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Case: Collins v. Adams

3:20-cv-00375 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky

Filed Date: May 27, 2020

Case Ongoing

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Case Summary

This suit was filed on May 27, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky. The suit was brought by several individual plaintiffs as well as the League of Women Voters of Kentucky, the Louisville Urban League, and the Kentucky Conference of NAACP Branches. They were represented by lawyers from ACLU National, ACLU of Kentucky Foundation, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and private counsel. They brought this suit against Kentucky Secretary of State Mich…

This suit was filed on May 27, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky. The suit was brought by several individual plaintiffs as well as the League of Women Voters of Kentucky, the Louisville Urban League, and the Kentucky Conference of NAACP Branches. They were represented by lawyers from ACLU National, ACLU of Kentucky Foundation, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and private counsel. They brought this suit against Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams, Governor Andrew Beshear, and the Chairman of the Kentucky Board of Elections Albert Benjamin Chandler. The suit focused on two Kentucky election laws in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. One was a requirement that to vote absentee a voter needed to have a valid excuse as to why they would not be able to get to the polls in person (the Excuse Requirement). The plaintiffs argued that for some voters, the risk of contracting the virus while at the polls would discourage them from exercising their right to vote. If they could vote absentee, that would grant them the power to vote while staying safe at home. The second election law that was challenged required Kentucky voters to present photo identification when voting, either in-person or absentee (the Photo ID Requirement). The complaint argued that this requirement was simply impossible for many would-be voters, given that many of the offices that issue ID's were closed due to the pandemic. Underlying the plaintiffs' argument with respect to both of these requirements was the claim that the laws would disproportionately disenfranchise black voters. The plaintiffs argued that, at least within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the laws violated the right to vote guaranteed by the First Amendment ad the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Plaintiffs sought declaratory relief and injunctive relief in the form of preliminary and permanent injunctions that would prohibit the defendants from enforcing the two laws, and also force defendants to administer the November 3 general election in the same way that they would administer the June 23 primary election.

The case was assigned to Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson.

On June 19, the defendants filed a motion to dismiss the case, arguing that the court did not have subject-matter jurisdiction over the case as the plaintiffs lacked standing and that the plaintiffs had not submitted a claim upon which relief could be granted. They claimed that, while they sympathized with the plaintiffs' views, that the court should not be in the business of constraining the state's election laws, especially at a time where greater flexibility was required in addressing the pandemic. They also argued that there was no discriminatory intent behind either law, and that the plaintiffs had not suffered an injury in fact.

Ten days later, the Secretary of State filed an answer, denying the plaintiffs' allegations and likewise arguing that the plaintiffs lacked standing and had failed to raise a claim upon which relief could be granted. He also argued that they failed to join indispensable parties and that the assertions raised in the complaint were political questions.

The plaintiffs filed a motion for a preliminary injunction on July 10, 2020. In arguing for injunctive relief, the plaintiffs claimed that the Excuse Requirement and the Photo ID Requirement, while perhaps legitimate under normal conditions, unconstitutionally required voters to choose between their right to vote and their safety.

On the same day, the Commonwealth of Kentucky ex rel. Attorney General Daniel Cameron filed a motion to intervene as a defendant.

The case is ongoing as of August 10, 2020.

Summary Authors

Jack Hibbard (8/10/2020)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attrorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/17196290/parties/collins-v-adams/


Judge(s)

Simpson, Charles Ralph III (Kentucky)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Cepeda Derieux, Adriel I. (New York)

Chabria, Natasha (District of Columbia)

Cherry, Ceridwen (District of Columbia)

Fram, Robert D. (California)

Garfing, Scott J (District of Columbia)

Gatnarek, Heather L. (Kentucky)

Hays, Mashayla R (Kentucky)

Ho, Dale E. (New York)

Holman, Mary Elise (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Simpson, Charles Ralph III (Kentucky)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Cepeda Derieux, Adriel I. (New York)

Chabria, Natasha (District of Columbia)

Cherry, Ceridwen (District of Columbia)

Fram, Robert D. (California)

Garfing, Scott J (District of Columbia)

Gatnarek, Heather L. (Kentucky)

Hays, Mashayla R (Kentucky)

Ho, Dale E. (New York)

Holman, Mary Elise (District of Columbia)

Keenan, Megan C (District of Columbia)

Kim, Sharon (New York)

Lakin, Sophia L. (New York)

Ponder, Jayne (District of Columbia)

Rosenberg, Ezra D (District of Columbia)

Saini, Ajay (New York)

Shapiro, Corey M (Kentucky)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Adams, Michael G (Kentucky)

Brown, Taylor A (Kentucky)

Buckner, La Tasha (Kentucky)

Bush, Bridget M (Kentucky)

Farris, Marc G (Kentucky)

Mayo, Steven T (Kentucky)

Morgan, Daniel L (Kentucky)

Payne, Taylor Allen (Kentucky)

Scutchfield, Jennifer S (Kentucky)

Tipton, Laura S (Kentucky)

Westberry, Kent R. (Kentucky)

Wilson, Michael R (Kentucky)

Other Attorney(s)

Iaccarino, Carmine G (Kentucky)

Maddox, Victor B (Kentucky)

Manley, Marc (Kentucky)

Nolan, Brett Robert (Kentucky)

Silletto, Aaron J. (Kentucky)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:20-cv-00375

Docket

Aug. 7, 2020

Aug. 7, 2020

Docket
1

3:20-cv-00375

Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief

May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

Complaint
19 & 19-1

3:20-cv-00375

Memorandum in Support of Albert Benjamin Chandler, III Motion to Dismiss Plaintiffs' Complaint

June 19, 2020

June 19, 2020

Complaint
20

3:20-cv-00375

Answer of Michael Adams, in his Official Capacity as the Secretary of State of Kentucky

June 29, 2020

June 29, 2020

Pleading / Motion / Brief
30

3:20-cv-00375

Motion for Preliminary Injunction

July 10, 2020

July 10, 2020

Pleading / Motion / Brief

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/17196290/collins-v-adams/

Last updated Nov. 26, 2022, 3:02 a.m.

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COMPLAINT against All Defendants (Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 0644-3108840) filed by Gracie Lewis, Kentucky Conference of NAACP Branches, Dejuan Nash, League of Women Voters of Kentucky, Tiffany Price, Michael Collins, Jeffrey Cosby, Louisville Urban League, Thela Elliott. (Attachments: # 1 Cover Sheet) (ALS) (Entered: 05/27/2020)

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May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

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Case Assignment (Random Selection): Case Assigned to Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson III. (ALS) (Entered: 05/27/2020)

May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

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Summons Issued as to All Defendants. Counsel for Plaintiff is responsible for printing and serving the attached issued summons(es). (Attachments: # 1 Summons Beshear, # 2 Summons Chandler) (ALS) (Entered: 05/27/2020)

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May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

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MOTION for Ceridwen Bonnell Cherry to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee $ 125, receipt number 0644-3109643. by Plaintiffs Michael Collins, Jeffrey Cosby, Thela Elliott, Kentucky Conference of NAACP Branches, League of Women Voters of Kentucky, Gracie Lewis, Louisville Urban League, Dejuan Nash, Tiffany Price (Shapiro, Corey) (Additional attachment(s) added on 5/28/2020: # 1 Proposed Order) (JM). (Additional attachment(s) added on 5/29/2020: # 2 Certificate of Good Standing) (JM). (Entered: 05/28/2020)

1 Proposed Order

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2 Certificate of Good Standing

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May 28, 2020

May 28, 2020

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MOTION for Adriel I. Cepeda Derieux to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee $ 125, receipt number 0644-3109676. by Plaintiffs Michael Collins, Jeffrey Cosby, Thela Elliott, Kentucky Conference of NAACP Branches, League of Women Voters of Kentucky, Gracie Lewis, Louisville Urban League, Dejuan Nash, Tiffany Price (Shapiro, Corey) (Additional attachment(s) added on 5/28/2020: # 1 Proposed Order) (JM). (Additional attachment(s) added on 5/29/2020: # 2 Certificate of Good Standing) (JM). (Entered: 05/28/2020)

1 Proposed Order

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2 Certificate of Good Standing

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May 28, 2020

May 28, 2020

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NOTICE of Deficiency re 4 and 5 Motions to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Certificates of good standing have not been tendered. Failure to comply will be brought to the attention of the Court. Response due by 6/4/2020. (JM) (Entered: 05/28/2020)

May 28, 2020

May 28, 2020

PACER
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NOTICE of Tendered Certificate of Good Standing for Ceridwen Bonnell Cherry by Michael Collins, Jeffrey Cosby, Thela Elliott, Kentucky Conference of NAACP Branches, League of Women Voters of Kentucky, Gracie Lewis, Louisville Urban League, Dejuan Nash, Tiffany Price re 4 MOTION for Ceridwen Bonnell Cherry to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee $ 125, receipt number 0644-3109643. (Shapiro, Corey) (Entered: 05/29/2020)

May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020

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NOTICE of Tendered Certificate of Good Standing for Adriel I. Cepeda Derieux by Michael Collins, Jeffrey Cosby, Thela Elliott, Kentucky Conference of NAACP Branches, League of Women Voters of Kentucky, Gracie Lewis, Louisville Urban League, Dejuan Nash, Tiffany Price re 5 MOTION for Adriel I. Cepeda Derieux to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee $ 125, receipt number 0644-3109676. (Shapiro, Corey) (Entered: 05/29/2020)

May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020

PACER
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MOTION for Dale Edwin Ho to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee $ 125, receipt number 0644-3112173. by Plaintiffs Michael Collins, Jeffrey Cosby, Thela Elliott, Kentucky Conference of NAACP Branches, League of Women Voters of Kentucky, Gracie Lewis, Louisville Urban League, Dejuan Nash, Tiffany Price (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Good Standing) (Shapiro, Corey) (Additional attachment(s) added on 6/3/2020: # 2 Proposed Order) (JM). (Entered: 06/02/2020)

1 Certificate of Good Standing

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2 Proposed Order

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June 2, 2020

June 2, 2020

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10

MOTION for Sophia Lin Lakin to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee $ 125, receipt number 0644-3112187. by Plaintiffs Michael Collins, Jeffrey Cosby, Thela Elliott, Kentucky Conference of NAACP Branches, League of Women Voters of Kentucky, Gracie Lewis, Louisville Urban League, Dejuan Nash, Tiffany Price (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Good Standing) (Shapiro, Corey) (Additional attachment(s) added on 6/3/2020: # 2 Proposed Order) (JM). (Entered: 06/02/2020)

1 Certificate of Good Standing

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2 Proposed Order

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June 2, 2020

June 2, 2020

PACER
11

TEXT ORDER by Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson, III on 6/2/2020, GRANTING 4 and 5 Motions for Ceridwen Bonnell Cherry and Adriel I. Cepeda Derieux to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of the Plaintiffs. This Notice of Electronic Filing is the Official ORDER for this entry. No document is attached. cc: Counsel(RLK) (Entered: 06/02/2020)

June 2, 2020

June 2, 2020

PACER

Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice AND Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice

June 2, 2020

June 2, 2020

PACER
12

TEXT ORDER by Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson, III on 6/4/2020, GRANTING 9 10 Motions for Dale Edwin Ho and Sophia Lin Lakin to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of the Plaintiffs. This Notice of Electronic Filing is the Official ORDER for this entry. No document is attached. cc: Counsel(RLK) (Entered: 06/04/2020)

June 4, 2020

June 4, 2020

PACER

Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice AND Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice

June 4, 2020

June 4, 2020

PACER
13

MOTION for Mary Elise Holman to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee $ 125, receipt number 0644-3118597. by Plaintiffs Michael Collins, Jeffrey Cosby, Thela Elliott, Kentucky Conference of NAACP Branches, League of Women Voters of Kentucky, Gracie Lewis, Louisville Urban League, Dejuan Nash, Tiffany Price (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Good Standing) (Shapiro, Corey) (Additional attachment(s) added on 6/11/2020: # 2 Proposed Order) (JM). (Entered: 06/11/2020)

1 Certificate of Good Standing

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2 Proposed Order

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June 11, 2020

June 11, 2020

PACER
14

MOTION for Jayne Ponder to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee $ 125, receipt number 0644-3118607. by Plaintiffs Michael Collins, Jeffrey Cosby, Thela Elliott, Kentucky Conference of NAACP Branches, League of Women Voters of Kentucky, Gracie Lewis, Louisville Urban League, Dejuan Nash, Tiffany Price (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Good Standing) (Shapiro, Corey) (Additional attachment(s) added on 6/11/2020: # 2 Proposed Order) (JM). (Entered: 06/11/2020)

1 Certificate of Good Standing

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2 Proposed Order

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June 11, 2020

June 11, 2020

PACER
15

MOTION for Megan C. Keenan to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee $ 125, receipt number 0644-3118610. by Plaintiffs Michael Collins, Jeffrey Cosby, Thela Elliott, Kentucky Conference of NAACP Branches, League of Women Voters of Kentucky, Gracie Lewis, Louisville Urban League, Dejuan Nash, Tiffany Price (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Good Standing) (Shapiro, Corey) (Additional attachment(s) added on 6/11/2020: # 2 Proposed Order) (JM). (Entered: 06/11/2020)

1 Certificate of Good Standing

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2 Proposed Order

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June 11, 2020

June 11, 2020

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MOTION for Robert D. Fram to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee $ 125, receipt number 0644-3118615. by Plaintiffs Michael Collins, Jeffrey Cosby, Thela Elliott, Kentucky Conference of NAACP Branches, League of Women Voters of Kentucky, Gracie Lewis, Louisville Urban League, Dejuan Nash, Tiffany Price (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Good Standing) (Shapiro, Corey) (Additional attachment(s) added on 6/11/2020: # 2 Proposed Order) (JM). (Entered: 06/11/2020)

1 Certificate of Good Standing

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2 Proposed Order

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June 11, 2020

June 11, 2020

PACER
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MOTION for Scott Garfing to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee $ 125, receipt number 0644-3118626. by Plaintiffs Michael Collins, Jeffrey Cosby, Thela Elliott, Kentucky Conference of NAACP Branches, League of Women Voters of Kentucky, Gracie Lewis, Louisville Urban League, Dejuan Nash, Tiffany Price (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Good Standing) (Shapiro, Corey) (Additional attachment(s) added on 6/11/2020: # 2 Proposed Order) (JM). (Entered: 06/11/2020)

1 Certificate of Good Standing

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2 Proposed Order

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June 11, 2020

June 11, 2020

PACER
18

TEXT ORDER by Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson, III on 6/12/2020, GRANTING 13 14 15 16 17 Motions for Mary Elise Holman, Jayne Ponder, Megan C. Keenan, Robert D. Fram, and Scott Garfing to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of the Plaintiffs. This Notice of Electronic Filing is the Official ORDER for this entry. No document is attached. cc: Counsel, QC(RLK) (Entered: 06/12/2020)

June 12, 2020

June 12, 2020

PACER

Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice AND Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice AND Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice AND Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice AND Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice

June 12, 2020

June 12, 2020

PACER
19

MOTION to Dismiss 1 Complaint. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Proposed Order of Dismissal) by Albert Benjamin Chandler, III. (Morgan, Daniel) Modified on 6/22/2020: changed docket text from Memorandum to Motion to Dismiss (RLK). (Entered: 06/19/2020)

1 Proposed Order Proposed Order of Dismissal

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June 19, 2020

June 19, 2020

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NOTICE OF DOCKET CORRECTION re 19 . ERROR: MOTION to Dismiss docketed in error by counsel as a Memorandum. CORRECTION: Docket text corrected by Clerk to reflect filing as a Motion, not as a Memorandum. (RLK)

June 22, 2020

June 22, 2020

PACER

Docket Correction

June 22, 2020

June 22, 2020

PACER
20

ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by Michael Adams. (Wilson, Michael) (Entered: 06/29/2020)

June 29, 2020

June 29, 2020

RECAP
21

MOTION for Ajay P. Saini to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee $ 125, receipt number 0644-3131138. by Plaintiffs Michael Collins, Jeffrey Cosby, Thela Elliott, Kentucky Conference of NAACP Branches, League of Women Voters of Kentucky, Gracie Lewis, Louisville Urban League, Dejuan Nash, Tiffany Price (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Good Standing, # 2 Proposed Order) (Shapiro, Corey) (Entered: 06/30/2020)

1 Certificate of Good Standing

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2 Proposed Order

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June 30, 2020

June 30, 2020

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MOTION for Ezra D. Rosenberg to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee $ 125, receipt number 0644-3131145. by Plaintiffs Michael Collins, Jeffrey Cosby, Thela Elliott, Kentucky Conference of NAACP Branches, League of Women Voters of Kentucky, Gracie Lewis, Louisville Urban League, Dejuan Nash, Tiffany Price (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Good Standing, # 2 Proposed Order) (Shapiro, Corey) (Entered: 06/30/2020)

1 Certificate of Good Standing

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2 Proposed Order

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June 30, 2020

June 30, 2020

PACER
23

NOTICE of Appearance by R. Kent Westberry on behalf of Michael Adams (Westberry, R.) (Entered: 07/06/2020)

July 6, 2020

July 6, 2020

PACER
24

TEXT ORDER by Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson, III on 7/6/2020, GRANTING 21 AND 22 Motions for Ajay P. Saini and Ezra D. Rosenberg to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of the Plaintiffs. This Notice of Electronic Filing is the Official ORDER for this entry. No document is attached. cc: Counsel(RLK) (Entered: 07/06/2020)

July 6, 2020

July 6, 2020

PACER

Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice AND Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice

July 6, 2020

July 6, 2020

PACER
25

NOTICE of Appearance by Bridget M. Bush on behalf of Michael Adams (Bush, Bridget) (Entered: 07/07/2020)

July 7, 2020

July 7, 2020

PACER
26

NOTICE of Appearance by Jennifer S. Scutchfield on behalf of Michael Adams (Scutchfield, Jennifer) (Entered: 07/09/2020)

July 9, 2020

July 9, 2020

PACER
27

NOTICE of Appearance by Mashayla R. Hays on behalf of Michael Collins, Jeffrey Cosby, Thela Elliott, Kentucky Conference of NAACP Branches, League of Women Voters of Kentucky, Gracie Lewis, Louisville Urban League, Dejuan Nash, Tiffany Price (Hays, Mashayla) (Entered: 07/10/2020)

July 10, 2020

July 10, 2020

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MOTION to Intervene as a Defendant by Intervenor Defendant Commonwealth of Kentucky ex rel. Attorney General Daniel Cameron (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Proposed Order, # 3 Answer of Intervenor) (Silletto, Aaron) (Entered: 07/10/2020)

1 Memorandum in Support

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2 Proposed Order

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3 Answer of Intervenor

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July 10, 2020

July 10, 2020

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MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction by Plaintiffs Michael Collins, Jeffrey Cosby, Thela Elliott, Kentucky Conference of NAACP Branches, League of Women Voters of Kentucky, Gracie Lewis, Louisville Urban League, Dejuan Nash, Tiffany Price (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Granting Additional Pages) (Shapiro, Corey) (Entered: 07/10/2020)

1 Proposed Order Granting Additional Pages

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July 10, 2020

July 10, 2020

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MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by Plaintiffs Michael Collins, Jeffrey Cosby, Thela Elliott, Kentucky Conference of NAACP Branches, League of Women Voters of Kentucky, Gracie Lewis, Louisville Urban League, Dejuan Nash, Tiffany Price (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Granting Motion for Preliminary Injunction, # 2 Exhibit A. Murray Decl., # 3 Exhibit B. Ponder Decl., # 4 Exhibit C. Nash Decl., # 5 Exhibit D. Cepeda Derieux Decl., # 6 Exhibit E. Collins Decl., # 7 Exhibit F. Cosby Decl., # 8 Exhibit G. Elliott Decl., # 9 Exhibit H. Lewis Decl., # 10 Exhibit I. Price Decl., # 11 Exhibit J. Burse Decl., # 12 Exhibit K. Reynolds Decl., # 13 Exhibit L. Wagner Decl., # 14 Exhibit M. Hanner Decl., # 15 Exhibit N. Pregliasco Decl., # 16 Exhibit O. Hersh Decl., # 17 Exhibit P. Mohammed Decl.) (Shapiro, Corey) (Entered: 07/10/2020)

1 Proposed Order Granting Motion for Preliminary Injunction

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2 Exhibit A. Murray Decl.

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3 Exhibit B. Ponder Decl.

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4 Exhibit C. Nash Decl.

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5 Exhibit D. Cepeda Derieux Decl.

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6 Exhibit E. Collins Decl.

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7 Exhibit F. Cosby Decl.

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8 Exhibit G. Elliott Decl.

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9 Exhibit H. Lewis Decl.

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10 Exhibit I. Price Decl.

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11 Exhibit J. Burse Decl.

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12 Exhibit K. Reynolds Decl.

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13 Exhibit L. Wagner Decl.

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14 Exhibit M. Hanner Decl.

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15 Exhibit N. Pregliasco Decl.

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16 Exhibit O. Hersh Decl.

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17 Exhibit P. Mohammed Decl.

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July 10, 2020

July 10, 2020

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RESPONSE to Motion re 19 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction filed by Michael Collins, Jeffrey Cosby, Thela Elliott, Kentucky Conference of NAACP Branches, League of Women Voters of Kentucky, Gracie Lewis, Louisville Urban League, Dejuan Nash, Tiffany Price. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Denying Defendant Chandler's Motion to Dismiss) (Shapiro, Corey) (Entered: 07/10/2020)

1 Proposed Order Denying Defendant Chandler's Motion to Dismiss

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July 10, 2020

July 10, 2020

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APPENDIX of Exhibits to Plaintiffs' Opposition to Motion to Dismiss -- re 31 Response to Motion, (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A. Collins Decl., # 2 Exhibit B. Cosby Decl., # 3 Exhibit C. Elliott Decl., # 4 Exhibit D. Lewis Decl., # 5 Exhibit E. Nash Decl., # 6 Exhibit F. Price Decl., # 7 Exhibit G. Murray Decl., # 8 Exhibit H. Wagner Decl., # 9 Exhibit I. Reynolds Decl., # 10 Exhibit J. Burse Decl., # 11 Exhibit K. Hersh Decl.) by Michael Collins, Jeffrey Cosby, Thela Elliott, Kentucky Conference of NAACP Branches, League of Women Voters of Kentucky, Gracie Lewis, Louisville Urban League, Dejuan Nash, Tiffany Price. (Shapiro, Corey) (Entered: 07/10/2020)

1 Exhibit A. Collins Decl.

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2 Exhibit B. Cosby Decl.

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3 Exhibit C. Elliott Decl.

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4 Exhibit D. Lewis Decl.

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5 Exhibit E. Nash Decl.

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6 Exhibit F. Price Decl.

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7 Exhibit G. Murray Decl.

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8 Exhibit H. Wagner Decl.

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9 Exhibit I. Reynolds Decl.

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10 Exhibit J. Burse Decl.

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11 Exhibit K. Hersh Decl.

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July 10, 2020

July 10, 2020

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ORDER by Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson III on 7/14/2020; Status Conference set for 7/22/2020 at 2:00 PM in VideoConference before Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson III.Members of the public may request audio access to the virtual status conference through the following procedure: 1) Send an email requesting audio access to: Intake-kywecf@kywd.uscourts.gov 2) On the subject line of your email, please insert the following information: Remote Access to Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Status Conference in Collins, et al. v. Adams, et al. You will receive an email response with a dial-in phone number and Meeting ID which you may use to access the conference. cc: Counsel (ALS) (Entered: 07/14/2020)

July 14, 2020

July 14, 2020

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NOTICE of Appearance by Taylor A. Brown on behalf of Albert Benjamin Chandler, III (Brown, Taylor) (Entered: 07/14/2020)

July 14, 2020

July 14, 2020

PACER
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ATTORNEY NOTICE of Deficiency to Sharon Kim re 1 Complaint.Reason for Deficiency: motion to appear pro hac vice not filed. Failure to comply will be brought to the attention of the Court. Response due by 7/31/2020. (KJA) (Entered: 07/14/2020)

July 14, 2020

July 14, 2020

PACER
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ATTORNEY NOTICE of Deficiency to Natasha Chabria re 1 Complaint,.Reason for Deficiency: motion to appear pro hac vice not filed. Failure to comply will be brought to the attention of the Court. Response due by 7/31/2020. (KJA) (Entered: 07/14/2020)

July 14, 2020

July 14, 2020

PACER
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MOTION for Natasha Chabria to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee $ 125, receipt number 0644-3140445. by Plaintiffs Michael Collins, Jeffrey Cosby, Thela Elliott, Kentucky Conference of NAACP Branches, League of Women Voters of Kentucky, Gracie Lewis, Louisville Urban League, Dejuan Nash, Tiffany Price (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Good Standing, # 2 Proposed Order) (Shapiro, Corey) (Entered: 07/14/2020)

1 Certificate of Good Standing

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2 Proposed Order

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July 14, 2020

July 14, 2020

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TEXT ORDER by Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson, III on 7/16/2020, GRANTING 37 Motion for Natasha Chabria to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of the Plaintiffs. This Notice of Electronic Filing is the Official ORDER for this entry. No document is attached. cc: Counsel(RLK) (Entered: 07/16/2020)

July 16, 2020

July 16, 2020

PACER

Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice

July 16, 2020

July 16, 2020

PACER
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MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney --Sharon Kim. (Continue to receive notice:No) by Plaintiffs Michael Collins, Jeffrey Cosby, Thela Elliott, Kentucky Conference of NAACP Branches, League of Women Voters of Kentucky, Gracie Lewis, Louisville Urban League, Dejuan Nash, Tiffany Price (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Fram, Robert) (Entered: 07/20/2020)

1 Proposed Order

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July 20, 2020

July 20, 2020

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NOTICE of Appearance by Steven T. Mayo on behalf of Andrew Beshear (Mayo, Steven) (Entered: 07/21/2020)

July 21, 2020

July 21, 2020

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NOTICE of withdrawal of motion to intervene by Commonwealth of Kentucky ex rel. Attorney General Daniel Cameron re 28 MOTION to Intervene as a Defendant (Nolan, Brett) (Entered: 07/23/2020)

July 23, 2020

July 23, 2020

PACER
42

REPLY to Response to Motion re 19 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction filed by Albert Benjamin Chandler, III. (Morgan, Daniel) (Entered: 07/23/2020)

July 23, 2020

July 23, 2020

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MEMORANDUM OF CONFERENCE AND ORDER for proceedings held before Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson III: Virtual Scheduling Conference held on 7/22/2020. Any motion for recusal in this case shall be filed no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on July 24, 2020. Responses to the motion of the plaintiffs for preliminary injunction (DN 30 ) shall be filed no later than August 14, 2020. Replies are due no later than fourteen (14) days thereafter. An additional Status Conference will be scheduled, as appropriate. Counsel for Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams shall file a Status Report with the Court concerning the progress of the Working Group toward the establishment of a plan for conducting the November election no later than August 17, 2020. (Court Reporter: Dena Legg) cc: Counsel of Record (KD) (Entered: 07/24/2020)

July 24, 2020

July 24, 2020

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ORDER Signed by Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson III on 7/27/2020; Granting 39 Motion to Withdraw Sharon Kim as Attorney for Plaintiffs. cc: Counsel(ALS) (Entered: 07/27/2020)

July 27, 2020

July 27, 2020

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Unopposed MOTION for Leave to Amend Complaint by Plaintiffs Michael Collins, Jeffrey Cosby, Thela Elliott, Kentucky Conference of NAACP Branches, League of Women Voters of Kentucky, Gracie Lewis, Louisville Urban League, Dejuan Nash, Tiffany Price (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A- Stipulations for Amended Complaint, # 2 Exhibit B - Amended Complaint, # 3 Proposed Order Proposed Order) (Shapiro, Corey) (Entered: 07/30/2020)

1 Exhibit A- Stipulations for Amended Complaint

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July 30, 2020

July 30, 2020

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MOTION for Hearing Regarding the August 17 Status Report by Plaintiffs Michael Collins, Jeffrey Cosby, Thela Elliott, Kentucky Conference of NAACP Branches, League of Women Voters of Kentucky, Gracie Lewis, Louisville Urban League, Dejuan Nash, Tiffany Price (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Plaintiffs' Letter, # 2 Exhibit B - Defendant's Response Letter, # 3 Proposed Order) (Shapiro, Corey) (Entered: 08/07/2020)

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Aug. 7, 2020

Aug. 7, 2020

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MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney --M. Elise Holman. (Continue to receive notice:No) by Plaintiffs Michael Collins, Jeffrey Cosby, Thela Elliott, Kentucky Conference of NAACP Branches, League of Women Voters of Kentucky, Gracie Lewis, Louisville Urban League, Dejuan Nash, Tiffany Price (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Fram, Robert) (Entered: 08/13/2020)

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Aug. 13, 2020

Aug. 13, 2020

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RESPONSE to Motion re 30 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by Albert Benjamin Chandler, III. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Declaration Jared Dearing, # 2 Proposed Order) (Morgan, Daniel) (Entered: 08/14/2020)

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Aug. 14, 2020

Aug. 14, 2020

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ANSWER to 56 Amended Complaint by Andrew Beshear. (Mayo, Steven) Modified link on 8/20/2020 (*Note- this answer was filed prior to the order granting leave for the amended complaint to be filed.) (JM). (Entered: 08/14/2020)

Aug. 14, 2020

Aug. 14, 2020

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RESPONSE to Motion re 30 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by Andrew Beshear. (Mayo, Steven) (Entered: 08/14/2020)

Aug. 14, 2020

Aug. 14, 2020

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RESPONSE to Motion re 30 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by Michael Adams. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit B, # 4 Exhibit C, # 5 Exhibit D, # 6 Exhibit E) (Westberry, R.) (Entered: 08/14/2020)

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Aug. 14, 2020

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STATUS REPORT (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C) by Michael Adams. (Westberry, R.) (Entered: 08/17/2020)

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Aug. 17, 2020

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ORDER signed by Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson III on 8/17/2020; Granting 47 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney re: M. Elise Holman. cc: Counsel (ALS) (Entered: 08/18/2020)

Aug. 18, 2020

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TEXT ORDER by Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson, III on 8/19/2020, DENYING as moot 46 Motion for Hearing Regarding Status Report. This Notice of Electronic Filing is the Official ORDER for this entry. No document is attached. cc: Counsel(RLK) (Entered: 08/19/2020)

Aug. 19, 2020

Aug. 19, 2020

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ORDER GRANTING MOTION FOR LEAVE TO AMEND COMPLAINT Signed by Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson, III on 8/19/2020 granting 45 Motion for Leave to Amend Complaint. cc: Counsel (CDF) (Entered: 08/19/2020)

Aug. 19, 2020

Aug. 19, 2020

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AMENDED COMPLAINT FOR INJUNCTIVE AND DECLARATORY RELIEF against Michael Adams, Andrew Beshear, Albert Benjamin Chandler, III, Deanna Brangers, Sherry Whitehouse, Cory Skolnick, George Russell, Dwight Sears, Katrina Fitzgerald, James Lewis, filed by Michael Collins, Jeffrey Cosby, Thela Elliott, Gracie Lewis, Dejuan Nash, Tiffany Price, League of Women Voters of Kentucky, Louisville Urban League, Kentucky Conference of NAACP Branches. (CDF) (Entered: 08/19/2020)

Aug. 19, 2020

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NOTICE ON SUMMONS re 56 Amended Complaint (CDF) (Entered: 08/19/2020)

Aug. 19, 2020

Aug. 19, 2020

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Order on Motion for Hearing

Aug. 19, 2020

Aug. 19, 2020

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JOINT STIPULATION of Dismissal by Michael Collins, Jeffrey Cosby, Thela Elliott, Kentucky Conference of NAACP Branches, League of Women Voters of Kentucky, Gracie Lewis, Louisville Urban League, Dejuan Nash, Tiffany Price. (Shapiro, Corey) (Entered: 08/27/2020)

Aug. 27, 2020

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JOINT STIPULATION OF DISMISSAL by Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson III on 8/29/2020; re DN 58 . The parties jointly stipulate to dismissal of the instant action without prejudice. Each party shall bear their own fees and costs. cc: Counsel (ALS) (Entered: 09/01/2020)

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Case Details

State / Territory: Kentucky

Case Type(s):

Election/Voting Rights

Special Collection(s):

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 27, 2020

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Individual plaintiffs, the Kentucky League of Women Voters, the Kentucky Conference of NAACP Branches, and the Louisville Urban League

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

ACLU National (all projects)

Lawyers Comm. for Civil Rights Under Law

ACLU Affiliates (any)

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Kentucky Governor Andrew Beshear, State

Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams, State

Chairman of the Kentucky Board of Elections Albert Benjamin Chandler, State

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Freedom of speech/association

Equal Protection

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None yet

Source of Relief:

None yet

Issues

General:

Voting

Voting access

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

Voting:

Election administration

Voter ID