Case: A. Phillip Randolph Institute v. Hargett

3:20-cv-00374 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee

Filed Date: May 1, 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: On May 1, 2020, two qualified voters and five public interest organizations filed this lawsuit against the Tennessee Secretary of State, the Tennessee Coordinator of Elections, and the Shelby County district attorney general, challenging Tennessee’s restrictions on absentee voters, its criminal penalties against those who a…

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: On May 1, 2020, two qualified voters and five public interest organizations filed this lawsuit against the Tennessee Secretary of State, the Tennessee Coordinator of Elections, and the Shelby County district attorney general, challenging Tennessee’s restrictions on absentee voters, its criminal penalties against those who aid voters to obtain absentee ballots, and the inability for absentee voters to fix their ballots if they are rejected due to errors such as a signature mismatch. The petitioners sought declaratory and injunctive relief. No outcome yet.


On May 1, 2020, two qualified voters and five public interest organizations whose many members are not eligible for vote by mail filed this lawsuit against the Tennessee Secretary of State, the Tennessee Coordinator of Elections, and the Shelby County district attorney general. The plaintiffs challenged Tennessee’s restrictions on absentee voters, its criminal penalties against those who aid voters to obtain absentee ballots, and the inability for absentee voters to fix their ballots if they are rejected due to errors such as a signature mismatch.

The plaintiffs brought this lawsuit as a declaratory action under 28 U.S.C. §§ 2201-02, and as an injunctive action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, alleging that the current vote by mail system was in violation of the plaintiffs’ First and Fourteenth Amendment rights. Specifically, the plaintiffs alleged that the vote by mail eligibility criteria was a violation of the plaintiff’s fundamental right to vote, that the defendants’ failure to provide absentee voters with any opportunity to cure perceived signature-related deficiencies with their absentee ballot was a denial of the plaintiffs’ procedural due process, and that criminalizing the encouragement of voting through absentee ballots violated the plaintiff’s rights of free speech and association. The plaintiffs sought declaratory and preliminary and permanent injunctive relief enjoining the defendants from excluding any eligible voter from casting an absentee ballot in the August and November 2020 elections, rejecting absentee ballots on the basis of alleged signature-related deficiencies without first providing an opportunity to cure, and enforcing criminal penalties for the unsolicited dissemination of requests for application for absentee ballots by any person. They further sought an order requiring the defendants to establish a procedure by which voters may attempt to cure deficiencies in their absentee ballots, and an order requiring additional reasonable steps necessary for facilitating absentee voting in the context of a pandemic, including broadly publicizing the relief granted by the court, instructing and training election officials and poll workers as to the relief granted, and providing for the in-person drop-off of absentee ballots on election days in 2020. They also sought attorneys’ fees.

The plaintiffs were represented by the Campaign Legal Center and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and private attorneys. This lawsuit was filed at the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. The case was assigned to Judge Waverly D. Crenshaw, who self-recused. The case was then reassigned to Eli J. Richardson.

Tennessee is among the few states with an excuse requirement for the upcoming August and November 2020 elections in light of COVID-19. The five organizations, A. Phillip Randolph Institute, the Equity Alliance, Free Hearts, Memphis Central Labor Council, and the Tennessee State Conference of the NAACP, face restrictions preventing them from carrying out necessary voter engagement activities. Under current Tennessee law, criminal penalties for giving voters unsolicited requests for an absentee ballot include up to 11 months and 29 days in prison, a fine of up to $2,500, or both. The two individual plaintiffs are ineligible under current laws to receive absentee ballots in the mail.

On June 12, 2020 the plaintiffs submitted an amended complaint, further seeking to enjoin the defendants from excluding otherwise absentee-eligible voters from casting an absentee ballot solely because they are first-time voters. Current law requires that voters who register to vote by mail must vote in person in their first election after registering, regardless of whether they are otherwise eligible to vote by mail. The same day, they filed a motion for a preliminary injunction.

The defendants responded to the complaint on June 26, arguing that they have the “broad powers to determine the conditions under which the right of suffrage may be exercised,” and that the plaintiffs seek to “upend the current election plans and substitute a plan of their own design” that will result in a dramatic increase in absentee voting.

The case is ongoing.

Summary Authors

Averyn Lee (7/4/2020)

People

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Judge(s)

Frensley, Jeffrey S (Tennessee)

Richardson, Eli Jeremy None (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Chaudhuri, Pooja (District of Columbia)

Conarck, Jacob (District of Columbia)

Danahy, Molly (District of Columbia)

Diaz, Jonathan (District of Columbia)

Doshi, Ravi (District of Columbia)

Harbison, William L. (Tennessee)

Helton, Lisa K (Tennessee)

Lang, Danielle (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Frensley, Jeffrey S (Tennessee)

Richardson, Eli Jeremy None (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Chaudhuri, Pooja (District of Columbia)

Conarck, Jacob (District of Columbia)

Danahy, Molly (District of Columbia)

Diaz, Jonathan (District of Columbia)

Doshi, Ravi (District of Columbia)

Harbison, William L. (Tennessee)

Helton, Lisa K (Tennessee)

Lang, Danielle (District of Columbia)

López, Christina R.B. (Tennessee)

Rosenberg, Ezra D (District of Columbia)

Sabis, Christopher C (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Campbell, Andrew B. (Tennessee)

Cloutier, Matthew Daniel (Tennessee)

Kleinfelter, Janet M. (Tennessee)

Rieger, Alexander Stuart (Tennessee)

Slatery, Herbert III (Tennessee)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

Memphis A. Phillip Randolph Institute v. Hargett

July 6, 2020 Docket
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Complaint

Memphis A. Phillip Randolph Institute v. Hargett

May 1, 2020 Complaint
39

Amended Complaint

June 12, 2020 Complaint
40-4 to 40-9

Motion for Preliminary Injunction (Part 4/4)

Memphis A. Phillip Randolph Institute v. Hargett

June 12, 2020 Pleading / Motion / Brief
40-2, 40-3, 40-4

Motion for Preliminary Injunction (Part 3/4)

Memphis A. Phillip Randolph Institute v. Hargett

June 12, 2020 Pleading / Motion / Brief
40, 40-1, 40-2

Motion for Preliminary Injunction (Part 1/4)

Memphis A. Phillip Randolph Institute v. Hargett

June 12, 2020 Pleading / Motion / Brief
40-2

Motion for Preliminary Injunction (Part 2/4)

Memphis A. Phillip Randolph Institute v. Hargett

June 12, 2020 Pleading / Motion / Brief
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Memorandum in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction

Memphis A. Phillip Randolph Institute v. Hargett

June 15, 2020 Pleading / Motion / Brief
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Defendant's Response in Opposition to Motion for Preliminary Injunction

Memphis A. Phillip Randolph Institute v. Hargett

June 26, 2020 Pleading / Motion / Brief

Resources

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A. Phillip Randolph Institute v. Hargett

Campaign Legal Center

CLC is challenging Tennessee’s strict limitations on who can vote absentee, its criminal penalties to deter people from assisting voters to obtain absentee ballots, and the inability for absentee vot… May 1, 2020 https://campaignlegal.org/...

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/18739820/memphis-a-phillip-randolph-institute-v-hargett/

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

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COMPLAINT against Mark Goins, Tre Hargett and Amy Weirich (Filing fee $400, Receipt number 0650-3134299), filed by Free Hearts, Sekou Franklin, Memphis A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Tennessee State Conference of the NAACP, The, Kendra Lee, Memphis and West Tennessee AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, The, Equity Alliance, The. (Attachments: # 1 Attachment - Civil Cover Sheet)(dt) (Entered: 05/04/2020)

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May 1, 2020 PACER
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BUSINESS ENTITY DISCLOSURE STATEMENT filed by Free Hearts. (dt) (Entered: 05/04/2020)

May 1, 2020 PACER
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BUSINESS ENTITY DISCLOSURE STATEMENT filed by Kendra Lee. (dt) Modified on 5/4/2020 (dt). (Entered: 05/04/2020)

May 1, 2020 PACER
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BUSINESS ENTITY DISCLOSURE STATEMENT filed by Memphis A. Phillip Randolph Institute. (dt) (Entered: 05/04/2020)

May 1, 2020 PACER
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BUSINESS ENTITY DISCLOSURE STATEMENT filed by Sekou Franklin. (dt) (Entered: 05/04/2020)

May 1, 2020 PACER
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BUSINESS ENTITY DISCLOSURE STATEMENT filed by Equity Alliance, The. (dt) Modified on 5/4/2020 (dt). (Entered: 05/04/2020)

May 1, 2020 PACER
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BUSINESS ENTITY DISCLOSURE STATEMENT filed by Memphis and West Tennessee AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, The. (dt) Modified on 5/4/2020 (dt). (Entered: 05/04/2020)

May 1, 2020 PACER
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BUSINESS ENTITY DISCLOSURE STATEMENT filed by Tennessee State Conference of the NAACP, The. (dt) (Entered: 05/04/2020)

May 1, 2020 PACER
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MOTION for attorney Molly Danahy to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Fee not paid-due within 21 days) by Equity Alliance, The, Sekou Franklin, Free Hearts, Kendra Lee, Memphis A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Memphis and West Tennessee AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, The, Tennessee State Conference of the NAACP, The. (dt) (Entered: 05/04/2020)

May 1, 2020 PACER
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CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING of Attorney Molly Elizabeth Danahy from the United States District Court of Maryland filed by Equity Alliance, The, Sekou Franklin, Free Hearts, Kendra Lee, Memphis A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Memphis and West Tennessee AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, The, Tennessee State Conference of the NAACP, The. (dt) (Entered: 05/04/2020)

May 1, 2020 PACER
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MOTION for attorney Jonathan Diaz to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Fee not paid-due within 21 days) by Equity Alliance, The, Sekou Franklin, Free Hearts, Kendra Lee, Memphis A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Memphis and West Tennessee AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, The, Tennessee State Conference of the NAACP, The. (dt) (Entered: 05/04/2020)

May 1, 2020 PACER
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CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING of Attorney Jonathan M. Diaz from the United States District Court of Columbia filed by Equity Alliance, The, Sekou Franklin, Free Hearts, Kendra Lee, Memphis A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Memphis and West Tennessee AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, The, Tennessee State Conference of the NAACP, The. (dt) Modified on 5/4/2020 (dt). (Entered: 05/04/2020)

May 1, 2020 PACER
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MOTION for attorney Ravi Doshi to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Fee not paid-due within 21 days) by Equity Alliance, The, Sekou Franklin, Free Hearts, Kendra Lee, Memphis A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Memphis and West Tennessee AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, The, Tennessee State Conference of the NAACP, The. (dt) (Entered: 05/04/2020)

May 1, 2020 PACER
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CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING of Attorney Ravi Raj Doshi from the United States District Court for the Central of California filed by Equity Alliance, The, Sekou Franklin, Free Hearts, Kendra Lee, Memphis A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Memphis and West Tennessee AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, The, Tennessee State Conference of the NAACP, The. (dt) Modified on 5/4/2020 (dt). (Entered: 05/04/2020)

May 1, 2020 PACER
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MOTION for attorney Danielle Lang to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Fee not paid-due within 21 days) by Equity Alliance, The, Sekou Franklin, Free Hearts, Kendra Lee, Memphis A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Memphis and West Tennessee AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, The, Tennessee State Conference of the NAACP, The. (dt) Modified on 5/4/2020 (dt). (Entered: 05/04/2020)

May 1, 2020 PACER
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CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING of Attorney Danielle Marie Lang from the United States District Court for the Central of California filed by Equity Alliance, The, Sekou Franklin, Free Hearts, Kendra Lee, Memphis A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Memphis and West Tennessee AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, The, Tennessee State Conference of the NAACP, The. (dt) (Entered: 05/04/2020)

May 1, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE/INFORMATION regarding Consent of the Parties to the Magistrate Judge. (dt) (Entered: 05/04/2020)

May 4, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE of Business Entity Disclosure Statement filing requirement. (dt) (Entered: 05/04/2020)

May 4, 2020 PACER
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ORDER OF RECUSAL: I hereby recuse myself from this action. Chief Judge Waverly D. Crenshaw, Jr recused. (Case randomly reassigned to District Judge Eli J. Richardson by the Clerk's Office for all further proceedings). Signed by Chief Judge Waverly D. Crenshaw, Jr on 5/5/2020. (DOCKET TEXT SUMMARY ONLY-ATTORNEYS MUST OPEN THE PDF AND READ THE ORDER.)(dt) (Entered: 05/05/2020)

May 5, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE/INFORMATION regarding Consent of the Parties to the Magistrate Judge. (dt) (Entered: 05/08/2020)

May 8, 2020 PACER

TN State Bar status verified as active for William L. Harbison, Lisa K. Helton, Christopher C. Sabis and Christina R. Lopez. DC State Bar status verified as active for Ezra D. Rosenberg, Pooja Chaudhuri, Jacob Conarck, Danielle Lang, Ravi Doshi, Molly Danahy and Jonathan Diaz. (dt)

May 8, 2020 PACER

NOTICE TO COUNSEL Ezra D. Rosenberg, Pooja Chaudhuri and Jacob Conarck: WITHIN 21 DAYS, counsel shall file a Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice, a Certificate of Good Standing signed by the Clerk of a United States District Court or a U. S. appellate court where admitted, and pay a fee of $100.00 (LR 83.01(b)). PHV due by 5/29/2020. (dt)

May 8, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE of Initial Case Management Conference set for 7/28/2020 at 9:00 AM in Courtroom 783 before Magistrate Judge Jeffery S. Frensley. (dt) (Entered: 05/08/2020)

May 8, 2020 PACER
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Summons issued as to Mark Goins, Tre Hargett and Amy Weirich. (Service copies will be returned to counsel by mail.) (dt) (Entered: 05/08/2020)

May 8, 2020 PACER
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ORDER: This case is REFERRED to the Magistrate Judge for customized case management in accordance with Local Rule 16.01 and 28 U.S.C. ยง 636(b)(1)(A). This case shall be set for trial upon completion of the initial case management conference by order of the District Court in accordance with the procedures of Local Rule 16.01. Signed by District Judge Eli J. Richardson on 5/8/2020. (DOCKET TEXT SUMMARY ONLY-ATTORNEYS MUST OPEN THE PDF AND READ THE ORDER.)(dt) (Entered: 05/08/2020)

May 8, 2020 PACER
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MOTION for attorney Ezra D. Rosenberg to Appear Pro Hac Vice (paid $100 PHV fee; receipt number 0650-3138127) by Equity Alliance, The, Sekou Franklin, Free Hearts, Kendra Lee, Memphis A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Memphis and West Tennessee AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, The, Tennessee State Conference of the NAACP, The. (Attachments: # 1 Attachment Certificate of Good Standing)(Harbison, William) (Entered: 05/08/2020)

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May 8, 2020 PACER
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MOTION for attorney Pooja Chaudhuri to Appear Pro Hac Vice (paid $100 PHV fee; receipt number 0650-3138136) by Equity Alliance, The, Sekou Franklin, Free Hearts, Kendra Lee, Memphis A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Memphis and West Tennessee AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, The, Tennessee State Conference of the NAACP, The. (Attachments: # 1 Attachment Certificate of Good Standing)(Harbison, William) (Entered: 05/08/2020)

1 Attachment Certificate of Good Standing

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May 8, 2020 PACER
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ORDER granting 24 Motion for Ezra D. Rosenberg to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Kirk L. Davies on 5/11/20. (DOCKET TEXT SUMMARY ONLY-ATTORNEYS MUST OPEN THE PDF AND READ THE ORDER.)(Davies, Kirk) (Entered: 05/11/2020)

May 11, 2020 PACER
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ORDER granting 25 Motion for Pooja Chaudhuri to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Kirk L. Davies on 5/11/20. (DOCKET TEXT SUMMARY ONLY-ATTORNEYS MUST OPEN THE PDF AND READ THE ORDER.)(Davies, Kirk) (Entered: 05/11/2020)

May 11, 2020 PACER
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SUMMONS returned executed by Free Hearts, Sekou Franklin, Memphis A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Tennessee State Conference of the NAACP, The, Kendra Lee, Memphis and West Tennessee AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, The, Equity Alliance, The. Tre Hargett served on 5/8/2020. (Attachments: # 1 Attachment Proof of Service, # 2 Attachment Covid -19 Service)(Harbison, William) (Entered: 05/12/2020)

1 Attachment Proof of Service

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2 Attachment Covid -19 Service

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May 12, 2020 PACER
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SUMMONS returned executed by Free Hearts, Sekou Franklin, Memphis A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Tennessee State Conference of the NAACP, The, Kendra Lee, Memphis and West Tennessee AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, The, Equity Alliance, The. Mark Goins served on 5/8/2020. (Attachments: # 1 Attachment Proof of Service, # 2 Attachment Covid-19 Service)(Harbison, William) (Entered: 05/12/2020)

1 Attachment Proof of Service

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May 12, 2020 PACER
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RECEIPT #34675058865 in the amount of $400.00 posted by Ravi R. Dashi re 9, 11, 13 and 15 Motions to Appear Pro Hac Vice. (dt) (Entered: 05/20/2020)

May 19, 2020 PACER
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ORDER granting 9 Motion for Molly Danahy to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Kirk L. Davies on 5/20/20. (DOCKET TEXT SUMMARY ONLY-ATTORNEYS MUST OPEN THE PDF AND READ THE ORDER.)(Davies, Kirk) (Entered: 05/20/2020)

May 20, 2020 PACER
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ORDER granting 11 Motion for Jonathan Diaz to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Kirk L. Davies on 5/20/20. (DOCKET TEXT SUMMARY ONLY-ATTORNEYS MUST OPEN THE PDF AND READ THE ORDER.)(Davies, Kirk) (Entered: 05/20/2020)

May 20, 2020 PACER
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ORDER granting 13 Motion for Ravi Doshi to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Kirk L. Davies on 5/20/20. (DOCKET TEXT SUMMARY ONLY-ATTORNEYS MUST OPEN THE PDF AND READ THE ORDER.)(Davies, Kirk) (Entered: 05/20/2020)

May 20, 2020 PACER
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ORDER granting 15 Motion for Danielle Lang to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Kirk L. Davies on 5/20/20. (DOCKET TEXT SUMMARY ONLY-ATTORNEYS MUST OPEN THE PDF AND READ THE ORDER.)(Davies, Kirk) (Entered: 05/20/2020)

May 20, 2020 PACER
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SUMMONS returned executed by Free Hearts, Sekou Franklin, Memphis A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Tennessee State Conference of the NAACP, The, Kendra Lee, Memphis and West Tennessee AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, The, Equity Alliance, The. Amy Weirich served on 5/15/2020. (Harbison, William) (Entered: 05/20/2020)

May 20, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE by Equity Alliance, The, Sekou Franklin, Free Hearts, Kendra Lee, Memphis A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Memphis and West Tennessee AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, The, Tennessee State Conference of the NAACP, The Notice of Withdrawal (Harbison, William) (Entered: 05/29/2020)

May 29, 2020 PACER
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RECEIPT #34675058971 in the amount of $100.00 posted by Ezra D. Rosenberg re 24 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice. (dt) (Entered: 06/09/2020)

June 2, 2020 PACER
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ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by Mark Goins, Tre Hargett, Amy Weirich.(Rieger, Alexander) (Entered: 06/11/2020)

June 11, 2020 PACER

TN State Bar status verified as active for Alexander Stuart Rieger. (dt)

June 12, 2020 PACER
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AMENDED COMPLAINT against Mark Goins, Tre Hargett, Amy Weirich, filed by Free Hearts, Sekou Franklin, Memphis A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Tennessee State Conference of the NAACP, The, Kendra Lee, Memphis and West Tennessee AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, The, Equity Alliance, The.(Harbison, William) (Entered: 06/12/2020)

June 12, 2020 PACER
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MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by Equity Alliance, The, Sekou Franklin, Free Hearts, Kendra Lee, Memphis A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Memphis and West Tennessee AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, The, Tennessee State Conference of the NAACP, The. (Attachments: # 1 Attachment Proposed Order, # 2 Exhibit A. Doshi Declaration with Exhibits 1-16, # 3 Exhibit B. Reingold Declaration, # 4 Exhibit C. Mohammed Declaration, # 5 Exhibit D. Tennessee NAACP Declaration, # 6 Exhibit E. MCLC Declaration, # 7 Exhibit F. APRI Declaration, # 8 Exhibit G. The Equality Alliance Declaration, # 9 Exhibit H. Free Hearts Declaration)(Harbison, William) (Entered: 06/12/2020)

1 Attachment Proposed Order

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2 Exhibit A. Doshi Declaration with Exhibits 1-16

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3 Exhibit B. Reingold Declaration

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4 Exhibit C. Mohammed Declaration

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5 Exhibit D. Tennessee NAACP Declaration

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6 Exhibit E. MCLC Declaration

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7 Exhibit F. APRI Declaration

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8 Exhibit G. The Equality Alliance Declaration

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9 Exhibit H. Free Hearts Declaration

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June 12, 2020 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to to File Excess Pages by Equity Alliance, The, Sekou Franklin, Free Hearts, Kendra Lee, Memphis A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Memphis and West Tennessee AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, The, Tennessee State Conference of the NAACP, The. (Attachments: # 1 Attachment Proposed Order, # 2 Exhibit A. Memorandum of Law In Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction)(Harbison, William) (Entered: 06/12/2020)

1 Attachment Proposed Order

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2 Exhibit A. Memorandum of Law In Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction

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June 12, 2020 PACER
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ORDER granting 41 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages. Signed by District Judge Eli J. Richardson on 6/15/2020. (DOCKET TEXT SUMMARY ONLY-ATTORNEYS MUST OPEN THE PDF AND READ THE ORDER.)(dt) (Entered: 06/15/2020)

June 15, 2020 PACER
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MEMORANDUM in Support of 40 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by Equity Alliance, The, Sekou Franklin, Free Hearts, Kendra Lee, Memphis A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Memphis and West Tennessee AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, The. (dt) (Entered: 06/15/2020)

June 15, 2020 PACER

TN State Bar status verified as active for Janet M. Kleinfelter. (dt)

June 16, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE of Filing by Equity Alliance, The, Sekou Franklin, Free Hearts, Kendra Lee, Memphis A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Memphis and West Tennessee AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, The, Tennessee State Conference of the NAACP, The re 40 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Declaration of Lisa Helton)(Helton, Lisa) (Entered: 06/26/2020)

1 Exhibit Declaration of Lisa Helton

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June 26, 2020 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages by Mark Goins, Tre Hargett, Amy Weirich. (Kleinfelter, Janet) (Entered: 06/26/2020)

June 26, 2020 PACER
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RESPONSE in Opposition re 40 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction, 45 MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages filed by Mark Goins, Tre Hargett, Amy Weirich. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Goins Declaration, # 2 Exhibit McCormack Declaration, # 3 Exhibit Warren Declaration, # 4 Exhibit Farley Declaration, # 5 Exhibit Phillips Declaration, # 6 Exhibit Apple-Jones Declaration, # 7 Exhibit Jameson Declaration)(Kleinfelter, Janet) (Entered: 06/26/2020)

1 Exhibit Goins Declaration

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2 Exhibit McCormack Declaration

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3 Exhibit Warren Declaration

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4 Exhibit Farley Declaration

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5 Exhibit Phillips Declaration

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6 Exhibit Apple-Jones Declaration

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7 Exhibit Jameson Declaration

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June 26, 2020 PACER
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ORDER granting 45 Motion to Exceed Page Limitation. Signed by District Judge Eli J. Richardson on 6/29/2020. (vh) (Entered: 06/29/2020)

June 29, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Andrew B. Campbell on behalf of Mark Goins, Tre Hargett, Amy Weirich (Campbell, Andrew) (Entered: 07/01/2020)

July 1, 2020 PACER
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MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 39 Amended Complaint, by Mark Goins, Tre Hargett, Amy Weirich. (Campbell, Andrew) (Entered: 07/06/2020)

July 6, 2020 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages by Equity Alliance, The, Sekou Franklin, Free Hearts, Kendra Lee, Memphis A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Memphis and West Tennessee AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, The, Tennessee State Conference of the NAACP, The. (Attachments: # 1**DISREGARD-FILED IN ERROR-ATTORNEY REFILED CORRECT REPLY AT DE#[51-1]** Exhibit Reply Memorandum, # 2 Attachment Proposed Order)(Harbison, William) Modified on 7/7/2020 (dt). (Entered: 07/06/2020)

1 Exhibit Reply Memorandum

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July 6, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE of Filing by Equity Alliance, The, Sekou Franklin, Free Hearts, Kendra Lee, Memphis A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Memphis and West Tennessee AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, The, Tennessee State Conference of the NAACP, The re 50 MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Plaintiffs' proposed reply)(Harbison, William) (Entered: 07/06/2020)

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July 6, 2020 PACER
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ORDER granting 49 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer the 39 Amended Complaint. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jeffery S. Frensley on 7/7/2020. (DOCKET TEXT SUMMARY ONLY-ATTORNEYS MUST OPEN THE PDF AND READ THE ORDER.)(dt) (Entered: 07/07/2020)

July 7, 2020 PACER

TN State Bar status verified as active for Andrew B. Campbell. (dt)

July 7, 2020 PACER
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ORDER granting 50 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages. Signed by District Judge Eli J. Richardson on 7/7/2020. (DOCKET TEXT SUMMARY ONLY-ATTORNEYS MUST OPEN THE PDF AND READ THE ORDER.)(dt) (Entered: 07/07/2020)

July 7, 2020 PACER
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REPLY to Response to 40 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by Equity Alliance, The, Sekou Franklin, Free Hearts, Kendra Lee, Memphis A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Memphis and West Tennessee AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, The, Tennessee State Conference of the NAACP, The. (dt) (Main Document 54 replaced on 8/5/2020) (dt). (Additional attachment(s) added on 8/5/2020: # 1 Exhibit A - Supplemental Declaration of Ravidoshi, # 2 Exhibit 17 - Absentee By-Mail Ballot Request, # 3 Exhibit 18 - Voting Absentee, # 4 Exhibit B - Supplemental Declaration of Corey Dewayne Sweet, # 5 Exhibit C - Supplemental Declaration of Tennessee State Conference of the NAACP, # 6 Exhibit D - Supplemental Declaration of Memphis and West Tennessee AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, # 7 Exhibit E - Supplemental Declaration of Dr. Linton A. Mohammed) (dt). (Entered: 07/07/2020)

1 Exhibit A - Supplemental Declaration of Ravidoshi

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2 Exhibit 17 - Absentee By-Mail Ballot Request

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3 Exhibit 18 - Voting Absentee

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5 Exhibit C - Supplemental Declaration of Tennessee State Conference of the NAACP

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7 Exhibit E - Supplemental Declaration of Dr. Linton A. Mohammed

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July 7, 2020 PACER
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MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER: Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction 40 is Denied to the extent that it seeks a preliminary injunction prior to the August 6 primary election and remains pending to the extent that it seeks a preliminary injunction prior to the November 3 general election. Signed by District Judge Eli J. Richardson on 7/21/2020. (DOCKET TEXT SUMMARY ONLY-ATTORNEYS MUST OPEN THE PDF AND READ THE ORDER.)(dt) (Main Document 55 replaced on 7/21/2020) (dt). Modified on 7/21/2020 (dt). (Entered: 07/21/2020)

July 21, 2020 PACER
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PROPOSED CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER filed by All Plaintiffs. (Lopez, Christina) (Entered: 07/23/2020)

July 23, 2020 PACER
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ORDER: The Initial Case Management Conference set for July 28, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. will be conducted by telephone. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jeffery S. Frensley on 7/27/2020. (DOCKET TEXT SUMMARY ONLY-ATTORNEYS MUST OPEN THE PDF AND READ THE ORDER.)(dt) (Entered: 07/27/2020)

July 27, 2020 PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Jeffery S. Frensley: Case Management Conference by Telephone held on 7/28/2020. (Hearing lasted 00:35)(ms)

July 28, 2020 PACER
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INITIAL CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER: Motion to Amend Pleadings due by 12/1/2020. Discovery due by 4/19/2021. Dispositive Motions due by 9/13/2021. Case Management Conference by Telephone set for 3/22/2021 at 9:30 AM before Magistrate Judge Jeffery S. Frensley. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jeffery S. Frensley on 7/28/2020. (DOCKET TEXT SUMMARY ONLY-ATTORNEYS MUST OPEN THE PDF AND READ THE ORDER.)(dt) (Entered: 07/28/2020)

July 28, 2020 PACER
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ORDER SETTING CASE FOR TRIAL: Bench Trial set for 2/1/2022 at 9:00 AM in Courtroom 874 before District Judge Eli J. Richardson. Pretrial Conference set for 1/24/2022 at 8:30 AM in Courtroom 874 before District Judge Eli J. Richardson. Exhibit List due by 1/17/2022. Witness List due by 1/17/2022. Proposed Pretrial Order due by 1/17/2022. Signed by District Judge Eli J. Richardson on 7/29/2020. (DOCKET TEXT SUMMARY ONLY-ATTORNEYS MUST OPEN THE PDF AND READ THE ORDER.)(dt) (Entered: 07/29/2020)

July 29, 2020 PACER
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ORDER: By August 11, 2020, Plaintiffs shall advise the Court: (a) of any changes to the scope of the relief they are requesting via the Motion; (b) in at least general terms of any changes to their asserted rationale for the granting of the relief requested in the Motion; and (c) whether they request more time (and if so, how much time) to advise the Court in more detail as to any changed asserted rationale for the granting of the relief requested in the Motion. By August 14, 2020, Defendants shall provide at least a preliminary response to (a) any changes to the scope of the relief Plaintiffs are requesting via the Motion; (b) any changes in Plaintiffs' rationale for the granting of relief requested in the Motion; and (c) whether they request more time (and if so, how much time) to respond in more detail. Signed by District Judge Eli J. Richardson on 8/6/2020. (DOCKET TEXT SUMMARY ONLY-ATTORNEYS MUST OPEN THE PDF AND READ THE ORDER.)(dt) (Entered: 08/06/2020)

Aug. 6, 2020 PACER
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MOTION to Dismiss by Mark Goins, Tre Hargett, Amy Weirich. (Campbell, Andrew) (Entered: 08/10/2020)

Aug. 10, 2020 PACER
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MEMORANDUM in Support of 61 MOTION to Dismiss filed by Mark Goins, Tre Hargett, Amy Weirich . (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A -- Tennessean Article (8-5-2020), # 2 Exhibit B -- Declaration of Mark Goins)(Campbell, Andrew) (Entered: 08/10/2020)

1 Exhibit A -- Tennessean Article (8-5-2020)

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2 Exhibit B -- Declaration of Mark Goins

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Aug. 10, 2020 PACER
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MOTION to Stay Discovery by Mark Goins, Tre Hargett, Amy Weirich. (Campbell, Andrew) (Entered: 08/10/2020)

Aug. 10, 2020 PACER
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MEMORANDUM in Support of 63 MOTION to Stay Discovery filed by Mark Goins, Tre Hargett, Amy Weirich . (Campbell, Andrew) (Entered: 08/10/2020)

Aug. 10, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE by Equity Alliance, The, Sekou Franklin, Free Hearts, Kendra Lee, Memphis A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Memphis and West Tennessee AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, The, Tennessee State Conference of the NAACP, The re 60 Order,,, Response to Court Order of August 6, 2020 (Harbison, William) (Entered: 08/11/2020)

Aug. 11, 2020 PACER
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MEMORANDUM OPINION & ORDER: Pending before the Court is Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction (Doc. No. 40, "Motion"). Via the Motion, Plaintiffs seek to enjoin Defendants, pending final resolution of Plaintiffs' claims, from enforcing several provisions of Tennessee's electoral laws and procedures. Plaintiffs cannot make the showing of irreparable injury absolutely required for them to obtain this relief. Accordingly, the Motion is denied insofar as it seeks a preliminary injunction as to Tenn. Code. Ann. ยง 2-6-202(c)(4), but otherwise remains pending. Signed by District Judge Eli J. Richardson on 8/11/2020. (DOCKET TEXT SUMMARY ONLY-ATTORNEYS MUST OPEN THE PDF AND READ THE ORDER.)(vh) (Entered: 08/12/2020)

Aug. 11, 2020 PACER
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REPLY filed by. (Kleinfelter, Janet) (Entered: 08/14/2020)

Aug. 14, 2020 PACER
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MOTION for Reconsideration re 66 Order,,, by Equity Alliance, The, Sekou Franklin, Free Hearts, Kendra Lee, Memphis A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Memphis and West Tennessee AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, The, Tennessee State Conference of the NAACP, The. (Helton, Lisa) (Entered: 08/14/2020)

Aug. 14, 2020 PACER
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MEMORANDUM in Support of 68 MOTION for Reconsideration re 66 Order,,, filed by Equity Alliance, The, Sekou Franklin, Free Hearts, Kendra Lee, Memphis A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Memphis and West Tennessee AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, The, Tennessee State Conference of the NAACP, The . (Helton, Lisa) (Entered: 08/14/2020)

Aug. 14, 2020 PACER
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ORDER: Plaintiffs have moved the Court to reconsider its Order (Doc. No. 66) denying in part Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction. (Doc. No. 68, Motion). By 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, Defendants shall respond to the Motion. Signed by District Judge Eli J. Richardson on 8/17/2020. (DOCKET TEXT SUMMARY ONLY-ATTORNEYS MUST OPEN THE PDF AND READ THE ORDER.)(am) (Entered: 08/17/2020)

Aug. 17, 2020 PACER
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RESPONSE in Opposition re 68 MOTION for Reconsideration re 66 Order,,, filed by Mark Goins, Tre Hargett, Amy Weirich. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A -- Declaration of Mark Goins, # 2 Exhibit 1 to Goins Declaration, # 3 Exhibit 2 to Goins Declaration, # 4 Exhibit 3 to Goins Declaration, # 5 Exhibit 4 to Goins Declaration, # 6 Exhibit 5 to Goins Declaration, # 7 Exhibit 6 to Goins Declaration)(Campbell, Andrew) (Entered: 08/19/2020)

1 Exhibit A -- Declaration of Mark Goins

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4 Exhibit 3 to Goins Declaration

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6 Exhibit 5 to Goins Declaration

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7 Exhibit 6 to Goins Declaration

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Aug. 19, 2020 PACER
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MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 61 MOTION to Dismiss by Equity Alliance, The, Sekou Franklin, Free Hearts, Kendra Lee, Memphis A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Memphis and West Tennessee AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, The, Tennessee State Conference of the NAACP, The. (Attachments: # 1 Attachment Proposed Order)(Helton, Lisa) (Entered: 08/21/2020)

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Aug. 21, 2020 PACER
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ORDER: The Court adheres to it earlier ruling, and the Motion to Reconsider 68 is hereby DENIED. Signed by District Judge Eli J. Richardson on 8/21/2020. (DOCKET TEXT SUMMARY ONLY-ATTORNEYS MUST OPEN THE PDF AND READ THE ORDER.)(dt) (Entered: 08/21/2020)

Aug. 21, 2020 PACER
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ORDER granting 72 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response to 61 MOTION to Dismiss. Signed by District Judge Eli J. Richardson on 8/24/2020. (DOCKET TEXT SUMMARY ONLY-ATTORNEYS MUST OPEN THE PDF AND READ THE ORDER.)(dt) (Entered: 08/24/2020)

Aug. 24, 2020 PACER
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RESPONSE in Opposition re 63 MOTION to Stay Discovery filed by Equity Alliance, The, Sekou Franklin, Free Hearts, Kendra Lee, Memphis A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Memphis and West Tennessee AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, The, Tennessee State Conference of the NAACP, The. (Attachments: # 1 Attachment Declaration of Ravi Doshi)(Helton, Lisa) (Entered: 08/24/2020)

1 Attachment Declaration of Ravi Doshi

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Aug. 24, 2020 PACER
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REPLY filed by Mark Goins, Tre Hargett, Amy Weirich re 63 Motion to Stay filed by Amy Weirich, Mark Goins, Tre Hargett. (Campbell, Andrew) (Entered: 08/24/2020)

Aug. 24, 2020 PACER
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MEMORANDUM OPINION & ORDER: The Motion for a Preliminary Injunction 40 is denied insofar as it seeks a preliminary injunction as to the signature-verification system. It remains pending, and will be decided shortly, with respect to the so-called first-time voter restriction of Tenn. Code Ann. ยง 2-2-115(b)(7). Signed by District Judge Eli J. Richardson on 8/28/2020. (DOCKET TEXT SUMMARY ONLY-ATTORNEYS MUST OPEN THE PDF AND READ THE ORDER.)(dt) (Entered: 08/28/2020)

Aug. 28, 2020 PACER
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RESPONSE in Opposition re 61 MOTION to Dismiss filed by Equity Alliance, The, Sekou Franklin, Free Hearts, Kendra Lee, Memphis A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Memphis and West Tennessee AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, The, Tennessee State Conference of the NAACP, The. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1. Tennessee NAACP Decl., # 2 Exhibit 2. MCLC Decl., # 3 Exhibit 3. APRI Decl., # 4 Exhibit 4. Equity Alliance Decl., # 5 Exhibit 5. Free Hearts Decl., # 6 Exhibit 6. Tennessee NAACP Supp. Decl., # 7 Exhibit 7. MCLC Supp. Decl., # 8 Exhibit 8. Sweet Decl.)(Harbison, William) (Entered: 08/31/2020)

1 Exhibit 1. Tennessee NAACP Decl.

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4 Exhibit 4. Equity Alliance Decl.

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5 Exhibit 5. Free Hearts Decl.

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6 Exhibit 6. Tennessee NAACP Supp. Decl.

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7 Exhibit 7. MCLC Supp. Decl.

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8 Exhibit 8. Sweet Decl.

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Aug. 31, 2020 PACER
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MEMORANDUM OPINION & ORDER Signed by District Judge Eli J. Richardson on 9/9/2020. (DOCKET TEXT SUMMARY ONLY-ATTORNEYS MUST OPEN THE PDF AND READ THE ORDER.)(dt) (Entered: 09/09/2020)

Sept. 9, 2020 PACER
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PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION ORDER: For the reasons stated in the accompanying Memorandum Opinion and Order, Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction 40 is GRANTED insofar as it seeks to preliminarily enjoin enforcement of the first-time voter restriction. This preliminary injunction is effective upon its issuance on 9/9/2020, at 5:00 p.m. Signed by District Judge Eli J. Richardson on 9/9/2020. (DOCKET TEXT SUMMARY ONLY-ATTORNEYS MUST OPEN THE PDF AND READ THE ORDER.)(dt) (Entered: 09/09/2020)

Sept. 9, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Daniel Cloutier on behalf of Mark Goins, Tre Hargett, Amy Weirich (Cloutier, Matthew) (Entered: 09/10/2020)

Sept. 10, 2020 PACER
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REPLY to Response to re 61 MOTION to Dismiss filed by Mark Goins, Tre Hargett, Amy Weirich. (Cloutier, Matthew) (Entered: 09/10/2020)

Sept. 10, 2020 PACER
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MOTION to Stay re 80 Order on Motion for Preliminary Injunction,, by Mark Goins, Tre Hargett, Amy Weirich. (Campbell, Andrew) (Entered: 09/10/2020)

Sept. 10, 2020 PACER
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MEMORANDUM in Support of 83 MOTION to Stay re 80 Order on Motion for Preliminary Injunction,, filed by Mark Goins, Tre Hargett, Amy Weirich . (Campbell, Andrew) (Entered: 09/10/2020)

Sept. 10, 2020 PACER
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ORDER: Plaintiffs shall respond to the Motion to Stay 83 by 9/14/2020. In addition, counsel are advised that, upon request from counsel, the Court would be willing to discuss logistical issues related to the Motion after the conclusion of the status conference scheduled for September 11, 2020 in related Case No. 3:20-cv-00736. Signed by District Judge Eli J. Richardson on 9/10/2020. (DOCKET TEXT SUMMARY ONLY-ATTORNEYS MUST OPEN THE PDF AND READ THE ORDER.)(dt) (Entered: 09/10/2020)

Sept. 10, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE by Equity Alliance, The, Sekou Franklin, Free Hearts, Kendra Lee, Memphis A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Memphis and West Tennessee AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, The, Tennessee State Conference of the NAACP, The re 82 Reply to Response to Motion, 79 Memorandum Opinion of the Court, Order (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Declaration of Gloria Sweet-Love, # 2 Exhibit B - Second Declaration of Corey Sweet)(Harbison, William) (Entered: 09/10/2020)

1 Exhibit A - Declaration of Gloria Sweet-Love

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Sept. 10, 2020 PACER

TN State Bar status verified as active for Matthew Daniel Cloutier. (dt)

Sept. 11, 2020 PACER
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MOTION for Reconsideration re 80 Order on Motion for Preliminary Injunction,, 79 Memorandum Opinion of the Court, Order by Mark Goins, Tre Hargett, Amy Weirich. (Rieger, Alexander) (Entered: 09/11/2020)

Sept. 11, 2020 PACER
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MEMORANDUM in Support of 80 Order on Motion for Preliminary Injunction,, 79 Memorandum Opinion of the Court, Order filed by Mark Goins, Tre Hargett, Amy Weirich . (Rieger, Alexander) (Entered: 09/11/2020)

Sept. 11, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE OF APPEAL as to 77 Memorandum Opinion of the Court,, Order, by Equity Alliance, The, Sekou Franklin, Free Hearts, Kendra Lee, Memphis A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Memphis and West Tennessee AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, The, Tennessee State Conference of the NAACP, The. Filing fee $ 505, receipt number 0650-3213689. (Harbison, William) (Entered: 09/11/2020)

Sept. 11, 2020 PACER
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USCA Case Number 20-6046 for 89 Notice of Appeal, filed by Kendra Lee, Memphis and West Tennessee AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, The, Free Hearts, Memphis A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Tennessee State Conference of the NAACP, The, Equity Alliance, The, Sekou Franklin. (Robin Baker - Case Management) (bs) (Entered: 09/11/2020)

Sept. 11, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE by Equity Alliance, The, Sekou Franklin, Free Hearts, Kendra Lee, Memphis A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Memphis and West Tennessee AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, The, Tennessee State Conference of the NAACP, The (Harbison, William) (Entered: 09/14/2020)

Sept. 14, 2020 PACER
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RESPONSE in Opposition re 87 MOTION for Reconsideration re 80 Order on Motion for Preliminary Injunction,, 79 Memorandum Opinion of the Court, Order, 83 MOTION to Stay re 80 Order on Motion for Preliminary Injunction,, filed by Equity Alliance, The, Sekou Franklin, Free Hearts, Kendra Lee, Memphis A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Memphis and West Tennessee AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, The, Tennessee State Conference of the NAACP, The. (Harbison, William) (Entered: 09/15/2020)

Sept. 15, 2020 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to File Declarations in Support of Plaintiffs' Opposition to Defendants' Motions to Stay (Dkt. No. 83) and for Reconsideration (Dkt. No. 87) re 92 Response in Opposition to Motion,, by Equity Alliance, The, Sekou Franklin, Free Hearts, Kendra Lee, Memphis A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Memphis and West Tennessee AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, The, Tennessee State Conference of the NAACP, The. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A. Harrington Declaration, # 2 Exhibit B. Greenawalt Declaration, # 3 Attachment Proposed Order)(Harbison, William) (Entered: 09/15/2020)

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State / Territory: Tennessee

Case Type(s):

Election/Voting Rights

Special Collection(s):

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 1, 2020

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Two qualified voters and five organizations challenging Tennessee’s restrictions on absentee voters.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Lawyers Comm. for Civil Rights Under Law

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Tennessee Secretary of State, State

Tennessee Coordinator of Elections, State

Shelby County district attorney general (Shelby), County

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

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

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Due Process: Procedural Due Process

Due Process: Substantive Due Process

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

COVID-19:

Mitigation Requested

Voting:

Election administration

Voter qualifications

Voter registration rules