTICE OF TELEPHONIC HEARING: Telephonic Preliminary Pretrial Conference set for 5/22/2020 09:00 AM before JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE. Call in number: 888-684-8852Access code: 3243416#Security code: 1234# s/ Cindy MarkleyCourtroom Deputy Clerk (ckm) (Entered: 05/12/2020)

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Corporate Disclosure Statement/Certificate of Interested Persons by ALIANZA FOR PROGRESS INC, FELICIA BRUCE, RAY DAVIS, BARBARA DEVANE, FLORIDA ALLIANCE FOR RETIRED AMERICANS, DONESA JACKSON, REVEL LUBIN, KIRK NIELSEN, MORGAN OUTLAW, PRIORITIES USA. (WERMUTH, FREDERICK) (Entered: 05/12/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by MARC E ELIAS on behalf of All Plaintiffs (ELIAS, MARC) (Entered: 05/12/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by JOHN MICHAEL DEVANEY on behalf of All Plaintiffs (DEVANEY, JOHN) (Entered: 05/12/2020)

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ORDER FOR PRELIMINARY PRETRIAL CONFERENCE. By a separate notice, the clerk must set a telephonic preliminary Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 16 pretrial conference simultaneously in these two cases (1:20cv67-RH-GRJ and 4:20cv236-RH-MJF) for May 22, 2020. Signed by JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE on 5/12/2020. (atm) Modified on 5/28/2020 - This is a duplicate entry of ECF 14 (atm). (Entered: 05/12/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by MOHAMMAD OMAR JAZIL on behalf of LAUREL M LEE (JAZIL, MOHAMMAD) (Entered: 05/12/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by CHRISTINA A FORD on behalf of All Plaintiffs (FORD, CHRISTINA) (Entered: 05/13/2020)

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Summons Issued as to MIKE HOGAN. (bkp) (Entered: 05/14/2020)

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Motion For Zachary Newkirk To Appear Pro Hac Vice Consent To Designation, And Request To Electronically Receive Notices Of Electronic Filing For PlaintiffS( Filing fee $201 receipt number AFLNDC-5215452.) by ALIANZA FOR PROGRESS INC, FELICIA BRUCE, RAY DAVIS, BARBARA DEVANE, FLORIDA ALLIANCE FOR RETIRED AMERICANS, DONESA JACKSON, REVEL LUBIN, KIRK NIELSEN, MORGAN OUTLAW, PRIORITIES USA. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A) (WERMUTH, FREDERICK) Modified to edit title on 5/15/2020 (rcb). (Entered: 05/14/2020)

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Motion For Amanda Callais To Appear Pro Hac Vice, Consent To Designation, And Request To Electronically Receive Notices Of Electronic Filing For Plaintiffs (Filing fee $ 201 receipt number AFLNDC-5215737.) by ALIANZA FOR PROGRESS INC, FELICIA BRUCE, RAY DAVIS, BARBARA DEVANE, FLORIDA ALLIANCE FOR RETIRED AMERICANS, DONESA JACKSON, REVEL LUBIN, KIRK NIELSEN, MORGAN OUTLAW, PRIORITIES USA. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A) (WERMUTH, FREDERICK) Modified to edit title on 5/15/2020 (rcb). (Entered: 05/14/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by KIA M. JOHNSON on behalf of DAVID H STAFFORD (JOHNSON, KIA) (Entered: 05/15/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by MARK HERRON on behalf of MARK EARLEY (HERRON, MARK) (Entered: 05/18/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by S DENAY BROWN on behalf of MARK EARLY (HERRON, MARK) Modified to edit title on 5/19/2020 (rcb). (Entered: 05/18/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by SUMMER DENAY BROWN on behalf of MARK EARLEY (BROWN, SUMMER) (Entered: 05/18/2020)

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Summons Issued as to SHIRLEY G KNIGHT, TERRY VAUGHAN. (Attachments: # 1 Bradford) (bkp) (Entered: 05/18/2020)

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APPEARANCE OF COUNSEL by FRANK MICHAEL MARI on behalf of LORI SCOTT (MARI, FRANK) Modified to edit title on 5/19/2020 (rcb). (Entered: 05/18/2020)

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MOTION to Consolidate Cases by RON DESANTIS, LAUREL M LEE. (JAZIL, MOHAMMAD) (Entered: 05/19/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by FRANK MICHAEL MARI on behalf of PENNY OGG (MARI, FRANK) (Entered: 05/20/2020)

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DOCKET ANNOTATION BY COURT: An ISO is needed (rcb) (Entered: 05/20/2020)

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ACTION REQUIRED BY DISTRICT JUDGE: Chambers of JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE notified that action is needed Re: 34 Docket Annotation (rcb)**An ISO is needed**

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NOTICE of Appearance by STEPHEN MARK TODD on behalf of CRAIG LATIMER (TODD, STEPHEN) (Entered: 05/20/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by RONALD A LABASKY on behalf of MARY JANE ARRINGTON, CHRIS H CHAMBLESS, VICKI DAVIS, MARK EARLEY, LORI EDWARDS, MIKE HOGAN, THERISA MEADOWS, PAUL STAMOULIS, GERTRUDE WALKER (LABASKY, RONALD) (Entered: 05/20/2020)

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First AMENDED COMPLAINT against All Defendants All Defendants., filed by DONESA JACKSON, PRIORITIES USA, MORGAN OUTLAW, KIRK NIELSEN, RAY DAVIS, REVEL LUBIN, FLORIDA ALLIANCE FOR RETIRED AMERICANS, ALIANZA FOR PROGRESS INC, FELICIA BRUCE, BARBARA DEVANE. (WERMUTH, FREDERICK) (Entered: 05/20/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by JEFFREY PAUL DESOUSA on behalf of ASHLEY MOODY (DESOUSA, JEFFREY) (Entered: 05/20/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by ANDY V BARDOS on behalf of PETER ANTONACCI, MICHAEL BENNETT, BRIAN E CORLEY, TOMMY DOYLE, JENNIFER J EDWARDS, JOYCE GRIFFIN, ALAN HAYS, LESLIE ROSSWAY SWAN, WESLEY WILCOX (BARDOS, ANDY) (Entered: 05/20/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by SUSAN SMITH ERDELYI on behalf of MARK ANDERSEN, BOBBY BEASLEY, VICKI P CANNON, SHARON CHASON, NITA CRAWFORD, TRAVIS HART, ELIZABETH P HORNE, LAURA HUTTO, WILLIAM KEEN, SHIRLEY G KNIGHT, GINA MCDOWELL, MARK F NEGLEY, VICKY OAKES, DEBORAH K OSBORNE, CHARLES OVERTURF, HEATHER RILEY, CAROL F RUDD, DANA SOUTHERLAND, SYLVIA D STEPHENS, TERRY VAUGHAN, TAPPIE A VILLANE, HENRY WELLS (ERDELYI, SUSAN) (Entered: 05/21/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by ROBERT BLAKE SHILLINGER, JR on behalf of Monroe County Canvassing Board (SHILLINGER, ROBERT) (Entered: 05/21/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by ROBERT BLAKE SHILLINGER, JR on behalf of JOYCE GRIFFIN (SHILLINGER, ROBERT) (Entered: 05/21/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by BRADLEY ROBERT MCVAY on behalf of LAUREL M LEE (MCVAY, BRADLEY) (Entered: 05/21/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by FRANCIS JOSEPH CARROLL, Jr on behalf of LISA LEWIS (CARROLL, FRANCIS) (Entered: 05/21/2020)

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AMENDED DOCUMENT by Monroe County Canvassing Board. Amendment to 41 Notice of Appearance (SHILLINGER, ROBERT) (Entered: 05/21/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by GREGORY THOMAS STEWART on behalf of PAUL A LUX (STEWART, GREGORY) (Entered: 05/21/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by ELIZABETH DESLOGE ELLIS on behalf of PAUL A LUX (ELLIS, ELIZABETH) (Entered: 05/21/2020)

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ACTION REQUIRED BY DISTRICT JUDGE: Chambers of MAGISTRATE JUDGE MARTIN A FITZPATRICK notified that action is needed Re: 24 & 25 . (rcb)

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ACTION REQUIRED BY MAGISTRATE JUDGE: Chambers of MAGISTRATE JUDGE MARTIN A FITZPATRICK notified that action is needed Re: 24 Motion For Zachary Newkirk To Appear Pro Hac Vice Consent To Designation, And Request To Electronically Receive Notices Of Electronic Filing For PlaintiffS & 25 Motion For Amanda Callais To Appear Pro Hac Vice, Consent To Designation, And Request To Electronically Receive Notices Of Electronic Filing For Plaintiffs. (rcb) Modified to add title of each motion and referred to Magistrate Judge on 5/22/2020 (rcb).

May 21, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE - Summonses to be Issued by ALIANZA FOR PROGRESS INC, FELICIA BRUCE, RAY DAVIS, BARBARA DEVANE, FLORIDA ALLIANCE FOR RETIRED AMERICANS, DONESA JACKSON, REVEL LUBIN, KIRK NIELSEN, MORGAN OUTLAW, PRIORITIES USA (Attachments: # 1 Summons to Peter Bell, # 2 Summons to Jeanette Bigney, # 3 Summons to Mitchell Bishop, # 4 Summons to Bill Blue, # 5 Summons to Danielle Brewer, # 6 Summons to James Browning, # 7 Summons to Bailey Browning, # 8 Summons to Timothy Campbell, # 9 Summons to John Carassas, # 10 Summons to Timothy Collins, # 11 Summons to Tatum Davis, # 12 Summons to Melissa Distler, # 13 Summons to Victoria Ferrer, # 14 Summons to Gary Flower, # 15 Summons to Peary Fowler, # 16 Summons to Kathy Garner, # 17 Summons to David Green, # 18 Summons to Kevin Grover, # 19 Summons to Darrell Hill, # 20 Summons to Robert Hillard, # 21 Summons to Kurt Hitzemann, # 22 Summons to David Horton, # 23 Summons to Renee Inman, # 24 Summons to Darren Jackson, # 25 Summons to Stefania Jancewicz, # 26 Summons to Thomas Jaworski, # 27 Summons to Jennifer Johnson, # 28 Summons to Christopher Kelly, # 29 Summons to David C. Koenig, # 30 Summons to Sheree Lancaster, # 31 Summons to Jack Lundy, # 32 Summons to Kathleen McCarthy, # 33 Summons to Jim McCune, # 34 Summons to Timothy McFarland, # 35 Summons to Nicole Menz, # 36 Summons to Elizabeth Morris, # 37 Summons to Frederick Peel, # 38 Summons to Robert Plaines, # 39 Summons to Michael Provost, # 40 Summons to Erika Quartermaine, # 41 Summons to Anthony Ritonous, # 42 Summons to Kathleen Roberts, # 43 Summons to Sonny Scaff, # 44 Summons to William Sestak, # 45 Summons to Gordon Shuler, # 46 Summons to Kerra Smith, # 47 Summons to Lucas Taylor, # 48 Summons to John Taylor, Jr., # 49 Summons to Charles Tinlin, # 50 Summons to Jill Walker, # 51 Summons to William Wallace, # 52 Summons to Jim Ward, # 53 Summons to Joseph Williams, # 54 Summons to Mark Yerman) (WERMUTH, FREDERICK) (Entered: 05/21/2020)

May 21, 2020 PACER
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DOCKET ANNOTATION BY COURT: TO ALL ATTORNEYS OF RECORD- A reminder, the parties named in the above-referenced document were added to the docket incorrectly and will be corrected by the clerk. For future reference: Please review the procedures for adding/creating new parties in the "Style Guide for Electronic Case Filing" and/or Chapter 10 of the "CM/ECF Attorney User's Guide" (both available on the clerk's website) at www.flnd.uscourts.gov. (Click on CM/ECF link and go to General Info.) (rcb) (Entered: 05/21/2020)

May 21, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by ELIZABETH ANN TEEGEN on behalf of FLORIDA ELECTIONS CANVASSING COMMISSION, ASHLEY MOODY (TEEGEN, ELIZABETH) (Entered: 05/21/2020)

May 21, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by TIMOTHY LEEDS NEWHALL on behalf of FLORIDA ELECTIONS CANVASSING COMMISSION, ASHLEY MOODY (NEWHALL, TIMOTHY) (Entered: 05/21/2020)

May 21, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by KIA M. JOHNSON on behalf of Escambia County Canvassing Board (JOHNSON, KIA) (Entered: 05/21/2020)

May 21, 2020 PACER
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MOTION to Intervene by Republican Organizations. (GIBSON, BENJAMIN) (Entered: 05/21/2020)

May 21, 2020 PACER
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Republican Organizations' Memorandum Of Law In Support Of Motion To Intervene (GIBSON, BENJAMIN) Modified to edit title on 5/22/2020 (rcb). (Entered: 05/21/2020)

May 21, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by BENJAMIN J GIBSON on behalf of Republican Organizations (GIBSON, BENJAMIN) (Entered: 05/21/2020)

May 21, 2020 PACER
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Summons Issued as to Bay County Canvassing Board, Bradford County Canvassing Board, Charlotte County Canvassing Board, Clay County Canvassing Board, DeSoto County Canvassing Board, Duval County Canvassing Board, Flagler County Canvassing Board, Levy County Canvassing Board, Madison County Canvassing Board, Miami-Dade County Canvassing Board, Monroe County Canvassing Board, Orange County Canvassing Board, Pinellas County Canvassing Board, Taylor County Canvassing Board, Union County Canvassing Board. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Summons Issued Tatum, # 2 Exhibit Summons Issued Brewer, # 3 Exhibit Summons Issued E Browning, # 4 Exhibit Summons Issued Flower, # 5 Exhibit Summons Issued J Browning, # 6 Exhibit Summons Issued Bigney, # 7 Exhibit Summons Issued Distler, # 8 Exhibit Summons Issued Carassas, # 9 Exhibit Summons Issued Ferrer, # 10 Exhibit Summons Issued Collins, # 11 Exhibit Summons Issued Campbell, # 12 Exhibit Summons Issued Bishop, # 13 Exhibit Summons Issued P Bell, # 14 Exhibit Summons Issued Fowler) (rcb) (Entered: 05/21/2020)

May 21, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by JASON BRETT TORCHINSKY on behalf of Republican Organizations (TORCHINSKY, JASON) (Entered: 05/21/2020)

May 21, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by FRANK MICHAEL MARI on behalf of MARTY BISHOP, THOMAS R HARDEE, KAITI LENHART, CONNIE SANCHEZ (MARI, FRANK) (Entered: 05/21/2020)

May 21, 2020 PACER

MOTIONS REFERRED to Magistrate Judge 24 Motion For Zachary Newkirk To Appear Pro Hac Vice Consent To Designation, And Request To Electronically Receive Notices Of Electronic Filing For PlaintiffS & 25 Motion For Amanda Callais To Appear Pro Hac Vice, Consent To Designation, And Request To Electronically Receive Notices Of Electronic Filing For Plaintiffs Referred to MARTIN A FITZPATRICK. (rcb)

May 22, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by FRANK MICHAEL MARI on behalf of JOHN HANLON (MARI, FRANK) (Entered: 05/22/2020)

May 22, 2020 PACER
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Minute Entry for proceedings held before JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE: Telephonic Preliminary Pretrial Conference held on 5/22/2020. Courts hears argument of counsel on pending motions. Court conducts pretrial conference and addresses deadlines. Ruling by Court: Motions to Consolidate Cases are granted. The primary case will be 4:20cv236. Briefs on the Motion to Intervene are due by May 27. Plaintiffs are to file a short and succinct position of their claims against the Defendants. The Motions for Protective Order are denied as moot. Bench trial remains set for July 20. All deadlines and detailed rulings will be set out in an order to follow. (Court Reporter Megan Hague) (ckm) (Entered: 05/22/2020)

May 22, 2020 RECAP
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Summons Issued as to CALHOUN COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD, Gadsden County Canvassing Board, Hardee County Canvassing Board, Hendry County Canvassing Board, Hernando County Canvassing Board, Lafayette County Canvassing Board, Manatee County Canvassing Board, Monroe County Canvassing Board, Osceola County Canvassing Board, Santa Rosa County Canvassing Board, Walton County Canvassing Board. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Summons Issued-Honorable Garner Gadsden Canvassing Board, # 2 Exhibit Summons Issued Honorable Green Walton County Canvassing Board, # 3 Exhibit Summons Issued Calhoun County Canvassing Board, # 4 Exhibit Summons Issued Hon Hill Hendry County Canvassing Board, # 5 Exhibit Summons Issue-Santa Rosa County Canvassing Board, # 6 Exhibit Hernando County Canvassing Board, # 7 Exhibit Hardee County Canvassing Board, # 8 Exhibit Summons Issued-Hon Inman Manatee County Canvassing Board, # 9 Exhibit Summons Issued-Hon Jackson Lafayette County Canvassing Baord, # 10 Exhibit Summons Issued-Hon. Jancewica Osceola County Canvassing Board) (rcb) (Entered: 05/22/2020)

May 22, 2020 PACER
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Summons Issued as to ALACHUA COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD, BREVARD COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD, BROWARD COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD, DIXIE COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD, Gilchrist County Canvassing Board, Glades County Canvassing Board, Gulf County Canvassing Board, Indian River County Canvassing Board, Marion County Canvassing Board, Putnam County Canvassing Board, Volusia County Canvassing Board. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Summons Issued- Dixie Canvassing Board, # 2 Exhibit Volusia County Canvassing Board, # 3 Exhibit Brevard Canvassing Board, # 4 Exhibit Gilchrist Canvassing Board, # 5 Exhibit Glades Canvassing Board, # 6 Exhibit Broward County Canvassing Board, # 7 Exhibit Marion County Canvassing Board, # 8 Exhibit Gulf County Canvassing Board, # 9 Exhibit Indian River Canvassing Board, # 10 Exhibit Putnam County Canvassing Board) (rcb) (Entered: 05/22/2020)

May 22, 2020 PACER
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Summons Issued as to BAKER COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD, CITRUS COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD, Franklin County Canvassing Board, Hamilton County Canvassing Board, Holmes County Canvassing Board, Nassau County Canvassing Board, OKALOOSA COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD, Okeechobee County Canvassing Board, Pasco County Canvassing Board, Sarasota County Canvassing Board, St. Johns County Canvassing Board, Wakulla County Canvassing Board, Washington County Canvassing Board. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Summons Issued Sestak, # 2 Exhibit Summons Issued Brewer, # 3 Exhibit Summons Issue Escambia County Canvassing Board, # 4 Exhibit Holmes County Canvassing Board, # 5 Exhibit Nassua County Canvassing Board, # 6 Exhibit Summons Issued St Johns Canvassing Board, # 7 Exhibit Summons Issued-Wakulla County Canvassing Board, # 8 Exhibit Okeechobee County Canvassing Board, # 9 Exhibit Okaloosa County Canvassing Board, # 10 Exhibit Baker County Canvassing Board, # 11 Exhibit Citrus County Canvassing Board, # 12 Exhibit Sarasota County Canvassing Board) (rcb) (Additional attachment(s) added on 5/22/2020: # 13 Exhibit, # 14 Exhibit Honorable Robert Plaines Chair, Jefferson County Canvassing Board, # 15 Exhibit, # 16 Exhibit Honorable Erika Quartermaine Chair, Sarasota County Canvassing Board, # 17 Exhibit Honorable Anthony Ritonous Chair, Highlands County Canvassing Board, # 18 Exhibit) (rcb). (Entered: 05/22/2020)

May 22, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by ADAM M KATZMAN on behalf of BROWARD COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD (KATZMAN, ADAM) (Entered: 05/22/2020)

May 22, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by KRISTEN M MCINTOSH on behalf of BROWARD COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD (MCINTOSH, KRISTEN) (Entered: 05/22/2020)

May 22, 2020 PACER
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ORDER REQUIRING A MORE DEFINITE STATEMENT. Signed by JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE on 05/24/2020. (MKB) (Entered: 05/24/2020)

May 24, 2020 PACER
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ORDER CONSOLIDATING CASES AND SETTING THE SCHEDULE. The motions to consolidate, ECF No. 74 in Case No. 1:20cv67 and ECF No. 32 in Case No. 4:20cv236, are granted in part. The Republican organizations oral motion for leave to file a reply memorandum in support of the motion is denied, but the motions will not be denied without allowing a reply memorandum. The motions for protective orders, ECF No. 78-82 in ECF No. 1:20cv67, are denied. Signed by JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE on 5/26/2020. (rcb) Modified to edit links on 5/28/2020 (rcb). (Entered: 05/26/2020)

May 26, 2020 PACER
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Dream Defenders Plaintiffs' More Definite Statement by CELCIO EDUARDO ROMERO, SHEILA YOUNG, ZEBRA COALITION, MURRAY HELLER, Acacia Williams, BIANCA MARIA BAEZ, Paulina Hernandez Morales, Dream Defenders, Organize Florida, NEW FLORIDA MAJORITY EDUCATION FUND re 66 Order (NAIFEH, STUART) Modified to edit title on 5/26/2020 (rcb). (Entered: 05/26/2020)

May 26, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by KELLY LYNN VICARI on behalf of DEBORAH CLARK (VICARI, KELLY) (Entered: 05/26/2020)

May 26, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE Summonses to be Issued by ALIANZA FOR PROGRESS INC, FELICIA BRUCE, RAY DAVIS, BARBARA DEVANE, FLORIDA ALLIANCE FOR RETIRED AMERICANS, DONESA JACKSON, REVEL LUBIN, KIRK NIELSEN, MORGAN OUTLAW, PRIORITIES USA (Attachments: # 1 Summons to Robert Regers, # 2 Summons to Margaret Taylor, # 3 Summons to William Williams) (WERMUTH, FREDERICK) (Entered: 05/26/2020)

May 26, 2020 PACER

Set Deadlines/Hearings re: 67 -The combined preliminary-injunction hearing and trial on the merits is set for the two-week trial period that begins on Monday, 7/20/2020 09:15 AM in U.S. Courthouse Tallahassee before JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE. The deadline is 5/26/2020 for the Williams plaintiffs' Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(2) disclosures. The deadline is 5/27/2020 for responses to the Republican organizations' motion to intervene, ECF No. 53 in Case No. 4:20cv236. The deadline is 5/27/2020 for the Williams plaintiffs supplement to their preliminary-injunction motion. The deadline is 5/27/2020 for the Nielsen plaintiffs preliminary-injunction motion. The deadline is 5/27/2020 for summary-judgment motions (other than deemed summary-judgment motions included in trial briefs). The deadline for response to the production requests is 6/1/2020. The deadline for the Governor and Secretary of State to respond to the current versions of the complaints is 5/27/2020. The deadline for the Supervisors of Elections to respond to the current versions of the complaints is later of 6/1/2020 or 14 days after service of process or acceptance of service of process. The deadline for defendants to identify experts is 6/8/2020. The deadline for the defendants' 26(a)(2) disclosures is 6/15/2020. The deadline for the defendants responses to the preliminary-injunction motions is 6/19/2020. The deadline for any reply memorandum is 6/26/2020, but a trial brief and reply memorandum should not be repetitive. The discovery deadline is 6/30/2020. The deadline is 7/3/2020 for trial briefs. The deadline is 7/13/2020 for responses to trial briefs. Each party must file its Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(3) disclosures by 7/6/2020. The deadline for objections is 7/13/2020. Each party must prefile all its exhibits by 7/6/2020. (rcb)

May 26, 2020 PACER

Set Deadlines/Hearings re: 67 -The combined preliminary-injunction hearing and trial on the merits is set for the two-week trial period that begins on Monday, 7/20/2020 09:00 AM in U.S. Courthouse Tallahassee before JUDGE ROBERT L HINKLE. The deadline is 5/26/2020 for the Williams plaintiffs' Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(2) disclosures. The deadline is 5/27/2020 for responses to the Republican organizations' motion to intervene, ECF No. 53 in Case No. 4:20cv236. The deadline is 5/27/2020 for the Williams plaintiffs supplement to their preliminary-injunction motion. The deadline is 5/27/2020 for the Nielsen plaintiffs preliminary-injunction motion. The deadline is 5/27/2020 for summary-judgment motions (other than deemed summary-judgment motions included in trial briefs). The deadline for response to the production requests is 6/1/2020. The deadline for the Governor and Secretary of State to respond to the current versions of the complaints is 5/27/2020. The deadline for the Supervisors of Elections to respond to the current versions of the complaints is later of 6/1/2020 or 14 days after service of process or acceptance of service of process. The deadline for defendants to identify experts is 6/8/2020. The deadline for the defendants' 26(a)(2) disclosures is 6/15/2020. The deadline for the defendants responses to the preliminary-injunction motions is 6/19/2020. The deadline for any reply memorandum is 6/26/2020, but a trial brief and reply memorandum should not be repetitive. The discovery deadline is 6/30/2020. The deadline is 7/3/2020 for trial briefs. The deadline is 7/13/2020 for responses to trial briefs. Each party must file its Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(3) disclosures by 7/6/2020. The deadline for objections is 7/13/2020. Each party must prefile all its exhibits by 7/6/2020. (rcb)

May 26, 2020 PACER
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Motion For Extension Of Time To Serve Rule 26(a)(2) Disclosures. Modified to edit title on 5/27/2020 (rcb). (Entered: 05/26/2020)

May 26, 2020 PACER

ACTION REQUIRED BY MAGISTRATE JUDGE: Chambers of MAGISTRATE JUDGE MICHAEL J FRANK notified that action is needed Re: 25 MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Amanda Callais.( Filing fee $ 201 receipt number AFLNDC-5215737.), 24 MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Zachary Newkirk.( Filing fee $ 201 receipt number AFLNDC-5215452.). Referred to MICHAEL J FRANK. *Action not required by MAGISTRATE JUDGE MARTIN A FITZPATRICK. (kjw)

May 27, 2020 PACER
72

Summons Issued as to Hillsborough County Canvassing Board, Polk County Canvassing Board, St. Lucie County Canvassing Board, Suwannee County Canvassing Board. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Summons Issued-Honorable Regers, # 2 Exhibit Summons Issued-Honorable Taylor, # 3 Exhibit Summons Issued-Honorable Williams) (rcb) (Entered: 05/27/2020)

May 27, 2020 PACER
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Notice of Dismissal by Acacia Williams Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41 by ACACIA WILLIAMS (NAIFEH, STUART) Modified to edit title on 5/28/2020 (rcb). (Entered: 05/27/2020)

May 27, 2020 PACER
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Motion For Jonathan P Lienhard To Appear Pro Hac Vice, Consent To Designation, And Request To Electronically Receive Notices Of Electronic Filing On Behalf Of Proposed Intervenor-Defendants Repulican Organization (Filing fee $ 201 receipt number AFLNDC-5264268.) by Republican Organizations. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A) (GIBSON, BENJAMIN) Modified to edit title on 5/28/2020 (rcb). (Entered: 05/27/2020)

May 27, 2020 PACER
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Acceptance of Service (TODD, STEPHEN) Modified to edit on 5/28/2020 (rcb). (Entered: 05/27/2020)

May 27, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by DALE A SCOTT on behalf of SUSAN A GILL (SCOTT, DALE) (Entered: 05/27/2020)

May 27, 2020 PACER
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Plaintiff's Response in Opposition To Republican Organizations' Motion To Intervene As Defendants re 53 MOTION to Intervene filed by ALIANZA FOR PROGRESS INC, FELICIA BRUCE, RAY DAVIS, BARBARA DEVANE, FLORIDA ALLIANCE FOR RETIRED AMERICANS, DONESA JACKSON, REVEL LUBIN, KIRK NIELSEN, MORGAN OUTLAW, PRIORITIES USA. (WERMUTH, FREDERICK) Modified to edit title on 5/28/2020 (rcb). (Entered: 05/27/2020)

May 27, 2020 PACER
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Seventeen Supervisor's of Elections' Motion For Partial Summary Judgment (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A Federal Register Publication, # 2 Exhibit B Declaration of Mary Hall, # 3 Exhibit C Declaration of Supervisor Doyle, # 4 Exhibit D Declaration of Supervisor Edwards, # 5 Exhibit E Declaration of Supervisor Arrington) (BARDOS, ANDY) Modified to edit on 5/28/2020 (rcb). **Supervisors of Elections for Broward, Collier, Indian River, Lee, Lake Manatee, Marion, Monroe and Pasco Counties** (Entered: 05/27/2020)

May 27, 2020 PACER
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Defendant Elections Canvassing Commission's Motion To Dismiss As An Improper Party (Case No. 4:20-cv-236) (Internal deadline for referral to judge if response not filed earlier: 6/10/2020). (TEEGEN, ELIZABETH) Modified to edit title on 5/28/2020 (rcb). (Entered: 05/27/2020)

May 27, 2020 PACER
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Attorney General of Florida's Motion To Dismiss And Memorandum of Law (DESOUSA, JEFFREY) Modified to edit title on 5/28/2020 (rcb). (Entered: 05/27/2020)

May 27, 2020 PACER
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Unopposed Motion To Exceed Word Limit In Governor And Secretary's Motion To Dismiss (Attachments: # 1 Motion to Dismiss) (JAZIL, MOHAMMAD) Modified to edit title on 5/28/2020 (rcb). (Entered: 05/27/2020)

May 27, 2020 PACER
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Governor And Secretary's Motion To Dismiss With Incorporated Memorandum of Law (Internal deadline for referral to judge if response not filed earlier: 6/10/2020). (JAZIL, MOHAMMAD) Modified to edit title on 5/28/2020 (rcb). (Entered: 05/27/2020)

May 27, 2020 PACER
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Dream Defenders Plaintiffs' Notice of Joinder In Nielsen Plaintiffs' Response In Opposition To Replublican Organizations' Motion To Intervene As Defendants filed by BIANCA MARIA BAEZ, DREAM DEFENDERS, MURRAY HELLER, PAULINA HERNANDEZ MORALES, NEW FLORIDA MAJORITY EDUCATION FUND, ORGANIZE FLORIDA, CELCIO EDUARDO ROMERO, SHEILA YOUNG, ZEBRA COALITION. (NAIFEH, STUART) Modified to edit title on 5/28/2020 (rcb). (Entered: 05/27/2020)

May 27, 2020 PACER
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Republican Organizations' Motion To Dismiss Or In The Alternative Motion For Summary Jugment (Internal deadline for referral to judge if response not filed earlier: 6/10/2020). (GIBSON, BENJAMIN) Modified to edit title on 5/28/2020 (rcb). (Entered: 05/27/2020)

May 27, 2020 PACER
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Republican Party Organizations' Memorandum Of Law In Support Of Their Motion To Dismiss Or In The Alternative Motion For Summary Judgment (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A) (GIBSON, BENJAMIN) Modified to edit title on 5/28/2020 (rcb). (Entered: 05/27/2020)

May 27, 2020 PACER
86

Plaintiff's Motion For Preliminary Injunction by BIANCA MARIA BAEZ, DREAM DEFENDERS, MURRAY HELLER, PAULINA HERNANDEZ MORALES, NEW FLORIDA MAJORITY EDUCATION FUND, ORGANIZE FLORIDA, CELCIO EDUARDO ROMERO, SHEILA YOUNG, ZEBRA COALITION. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Acacia Williams, # 2 Affidavit Alicia Wujciak, # 3 Affidavit Bianca Baez, # 4 Affidavit Dream Defenders, # 5 Affidavit John Jordan, # 6 Affidavit Murray Heller, # 7 Affidavit New Florida Majority, # 8 Affidavit Nicholas Ciriello, # 9 Affidavit Organize Florida, # 10 Affidavit Zetta Williams, # 11 Affidavit Kousser Report, # 12 Affidavit Smith Report) (NAIFEH, STUART) Modified to edit title on 5/28/2020 (rcb). (Entered: 05/27/2020)

1 Affidavit Acacia Williams

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2 Affidavit Alicia Wujciak

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3 Affidavit Bianca Baez

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4 Affidavit Dream Defenders

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5 Affidavit John Jordan

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6 Affidavit Murray Heller

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7 Affidavit New Florida Majority

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8 Affidavit Nicholas Ciriello

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9 Affidavit Organize Florida

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10 Affidavit Zetta Williams

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11 Affidavit Kousser Report

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12 Affidavit Smith Report

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May 27, 2020 RECAP
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Motion For Leave To File A Preliminary Injunction Motion In Excess Of The Word Limit by BIANCA MARIA BAEZ, DREAM DEFENDERS, MURRAY HELLER, PAULINA HERNANDEZ MORALES, NEW FLORIDA MAJORITY EDUCATION FUND, ORGANIZE FLORIDA, CELCIO EDUARDO ROMERO, SHEILA YOUNG, ZEBRA COALITION. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Proposed Memorandum) (NAIFEH, STUART) Modified to edit title on 5/28/2020 (rcb). (Entered: 05/27/2020)

May 27, 2020 PACER
88

NOTICE of Filing Exhibits in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction by ALIANZA FOR PROGRESS INC, FELICIA BRUCE, RAY DAVIS, BARBARA DEVANE, FLORIDA ALLIANCE FOR RETIRED AMERICANS, DONESA JACKSON, REVEL LUBIN, KIRK NIELSEN, MORGAN OUTLAW, PRIORITIES USA (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit 6, # 7 Exhibit 7, # 8 Exhibit 8, # 9 Exhibit 9, # 10 Exhibit 10, # 11 Exhibit 11, # 12 Exhibit 12, # 13 Exhibit 13, # 14 Exhibit 14, # 15 Exhibit 15, # 16 Exhibit 16, # 17 Exhibit 17, # 18 Exhibit 18, # 19 Exhibit 19, # 20 Exhibit 20, # 21 Exhibit 21, # 22 Exhibit 22, # 23 Exhibit 23, # 24 Exhibit 24, # 25 Exhibit 25, # 26 Exhibit 26, # 27 Exhibit 27, # 28 Exhibit 28, # 29 Exhibit 29, # 30 Exhibit 30, # 31 Exhibit 31, # 32 Exhibit 32, # 33 Exhibit 33, # 34 Exhibit 34, # 35 Exhibit 35, # 36 Exhibit 36, # 37 Exhibit 37, # 38 Exhibit 38, # 39 Exhibit 39, # 40 Exhibit 40, # 41 Exhibit 41, # 42 Exhibit 42, # 43 Exhibit 43, # 44 Exhibit 44, # 45 Exhibit 45, # 46 Exhibit 46, # 47 Exhibit 47, # 48 Exhibit 48, # 49 Exhibit 49, # 50 Exhibit 50, # 51 Exhibit 51, # 52 Exhibit 52, # 53 Exhibit 53, # 54 Exhibit 54, # 55 Exhibit 55, # 56 Exhibit 56, # 57 Exhibit 57, # 58 Exhibit 58, # 59 Exhibit 59) (WERMUTH, FREDERICK) (rcb). (Entered: 05/27/2020)

May 27, 2020 RECAP
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Plaintiff's Motion for Preliminary Injunction by ALIANZA FOR PROGRESS INC, FELICIA BRUCE, RAY DAVIS, BARBARA DEVANE, FLORIDA ALLIANCE FOR RETIRED AMERICANS, DONESA JACKSON, REVEL LUBIN, KIRK NIELSEN, MORGAN OUTLAW, PRIORITIES USA. (WERMUTH, FREDERICK) Modified to edit title on 5/28/2020 (rcb). (Entered: 05/27/2020)

May 27, 2020 PACER
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Memorandum Of Law In Support Of Plaintiff's Motion For Preliminary Injunction by ALIANZA FOR PROGRESS INC, FELICIA BRUCE, RAY DAVIS, BARBARA DEVANE, FLORIDA ALLIANCE FOR RETIRED AMERICANS, DONESA JACKSON, REVEL LUBIN, KIRK NIELSEN, MORGAN OUTLAW, PRIORITIES USA. (WERMUTH, FREDERICK) Modified to edit title on 5/28/2020 (rcb). (Entered: 05/27/2020)

May 27, 2020 RECAP
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AFFIDAVIT re 86 Second MOTION for Preliminary Injunction Declarations in Support by BIANCA MARIA BAEZ, DREAM DEFENDERS, MURRAY HELLER, PAULINA HERNANDEZ MORALES, NEW FLORIDA MAJORITY EDUCATION FUND, ORGANIZE FLORIDA, CELCIO EDUARDO ROMERO, SHEILA YOUNG, ZEBRA COALITION. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Marsha Bukala, # 2 Affidavit Paulina Hernandez Morales, # 3 Affidavit Celcio Eduardo Romero, # 4 Affidavit Sheila Young, # 5 Affidavit Robyn Wise) (NAIFEH, STUART) (Entered: 05/28/2020)

May 27, 2020 PACER
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AFFIDAVIT re 86 Second MOTION for Preliminary Injunction of Kathryn Sadasivan by BIANCA MARIA BAEZ, DREAM DEFENDERS, MURRAY HELLER, PAULINA HERNANDEZ MORALES, NEW FLORIDA MAJORITY EDUCATION FUND, ORGANIZE FLORIDA, CELCIO EDUARDO ROMERO, SHEILA YOUNG, ZEBRA COALITION. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E) (NAIFEH, STUART) (Entered: 05/28/2020)

May 28, 2020 PACER

State / Territory: Florida

Case Type(s):

Election/Voting Rights

Special Collection(s):

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 16, 2020

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Coalition of plaintiffs unable to vote in Florida's Presidential Primary due to COVID-19 restrictions and organizations advocating racial justice and voting rights

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

LatinoJustice PRLDEF

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Ron Desantis, Governor of the State of Florida, State

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.

Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act), 29 U.S.C. § 701

Constitutional Clause(s):

Equal Protection

Freedom of speech/association

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief denied

Issues

General:

Voting access

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

Disability:

disability, unspecified

Voting:

Election administration

Vote dilution