Case: Self Advocacy Solutions v. Jaeger

3:20-cv-00071 | U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota

Filed Date: May 1, 2020

Closed Date: Oct. 23, 2020

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Case Summary

COVID-19 Summary: On May 1, 2020, Self Advocacy Solutions N.D., League of Women Voters of North Dakota, and an individual plaintiff filed a complaint against the Secretary of State of North Dakota and the County Auditor of Grand Forks County to challenge the absence of notice and cure procedures for the state’s signature matching requirement. The plaintiffs sought declaratory and injunctive relief. The plaintiffs sought a preliminary injunction on May 11, which the court granted on June 3. On A…

COVID-19 Summary: On May 1, 2020, Self Advocacy Solutions N.D., League of Women Voters of North Dakota, and an individual plaintiff filed a complaint against the Secretary of State of North Dakota and the County Auditor of Grand Forks County to challenge the absence of notice and cure procedures for the state’s signature matching requirement. The plaintiffs sought declaratory and injunctive relief. The plaintiffs sought a preliminary injunction on May 11, which the court granted on June 3. On August 28, 2020, the court granted the plaintiffs' request for a permanent injunction.


On May 1, 2020, Self Advocacy Solutions N.D., League of Women Voters of North Dakota, and an individual plaintiff filed a complaint against the Secretary of State of North Dakota and the County Auditor of Grand Forks County to challenge the absence of notice and cure procedures for the state’s signature matching requirement. The plaintiffs brought this as a declaratory action under 28 U.S.C. §§ 2201 and 2202, and as an injunctive action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Specifically, the plaintiffs sought relief enjoining the defendants from enforcing the signature verification procedures, and to afford voters notice and opportunity to confirm the validity of their ballots prior to rejection based on the signature match. The plaintiffs also sought attorney fees and were represented by the Campaign Legal Center and private attorneys. The case was filed at the District Court for the District of North Dakota and assigned to Chief Judge Peter D. Welte and referred to Magistrate Judge Alice R. Senechal.

On March 26, Governor Burgum announced that all voters in North Dakota were required to vote by mail for the June 9 primaries. To authenticate the ballots, Dakota voting law required election officials to match the signature on the voter’s mail-in ballot to the signature the voter provided in their absentee voting applications. If the election officials determined a discrepancy, the ballot was rejected with no opportunity for the voter to verify their ballot. The plaintiffs alleged that North Dakota’s failure to provide mail-in voters with notice and opportunity to cure posed an undue burden on the fundamental right to vote and violated due process against the First and Fourteenth Amendments.

On May 11, the plaintiffs sought a preliminary injunction and also filed a motion to expedite the briefing schedule the following day, which was granted. The defendants submitted a motion in opposition to the preliminary injunction on May 22. They argued that the court should not interfere with the election last-minute, as it is already in progress. They also argued that the plaintiffs are unlikely to succeed on the merits of their claim because they lack standing, have no injury-in-fact and cannot mount a successful facial challenge. On June 1, a hearing was held on the preliminary motion. The court granted the preliminary injunction on June 3, finding that the signature-matching requirement is likely facially unconstitutional, and therefore the plaintiffs have established a substantial likelihood of success on the merits of their procedural due process claim. 2020 WL 2951012.

On August 27, the plaintiffs moved to consolidate the preliminary injunction hearing with the trial on the merits and moved for a permanent injunction and final judgment on the merits. The plaintiffs asked that all absentee ballots with mismatched signatures received before or on election day be given six days to be cured by voters in-person or over the phone. The plaintiffs also requested that all absentee ballots received after election day but postmarked before election day be given the same amount of time to be cured. The plaintiffs also requested that all recipients of absentee ballots be notified that their signatures will be subject to signature matching.

On August 28, the court granted the plaintiffs' motions from the previous day. The court permanently enjoined the defendants from rejecting any mail-in ballot on the basis of a signature mismatch absent notice and cure procedures. The court provided that the proposed injunction by the plaintiffs would remain in effect as long as North Dakota relies on signature matching for absentee ballot verification unless legislation is enacted to change the notice and curing procedures. On October 23, 2020, the court ordered the defendants to pay $97,500 to the plaintiffs for attorneys' fees.

The case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Averyn Lee (8/12/2020)

Nicholas Gillan (4/9/2021)

People

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Judge(s)

Senechal, Alice R. (North Dakota)

Welte, Peter David None (North Dakota)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Braaten, Derrick L. (North Dakota)

Gaber, Mark P. (District of Columbia)

Goetz, Carey A. (North Dakota)

Lang, Danielle (District of Columbia)

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

Mulji, Aseem (District of Columbia)

Paikowsky, Dana (District of Columbia)

Vogel, Sarah (North Dakota)

Judge(s)

Senechal, Alice R. (North Dakota)

Welte, Peter David None (North Dakota)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Braaten, Derrick L. (North Dakota)

Gaber, Mark P. (District of Columbia)

Goetz, Carey A. (North Dakota)

Lang, Danielle (District of Columbia)

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

Mulji, Aseem (District of Columbia)

Paikowsky, Dana (District of Columbia)

Vogel, Sarah (North Dakota)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Phillips, David R. (North Dakota)

Sagsveen, Matthew (North Dakota)

Swanson, Howard D. (North Dakota)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Mohammed, Linton A (North Dakota)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:20-cv-00071

Docket [PACER]

Self Advocacy Solutions N.D. v. Jaeger

Oct. 23, 2020

Oct. 23, 2020

Docket
1 (incl. 1-1 to 1-5)

3:20-cv-00071

Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

Self Advocacy Solutions N.D. v. Jaeger

May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020

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

3:20-cv-00071

Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020

Complaint
11-1

3:20-cv-00071

Plaintiffs' Memorandum in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction

May 11, 2020

May 11, 2020

Pleading / Motion / Brief
11 (incl. 11-1 to 11-28)

3:20-cv-00071

Plaintiffs' Motion for a Preliminary Injunction

Self Advocacy Solutions N.D. v. Jaeger

May 11, 2020

May 11, 2020

Pleading / Motion / Brief
18, 18-1

3:20-cv-00071

Response of Debbie Nelson, County Auditor of Grand Forks County, in Opposition to Motion for Preliminary Injunction

Self Advocacy Solutions N.D. v. Jaeger

May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020

Pleading / Motion / Brief
21, 21-1, 21-2, 21-3

3:20-cv-00071

Defendant Alvin Jaeger's Memorandum in Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction

Self Advocacy Solutions N.D. v. Jaeger

May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020

Pleading / Motion / Brief
29

3:20-cv-00071

Order Granting Motion for Preliminary Injunction

464 F.Supp.3d 1039, 2020 WL 2951012

June 3, 2020

June 3, 2020

Order/Opinion
31

3:20-cv-00071

Order

2020 WL 3068160

June 5, 2020

June 5, 2020

Order/Opinion
36

3:20-cv-00071

Order for Permanent Injunction and Entry of Final Judgment

Self Advocacy Solutions N.D. v. Jaeger

2020 WL 6576304

Aug. 28, 2020

Aug. 28, 2020

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/17221282/self-advocacy-solutions-nd-v-jaeger/

Last updated Aug. 7, 2022, 3 a.m.

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COMPLAINT against Alvin Jaeger, Debbie Nelson (Filing fee: TBD, receipt number: 320000279) filed by Self Advocacy Solutions N.D., League of Women Voters of North Dakota, Maria Fallon Romo. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - 2018 Election Official Manual, # 2 Exhibit B - Absentee/Mail Ballot Application, # 3 Exhibit C - Voter Affidavit, # 4 Exhibit D - Voter Qualifications, # 5 Civil Cover Sheet)(js) Modified on 5/13/2020o add receipt number. (as) (Entered: 05/01/2020)

1 Exhibit A - 2018 Election Official Manual

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2 Exhibit B - Absentee/Mail Ballot Application

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3 Exhibit C - Voter Affidavit

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4 Exhibit D - Voter Qualifications

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5 Civil Cover Sheet

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May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020

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Summons Issued as to Alvin Jaeger, Debbie Nelson. (js) (Entered: 05/01/2020)

May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice Attorney Dana Paikowsky (Filing fee $150, receipt number: ANDDC-1949450) by League of Women Voters of North Dakota, Maria Fallon Romo, Self Advocacy Solutions N.D. (Paikowsky, Dana) (Main Document 3 replaced on 5/5/2020 with non-fillable pdf; modified on 5/5/2020 to add receipt # - NEF Regenerated) (js). (Entered: 05/04/2020)

May 4, 2020

May 4, 2020

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice Attorney Aseem Mulji (Filing fee $150, receipt number: ANDDC-1949452) by League of Women Voters of North Dakota, Maria Fallon Romo, Self Advocacy Solutions N.D.. (Mulji, Aseem) (Main Document 4 replaced on 5/5/2020 with non-fillable pdf; modified on 5/5/2020 to add receipt # - NEF Regenerated) (js). (Entered: 05/04/2020)

May 4, 2020

May 4, 2020

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice Attorney Mark Gaber (Filing fee $150, receipt number ANDDC-1949455) by League of Women Voters of North Dakota, Maria Fallon Romo, Self Advocacy Solutions N.D.. (Gaber, Mark) Modified on 5/5/2020 to add receipt number (am). (Main Document 5 replaced on 5/5/2020 with non-fillable PDF) (am). NEF regenerated on 5/5/2020 (am). (Entered: 05/04/2020)

May 4, 2020

May 4, 2020

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice Attorney Danielle Lang (Filing fee $150, receipt number ANDDC-1949457) by League of Women Voters of North Dakota, Maria Fallon Romo, Self Advocacy Solutions N.D.. (Lang, Danielle) Modified on 5/5/2020 to add receipt number (am). (Main Document 6 replaced on 5/5/2020 with non-fillable PDF) (am). NEF regenerated on 5/5/2020 (am). (Entered: 05/04/2020)

May 4, 2020

May 4, 2020

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(Text Only) ORDER by Magistrate Judge Alice R. Senechal granting 5 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Attorney Mark Gaber; granting 6 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Attorney Danielle M. Lang. (am) (Entered: 05/05/2020)

May 5, 2020

May 5, 2020

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(Text Only) ORDER by Magistrate Judge Alice R. Senechal granting 3 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Attorney Dana Paikowsky; granting 4 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Attorney Aseem Mulji. (js) (Entered: 05/05/2020)

May 5, 2020

May 5, 2020

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ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF SERVICE Executed filed by Self Advocacy Solutions N.D., League of Women Voters of North Dakota, Maria Fallon Romo. Alvin Jaeger served on 5/11/2020, answer due 6/1/2020. (Gaber, Mark) (Entered: 05/11/2020)

May 11, 2020

May 11, 2020

PACER
10

NOTICE of Appearance by Carey A. Goetz on behalf of League of Women Voters of North Dakota, Maria Fallon Romo, Self Advocacy Solutions N.D. (Goetz, Carey) (Entered: 05/11/2020)

May 11, 2020

May 11, 2020

PACER
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MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by League of Women Voters of North Dakota, Maria Fallon Romo, Self Advocacy Solutions N.D.. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum of Law in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction, # 2 Gaber Declaration, # 3 Mulji Declaration, # 4 Exhibit 1: EAVS Data, # 5 Exhibit 2: 2020 Election Officials' Manual, # 6 Exhibit 3: Compiled County Training Materials, # 7 Exhibit 4: McKenzie County Nov. 2018 Canvassing Board Minutes, # 8 Exhibit 5: McLean County Nov. 2018 Canvassing Board Minutes, # 9 Exhibit 6: Traill County Nov. 2018 Canvassing Board Minutes, # 10 Exhibit 7: Kidder County Nov. 2018 Canvassing Board Minutes, # 11 Exhibit 8: Dickey County Nov. 2018 Canvassing Board Minutes, # 12 Exhibit 9: Mar. 25, 2019 Email from Barnes County Auditor, # 13 Exhibit 10: Absentee Ballot Application, # 14 Exhibit 11: Voter Affidavit, # 15 Exhibit 12: Sec'y of State Absentee Voting Instructions, # 16 Exhibit 13: Mohammed Declaration, # 17 Exhibit 14: Romo Declaration, # 18 Exhibit 15: Culver Declaration, # 19 Exhibit 16: Marx Declaration, # 20 Exhibit 17: Lynch Declaration, # 21 Exhibit 18: EO 2020-13, # 22 Exhibit 19: ND Health Announcement, # 23 Exhibit 20: Article re Incremental Opening, # 24 Exhibit 21: Article re Grand Forks COVID-19 Outbreak, # 25 Exhibit 22: CDC Guidance for At-Risk Populations, # 26 Exhibit 23: Pembina County Canvassing List, # 27 Exhibit 24: Grand Forks County Auditor Absentee Voting for June 2020 Primary Announcement, # 28 Exhibit 25: Grand Forks District 17 Rejected Ballots (Nov. 2018 Canvass))(Braaten, Derrick) (Entered: 05/11/2020)

1 Memorandum of Law in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction

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2 Gaber Declaration

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3 Mulji Declaration

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4 Exhibit 1: EAVS Data

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5 Exhibit 2: 2020 Election Officials' Manual

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6 Exhibit 3: Compiled County Training Materials

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7 Exhibit 4: McKenzie County Nov. 2018 Canvassing Board Minutes

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8 Exhibit 5: McLean County Nov. 2018 Canvassing Board Minutes

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9 Exhibit 6: Traill County Nov. 2018 Canvassing Board Minutes

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10 Exhibit 7: Kidder County Nov. 2018 Canvassing Board Minutes

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11 Exhibit 8: Dickey County Nov. 2018 Canvassing Board Minutes

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12 Exhibit 9: Mar. 25, 2019 Email from Barnes County Auditor

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13 Exhibit 10: Absentee Ballot Application

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14 Exhibit 11: Voter Affidavit

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15 Exhibit 12: Sec'y of State Absentee Voting Instructions

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16 Exhibit 13: Mohammed Declaration

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17 Exhibit 14: Romo Declaration

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18 Exhibit 15: Culver Declaration

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19 Exhibit 16: Marx Declaration

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20 Exhibit 17: Lynch Declaration

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21 Exhibit 18: EO 2020-13

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22 Exhibit 19: ND Health Announcement

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23 Exhibit 20: Article re Incremental Opening

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24 Exhibit 21: Article re Grand Forks COVID-19 Outbreak

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25 Exhibit 22: CDC Guidance for At-Risk Populations

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26 Exhibit 23: Pembina County Canvassing List

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27 Exhibit 24: Grand Forks County Auditor Absentee Voting for June 2020 Primary Ann

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28 Exhibit 25: Grand Forks District 17 Rejected Ballots (Nov. 2018 Canvass)

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May 11, 2020

May 11, 2020

PACER
12

NOTICE of Appearance by David R. Phillips on behalf of Alvin Jaeger (Phillips, David) (Entered: 05/12/2020)

May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020

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MOTION to Expedite (Assented Motion to Expedite Briefing Schedule re Motion for Preliminary Injunction) by League of Women Voters of North Dakota, Maria Fallon Romo, Self Advocacy Solutions N.D.. (Gaber, Mark) (Entered: 05/12/2020)

May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020

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NOTICE of Appearance by Howard D. Swanson on behalf of Debbie Nelson (Swanson, Howard) (Entered: 05/12/2020)

May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020

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NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew A. Sagsveen on behalf of Alvin Jaeger (Sagsveen, Matthew) (Entered: 05/12/2020)

May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020

PACER
16

(Text Only) ORDER by Magistrate Judge Alice R. Senechal granting unopposed 13 Motion to Expedite Briefing Schedule re 11 Motion for Preliminary Injunction. Responses are due by 5/22/2020. Replies are due by 5/25/2020. (LF) (Entered: 05/13/2020)

May 13, 2020

May 13, 2020

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines as to 11 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction . Responses due by 5/22/2020. Replies due by 5/25/2020. (js)

May 13, 2020

May 13, 2020

PACER
17

ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF SERVICE Executed filed by Self Advocacy Solutions N.D., League of Women Voters of North Dakota, Maria Fallon Romo. Debbie Nelson served on 5/13/2020, answer due 6/3/2020. (Gaber, Mark) (Entered: 05/14/2020)

May 14, 2020

May 14, 2020

PACER
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RESPONSE to Motion re 11 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by Debbie Nelson. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Debbie Nelson)(Swanson, Howard) (Entered: 05/22/2020)

May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020

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MOTION for Videoconference or Telephonic Oral Argument by League of Women Voters of North Dakota, Maria Fallon Romo, Self Advocacy Solutions N.D.. (Gaber, Mark) (Entered: 05/22/2020)

May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020

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MOTION for Videoconference or Telephonic Oral Argument (Corrected) by League of Women Voters of North Dakota, Maria Fallon Romo, Self Advocacy Solutions N.D.. (Gaber, Mark) (Entered: 05/22/2020)

May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020

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RESPONSE to Motion re 11 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by Alvin Jaeger. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit of Silrum, # 2 Exhibit 1 to Affidavit of Silrum (Mail Ballot Application), # 3 Exhibit 2 to Affidavit of Silrum (Ballot Affidavit and Envelope))(Phillips, David) (Entered: 05/22/2020)

May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020

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REPLY to Response to Motion re 11 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by League of Women Voters of North Dakota, Maria Fallon Romo, Self Advocacy Solutions N.D.. (Gaber, Mark) (Entered: 05/25/2020)

May 25, 2020

May 25, 2020

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(Text Only) ORDER by Chief Judge Peter D. Welte granting 20 Motion for Telephonic Hearing and Oral Argument on Motion for Preliminary Injunction. (EA) (Entered: 05/26/2020)

May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020

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NOTICE of Hearing on 11 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction: Motion Hearing set for 6/1/2020 at 02:30 PM CT by telephone before Chief Judge Peter D. Welte. Counsel provided conference call dial-in information for the hearing via e-mail. (EA) (Entered: 05/26/2020)

May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020

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(Text Only) ORDER by Chief Judge Peter D. Welte finding as moot 19 Motion for Telephonic Oral Argument in light of 23 Order granting Motion for Telephonic Oral Argument and 24 Notice of Hearing on Motion. (EA) (Entered: 05/26/2020)

May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020

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ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by Alvin Jaeger.(Phillips, David) (Entered: 06/01/2020)

June 1, 2020

June 1, 2020

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Chief Judge Peter D. Welte: Motion Hearing held on 6/1/2020 re 11 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by Maria Fallon Romo, Self Advocacy Solutions N.D., League of Women Voters of North Dakota. (Court Reporter kk) (lh) (Entered: 06/02/2020)

June 1, 2020

June 1, 2020

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ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by Debbie Nelson.(Swanson, Howard) (Entered: 06/03/2020)

June 3, 2020

June 3, 2020

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ORDER by Chief Judge Peter D. Welte granting 11 Motion for Preliminary Injunction. (MK) (Entered: 06/03/2020)

June 3, 2020

June 3, 2020

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NOTICE by Alvin Jaeger re 29 Order on Motion for Preliminary Injunction (Phillips, David) (Entered: 06/05/2020)

June 5, 2020

June 5, 2020

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ORDER by Chief Judge Peter D. Welte re 30 Notice filed by Alvin Jaeger. (MK) (Entered: 06/05/2020)

June 5, 2020

June 5, 2020

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ORDER for Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting and Rule 16(b) Scheduling Conference, and ORDER regarding resolution of Discovery Disputes by Magistrate Judge Alice R. Senechal. Scheduling Conference set for 7/28/2020 at 10:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Alice R. Senechal. (LF) (Entered: 06/15/2020)

June 15, 2020

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NOTICE of Hearing: Scheduling Conference RESET for 8/28/2020 at 10:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Alice R. Senechal. (Previously set for 7/28/2020 at 10:00 AM). See written instructions at Doc. 32 . (LF) (Entered: 07/23/2020)

July 23, 2020

July 23, 2020

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MOTION for Permanent Injunction and Final Judgment (Joint) by League of Women Voters of North Dakota, Maria Fallon Romo, Self Advocacy Solutions N.D.. (Gaber, Mark) (Entered: 08/27/2020)

Aug. 27, 2020

Aug. 27, 2020

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(Text Only) ORDER by Magistrate Judge Alice R. Senechal. In light of the parties' 34 Joint Motion for Permanent Injunction and Final Judgment, the Scheduling Conference set for 8/28/2020 at 10:00 is CANCELLED. (AS) (Entered: 08/27/2020)

Aug. 27, 2020

Aug. 27, 2020

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ORDER by Chief Judge Peter D. Welte granting 34 Motion for Permanent Injunction. (MK) (Entered: 08/28/2020)

Aug. 28, 2020

Aug. 28, 2020

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CLERK'S JUDGMENT re 36 Order Granting (Joint) Motion for Permanent Injunction(pb) (Entered: 08/28/2020)

Aug. 28, 2020

Aug. 28, 2020

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MOTION for Extension of Time to File Motion for Attorneys' Fees, Expenses, and Costs by League of Women Voters of North Dakota, Maria Fallon Romo, Self Advocacy Solutions N.D.. (Gaber, Mark) (Entered: 09/02/2020)

Sept. 2, 2020

Sept. 2, 2020

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(Text Only) ORDER by Magistrate Judge Alice R. Senechal granting unopposed 38 Motion for Extension of Time to File Motion for Attorneys' Fees, Expenses, and Costs. Plaintiffs' motion is due by 9/25/2020. (AS) (Entered: 09/03/2020)

Sept. 3, 2020

Sept. 3, 2020

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MOTION for Extension of Time to File Motion for Attorneys Fees and Costs Until October 16, 2020 (Consented) by League of Women Voters of North Dakota, Maria Fallon Romo, Self Advocacy Solutions N.D.. (Gaber, Mark) (Entered: 09/24/2020)

Sept. 24, 2020

Sept. 24, 2020

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(Text Only) ORDER by Magistrate Judge Alice R. Senechal Motion for Attorneys' Fees, Expenses, and Costs. Plaintiffs' motion is due by 10/16/2020. (AS) (Entered: 09/25/2020)

Sept. 25, 2020

Sept. 25, 2020

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MOTION for Attorney Fees (Joint) by League of Women Voters of North Dakota, Maria Fallon Romo, Self Advocacy Solutions N.D.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Gaber, Mark) (Entered: 10/16/2020)

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Oct. 16, 2020

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ORDER by Chief Judge Peter D. Welte granting 42 Motion for Attorney Fees. (MK) (Entered: 10/23/2020)

Oct. 23, 2020

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AMENDED CLERK'S JUDGMENT.(sj) (Entered: 10/23/2020)

Oct. 23, 2020

Oct. 23, 2020

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Case Details

State / Territory: North Dakota

Case Type(s):

Election/Voting Rights

Special Collection(s):

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 1, 2020

Closing Date: Oct. 23, 2020

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Two non-profit organizations and an individual plaintiff

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

County Auditor of Grand Forks County (Grand Forks), County

Secretary of State of North Dakota, State

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: Procedural Due Process

Due Process

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Attorneys fees

Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Amount Defendant Pays: 97,500

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief granted

Issues

General:

Voting

Voting access

Voting:

Election administration

Voter qualifications

Voter registration rules