Case: Gottlieb v. Lamont

3:20-cv-00623 | U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut

Filed Date: May 6, 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 is a class action seeking to enjoin certain Connecticut voting laws in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. No outcome yet. On May 6, 2020, two Connecticut voters brought this class action on behalf of all registered Connecticut voters in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. Represented by private counse…

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 is a class action seeking to enjoin certain Connecticut voting laws in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. No outcome yet.


On May 6, 2020, two Connecticut voters brought this class action on behalf of all registered Connecticut voters in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. Represented by private counsel, the plaintiffs sued the governor and secretary of state of Connecticut under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, alleging violations of their First and Fourteenth Amendment rights. The plaintiffs challenged two Connecticut laws: the Ballot Access law, which required candidates to collect in-person signatures to access the ballot for the August 11, 2020 primary elections, and the Absentee Ballot law, which required in-person voting, allowing for mail-in absentee voting for few exceptions. The plaintiffs alleged that Connecticut's ballot access law ("Ballot Access") was unsafe and impossible amid a pandemic and that Connecticut's absentee ballot law ("Absentee Ballot") inappropriately restricted access to the voting process and treated similarly situated voters differently. The case was assigned to Judge Janet C. Hall.

The plaintiffs filed an amended complaint on May 12, adding two named plaintiffs and including the governor's newly issued Executive Order No. 7LL, arguing that although the order addressed the Ballot Access claim, it did not solve the constitutional deficiencies. That same day, they filed a motion for preliminary or permanent injunction with respect to their Ballot Access claim.

On May 18, the plaintiffs moved to certify the class as to the Ballot Access claim.

The Democratic State Central Committee moved to intervene on June 1 and on June 2, the defendants and the proposed intervenors separately filed memoranda in opposition to the plaintiffs' motion for preliminary injunction.

The case is ongoing.

Summary Authors

Caitlin Kierum (6/3/2020)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attrorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/17131237/parties/gottlieb-v-lamont/


Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Taubes, Alexander T. (Connecticut)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Hall, Janet C. (Connecticut)

Nunley, Alma Rose (Connecticut)

Osborne, Maura Murphy (Connecticut)

Reynolds, Kevin (Connecticut)

Skold, Michael K. (Connecticut)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Bartlett, Jason W. (Connecticut)

Bromley, Theodore (Connecticut)

Brown, Renee (Connecticut)

Galberth, Tawana (Connecticut)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Taubes, Alexander T. (Connecticut)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Hall, Janet C. (Connecticut)

Nunley, Alma Rose (Connecticut)

Osborne, Maura Murphy (Connecticut)

Reynolds, Kevin (Connecticut)

Skold, Michael K. (Connecticut)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Bartlett, Jason W. (Connecticut)

Bromley, Theodore (Connecticut)

Brown, Renee (Connecticut)

Galberth, Tawana (Connecticut)

Gottlieb, Andy (Connecticut)

Kozin, Jacqueline (Connecticut)

Lacourciere, Richard (Connecticut)

Rodriguez, Sergio (Connecticut)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:20-cv-00623

Docket [PACER]

May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

Docket
1

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Class Action Complaint for Declaratory & Relief

May 6, 2020

May 6, 2020

Complaint
8

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First Amended Class Action Complaint for Declaratory & Injunctive Relief

May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020

Complaint
9 (& 9-1 to 9-4)

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Motion for Preliminary or Permanent Injunctive and Declaratory Relief as to First Claim (Ballot Access)

May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020

Pleading / Motion / Brief
14, 14-1

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Motion for Class Certification as to First Claim (Ballot Access)

May 18, 2020

May 18, 2020

Pleading / Motion / Brief
29

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Democratic State Central Committee's Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary or Permanent Injunctive Relief

June 2, 2020

June 2, 2020

Pleading / Motion / Brief
28 & 28-1

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Defendants' Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary or Permanent Injunctive Relief

June 2, 2020

June 2, 2020

Pleading / Motion / Brief
31 & 31-1 to 31-6

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Reply Memorandum of Law in Support of Emergency Motion for Preliminary or Permanent Injunctive and Declaratory Relief as to First Claim (Ballot Access)

June 2, 2020

June 2, 2020

Pleading / Motion / Brief

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/17131237/gottlieb-v-lamont/

Last updated Aug. 5, 2022, 3:08 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT for Class Action Declaratory & Injunctive Relief against Ned Lamont, Denise Merrill ( Filing fee $400 receipt number CCTDC-5841845.), filed by Lorna Chand, Andy Gottlieb.(Taubes, Alexander) (Entered: 05/06/2020)

May 6, 2020

May 6, 2020

RECAP

Add and Terminate Judges

May 6, 2020

May 6, 2020

PACER
2

NOTICE of Related Case by All Plaintiffs (Taubes, Alexander) (Entered: 05/06/2020)

May 6, 2020

May 6, 2020

PACER

Judge Janet C. Hall added. (Nuzzi, Tiffany)

May 6, 2020

May 6, 2020

PACER
3

Order on Pretrial Deadlines: Amended Pleadings due by 7/5/2020. Discovery due by 11/5/2020. Dispositive Motions due by 12/10/2020. Signed by Clerk on 5/6/2020. (Reis, Julia) (Entered: 05/06/2020)

May 6, 2020

May 6, 2020

PACER
4

ELECTRONIC FILING ORDER FOR COUNSEL - PLEASE ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH COURTESY COPY REQUIREMENTS IN THIS ORDER Signed by Judge Janet C. Hall on 5/6/2020. (Reis, Julia) (Entered: 05/06/2020)

May 6, 2020

May 6, 2020

PACER
5

STANDING PROTECTIVE ORDER Signed by Judge Janet C. Hall on 5/6/2020. (Reis, Julia) (Entered: 05/06/2020)

May 6, 2020

May 6, 2020

PACER
6

Standing Order re: Discovery Signed by Judge Janet C. Hall on 5/6/2020. (Reis, Julia) (Entered: 05/06/2020)

May 6, 2020

May 6, 2020

PACER
7

NOTICE TO COUNSEL/SELF-REPRESENTED PARTIES : Counsel or self-represented parties initiating or removing this action are responsible for serving all parties with attached documents and copies of 1 Complaint filed by Lorna Chand, Andy Gottlieb, 2 Notice of Related Case filed by Lorna Chand, Andy Gottlieb, 3 Order on Pretrial Deadlines, 4 Electronic Filing Order, 5 Standing Protective Order, 6 Standing Order re: Discovery Signed by Clerk on 5/6/2020. (Reis, Julia) (Entered: 05/06/2020)

May 6, 2020

May 6, 2020

PACER
8

AMENDED COMPLAINT for Class Action Declaratory and Injunctive Relief against All Defendants, filed by Lorna Chand, Andy Gottlieb, Richard Lacourciere, Jason W. Bartlett.(Taubes, Alexander) (Entered: 05/12/2020)

May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020

RECAP

Request to Issue Summons

May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020

PACER
9

MOTION for Preliminary Injunction (), MOTION for Declaratory Judgment () by Jason W. Bartlett, Lorna Chand, Andy Gottlieb, Richard Lacourciere.Responses due by 6/2/2020 (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Affidavit Exhibit A - Gottlieb, # 3 Affidavit Exhibit B - Bartlett, # 4 Affidavit Exhibit C - Lacourciere)(Taubes, Alexander) (Entered: 05/12/2020)

1 Memorandum in Support

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2 Affidavit Exhibit A - Gottlieb

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3 Affidavit Exhibit B - Bartlett

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4 Affidavit Exhibit C - Lacourciere

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May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020

PACER
10

NOTICE of Appearance by Maura Murphy-Osborne on behalf of Ned Lamont, Denise Merrill (Murphy-Osborne, Maura) (Entered: 05/12/2020)

May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020

PACER

Request for Clerk to issue summons as to All Defendants. (Taubes, Alexander)

May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020

PACER
11

NOTICE of Appearance by Alma Rose Nunley on behalf of Ned Lamont, Denise Merrill (Nunley, Alma) (Entered: 05/12/2020)

May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020

PACER
12

NOTICE of Appearance by Michael Skold on behalf of Ned Lamont, Denise Merrill (Skold, Michael) (Entered: 05/12/2020)

May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020

PACER
13

ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED in accordance with Fed. R. Civ. P. 4 and LR 4 as to *Ned Lamont, Denise Merrill* with answer to complaint due within *21* days. Attorney * Alexander T. Taubes* *470 James Street, Suite 007* *New Haven, CT 06513*. (Reis, Julia) (Entered: 05/13/2020)

May 13, 2020

May 13, 2020

PACER
14

MOTION to Certify Class as to First Claim by Jason W. Bartlett, Lorna Chand, Andy Gottlieb, Richard Lacourciere.Responses due by 6/8/2020 (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support)(Taubes, Alexander) (Entered: 05/18/2020)

1 Memorandum in Support

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May 18, 2020

May 18, 2020

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15

MOTION for Status Conference re 9 Motion for Preliminary Injunction and 14 MOTION to Certify Class as to First Claim - NOTICE by Jason W. Bartlett, Lorna Chand, Andy Gottlieb, Richard Lacourciere Letter to the Court (Taubes, Alexander) Modified on 5/19/2020 to change event to a motion and edit docket text (Reis, Julia). (Entered: 05/18/2020)

May 18, 2020

May 18, 2020

RECAP
16

ORDER granting 15 Motion for Status Conference. SO ORDERED by Judge Janet C. Hall on 5/19/2020. (DeRubeis, B.) (Entered: 05/19/2020)

May 19, 2020

May 19, 2020

PACER

Calendar Entry

May 19, 2020

May 19, 2020

PACER

Order on Motion for Conference

May 19, 2020

May 19, 2020

PACER
17

NOTICE OF E-FILED CALENDAR: THIS IS THE ONLY NOTICE COUNSEL/THE PARTIES WILL RECEIVE. ALL PERSONS ENTERING THE COURTHOUSE MUST PRESENT PHOTO IDENTIFICATION. Telephonic Status Conference set for 5/22/2020 03:00 PM in Chambers Room 107, 141 Church St., New Haven, CT before Judge Janet C. Hall. Counsel are requested to participate in this conference, via telephone. Please use the following dial-in for this call: 1-877-873-8017; Access Code: 6415663#. (DeRubeis, B.) (Entered: 05/19/2020)

May 19, 2020

May 19, 2020

PACER
18

AFFIDAVIT of Service for Complaint and Summons by State Marshal Holly A. Bryk, served on Ned Lamont, Denise Merrill on 5/19/2020, filed by Jason W. Bartlett, Lorna Chand, Andy Gottlieb, Richard Lacourciere. (Taubes, Alexander) (Entered: 05/20/2020)

May 20, 2020

May 20, 2020

PACER
20

Document 18 Corrected: SUMMONS Returned Executed by Lorna Chand, Jason W. Bartlett, Andy Gottlieb, Richard Lacourciere. Ned Lamont served on 5/19/2020, answer due 6/9/2020; Denise Merrill served on 5/19/2020, answer due 6/9/2020. (Reis, Julia) (Entered: 05/21/2020)

May 20, 2020

May 20, 2020

PACER
19

NOTICE by Ned Lamont, Denise Merrill Notice of Executive Order No. 7QQ (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1)(Murphy-Osborne, Maura) (Entered: 05/21/2020)

1 Exhibit 1

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May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020

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21

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Janet C. Hall: Telephonic Status Conference held on 5/22/2020. The Defendants' Opposition to Plaintiff's Motion for Preliminary Injunction (Doc. No. 9) is due on June 2, 2020, and the Plaintiff's Reply, if any, is due by noon on June 5, 2020. Total time: 40 minutes. (Court Reporter Terri Fidanza.) (DeRubeis, B.) (Entered: 05/22/2020)

May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020

PACER
22

Amended Briefing Schedule re 9 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction: At the telephonic conference today 5/22/2020, given that the plaintiff indicated he could file a reply in 24 hours, and given that the court plans to schedule oral argument on plaintiff's Motion on June 5, the court amends its briefing schedule. The defendant's opposition is due by noon on June 2, and plaintiff's reply is due by noon on June 3. Absent a reply, plaintiff will have an opportunity to raise such issues at oral argument on June 5. SO ORDERED by Judge Janet C. Hall on 5/22/2020.(DeRubeis, B.) (Entered: 05/22/2020)

May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020

PACER
23

NOTICE OF E-FILED CALENDAR: THIS IS THE ONLY NOTICE COUNSEL/THE PARTIES WILL RECEIVE. ALL PERSONS ENTERING THE COURTHOUSE MUST PRESENT PHOTO IDENTIFICATION. Oral argument re: 9 Motion for Preliminary Injunction set for 6/5/2020 10:00 AM in Courtroom One, 141 Church St., New Haven, CT before Judge Janet C. Hall. This hearing will be held via video conference. Technical details for connecting to the conference will docket separately. (DeRubeis, B.) (Entered: 05/22/2020)

May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020

PACER

Status Conference

May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020

PACER

Order

May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020

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Calendar Entry

May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020

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24

MOTION for Extension of Time until July 9, 2020 To file their answer and to respond to the motion for class certification, ECF No. 14 14 MOTION to Certify Class as to First Claim by Ned Lamont, Denise Merrill. (Murphy-Osborne, Maura) (Entered: 05/27/2020)

May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

RECAP
25

ORDER granting 24 MOTION for Extension of Time until July 9, 2020 To file their answer and to respond to the motion for class certification, ECF No. 14 14 MOTION to Certify Class as to First Claim. Granted absent objection. SO ORDERED by Judge Janet C. Hall on 6/1/2020. (Lewis, D) Modified on 6/1/2020 (Lewis, D). (Entered: 06/01/2020)

June 1, 2020

June 1, 2020

PACER
26

First MOTION to Intervene by Democratic State Central Committee.Responses due by 6/22/2020 (Reynolds, Kevin) (Entered: 06/01/2020)

June 1, 2020

June 1, 2020

RECAP
27

Answer deadline updated for Ned Lamont to 7/9/2020; Denise Merrill to 7/9/2020., Set/Reset Deadlines as to 14 MOTION to Certify Class as to First Claim.(Responses due by 7/9/2020, ) (Lewis, D) (Entered: 06/01/2020)

June 1, 2020

June 1, 2020

PACER

Order on Motion for Extension of Time

June 1, 2020

June 1, 2020

PACER

Set Motion and Rcmd Ruling Deadlines/Hearings AND Update Answer Deadline

June 1, 2020

June 1, 2020

PACER
28

Memorandum in Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary or Permanent Injunction re 9 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction MOTION for Declaratory Judgment filed by Ned Lamont, Denise Merrill. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1)(Murphy-Osborne, Maura) (Entered: 06/02/2020)

1 Exhibit 1

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June 2, 2020

June 2, 2020

PACER
29

Memorandum in Opposition re 9 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction MOTION for Declaratory Judgment filed by Democratic State Central Committee. (Reynolds, Kevin) (Entered: 06/02/2020)

June 2, 2020

June 2, 2020

PACER
30

NOTICE OF E-FILED CALENDAR: THIS IS THE ONLY NOTICE COUNSEL/THE PARTIES WILL RECEIVE.ALL PERSONS ENTERING THE COURTHOUSE MUST PRESENT PHOTO IDENTIFICATION., Motion Hearing re 9 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction MOTION for Declaratory Judgment set for 6/5/2020 10:00 AM before Judge Janet C. Hall via Zoom. The public may access the proceedings by telephone at 1-646-828-7666, entering meeting ID no. 1605444945, then enter meeting password 608794 when prompted. The public may also join by video conference through the Zoom application at https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1605444945, password 608794. Persons granted remote access to proceedings are reminded of the general prohibition against photographing, recording, screenshots, streaming, and rebroadcasting in any form, of court proceedings. The Judicial Conference of the United States, which governs the practices of the federal courts, has prohibited it. Violation of these prohibitions may result in sanctions, including removal of court issued media credentials, restricted entry to future hearings, denial of entry to future hearings, or any other sanctions deemed necessary and appropriate by the court. (Lewis, D) (Entered: 06/02/2020)

June 2, 2020

June 2, 2020

PACER

NOTICE regarding hearing via Zoom: The Motion Hearing scheduled for 6/5/2020 at 10:00 a.m. will be conducted via Zoom. The video link is https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1605444945 and call in number is 1-646-828-7666.Meeting ID: 1605444945 Meeting Password: 608794Please note: Persons granted remote access to proceedings are reminded of the general prohibition against photographing, recording, screenshots, streaming, and rebroadcasting in any form, of court proceedings. The Judicial Conference of the United States, which governs the practices of the federal courts, has prohibited it. Violation of these prohibitions may result in sanctions, including removal of court issued media credentials, restricted entry to future hearings, denial of entry to future hearings, or any other sanctions deemed necessary by the court. (Lewis, D)

June 2, 2020

June 2, 2020

PACER
31

REPLY to Response to 9 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction MOTION for Declaratory Judgment filed by Jason W. Bartlett, Lorna Chand, Andy Gottlieb, Richard Lacourciere. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Supp. Dec. & Expert Report of Andy Gottlieb, # 2 Exhibit Supp. Dec. & Expert Report of Jason Bartlett, # 3 Exhibit Declaration of Sergio Rodriguez, # 4 Exhibit May 28 Affidavit of Tawana Galberth, # 5 Exhibit May 28 Affidavit of Renee Brown & Petitions, # 6 Exhibit Declaration of Antonia Oglesby)(Taubes, Alexander) (Entered: 06/02/2020)

1 Exhibit Supp. Dec. & Expert Report of Andy Gottlieb

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2 Exhibit Supp. Dec. & Expert Report of Jason Bartlett

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3 Exhibit Declaration of Sergio Rodriguez

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4 Exhibit May 28 Affidavit of Tawana Galberth

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6 Exhibit Declaration of Antonia Oglesby

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June 2, 2020

June 2, 2020

RECAP

Set Motion and Rcmd Ruling Deadlines/Hearings AND Calendar Entry

June 2, 2020

June 2, 2020

PACER

Notice Regarding Hearing Via Zoom

June 2, 2020

June 2, 2020

PACER
32

EXHIBIT #5 Redacted by Court Order by Jason W. Bartlett, Lorna Chand, Andy Gottlieb, Richard Lacourciere re 31 Reply to Response to Motion,,. (Taubes, Alexander) (Entered: 06/05/2020)

June 5, 2020

June 5, 2020

PACER
34

Minute Entry. Proceedings held before Judge Janet C. Hall: Motion Hearing held on 6/5/2020; granting 26 Motion to Intervene; 9 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction MOTION for Declaratory Judgment is taken under advisement, ruling to issue; Clerk is directed to seal attachment #5 to Doc. No. 31 . Redacted version to be filed. Total Time: 2 hours and 45 minutes(Court Reporter Terri Fidanza.) (Lewis, D) (Entered: 06/08/2020)

June 5, 2020

June 5, 2020

PACER
33

RULING: For the reasons stated herein, plaintiffs Motion for Preliminary Injunction (Doc. 9 )is denied. Signed by Judge Janet C. Hall on 6/8/2020. (Lewis, D) (Entered: 06/08/2020)

June 8, 2020

June 8, 2020

RECAP
35

MOTION for Reconsideration re 33 Order on Motion for Preliminary Injunction, Order on Motion for Declaratory Judgment by Jason W. Bartlett. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Supplemental Declaration of Jason Bartlett and Exhibit)(Taubes, Alexander) (Entered: 06/17/2020)

1 Affidavit Supplemental Declaration of Jason Bartlett and Exhibit

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June 17, 2020

June 17, 2020

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36

ORDER: The defendants are hereby ordered to respond to plaintiff's 35 MOTION for Reconsideration on or before June 25, 2020. SO ORDERED by Judge Janet C. Hall on 6/19/2020. (DeRubeis, B.) (Entered: 06/19/2020)

June 19, 2020

June 19, 2020

PACER

Order

June 19, 2020

June 19, 2020

PACER
37

MOTION to Intervene in support of plaintiffs by Robert Halstead.Responses due by 7/13/2020 (Attachments: # 1 Intervening Complaint, # 2 Declaration of Robert Halstead with Redacted Exhibits)(Taubes, Alexander) (Entered: 06/22/2020)

1 Intervening Complaint

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2 Declaration of Robert Halstead with Redacted Exhibits

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June 22, 2020

June 22, 2020

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38

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE: All of the parties in this case are hereby ORDERED TO SHOW CAUSE by July 7, 2020 as to whether the court should grant 37 MOTION to Intervene in support of plaintiffs by Robert Halstead. Show Cause Response due by 7/7/2020. SO ORDERED by Judge Janet C. Hall on 6/23/2020. (DeRubeis, B.) (Entered: 06/23/2020)

June 23, 2020

June 23, 2020

PACER

Order to Show Cause

June 23, 2020

June 23, 2020

PACER
39

Second MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply To File Answer and to Respond to Motion for Class Certification as to 14 MOTION to Certify Class as to First Claim until 08/28/20 by Ned Lamont, Denise Merrill. (Murphy-Osborne, Maura) (Entered: 06/24/2020)

June 24, 2020

June 24, 2020

PACER
40

Memorandum in Opposition re 35 MOTION for Reconsideration re 33 Order on Motion for Preliminary Injunction, Order on Motion for Declaratory Judgment filed by Ned Lamont, Denise Merrill. (Murphy-Osborne, Maura) (Entered: 06/24/2020)

June 24, 2020

June 24, 2020

PACER
41

Memorandum in Opposition re 35 MOTION for Reconsideration re 33 Order on Motion for Preliminary Injunction, Order on Motion for Declaratory Judgment filed by Democratic State Central Committee. (Reynolds, Kevin) (Entered: 06/24/2020)

June 24, 2020

June 24, 2020

PACER
42

RULING denying 35 MOTION for Reconsideration re 33 Order on Motion for Preliminary Injunction, Order on Motion for Declaratory Judgment by Jason W. Bartlett. Signed by Judge Janet C. Hall on 7/2/2020. (Reis, Julia) (Entered: 07/02/2020)

July 2, 2020

July 2, 2020

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43

RESPONSE re 37 MOTION to Intervene in support of plaintiffs filed by Ned Lamont, Denise Merrill. (Murphy-Osborne, Maura) (Entered: 07/06/2020)

July 6, 2020

July 6, 2020

PACER
45

ORDER granting 39 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply re 14 MOTION to Certify Class as to First Claim. Responses due by 8/28/2020. SO ORDERED by Judge Janet C. Hall on 7/6/2020. (DeRubeis, B.) (Entered: 07/07/2020)

July 6, 2020

July 6, 2020

PACER
44

First Memorandum in Opposition re 37 MOTION to Intervene in support of plaintiffs filed by Democratic State Central Committee. (Reynolds, Kevin) (Entered: 07/07/2020)

July 7, 2020

July 7, 2020

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46

REPLY to Response to 37 MOTION to Intervene in support of plaintiffs in response to State Defendants (ECF 43) & DSCC (ECF 44) filed by Robert Halstead. (Taubes, Alexander) (Entered: 07/07/2020)

July 7, 2020

July 7, 2020

PACER

Order on Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply to Motion

July 7, 2020

July 7, 2020

PACER
47

Consent MOTION to Withdraw 14 MOTION to Certify Class as to First Claim by Jason W. Bartlett, Lorna Chand, Andy Gottlieb, Robert Halstead, Richard Lacourciere. (Taubes, Alexander) (Entered: 08/12/2020)

Aug. 12, 2020

Aug. 12, 2020

PACER
48

ORDER granting 47 Consent MOTION to Withdraw 14 MOTION to Certify Class as to First Claim ; withdrawing 14 Motion to Certify Class. SO ORDERED by Judge Janet C. Hall on 8/13/2020. (Lewis, D) (Entered: 08/13/2020)

Aug. 13, 2020

Aug. 13, 2020

PACER

Order on Motion to Certify Class AND Order on Motion to Withdraw

Aug. 13, 2020

Aug. 13, 2020

PACER
49

Joint MOTION for Extension of Time until 9/4/2020to file Amended Complaint and Answer Amend Complaint by Jason W. Bartlett, Lorna Chand, Andy Gottlieb, Robert Halstead, Richard Lacourciere. (Taubes, Alexander) (Entered: 08/23/2020)

Aug. 23, 2020

Aug. 23, 2020

PACER
50

ORDER granting 49 Joint MOTION for Extension of Time until 9/4/2020to file Amended Complaint and Answer Amend Complaint by Jason W. Bartlett, Lorna Chand, Andy Gottlieb, Robert Halstead, Richard Lacourciere. SO ORDERED by Judge Janet C. Hall on 8/24/2020. (DeRubeis, B.) (Entered: 08/24/2020)

Aug. 24, 2020

Aug. 24, 2020

PACER

Order on Motion for Extension of Time

Aug. 24, 2020

Aug. 24, 2020

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51

AMENDED COMPLAINT per agreement of parties against All Defendants, filed by Jason W. Bartlett, Andy Gottlieb, Robert Halstead, Lorna Chand, Richard Lacourciere.(Taubes, Alexander) (Entered: 09/04/2020)

Sept. 4, 2020

Sept. 4, 2020

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52

REPORT of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting. (Taubes, Alexander) (Entered: 09/25/2020)

Sept. 25, 2020

Sept. 25, 2020

PACER
53

NOTICE OF E-FILED CALENDAR: THIS IS THE ONLY NOTICE COUNSEL/THE PARTIES WILL RECEIVE. ALL PERSONS ENTERING THE COURTHOUSE MUST PRESENT PHOTO IDENTIFICATION. Telephonic Scheduling Conference set for 10/23/2020 11:30 AM in Chambers Room 107, 141 Church St., New Haven, CT before Judge Janet C. Hall. Counsel are requested to participate in this conference, via telephone. Counsel must be prepared to discuss, in detail, the claims, defenses, and anticipated discovery (including scope and scheduling). Please use the following dial-in for this call: 1-877-873-8017; Access Code: 6415663#. (DeRubeis, B.) (Entered: 10/07/2020)

Oct. 7, 2020

Oct. 7, 2020

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Calendar Entry

Oct. 7, 2020

Oct. 7, 2020

PACER
54

Defendants Lamont & Merrill's ANSWER to 51 Amended Complaint with Affirmative Defenses. by Ned Lamont, Denise Merrill.(Murphy-Osborne, Maura) (Entered: 10/16/2020)

Oct. 16, 2020

Oct. 16, 2020

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55

ANSWER to 51 Amended Complaint by Democratic State Central Committee.(Reynolds, Kevin) (Entered: 10/18/2020)

Oct. 18, 2020

Oct. 18, 2020

PACER
56

Minute Entry. Proceedings held before Judge Janet C. Hall: Telephonic Scheduling Conference held on 10/23/2020, terminating as withdrawn for the reasons stated on the record, 37 Motion to Intervene. Plaintiff represented to the court that the case will not proceed as a class action. Separate scheduling order will enter with case management deadlines shorter than those proposed by the parties in their Joint 26(f) Report. Total time: 32 minutes. (Court Reporter Terri Fidanza.) (DeRubeis, B.) (Entered: 10/23/2020)

Oct. 23, 2020

Oct. 23, 2020

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Scheduling Conference AND Order on Motion to Intervene

Oct. 23, 2020

Oct. 23, 2020

PACER
57

SCHEDULING ORDER re: Case Management PlanAmended Pleadings due by 11/6/2020. Discovery due by 3/15/2021. Dispositive Motions due by 8/15/2021. Status Report due by 1/26/2021. Trial Brief due by 8/15/2021. Signed by Judge Janet C. Hall on 10/27/2020. (Reis, Julia) (Entered: 10/27/2020)

Oct. 27, 2020

Oct. 27, 2020

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58

Status Report

Jan. 25, 2021

Jan. 25, 2021

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59

Extension of Time

March 23, 2021

March 23, 2021

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Order on Motion for Extension of Time

March 24, 2021

March 24, 2021

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Set Deadlines/Hearings

March 24, 2021

March 24, 2021

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Notice of Appearance

April 8, 2021

April 8, 2021

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~Util - Set Deadlines/Hearings AND Notice

May 6, 2021

May 6, 2021

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Status Report

May 11, 2021

May 11, 2021

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Status Report

Aug. 9, 2021

Aug. 9, 2021

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Order

Aug. 10, 2021

Aug. 10, 2021

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Miscellaneous Relief

Aug. 13, 2021

Aug. 13, 2021

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Objection

Aug. 16, 2021

Aug. 16, 2021

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File Excess Pages

Aug. 16, 2021

Aug. 16, 2021

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Summary Judgment

Aug. 16, 2021

Aug. 16, 2021

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Reply to Response to Motion

Aug. 30, 2021

Aug. 30, 2021

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Notice (Other)

Sept. 7, 2021

Sept. 7, 2021

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Summary Judgment

Sept. 15, 2021

Sept. 15, 2021

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Memorandum in Opposition to Motion

Sept. 15, 2021

Sept. 15, 2021

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Preclude

Oct. 7, 2021

Oct. 7, 2021

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Reply to Response to Motion

Oct. 7, 2021

Oct. 7, 2021

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Memorandum in Opposition to Motion

Oct. 28, 2021

Oct. 28, 2021

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Reply to Response to Motion

Oct. 28, 2021

Oct. 28, 2021

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Notice (Other)

Oct. 28, 2021

Oct. 28, 2021

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Case Details

State / Territory: Connecticut

Case Type(s):

Election/Voting Rights

Special Collection(s):

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

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Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 6, 2020

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Four registered Connecticut voters Class action sought: all registered Connecticut voters

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Unknown

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Pending

Defendants

Governor of Connecticut, State

Secretary of the State of Connecticut, State

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Due Process: Procedural Due Process

Equal Protection

Freedom of speech/association

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None yet

Source of Relief:

None yet

Issues

General:

Voting

Voting access

Voting:

Election administration