Case: Harding v. Edwards

3:20-cv-00495 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana

Filed Date: Aug. 3, 2020

Closed Date: May 17, 2021

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Case Summary

This is a case about Louisiana voters who wished to avoid potential exposure to COVID-19 while casting their ballots in the November 2020 general election and December 2020 second-round runoff election. Some of the plaintiffs here had previously challenged Louisiana voting laws (with respect to the 2020 primary elections) in a case consolidated with Clark v. Edwards in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana. Chief District Judge Shelly D. Dick dismissed that case for lack …

This is a case about Louisiana voters who wished to avoid potential exposure to COVID-19 while casting their ballots in the November 2020 general election and December 2020 second-round runoff election. Some of the plaintiffs here had previously challenged Louisiana voting laws (with respect to the 2020 primary elections) in a case consolidated with Clark v. Edwards in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana. Chief District Judge Shelly D. Dick dismissed that case for lack of standing. 

The plaintiffs here, pressing on from their defeat in Clark, were three Louisiana voters, the Louisiana State Conference of the NAACP, and the Power Coalition for Equity and Justice. A Louisiana statute allowed only voters over age 65, military and overseas voters, hospitalized voters, disabled voters, and voters in some other circumscribed categories to request absentee mail-in ballots. The plaintiffs called this the “excuse requirement.” Additionally, for the November 3, 2020 general election, Louisiana law had established a weeklong period of early in-person voting (from October 20 to 27, except for the intervening Sunday), and an October 30 deadline to request an absentee mail-in ballot. To the plaintiffs, all of these limitations were unacceptable abridgements of their right to vote. So, on August 3, 2020, the plaintiffs sued the Governor and Secretary of State of Louisiana in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana. Represented by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and private pro bono counsel, the plaintiffs alleged under 28 U.S.C. § 1983 that, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the excuse requirement and the relatively short early voting period amounted to violations of the First and Fourteenth Amendment right to vote. The plaintiffs additionally alleged that the challenged provisions amounted to a violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act by disproportionately impacting Black voters. The complaint sought declaratory and injunctive relief. The case was assigned to Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick.

Meanwhile, in early August, the Louisiana Secretary of State submitted to the state legislature a plan that would have expanded early voting to 10 days and would have allowed voters who tested positive for COVID-19 during that period to request an absentee mail-in ballot. The legislature approved the plan, but  on August 18, 2020 the Governor rejected it as “woefully inadequate.” The plaintiffs amended their complaint on August 24, 2020 to additionally allege a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Specifically, since some of the voter plaintiffs had disabilities but did not qualify as disabled under the Louisiana election statute, they could not request mail-in ballots and were thus not provided reasonable accommodations within the meaning of the ADA. Further, on August 25, 2020, the plaintiffs moved for a preliminary injunction for the Governor and Secretary of State to implement “pandemic-sensitive voting procedures to augment the state’s statutory election scheme.” 

On September 7, the district court granted and denied in part the defendants’ joint motion to dismiss. Per the court’s opinion, the dispute was not, as the defendants had argued, a political question that would doom the suit on Article III justiciability grounds. Nor did the plaintiffs lack Article III standing — the alleged constitutional violations sufficed as injuries-in-fact for both the individual voter and organizational plaintiffs. And the violation was fairly traceable to the defendants, who had the authority to act to avoid the alleged constitutional violations but chose not to. 

Turning to the merits, Chief Judge Dick dismissed the ADA claim because it appeared to the court that “Louisiana's electoral scheme already provide[d] a means for absentee by mail voting by disabled voters.” The court then rejected the defendants “cursory argument” that the court should abstain from deciding the case under the Purcell doctrine, which “instructs … a court considering significant judicial intervention on the eve of an election … to proceed with caution.” Finally, the court rejected the defendant’s claim that the court should dismiss the claim because a supposedly necessary party, the parish (county) boards of elections who directly administer elections, was not joined. Chief Judge Dick found that complete relief could be afforded to the plaintiffs without joining the parish boards. 484 F.Supp.3d 299. 

The court held a hearing on the preliminary injunction motion before Chief Judge Dick on September 8 and 9, 2020. Eight days later, the court granted the preliminary injunction in part. The motion for a preliminary injunction had stated that an injunction was necessary to avoid the alleged constitutional violations, but not the alleged federal statutory violations (of the VRA and ADA). Accordingly, the court applied the Anderson-Burdick test to the First and Fourteenth Amendment claims relating to the excuse requirement and the short early voting period. First, the excuse requirement. The court took testimony from the plaintiffs (who had COVID-19 comorbidities or lived with people who did), the plaintiffs’ experts (who explained the elevated risk of contracting COVID-19 at an enclosed in-person voting site which did not require masks), and the defendants’ experts (who argued that since COVID-19 outbreaks did not occur after the primary elections, they would not occur in the general elections). Weighing all that, the court found that adherence to the excuse requirement, which “fail[ed] to make provisions for voters with comorbidities or voters who care for the frail and the infirm to safely vote, impose[d] a burden on plaintiffs’ right to vote.” The state’s asserted interests in the excuse requirement were preventing voter fraud, maintaining the integrity of the election system, avoiding voter confusion, and preserving public confidence in election results. The court found that these interests, which were at most de minimis, did not justify the burden the excuse requirement imposed on the plaintiffs’ constitutional rights. 

Second, the short early voting period. The court found that  the seven- (as opposed to 10) day early voting period imposed the “essentially the same” burdens on the plaintiffs as the excuse requirement did. And the defendants had “not identified” a state interest that would be served by not increasing the early voting period to ten days (the plaintiffs had requested thirteen days). Since the plaintiffs’ constitutional claims survived the Anderson-Burdick test, the court found they would likely succeed on the merits. For similar reasons, the court found the plaintiffs had met the injury and public interest requirements to obtain a preliminary injunction. With respect to the relief requested, the court extended the early voting period for the general election to 10 days (not 13 as the plaintiffs had requested), but did not alter the early voting period for the December second-round election. The court did not grant the plaintiffs’ request for it to enjoin entirely the excuse requirement. Instead, the court granted the plaintiffs’ alternative motion for an order to make available a COVID-19 ballot application that was used during the primary elections. This application allowed voters with (or caring for someone with) COVID-19 co-morbidities or in COVID-19 quarantine to request a mail-in absentee ballot. 487 F.Supp.3d 498. 

Shortly after this order, the defendants appealed the grant of the preliminary injunction to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on October 13, 2020 (U.S.C.A. no. 20-30632), though they declined to seek a stay or expedited review of the order. The preliminary injunction was thus in place during the November and December 2020 elections, and expired once they had concluded. 

On May 13, 2021, the district court granted the plaintiffs’ motion to voluntarily dismiss the trial court proceedings. And on May 17, 2021, the court of appeals granted the plaintiffs’ motion to voluntarily dismiss the appellate proceedings. In a per curiam opinion, the court of appeals rejected the defendants’ contention that the case fit in the capable of repetition yet evading review exception to mootness. 2021 WL 4843709. With all proceedings dismissed, the case is now closed. 

 

Summary Authors

John Juenemann (4/18/2022)

Related Cases

Clark v. Edwards, Middle District of Louisiana (2020)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attrorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/17410010/parties/harding-v-edwards/


Judge(s)

Bourgeois, Richard L. (Louisiana)

Dick, Shelly Deckert (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Fram, Robert D. (California)

Fraser, John W. (New York)

Garfing, Scott J (District of Columbia)

Gonzalez, Joshua (California)

Lance, Steven (New York)

Levy, Frederic M (District of Columbia)

Lewis, Morgan (California)

Meza, Catherine (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Bourgeois, Richard L. (Louisiana)

Dick, Shelly Deckert (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Fram, Robert D. (California)

Fraser, John W. (New York)

Garfing, Scott J (District of Columbia)

Gonzalez, Joshua (California)

Lance, Steven (New York)

Levy, Frederic M (District of Columbia)

Lewis, Morgan (California)

Meza, Catherine (District of Columbia)

Morris, John Z (New York)

Wenger, Victoria (New York)

Wilson, Ronald L. (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Block, Matthew F (Louisiana)

Cangelosi, Celia R. (Louisiana)

Freel, Angelique Duhon (Louisiana)

Gordon, Philip M. (Virginia)

Holt, Dallin B (Virginia)

Lienhard, Jonathan (Virginia)

Murrill, Elizabeth Baker (Louisiana)

Polio, Dennis W. (Virginia)

Torchinsky, Jason Brett (Virginia)

Wale, Jeffrey Michael (Louisiana)

Walsh, John Charles (Louisiana)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:20-cv-00495

Docket [PACER]

Nov. 25, 2020

Nov. 25, 2020

Docket
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Complaint

Aug. 3, 2020

Aug. 3, 2020

Complaint
22

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First Amended Complaint

Aug. 24, 2020

Aug. 24, 2020

Complaint
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Ruling

484 F.Supp.3d 299

Sept. 7, 2020

Sept. 7, 2020

Order/Opinion
88

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Ruling

487 F.Supp.3d 498, 2020 WL 5543769

Sept. 16, 2020

Sept. 16, 2020

Order/Opinion
93

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Amended Order

Sept. 21, 2020

Sept. 21, 2020

Order/Opinion
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Notice of Appeal

Oct. 13, 2020

Oct. 13, 2020

Complaint

20-30632

Opinion

Harding v. Ardoin

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

2021 WL 4843709

May 17, 2021

May 17, 2021

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/17410010/harding-v-edwards/

Last updated Aug. 12, 2022, 3:16 a.m.

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COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ALAMDC-2150331.), filed by Jennifer Harding. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Exhibit Summons, # 3 Exhibit Summons)(Wilson, Ronald) (Attachments 1-3 replaced on 8/3/2020 to flatten the documents) (KMW). (Entered: 08/03/2020)

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Aug. 3, 2020

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Summons Issued as to Kyle Ardoin, John Bel Edwards. (NOTICE: Counsel shall print and serve both the summons and all attachments in accordance with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4.) (KMW) (Entered: 08/03/2020)

Aug. 3, 2020

Aug. 3, 2020

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ORDER: The matter of Harding, et al v. Edwards, et al, Civil Action 20-495-JWD-SDJ is hereby transferred to Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick and Magistrate JudgeRichard L. Bourgeois. Signed by Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick on 8/4/2020. (KMW) (Entered: 08/04/2020)

Aug. 4, 2020

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Aug. 4, 2020

Aug. 4, 2020

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Case Transferred to Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick and Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr.. Judge John W. deGravelles, Magistrate Judge Scott D. Johnson no longer assigned to the case. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.) (KMW)

Aug. 4, 2020

Aug. 4, 2020

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MOTION for Frederic Levy to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number ALAMDC-2151435) by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Declaration, # 2 Exhibit Cert. of Good Standing, # 3 Proposed Pleading; Order)(Wilson, Ronald) (Entered: 08/04/2020)

Aug. 4, 2020

Aug. 4, 2020

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MOTION for Joshua Gonzalez to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number ALAMDC-2151436) by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Declaration, # 2 Exhibit Cert. of Good Standing, # 3 Exhibit Order)(Wilson, Ronald) (Entered: 08/04/2020)

Aug. 4, 2020

Aug. 4, 2020

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MOTION for Catherine Meza to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number ALAMDC-2151437) by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Declaration, # 2 Exhibit Cert. of Good Standing, # 3 Exhibit Order)(Wilson, Ronald) (Entered: 08/04/2020)

Aug. 4, 2020

Aug. 4, 2020

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MOTION for Morgan E. Lewis to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number ALAMDC-2151441) by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Declaration, # 2 Exhibit Cert. of Good Standing, # 3 Proposed Pleading; Order)(Wilson, Ronald) (Entered: 08/04/2020)

Aug. 4, 2020

Aug. 4, 2020

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MOTION for Robert D. Fram to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number ALAMDC-2151443) by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Declaration, # 2 Exhibit Cert. of Good Standing)(Wilson, Ronald) (Entered: 08/04/2020)

Aug. 4, 2020

Aug. 4, 2020

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MOTION for Steven C. Lance to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number ALAMDC-2151444) by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Declaration, # 2 Exhibit Cert. of Good Standing)(Wilson, Ronald) (Entered: 08/04/2020)

Aug. 4, 2020

Aug. 4, 2020

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MOTION for John Z. Morris to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number ALAMDC-2151445) by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Declaration, # 2 Exhibit Cert. of Good Standing, # 3 Proposed Pleading; Order)(Wilson, Ronald) (Entered: 08/04/2020)

Aug. 4, 2020

Aug. 4, 2020

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MOTION(S) REFERRED: 6 MOTION for Catherine Meza to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number ALAMDC-2151437), 10 MOTION for John Z. Morris to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number ALAMDC-2151445), 9 MOTION for Steven C. Lance to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number ALAMDC-2151444), 5 MOTION for Joshua Gonzalez to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number ALAMDC-2151436), 8 MOTION for Robert D. Fram to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number ALAMDC-2151443), 4 MOTION for Frederic Levy to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number ALAMDC-2151435), 7 MOTION for Morgan E. Lewis to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number ALAMDC-2151441). This motion is now pending before the USMJ. (KMW)

Aug. 5, 2020

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Motions Referred

Aug. 5, 2020

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ORDER REFERRING MOTION to USMJ: 6 MOTION for Catherine Meza to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number ALAMDC-2151437) filed by Louisiana State Conference of the NAACP, Jasmine Pogue, Power Coalition for Equity and Justice, Omega Taylor, Jennifer Harding, 4 MOTION for Frederic Levy to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number ALAMDC-2151435) filed by Louisiana State Conference of the NAACP, Jasmine Pogue, Power Coalition for Equity and Justice, Omega Taylor, Jennifer Harding, 10 MOTION for John Z. Morris to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number ALAMDC-2151445) filed by Louisiana State Conference of the NAACP, Jasmine Pogue, Power Coalition for Equity and Justice, Omega Taylor, Jennifer Harding, 9 MOTION for Steven C. Lance to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number ALAMDC-2151444) filed by Louisiana State Conference of the NAACP, Jasmine Pogue, Power Coalition for Equity and Justice, Omega Taylor, Jennifer Harding, 5 MOTION for Joshua Gonzalez to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number ALAMDC-2151436) filed by Louisiana State Conference of the NAACP, Jasmine Pogue, Power Coalition for Equity and Justice, Omega Taylor, Jennifer Harding, 8 MOTION for Robert D. Fram to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number ALAMDC-2151443) filed by Louisiana State Conference of the NAACP, Jasmine Pogue, Power Coalition for Equity and Justice, Omega Taylor, Jennifer Harding, 7 MOTION for Morgan E. Lewis to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number ALAMDC-2151441) filed by Louisiana State Conference of the NAACP, Jasmine Pogue, Power Coalition for Equity and Justice, Omega Taylor, Jennifer Harding. Signed by Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick on 8/7/2020. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.)(BKA) (Entered: 08/07/2020)

Aug. 7, 2020

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Order Referring Motion to USMJ

Aug. 7, 2020

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ORDER granting 6 Motion for Catherine Meza to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Attorney Catherine Meza is enrolled as pro hac vice co-counsel for Plaintiffs. Signed by Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr. on 8/12/2020. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.) (SGO) (Entered: 08/12/2020)

Aug. 12, 2020

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ORDER granting 9 Motion for Steven C. Lance to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Attorney Steven C. Lance is enrolled as pro hac vice co-counsel for Plaintiffs. Signed by Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr. on 8/12/2020. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.) (SGO) (Entered: 08/12/2020)

Aug. 12, 2020

Aug. 12, 2020

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ORDER granting 10 Motion for John Z. Morris to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Attorney John Z. Morris is enrolled as pro hac vice co-counsel for Plaintiffs. Signed by Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr. on 8/12/2020. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.) (SGO) (Entered: 08/12/2020)

Aug. 12, 2020

Aug. 12, 2020

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Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice

Aug. 12, 2020

Aug. 12, 2020

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ORDER granting 5 and 8 Motions to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Attorneys Joshua Gonzalez and Robert D. Fram are enrolled as pro hac vice co-counsel for Plaintiffs. Signed by Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr. on 8/13/2020. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.) (SGO) (Entered: 08/13/2020)

Aug. 13, 2020

Aug. 13, 2020

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ORDER denying 4 and 7 Motions to Appear Pro Hac Vice. The applicants' certifications fail to comply with LR 83(b)(8)(B) in that they do not indicate whether criminal charges have ever been instituted against the applicants. Signed by Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr. on 8/13/2020. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.) (SGO) (Entered: 08/13/2020)

Aug. 13, 2020

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

Aug. 13, 2020

Aug. 13, 2020

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NOTICE TO COUNSEL: A Status Conference is hereby set for 8/26/2020 at 01:30 PM CST by video before Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick. In preparation for the Status Conference, Counsel and interested participants are to consult the Middle Districts website where there is a dedicated section under the Courtroom Technology tab labeled ZOOM. All necessary information and instructions are provided therein. Participating Counsel are expected to have reviewed and become familiar with all necessary material regarding the confidentiality and security admonitions outlined by the Court. Additionally, it is the obligation of Plaintiffs Counsel to notify Counsel for the Defendants of the Status Conference and the Zoom materials. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.)(BKA) (Entered: 08/19/2020)

Aug. 19, 2020

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MOTION for Victoria Wenger to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number ALAMDC-2158907) by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Declaration, # 2 Exhibit Cert. of Good Standing, # 3 Proposed Pleading;)(Wilson, Ronald) (Entered: 08/19/2020)

Aug. 19, 2020

Aug. 19, 2020

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MOTION for Frederic Levy to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number ALAMDC-2158908) by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Declaration, # 2 Exhibit Cert. of Good Standing, # 3 Proposed Pleading;)(Wilson, Ronald) (Entered: 08/19/2020)

Aug. 19, 2020

Aug. 19, 2020

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MOTION for Morgan Lewis to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number ALAMDC-2158910) by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Declaration, # 2 Exhibit Cert. of Good Standing, # 3 Proposed Pleading;)(Wilson, Ronald) (Entered: 08/19/2020)

Aug. 19, 2020

Aug. 19, 2020

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MOTION(S) REFERRED: 18 MOTION for Victoria Wenger to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number ALAMDC-2158907). This motion is now pending before the USMJ. (SWE)

Aug. 20, 2020

Aug. 20, 2020

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MOTION(S) REFERRED: 19 MOTION for Frederic Levy to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number ALAMDC-2158908). This motion is now pending before the USMJ. (SWE)

Aug. 20, 2020

Aug. 20, 2020

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MOTION(S) REFERRED: 20 MOTION for Morgan Lewis to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number ALAMDC-2158910). This motion is now pending before the USMJ. (SWE)

Aug. 20, 2020

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Motions Referred

Aug. 20, 2020

Aug. 20, 2020

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First MOTION to Intervene by STATE OF LOUISIANA, by and through its Attorney General, JEFF LANDRY. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Proposed Pleading;, # 3 Proposed Pleading;, # 4 Memorandum in Support, # 5 Proposed Pleading;, # 6 Proposed Pleading;)(Wale, Jeffrey) (Entered: 08/21/2020)

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Aug. 21, 2020

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AMENDED COMPLAINT against All Defendants, filed by Louisiana State Conference of the NAACP, Jennifer Harding, Omega Taylor, Jasmine Pogue, Power Coalition for Equity and Justice.(Meza, Catherine) (Entered: 08/24/2020)

Aug. 24, 2020

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ORDER granting 18 Motion for Victoria Wenger to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick on 8/24/2020. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.) (Dick, Shelly) (Entered: 08/24/2020)

Aug. 24, 2020

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ORDER granting 19 Motion for Frederic Levy to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick on 8/24/2020. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.) (Dick, Shelly) (Entered: 08/24/2020)

Aug. 24, 2020

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ORDER granting 20 Motion for Morgan Lewis to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick on 8/24/2020. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.) (Dick, Shelly) (Entered: 08/24/2020)

Aug. 24, 2020

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Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice

Aug. 24, 2020

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MOTION for Phillip M. Gordon to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number ALAMDC-2161165) by STATE OF LOUISIANA, by and through its Attorney General, JEFF LANDRY. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Pleading; Order, # 2 Affidavit, # 3 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing)(Freel, Angelique) (Entered: 08/25/2020)

Aug. 25, 2020

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MOTION for Jonathan P. Lienhard to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number ALAMDC-2161204) by STATE OF LOUISIANA, by and through its Attorney General, JEFF LANDRY. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Pleading; Order, # 2 Affidavit, # 3 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing)(Freel, Angelique) (Entered: 08/25/2020)

Aug. 25, 2020

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Motions Referred

Aug. 25, 2020

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MOTION for Dennis W. Polio to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number ALAMDC-2161226) by STATE OF LOUISIANA, by and through its Attorney General, JEFF LANDRY. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Pleading; Order, # 2 Affidavit, # 3 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing)(Freel, Angelique) (Entered: 08/25/2020)

Aug. 25, 2020

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MOTION(S) REFERRED: 28 MOTION for Dennis W. Polio to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number ALAMDC-2161226), 27 MOTION for Jonathan P. Lienhard to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number ALAMDC-2161204), 26 MOTION for Phillip M. Gordon to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number ALAMDC-2161165). This motion is now pending before the USMJ. (EDC)

Aug. 25, 2020

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MOTION for Jason B. Torchinsky to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number ALAMDC-2161411) by STATE OF LOUISIANA, by and through its Attorney General, JEFF LANDRY. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Pleading;, # 2 Affidavit, # 3 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing)(Freel, Angelique) (Entered: 08/25/2020)

Aug. 25, 2020

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ORDER granting Intervenor Defendant's 21 Motion to Intervene. The State of Louisiana may intervene in the above captioned matter as an Intervenor-Defendant. Signed by Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick on 8/25/2020. (KMW) (Entered: 08/25/2020)

Aug. 25, 2020

Aug. 25, 2020

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MOTION(S) REFERRED: 29 MOTION for Jason B. Torchinsky to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number ALAMDC-2161411). This motion is now pending before the USMJ. (EDC)

Aug. 25, 2020

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MOTION for Preliminary Injunction & Request for Expedited Consideration by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Attachment, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit, # 5 Exhibit, # 6 Exhibit, # 7 Exhibit, # 8 Exhibit, # 9 Exhibit, # 10 Exhibit, # 11 Exhibit)(Meza, Catherine). Added MOTION for Expedited Hearing on 8/26/2020 (EDC). (Entered: 08/25/2020)

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ORDER granting 26 Motion for Phillip M. Gordon to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick on 8/26/2020. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.) (Dick, Shelly) (Entered: 08/26/2020)

Aug. 26, 2020

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Motions Referred

Aug. 26, 2020

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ORDER granting 27 Motion for Jonathan P. Lienhard to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick on 8/26/2020. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.) (Dick, Shelly) (Entered: 08/26/2020)

Aug. 26, 2020

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ORDER granting 28 Motion for Dennis W. Polio to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick on 8/26/2020. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.) (Dick, Shelly) (Entered: 08/26/2020)

Aug. 26, 2020

Aug. 26, 2020

PACER
35

ORDER granting 29 Motion for Jason B. Torchinsky to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick on 8/26/2020. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.) (Dick, Shelly) (Entered: 08/26/2020)

Aug. 26, 2020

Aug. 26, 2020

PACER
36

MOTION to Enroll Celia R. Cangelosi as Attorney by Kyle Ardoin. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Pleading; Order)(Cangelosi, Celia) (Entered: 08/26/2020)

Aug. 26, 2020

Aug. 26, 2020

PACER
37

MOTION to Enroll Matthew F. Block as Attorney by John Bel Edwards. (Block, Matthew) (Entered: 08/26/2020)

Aug. 26, 2020

Aug. 26, 2020

PACER
38

MOTION to Enroll John C. Walsh as Attorney by John Bel Edwards. (Walsh, John) (Entered: 08/26/2020)

Aug. 26, 2020

Aug. 26, 2020

PACER

MOTION(S) REFERRED: 37 MOTION to Enroll Matthew F. Block as Attorney, 36 MOTION to Enroll Celia R. Cangelosi as Attorney, 38 MOTION to Enroll John C. Walsh as Attorney . This motion is now pending before the USMJ. (EDC)

Aug. 26, 2020

Aug. 26, 2020

PACER
39

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick: Status Conference held on 8/26/2020. All deadlines are as outlined in the attached. (BKA) (Entered: 08/26/2020)

Aug. 26, 2020

Aug. 26, 2020

PACER
40

NOTICE of Hearing on 31 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction & MOTION for Expedited Hearing: Motion Hearing set for 9/8/2020 at 10:00 AM by video before Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick. Motion Hearing set for 9/9/2020 at 10:00 AM by video before Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick. Due to the current national emergency, the hearing will be initiated via ZoomGov video web conferencing. Counsel and all participants shall refer to the participant instructions for ZoomGov video teleconferencing. The participant instructions for ZoomGov will be sent to counsel via separate e-mail by the Courtroom Deputy.(This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.) (BKA) (Entered: 08/26/2020)

Aug. 26, 2020

Aug. 26, 2020

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41

Notice to Counsel: In reference to the Hearing on Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction [Rec. Doc. 31] set via video conference before the Honorable Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick on 9/8/2020 and 9/9/2020 at 10:00 a.m. CST, the public may be permitted to access via audio, to the fullest extent possible considering technological restraints, the hearing by submitting a request to the chambers of the presiding judge. Contact information for District Court is available at http://www.lamd.uscourts.gov/. Members of the public and the media are strictly prohibited from recording or broadcasting any hearing, in whole or in part, in any fashion.Evidence, in electronic format, shall be provided in accordance with Local Rule 79 and Administrative Procedures.(This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.) (BKA) (Entered: 08/26/2020)

Aug. 26, 2020

Aug. 26, 2020

PACER

Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice

Aug. 26, 2020

Aug. 26, 2020

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42

MOTION for Scott Garfing to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number ALAMDC-2163092) by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Declaration, # 2 Exhibit Cert. of Good Standing, # 3 Exhibit Propose Order)(Wilson, Ronald) (Entered: 08/27/2020)

Aug. 27, 2020

Aug. 27, 2020

PACER

MOTION(S) REFERRED: 42 MOTION for Scott Garfing to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number ALAMDC-2163092). This motion is now pending before the USMJ. (EDC)

Aug. 28, 2020

Aug. 28, 2020

PACER

Motions Referred

Aug. 28, 2020

Aug. 28, 2020

PACER
43

ORDER granting 36 Motion to Enroll as Counsel of Record. Attorney Celia R. Cangelosi is enrolled as counsel for Defendant Kyle Ardoin. Signed by Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr. on 9/1/2020. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.) (SGO) (Entered: 09/01/2020)

Sept. 1, 2020

Sept. 1, 2020

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44

ORDER granting 37 and 38 Motions to Enroll as Counsel of Record. Attorneys Matthew F. Block and John C. Walsh are enrolled as counsel of record for Defendant John Bel Edwards. Signed by Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr. on 9/1/2020. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.) (SGO) (Entered: 09/01/2020)

Sept. 1, 2020

Sept. 1, 2020

PACER
45

ORDER granting 42 Motion for Scott Garfing to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Plaintiffs Jennifer Harding, Jasmine Pogue, Omega Taylor, Louisiana State Conference of the NAACP, and Power Coalition for Equity and Justice. Signed by Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr. on 9/2/2020. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.) (SGO) (Entered: 09/02/2020)

Sept. 2, 2020

Sept. 2, 2020

PACER
46

MOTION for Dallin B. Holt to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number ALAMDC-2165934) by STATE OF LOUISIANA, by and through its Attorney General, JEFF LANDRY. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Pleading;, # 2 Affidavit, # 3 Exhibit certificate of good standing)(Freel, Angelique) (Entered: 09/02/2020)

Sept. 2, 2020

Sept. 2, 2020

PACER
47

MOTION for John William Fraser to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number ALAMDC-2165936) by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Declaration, # 2 Exhibit Cert. of Good Standing, # 3 Proposed Pleading; Order)(Wilson, Ronald) (Entered: 09/02/2020)

Sept. 2, 2020

Sept. 2, 2020

PACER
48

ANSWER to 22 First Amended Complaint by John Bel Edwards.(Block, Matthew) Modified on 9/3/2020 to edit text. (EDC). (Entered: 09/02/2020)

Sept. 2, 2020

Sept. 2, 2020

PACER
49

RESPONSE to 31 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction & Request for Expedited Consideration filed by John Bel Edwards. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit, # 5 Exhibit, # 6 Exhibit, # 7 Exhibit, # 8 Exhibit, # 9 Exhibit, # 10 Exhibit)(Block, Matthew) (Attachment 4 replaced on 9/3/2020) (EDC). Modified on 9/3/2020 to rotate pages and to edit text. EDC). (Entered: 09/02/2020)

Sept. 2, 2020

Sept. 2, 2020

PACER
50

Joint MOTION to Exceed Page Limit by Kyle Ardoin, STATE OF LOUISIANA, by and through its Attorney General, JEFF LANDRY. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Pleading; Proposed Order, # 2 Proposed Pleading; Motion to Dismiss, # 3 Proposed Pleading; Memorandum in Support of Motion to Dismiss, # 4 Proposed Pleading; Proposed Order)(Wale, Jeffrey) Modified on 9/3/2020t to edit text. (EDC). (Entered: 09/02/2020)

Sept. 2, 2020

Sept. 2, 2020

PACER
51

ANSWER to 22 Amended Complaint by STATE OF LOUISIANA, by and through its Attorney General, JEFF LANDRY.(Wale, Jeffrey) Modified on 9/3/2020 to edit text. (EDC). (Entered: 09/02/2020)

Sept. 2, 2020

Sept. 2, 2020

PACER
52

Joint RESPONSE in Opposition to 31 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by Kyle Ardoin, STATE OF LOUISIANA, by and through its Attorney General, JEFF LANDRY. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit G, # 8 Exhibit H, # 9 Exhibit I, # 10 Exhibit J, # 11 Exhibit K, # 12 Exhibit L, # 13 Exhibit M, # 14 Exhibit N, # 15 Exhibit O, # 16 Exhibit P, # 17 Exhibit Q)(Torchinsky, Jason) (Attachments 4 & 17 replaced on 9/3/2020) (EDC). Modified on 9/3/2020 to rotate pages. (EDC). Modified on 9/3/2020 to edit text. (EDC). (Entered: 09/02/2020)

1

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2

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17

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Sept. 2, 2020

Sept. 2, 2020

PACER

Order on Motion to Enroll as Attorney

Sept. 2, 2020

Sept. 2, 2020

PACER

Order on Motion to Enroll as Attorney AND Order on Motion to Enroll as Attorney

Sept. 2, 2020

Sept. 2, 2020

PACER

Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice

Sept. 2, 2020

Sept. 2, 2020

PACER
53

ORDER granting 50 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages. Signed by Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick on 9/3/2020. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.) (BKA) (Entered: 09/03/2020)

Sept. 3, 2020

Sept. 3, 2020

PACER

Motions Referred

Sept. 3, 2020

Sept. 3, 2020

PACER

MOTION(S) REFERRED: 46 MOTION for Dallin B. Holt to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number ALAMDC-2165934), 47 MOTION for John William Fraser to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $100.00, Receipt Number ALAMDC-2165936). This motion is now pending before the USMJ. (EDC)

Sept. 3, 2020

Sept. 3, 2020

PACER
54

ORDER granting 46 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Attorney Dallin B. Holt is enrolled as pro hac vice co-counsel for State of Louisiana. Signed by Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr. on 9/3/2020. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.) (SGO) (Entered: 09/03/2020)

Sept. 3, 2020

Sept. 3, 2020

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55

ORDER granting 47 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Attorney John W. Fraser is enrolled as pro hac vice co-counsel for Plaintiffs Jennifer Harding, Jasmine Pogue, Omega Taylor, Louisiana State Conference of the NAACP, and Power Coalition for Equity and Justice. Signed by Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr. on 9/3/2020. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.) (SGO) (Entered: 09/03/2020)

Sept. 3, 2020

Sept. 3, 2020

PACER
56

Joint MOTION to Dismiss Plaintiffs' Complaint by Kyle Ardoin, State of Louisiana, by and through its Attorney General, Jeff Landry. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Proposed Order)(SWE) (Entered: 09/03/2020)

1 Memorandum in Support

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2 Proposed Order

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Sept. 3, 2020

Sept. 3, 2020

RECAP

Order on Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages

Sept. 3, 2020

Sept. 3, 2020

PACER

Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice

Sept. 3, 2020

Sept. 3, 2020

PACER
57

First MOTION To Realign And Strike by Kyle Ardoin, STATE OF LOUISIANA, by and through its Attorney General, JEFF LANDRY. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Proposed Pleading;)(Wale, Jeffrey) (Entered: 09/04/2020)

Sept. 4, 2020

Sept. 4, 2020

PACER
58

Exhibit List by John Bel Edwards.. (Block, Matthew) (Entered: 09/04/2020)

Sept. 4, 2020

Sept. 4, 2020

PACER
59

PLAINTIFFS DECLARATION/Exhibit List by Jennifer Harding, Louisiana State Conference of the NAACP, Jasmine Pogue, Power Coalition for Equity and Justice, Omega Taylor.. (Fram, Robert) Modified on 9/8/2020 to edit text (ELW). (Entered: 09/04/2020)

Sept. 4, 2020

Sept. 4, 2020

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60

PLAINTIFFS EXPERT WITNESS DISCLOSURES regarding 31 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction & Request for Expedited Consideration MOTION for Expedited Hearing Expert Witness Disclosures by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit expert declaration, # 2 Exhibit expert declaration, # 3 Exhibit expert declaration)(Meza, Catherine) Modified on 9/8/2020 to edit text (ELW). (Entered: 09/04/2020)

1 Exhibit expert declaration

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2 Exhibit expert declaration

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3 Exhibit expert declaration

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Sept. 4, 2020

Sept. 4, 2020

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61

DEFENDANTS THE STATE OF LOUISIANA AND THE SECRETARY OF STATES EXPERT REPORTS to 39 Status Conference by Kyle Ardoin, STATE OF LOUISIANA, by and through its Attorney General, JEFF LANDRY. (Attachments: # 1 Attachment Report of Kidd, # 2 Attachment Supp. Report of Kidd, # 3 Attachment Report of Barie)(Torchinsky, Jason) Modified on 9/8/2020 to edit text (ELW). (Entered: 09/04/2020)

Sept. 4, 2020

Sept. 4, 2020

PACER
62

Joint Exhibit List for Preliminary Injunction Hearing by Kyle Ardoin, STATE OF LOUISIANA, by and through its Attorney General, JEFF LANDRY.. (Attachments: # 1 Attachment JERS Report)(Torchinsky, Jason) Modified on 9/8/2020 to edit text (ELW). (Entered: 09/04/2020)

Sept. 4, 2020

Sept. 4, 2020

PACER
63

Witness List by Kyle Ardoin, STATE OF LOUISIANA, by and through its Attorney General, JEFF LANDRY. (For your free look at document, enter your Individual PACER login and pw to confirm your right to view). (Torchinsky, Jason) (Entered: 09/04/2020)

Sept. 4, 2020

Sept. 4, 2020

PACER
64

Plaintiff's Witness List by Jennifer Harding, Louisiana State Conference of the NAACP, Jasmine Pogue, Power Coalition for Equity and Justice, Omega Taylor. (For your free look at document, enter your Individual PACER login and pw to confirm your right to view). (Meza, Catherine) Modified on 9/8/2020 to edit text (ELW). (Entered: 09/04/2020)

Sept. 4, 2020

Sept. 4, 2020

PACER
65

MOTION to Amend 60 Expert Witness Disclosures by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Attachment)(Meza, Catherine) Modified on 9/16/2020 to edit text(ELW). (Entered: 09/04/2020)

Sept. 4, 2020

Sept. 4, 2020

PACER
66

Corrected MOTION to Amend 60 Plaintiff's Expert Witness Disclosures Corrected by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Attachment)(Meza, Catherine) Modified on 9/8/2020 to edit the docket text (KMW). (Entered: 09/05/2020)

Sept. 5, 2020

Sept. 5, 2020

PACER
67

ORDER denying 57 Motion To Realign And Strike. Signed by Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick on 9/6/2020. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.) (Dick, Shelly) (Entered: 09/06/2020)

Sept. 6, 2020

Sept. 6, 2020

PACER
68

ORDER granting Plaintiffs 65 Motion to Amend to 60 Affidavit, Expert Witness Disclosures. Signed by Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick on 9/6/2020. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.) (Dick, Shelly) (Entered: 09/06/2020)

Sept. 6, 2020

Sept. 6, 2020

PACER
69

Order: Granting Motion to Amend 65 MOTION to Amend 60 Affidavit, Expert Witness Disclosures Corrected by All Plaintiffs. Signed by Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick on 9/6/2020. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.) (Dick, Shelly) (Entered: 09/06/2020)

Sept. 6, 2020

Sept. 6, 2020

PACER
70

ORDER granting in part and denying in part 56 Motion to Dismiss. The Court Grants the Motion to Dismiss the Plaintiffs ADA claims. In all other respects the Motion to Dismiss is DENIED. Written reasons to be assigned. Signed by Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick on 9/7/2020. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no hyperlink or PDF document associated with this entry.) (Dick, Shelly) (Entered: 09/07/2020)

Sept. 7, 2020

Sept. 7, 2020

PACER
71

MOTION to Withdraw Plaintiff by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Attachment Proposed Order)(Morris, John) (Entered: 09/07/2020)

Sept. 7, 2020

Sept. 7, 2020

PACER
72

MOTION for Leave to Supplement the Report of Expert Witness Dr. Arthur Reingold by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Supplemental Expert Report, # 2 Attachment Proposed Order)(Meza, Catherine) Modified on 9/8/2020 to edit the docket text (KMW). (Entered: 09/07/2020)

Sept. 7, 2020

Sept. 7, 2020

PACER
73

WRITTEN REASONS FOR RULING Granting in Part and Denying in Part 56 JOINT Motion to Dismiss. Signed by Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick on 9/7/2020. (BKA) (Entered: 09/07/2020)

Sept. 7, 2020

Sept. 7, 2020

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Case Details

State / Territory: Louisiana

Case Type(s):

Election/Voting Rights

Special Collection(s):

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Healthy Elections COVID litigation tracker

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 3, 2020

Closing Date: May 17, 2021

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Louisiana voters Louisiana nonprofit civil rights organizations

Plaintiff Type(s):

Non-profit NON-religious organization

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Governor, State

Secretary of State, State

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.

Voting Rights Act, section 2, 52 U.S.C. § 10301 (previously 42 U.S.C. § 1973)

Constitutional Clause(s):

Equal Protection

Freedom of speech/association

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Order Duration: 2020 - 2020

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief granted

Issues

General:

Mail

Voting

Voting:

Election administration