Case: Anderson v. Raffensperger

1:20-cv-03263 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Filed Date: Aug. 6, 2020

Closed Date: Oct. 13, 2020

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Case Summary

This is a case about the November 2020 general election in Georgia. The plaintiffs were three individual voters in Fulton County, GA, the Georgia Democratic Party, and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC). Marc Elias and his firm, along with Georgia private counsel, represented the plaintiffs. Pointing to a “complete meltdown” of the Georgia election system during the June 2020 primary election and asserting that “what’s past is prologue,” the plaintiffs wished to compel changes …

This is a case about the November 2020 general election in Georgia. The plaintiffs were three individual voters in Fulton County, GA, the Georgia Democratic Party, and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC). Marc Elias and his firm, along with Georgia private counsel, represented the plaintiffs. Pointing to a “complete meltdown” of the Georgia election system during the June 2020 primary election and asserting that “what’s past is prologue,” the plaintiffs wished to compel changes to the administration of the November general election. In the primary, the individual voters alleged that they had to wait in lines exceeding eight hours to vote; one alleged she could only vote at 1:00am, and one alleged that she could not vote at all. On August 6, 2020, the plaintiffs sued the Georgia Secretary of State, members of the State Election Board, and members of nine County Boards of Registration and Elections (in Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb, Gwinnett, Chatham, Clayton, Henry, Douglas, and Macon-Bibb Counties) in the Northern District of Georgia. The plaintiffs claimed that defendants had “repeatedly caused long voting lines in the Nine Counties by failing to provide (1) enough polling locations, (2) enough voting equipment, (3) enough poll workers, (4) adequate training to poll workers, (5) enough technicians to address equipment malfunctions and other technical issues, (6) enough time to set up polling locations, and (7) enough backup paper pollbooks and emergency paper ballots in case voting equipment breaks down.” The plaintiffs asserted that the failures unduly burdened their right to vote in violation of the First and Fourteenth Amendment, rendered the Georgia voting system fundamentally unfair in violation of the Due Process Clause, and placed “widely different burdens on voters across the [s]tate” in violation of the Equal Protection Clause. They sought injunctive and declaratory relief.

The case was originally assigned to Judge Leigh Martin May, who recused. Judge May had previously been extensively involved with the Georgia Democratic Party. The case was reassigned to Judge Michael L. Brown. 

On September 1, 2020, the plaintiffs moved for a preliminary injunction to order the defendants to: (1) implement a queue formula to allocate voting machine resources effectively within each county, (2) supply emergency paper ballot backups at each polling place, (3) instruct poll workers to give the emergency paper ballots to voters who waited more than 30 minutes in line, (4) require poll workers to monitor and record wait times every 30 minutes, (5) ensure poll workers were properly trained, (6) ensure that technicians could reach polling places within 30 minutes of a call on election day, (7) allocate and train at least one technician for each 10 polling locations within a county, and (8) enact policies requiring that voting equipment be tested and functioning prior to election day. In response, the defendants filed a motion to dismiss on September 8, 2020. Litigation proceeded on the motion through September and early October, and the district court held a hearing on October 1. 

The district court dismissed the complaint for lack of subject matter jurisdiction and denied the plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction on October 13, 2020. District Judge Michael L. Brown first found that the plaintiffs lacked standing to sue the defendants, so the court lacked subject matter jurisdiction. Under the Art. III standing doctrine, for a court to enjoin future activity, the plaintiffs must demonstrate an injury is “certainly impending” for it to be an injury-in-fact. Here, the plaintiffs needed to show that long lines burdening their right to vote have certainly occurred during the November 2020 general election. To show that their right to vote was likely to be infringed, the plaintiffs pointed first to the issues with the June 2020 primary election. But the court, in a county-by-county analysis, found that the defendants had instituted changes with voting procedures that made it much less likely — or at least uncertain — that a “meltdown” infringing on the right to vote would occur again in November. Second, the plaintiffs proffered an expert report from an operations professor, which showed that notwithstanding the defendants’ operational changes, the November 2020 election would still likely suffer from unconstitutional wait times. While the court took issue with the report’s methodology, it ultimately concluded that even if its wait time predictions were correct, it established “no more than a possibility — not even a reasonable likelihood — of long voting lines in November 2020.” Additionally, the court found that even if the plaintiffs had demonstrated a “certainly impending” injury, it was not traceable to the state defendants because only the county boards of elections, not the state defendants, had authority to change election administration in a way to mitigate the alleged injuries. 

Turning to the requested preliminary injunction, the court found three issues. First, the requested relief would impermissibly “outsource the election to the plaintiffs’ expert.” Because the Elections Clause of the U.S. Constitution gives states authority to regulate their elections, federal courts generally “have no business interfering with them absent a compelling need to do so,” and any interference must only “provide the minimum (and least disruptive) relief necessary to redress the harm.” The court found that since the plaintiffs proposed injunction would have “outsource[d]” election administration “entirely to an academic in Minnesota,” it would violate the Constitution. Second, the court found plaintiffs’ requested relief, which included requirements to provide “adequate,” “sufficient,” and “reasonable” levels of resources, was too vague. Third, the relief that was specific enough, the court found, was unnecessary in light of the defendants’ changes to the administration of the November election. The court dismissed the case and denied the motion for a preliminary injunction. 497 F.Supp.3d 1300. 

The case is now closed. 

Summary Authors

John Juenemann (4/4/2022)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attrorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/17421563/parties/anderson-v-raffensperger/


Judge(s)

Brown, Michael Lawrence (Georgia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Anderson, Jacki Lynn (District of Columbia)

Beane, Amanda J. (Washington)

Callais, Amanda R. (District of Columbia)

Elias, Marc Erik (District of Columbia)

Haggard, Marcus A. (Colorado)

Hamilton, Kevin J. (Washington)

Holloway, Tre A. (District of Columbia)

Hyatt, Heath L (Washington)

Knapp, Halsey G Jr (Georgia)

Judge(s)

Brown, Michael Lawrence (Georgia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Anderson, Jacki Lynn (District of Columbia)

Beane, Amanda J. (Washington)

Callais, Amanda R. (District of Columbia)

Elias, Marc Erik (District of Columbia)

Haggard, Marcus A. (Colorado)

Hamilton, Kevin J. (Washington)

Holloway, Tre A. (District of Columbia)

Hyatt, Heath L (Washington)

Knapp, Halsey G Jr (Georgia)

Lewis, Joyce Gist (Georgia)

Mitchell, Molly E. (Idaho)

Sparks, Adam Martin (Georgia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Belinfante, Joshua Barrett (Georgia)

Boughey, Timothy M (Georgia)

Cole, David Alan (Georgia)

Davenport, Jennifer R (Georgia)

Hancock, Jack Reynolds (Georgia)

Hart, Ralph Jonathan (Georgia)

Jacoutot, Bryan Francis (Georgia)

Jaugstetter, Patrick D (Georgia)

Johnson, Melanie Leigh (Georgia)

Lake, Brian Edward (Georgia)

McGowan, Charlene S. (Georgia)

Miller, Carey Allen (Georgia)

Momo, Shelley Driskell (Georgia)

Noland, William H (Georgia)

Paradise, Loree Anne (Georgia)

Robin, Kenneth Paul (Georgia)

Russo, Vincent Robert Jr. (Georgia)

Sabzevari, Arash Ali (Georgia)

Tyson, Bryan P (Georgia)

Vander Els, Irene B. (Georgia)

White, Daniel W (Georgia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:20-cv-03263

Docket [PACER]

Oct. 13, 2020

Oct. 13, 2020

Docket
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1:20-cv-03263

Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief

Aug. 6, 2020

Aug. 6, 2020

Complaint
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1:20-cv-03263

Opinion & Order

497 F.Supp.3d 1300, 2020 WL 6048048

Oct. 13, 2020

Oct. 13, 2020

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/17421563/anderson-v-raffensperger/

Last updated Aug. 11, 2022, 3:18 a.m.

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COMPLAINT filed by Democratic Party of Georgia, Inc., Gianella Contreras Chavez, Lucille Anderson, DSCC, Sara Alami.(Filing fee $400, receipt number AGANDC-9998713) (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(adg) Please visit our website at http://www.gand.uscourts.gov/commonly-used-forms to obtain Pretrial Instructions and Pretrial Associated Forms which includes the Consent To Proceed Before U.S. Magistrate form. (Entered: 08/06/2020)

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ORDER OF RECUSAL. Judge Leigh Martin May recused. Case reassigned to Judge Michael L. Brown for all further proceedings NOTICE TO ALL COUNSEL OF RECORD: The Judge designation in the civil action number assigned to this case has been changed to 1:20-cv-3263-MLB. Please make note of this change in order to facilitate the docketing of pleadings in this case. Signed by Judge Leigh Martin May on 8/6/2020. (adg) (Entered: 08/06/2020)

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Electronic Summons Issued as to Mike Kaplan. (adg) (Entered: 08/06/2020)

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Electronic Summons Issued as to Alice O'Lenick. (adg) (Entered: 08/06/2020)

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Electronic Summons Issued as to Cassandra Powell. (adg) (Entered: 08/06/2020)

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Electronic Summons Issued as to Robert Proctor. (adg) (Entered: 08/06/2020)

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Electronic Summons Issued as to Patricia Pullar. (adg) (Entered: 08/06/2020)

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Electronic Summons Issued as to Brad Raffensperger. (adg) (Entered: 08/06/2020)

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Electronic Summons Issued as to Debbie Rauers. (adg) (Entered: 08/06/2020)

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Electronic Summons Issued as to Dan Richardson. (adg) (Entered: 08/06/2020)

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Electronic Summons Issued as to Kathleen Ruth. (adg) (Entered: 08/06/2020)

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Electronic Summons Issued as to Ben Satterfield. (adg) (Entered: 08/06/2020)

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Electronic Summons Issued as to Mildred Schmelz. (adg) (Entered: 08/06/2020)

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Electronic Summons Issued as to Dele Lowman Smith. (adg) (Entered: 08/06/2020)

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Electronic Summons Issued as to Herbert Spangler. (adg) (Entered: 08/06/2020)

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Electronic Summons Issued as to Rebecca N. Sullivan. (adg) (Entered: 08/06/2020)

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Electronic Summons Issued as to Wandy Taylor. (adg) (Entered: 08/06/2020)

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Electronic Summons Issued as to Samuel E. Tillman. (adg) (Entered: 08/06/2020)

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Electronic Summons Issued as to Baoky N. Vu. (adg) (Entered: 08/06/2020)

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Electronic Summons Issued as to Carol Wesley. (adg) (Entered: 08/06/2020)

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Electronic Summons Issued as to Darryl O. Wilson, Jr.. (adg) (Entered: 08/06/2020)

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Electronic Summons Issued as to Rinda Wilson. (adg) (Entered: 08/06/2020)

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Electronic Summons Issued as to Mark Wingate. (adg) (Entered: 08/06/2020)

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Electronic Summons Issued as to David J. Worley. (adg) (Entered: 08/06/2020)

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Electronic Summons Issued as to Daniel Zimmermann. (adg) (Entered: 08/06/2020)

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SIXTH AMENDMENT TO GENERAL ORDER 20-01 RE: COURT OPERATIONS UNDER THE EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES CREATED BY COVID-19 AND RELATED CORONA VIRUS. Signed by Judge Thomas W. Thrash, Jr. on 8/3/2020. (adg) (Entered: 08/06/2020)

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STANDING ORDER regarding civil litigation. Signed by Judge Michael L. Brown on 7/24/2020. (bgt) (Entered: 08/07/2020)

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APPLICATION for Admission of Amanda J. Beane Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10021163).by Democratic Party of Georgia, Inc.. (Sparks, Adam) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 08/12/2020)

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APPLICATION for Admission of Molly Elizabeth Mitchell Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10021187).by Sara Alami, Lucille Anderson, Gianella Contreras Chavez, DSCC, Democratic Party of Georgia, Inc.. (Sparks, Adam) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 08/12/2020)

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APPLICATION for Admission of Amanda Rebecca Callais Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10021192).by Sara Alami, Lucille Anderson, Gianella Contreras Chavez, DSCC, Democratic Party of Georgia, Inc.. (Sparks, Adam) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 08/12/2020)

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APPLICATION for Admission of Kevin J. Hamilton Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10021211).by Sara Alami, Lucille Anderson, Gianella Contreras Chavez, DSCC, Democratic Party of Georgia, Inc.. (Sparks, Adam) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 08/12/2020)

Aug. 12, 2020

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APPLICATION for Admission of Tre Allen Holloway Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10021217).by Sara Alami, Lucille Anderson, Gianella Contreras Chavez, DSCC, Democratic Party of Georgia, Inc.. (Sparks, Adam) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 08/12/2020)

Aug. 12, 2020

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APPLICATION for Admission of Marcus Aaron Haggard Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10021223).by Sara Alami, Lucille Anderson, Gianella Contreras Chavez, DSCC, Democratic Party of Georgia, Inc.. (Sparks, Adam) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 08/12/2020)

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APPLICATION for Admission of Heath Loring Hyatt Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10021232).by Sara Alami, Lucille Anderson, Gianella Contreras Chavez, DSCC, Democratic Party of Georgia, Inc.. (Sparks, Adam) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 08/12/2020)

Aug. 12, 2020

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APPLICATION for Admission of Jacki Lynn Anderson Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10021242).by Sara Alami, Lucille Anderson, Gianella Contreras Chavez, DSCC, Democratic Party of Georgia, Inc.. (Sparks, Adam) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 08/12/2020)

Aug. 12, 2020

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APPLICATION for Admission of Marc Erik Elias Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10021252).by Sara Alami, Lucille Anderson, Gianella Contreras Chavez, DSCC, Democratic Party of Georgia, Inc.. (Sparks, Adam) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 08/12/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Bryan P. Tyson on behalf of Stephen Day, John Mangano, Alice O'Lenick, Ben Satterfield, Wandy Taylor (Tyson, Bryan) (Entered: 08/13/2020)

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Approval of Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice

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APPROVAL by Clerks Office re: 55 APPLICATION for Admission of Amanda J. Beane Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10021163).. Attorney Amanda J. Beane added appearing on behalf of Sara Alami, Lucille Anderson, Gianella Contreras Chavez, DSCC, Democratic Party of Georgia, Inc. (nmb)

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ORDER granting 55 Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice as to Amanda J. Beane. Signed by Judge Michael L. Brown on 8/17/2020. If the applicant does not have CM/ECF access in the Northern District of Georgia already, they must request access at http://pacer.gov. If they have electronically filed in this district in a previous case, please omit this step.(dob) (Entered: 08/17/2020)

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APPROVAL by Clerks Office re: 62 APPLICATION for Admission of Jacki Lynn Anderson Pro Hac Vice Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10021242). Attorney Jacki Lynn Anderson added appearing on behalf of Sara Alami, Lucille Anderson, Gianella Contreras Chavez, DSCC, Democratic Party of Georgia, Inc. (cdg)

Aug. 17, 2020

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APPROVAL by Clerks Office re: 63 APPLICATION for Admission of Marc Erik Elias Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10021252).. Attorney Marc E. Elias added appearing on behalf of Sara Alami, Lucille Anderson, Gianella Contreras Chavez, DSCC, Democratic Party of Georgia, Inc. (cdg)

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ORDER granting 62 Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice as to Jacki Lynn Anderson. Signed by Judge Michael L. Brown on 8/17/2020. If the applicant does not have CM/ECF access in the Northern District of Georgia already, they must request access at http://pacer.gov. If they have electronically filed in this district in a previous case, please omit this step.(dob) (Entered: 08/17/2020)

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ORDER granting 63 Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice as to Marc Erik Elias. Signed by Judge Michael L. Brown on 8/17/2020. If the applicant does not have CM/ECF access in the Northern District of Georgia already, they must request access at http://pacer.gov. If they have electronically filed in this district in a previous case, please omit this step.(dob) (Entered: 08/17/2020)

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Return of Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice

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APPROVAL by Clerks Office re: 58 APPLICATION for Admission of Kevin J. Hamilton Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10021211).. Attorney Kevin J. Hamilton added appearing on behalf of Sara Alami, Lucille Anderson, Gianella Contreras Chavez, DSCC, Democratic Party of Georgia, Inc. (cdg)

Aug. 17, 2020

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ORDER granting 58 Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice as to Kevin J. Hamilton. Signed by Judge Michael L. Brown on 8/17/2020. If the applicant does not have CM/ECF access in the Northern District of Georgia already, they must request access at http://pacer.gov. If they have electronically filed in this district in a previous case, please omit this step.(dob) (Entered: 08/17/2020)

Aug. 17, 2020

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Approval of Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice

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APPROVAL by Clerks Office re: 59 APPLICATION for Admission of Tre Allen Holloway Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10021217).. Attorney Tre Allen Holloway added appearing on behalf of Sara Alami, Lucille Anderson, Gianella Contreras Chavez, DSCC, Democratic Party of Georgia, Inc. (cdg)

Aug. 17, 2020

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RETURN of 61 APPLICATION for Admission of Heath Loring Hyatt Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10021232). to attorney for correction re: DC Courts. (cdg)

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RETURN of 60 APPLICATION for Admission of Marcus Aaron Haggard Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10021223). to attorney for correction re: Courts listed. (cdg)

Aug. 17, 2020

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APPROVAL by Clerks Office re: 56 APPLICATION for Admission of Molly Elizabeth Mitchell Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10021187).. Attorney Molly Elizabeth Mitchell added appearing on behalf of Sara Alami, Lucille Anderson, Gianella Contreras Chavez, DSCC, Democratic Party of Georgia, Inc. (cdg)

Aug. 17, 2020

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APPROVAL by Clerks Office re: 57 APPLICATION for Admission of Amanda Rebecca Callais Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10021192). Attorney Amanda R. Callais added appearing on behalf of Sara Alami, Lucille Anderson, Gianella Contreras Chavez, DSCC, Democratic Party of Georgia, Inc. (cdg)

Aug. 17, 2020

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APPLICATION for Admission of Marcus Aaron Haggard Pro Hac Vice.by Sara Alami, Lucille Anderson, Gianella Contreras Chavez, DSCC, Democratic Party of Georgia, Inc.. (Sparks, Adam) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 08/18/2020)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Irene B. Vander Els on behalf of Anthony Lewis, Susan Motter, Dele Lowman Smith, Samuel E. Tillman, Baoky N. Vu (Vander Els, Irene) (Entered: 08/19/2020)

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Approval of Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice

Aug. 19, 2020

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APPROVAL by Clerks Office re: 69 APPLICATION for Admission of Marcus Aaron Haggard Pro Hac Vice.. Attorney Marcus Aaron Haggard added appearing on behalf of Lucille Anderson (cdg)

Aug. 19, 2020

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ORDER granting 57 Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice as to Amanda Rebecca Callais. Signed by Judge Michael L. Brown on 8/20/2020. If the applicant does not have CM/ECF access in the Northern District of Georgia already, they must request access at http://pacer.gov. If they have electronically filed in this district in a previous case, please omit this step.(dob) (Entered: 08/20/2020)

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ORDER granting 60 Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice as to Marcus Aaron Haggard. Signed by Judge Michael L. Brown on 8/20/2020. If the applicant does not have CM/ECF access in the Northern District of Georgia already, they must request access at http://pacer.gov. If they have electronically filed in this district in a previous case, please omit this step.(dob) Modified on 8/20/2020 to edit related link (dob). (Entered: 08/20/2020)

Aug. 20, 2020

Aug. 20, 2020

PACER
73

ORDER granting 59 Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice as to Tre Allen Holloway. Signed by Judge Michael L. Brown on 8/20/2020. If the applicant does not have CM/ECF access in the Northern District of Georgia already, they must request access at http://pacer.gov. If they have electronically filed in this district in a previous case, please omit this step.(dob) (Entered: 08/20/2020)

Aug. 20, 2020

Aug. 20, 2020

PACER
74

ORDER granting 56 Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice as to Molly Elizabeth Mitchell. Signed by Judge Michael L. Brown on 8/20/2020. If the applicant does not have CM/ECF access in the Northern District of Georgia already, they must request access at http://pacer.gov. If they have electronically filed in this district in a previous case, please omit this step.(dob) (Entered: 08/20/2020)

Aug. 20, 2020

Aug. 20, 2020

PACER
75

NOTICE of Appearance by Shelley Driskell Momo on behalf of Anthony Lewis, Susan Motter, Dele Lowman Smith, Samuel E. Tillman, Baoky N. Vu (Momo, Shelley) (Entered: 08/20/2020)

Aug. 20, 2020

Aug. 20, 2020

PACER
76

NOTICE of Appearance by Kenneth Paul Robin on behalf of Arch Brown, Andy Callaway, Donna Morris-McBride, Mildred Schmelz (Robin, Kenneth) (Entered: 08/21/2020)

Aug. 21, 2020

Aug. 21, 2020

PACER
77

APPLICATION for Admission of Heath Loring Hyatt Pro Hac Vice.by Sara Alami, Lucille Anderson, Gianella Contreras Chavez, DSCC, Democratic Party of Georgia, Inc.. (Sparks, Adam) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 08/21/2020)

Aug. 21, 2020

Aug. 21, 2020

PACER
78

NOTICE of Appearance by Joshua Barrett Belinfante on behalf of Anh Le, Matthew Mashburn, Brad Raffensperger, Rebecca N. Sullivan, David J. Worley (Belinfante, Joshua) (Entered: 08/21/2020)

Aug. 21, 2020

Aug. 21, 2020

PACER
79

Notice for Leave of Absence for the following date(s): September 9, 2020-September 18, 2020, by Joshua Barrett Belinfante. (Belinfante, Joshua) (Entered: 08/21/2020)

Aug. 21, 2020

Aug. 21, 2020

PACER
80

NOTICE of Appearance by Vincent Robert Russo, Jr on behalf of Anh Le, Matthew Mashburn, Brad Raffensperger, Rebecca N. Sullivan, David J. Worley (Russo, Vincent) (Entered: 08/21/2020)

Aug. 21, 2020

Aug. 21, 2020

PACER
81

NOTICE of Appearance by Carey Allen Miller on behalf of Anh Le, Matthew Mashburn, Brad Raffensperger, Rebecca N. Sullivan, David J. Worley (Miller, Carey) (Entered: 08/21/2020)

Aug. 21, 2020

Aug. 21, 2020

PACER
82

NOTICE of Appearance by William H. Noland on behalf of Henry Ficklin, Mike Kaplan, Cassandra Powell, Herbert Spangler, Rinda Wilson (Noland, William) (Entered: 08/22/2020)

Aug. 22, 2020

Aug. 22, 2020

PACER

Approval of Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice

Aug. 26, 2020

Aug. 26, 2020

PACER

APPROVAL by Clerks Office re: 77 APPLICATION for Admission of Heath Loring Hyatt Pro Hac Vice.. Attorney Heath Loring Hyatt added appearing on behalf of Sara Alami, Lucille Anderson, Gianella Contreras Chavez, DSCC, Democratic Party of Georgia, Inc. (cdg)

Aug. 26, 2020

Aug. 26, 2020

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Georgia

Case Type(s):

Election/Voting Rights

Special Collection(s):

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Healthy Elections COVID litigation tracker

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 6, 2020

Closing Date: Oct. 13, 2020

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee; Democratic Party of Georgia; Fulton County Voters

Plaintiff Type(s):

Non-profit NON-religious organization

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Perkins Coie

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Secretary of State, State

Members, State

Member (Fulton), County

Member (De Kalb), County

Member (Cobb), County

Member (Gwinnett), County

Member (Chatham), County

Member (Clayton), County

Member (Henry), County

Member (Douglas), County

Member (Macon), County

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Ex parte Young (federal or state officials)

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Equal Protection

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Defendant

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Issues

General:

Voting

Voting access

Voting:

Election administration