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Case: Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Walz

0:20-cv-01688 | U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

Filed Date: Aug. 4, 2020

Case Ongoing

Clearinghouse coding in progress

Case Summary

NOTE: This case is being tracked in close to real time by the Stanford/MIT Healthy Elections Project. So for information, see their tracker.

According to their summary as of 11/19/2020,

Plaintiffs argue that the mask mandate in public places passed by Executive Order by the governor of Minnesota at the start of the pandemic conflicts with a Minnesota statute prohibiting the wearing of a mask in public. The plaintiffs argue that the prospect of being prosecuted either for wearing a mask or not wearing a mask chills their exercise of First Amendment political and associational freedoms. The plaintiffs further argue that the governor's executive order violates state law because it conflicts with a legislatively enacted statute, and that by passing the executive order the governor was unlawfully exercising legislative power.

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attrorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/17412232/parties/minnesota-voters-alliance-v-walz/


Judge(s)

Cowan Wright, Elizabeth (Minnesota)

Schiltz, Patrick Joseph (Minnesota)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Kaardal, Erick G. (Minnesota)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Finnerty, Kevin A. (Minnesota)

Kramer, Elizabeth C (Minnesota)

McKenzie, Megan (Minnesota)

Pierce, Kelly K. (Minnesota)

Roche, Robert B. (Minnesota)

Wojciechowski, Jeffrey M. (Minnesota)

Judge(s)

Cowan Wright, Elizabeth (Minnesota)

Schiltz, Patrick Joseph (Minnesota)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Kaardal, Erick G. (Minnesota)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Finnerty, Kevin A. (Minnesota)

Kramer, Elizabeth C (Minnesota)

McKenzie, Megan (Minnesota)

Pierce, Kelly K. (Minnesota)

Roche, Robert B. (Minnesota)

Wojciechowski, Jeffrey M. (Minnesota)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

0:20-cv-01688

Docket [PACER]

Nov. 30, 2020

Nov. 30, 2020

Docket
1

0:20-cv-01688

Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

Aug. 4, 2020

Aug. 4, 2020

Complaint

0:20-03072

Order

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Oct. 26, 2020

Oct. 26, 2020

Order/Opinion

0:20-cv-01688

Emergency Application for an Injunction Pending Appellate Review

Supreme Court of the United States

Oct. 26, 2020

Oct. 26, 2020

Pleading / Motion / Brief

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/17412232/minnesota-voters-alliance-v-walz/

Last updated Sept. 2, 2022, 3:08 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF against All Defendants (filing fee $ 400, receipt number AMNDC-7940322) filed by Craig Jones, Kim Crockett, Andrew Cilek, Craig Anderson, Minnesota Voters Alliance, Yvonne Hundshamer. Filer requests summons issued. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) 1-3, # 2 Exhibit(s) 4-5, # 3 Civil Cover Sheet) (Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 08/04/2020)

1 Exhibit(s) 1-3

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2 Exhibit(s) 4-5

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3 Civil Cover Sheet

View on PACER

Aug. 4, 2020

Aug. 4, 2020

RECAP
2

TEXT ONLY ENTRY: CLERK'S NOTICE OF INITIAL CASE ASSIGNMENT. Case assigned to Judge Patrick J. Schiltz per 3rd 4th Civil Rights list, referred to Magistrate Judge Katherine M. Menendez. Please use case number 20-cv-1688 (PJS/KMM). (MMP) (Entered: 08/04/2020)

Aug. 4, 2020

Aug. 4, 2020

PACER
3

Summons Issued as to Mark V. Chapin, John Choi, Keith Ellison, Mike Freeman, Christopher A. Samuel, Steve Simon, Tim Walz. (MMP) (Entered: 08/04/2020)

Aug. 4, 2020

Aug. 4, 2020

PACER
4

ORDER OF RECUSAL. Magistrate Judge Katherine M. Menendez recused. Case reassigned to Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Cowan Wright for all further proceedings. NOTE: the new case number is 20-cv-1688 (PJS/ECW). Please use this case number for all subsequent pleadings Signed by Magistrate Judge Katherine M. Menendez on 8/5/2020.(MMP) (Entered: 08/05/2020)

Aug. 5, 2020

Aug. 5, 2020

RECAP
5

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Craig Jones, Kim Crockett, Andrew Cilek, Craig Anderson, Minnesota Voters Alliance, Yvonne Hundshamer. Mark V. Chapin served on 8/12/2020, answer due 9/2/2020; John Choi served on 8/12/2020, answer due 9/2/2020; Keith Ellison served on 8/11/2020, answer due 9/1/2020; Mike Freeman served on 8/12/2020, answer due 9/2/2020; Christopher A. Samuel served on 8/12/2020, answer due 9/2/2020; Steve Simon served on 8/11/2020, answer due 9/1/2020; Tim Walz served on 8/11/2020, answer due 9/1/2020. (Kaardal, Erick) Modified text on 8/17/2020 (kt). (Entered: 08/14/2020)

Aug. 14, 2020

Aug. 14, 2020

PACER
6

NOTICE of Appearance by Elizabeth C Kramer on behalf of Keith Ellison, Steve Simon, Tim Walz. (Kramer, Elizabeth) (Entered: 08/14/2020)

Aug. 14, 2020

Aug. 14, 2020

PACER
7

AMENDED COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF against All Defendants. filed by Craig Jones, Kim Crockett, Andrew Cilek, Craig Anderson, Minnesota Voters Alliance, Yvonne Hundshamer. No summons requested. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) 1-3, # 2 Exhibit(s) 4-5) (Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 08/24/2020)

1 Exhibit(s) 1-3

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2 Exhibit(s) 4-5

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Aug. 24, 2020

Aug. 24, 2020

RECAP
8

MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order - Expedited Handling Requested, MOTION for Preliminary Injunction - Expedited Handling Requested filed by Craig Anderson, Andrew Cilek, Kim Crockett, Yvonne Hundshamer, Craig Jones, Minnesota Voters Alliance. (Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 08/24/2020)

Aug. 24, 2020

Aug. 24, 2020

RECAP
9

NOTICE OF HEARING ON MOTION 8 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order - Expedited Handling Requested MOTION for Preliminary Injunction - Expedited Handling Requested : Date and time to be determined. (Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 08/24/2020)

Aug. 24, 2020

Aug. 24, 2020

RECAP
10

MEMORANDUM in Support re 8 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order - Expedited Handling Requested MOTION for Preliminary Injunction - Expedited Handling Requested filed by Craig Anderson, Andrew Cilek, Kim Crockett, Yvonne Hundshamer, Craig Jones, Minnesota Voters Alliance. (Attachments: # 1 LR7.1/LR72.2 Word Count Compliance Certificate)(Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 08/24/2020)

Aug. 24, 2020

Aug. 24, 2020

PACER
11

Declaration of Erick G. Kaardal in Support of 8 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order - Expedited Handling Requested MOTION for Preliminary Injunction - Expedited Handling Requested filed by Craig Anderson, Andrew Cilek, Kim Crockett, Yvonne Hundshamer, Craig Jones, Minnesota Voters Alliance. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) 1-3, # 2 Exhibit(s) 4-5, # 3 Exhibit(s) 6)(Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 08/24/2020)

Aug. 24, 2020

Aug. 24, 2020

PACER
12

First Declaration of Craig Anderson in Support of 8 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order - Expedited Handling Requested MOTION for Preliminary Injunction - Expedited Handling Requested filed by Craig Anderson, Andrew Cilek, Kim Crockett, Yvonne Hundshamer, Craig Jones, Minnesota Voters Alliance. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) 1-2)(Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 08/24/2020)

Aug. 24, 2020

Aug. 24, 2020

PACER
13

Second Declaration of Craig Anderson in Support of 8 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order - Expedited Handling Requested MOTION for Preliminary Injunction - Expedited Handling Requested filed by Craig Anderson, Andrew Cilek, Kim Crockett, Yvonne Hundshamer, Craig Jones, Minnesota Voters Alliance.(Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 08/24/2020)

Aug. 24, 2020

Aug. 24, 2020

PACER
14

First Declaration of Yvonne Hundshamer in Support of 8 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order - Expedited Handling Requested MOTION for Preliminary Injunction - Expedited Handling Requested filed by Craig Anderson, Andrew Cilek, Kim Crockett, Yvonne Hundshamer, Craig Jones, Minnesota Voters Alliance. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) 1-2)(Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 08/24/2020)

Aug. 24, 2020

Aug. 24, 2020

PACER
15

Second Declaration of Yvonne Hundshamer in Support of 8 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order - Expedited Handling Requested MOTION for Preliminary Injunction - Expedited Handling Requested filed by Craig Anderson, Andrew Cilek, Kim Crockett, Yvonne Hundshamer, Craig Jones, Minnesota Voters Alliance.(Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 08/24/2020)

Aug. 24, 2020

Aug. 24, 2020

PACER
16

First Declaration of Craig Jones in Support of 8 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order - Expedited Handling Requested MOTION for Preliminary Injunction - Expedited Handling Requested filed by Craig Anderson, Andrew Cilek, Kim Crockett, Yvonne Hundshamer, Craig Jones, Minnesota Voters Alliance. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) 1-2)(Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 08/24/2020)

Aug. 24, 2020

Aug. 24, 2020

PACER
17

Second Declaration of Craig Jones in Support of 8 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order - Expedited Handling Requested MOTION for Preliminary Injunction - Expedited Handling Requested filed by Craig Anderson, Andrew Cilek, Kim Crockett, Yvonne Hundshamer, Craig Jones, Minnesota Voters Alliance.(Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 08/24/2020)

Aug. 24, 2020

Aug. 24, 2020

PACER
18

First Declaration of Kim Crockett in Support of 8 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order - Expedited Handling Requested MOTION for Preliminary Injunction - Expedited Handling Requested filed by Craig Anderson, Andrew Cilek, Kim Crockett, Yvonne Hundshamer, Craig Jones, Minnesota Voters Alliance. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) 1-2)(Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 08/24/2020)

Aug. 24, 2020

Aug. 24, 2020

PACER
19

Second Declaration of Kim Crockett in Support of 8 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order - Expedited Handling Requested MOTION for Preliminary Injunction - Expedited Handling Requested filed by Craig Anderson, Andrew Cilek, Kim Crockett, Yvonne Hundshamer, Craig Jones, Minnesota Voters Alliance.(Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 08/24/2020)

Aug. 24, 2020

Aug. 24, 2020

PACER
20

Declaration of Andrew Cilek in Support of 8 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order - Expedited Handling Requested MOTION for Preliminary Injunction - Expedited Handling Requested filed by Craig Anderson, Andrew Cilek, Kim Crockett, Yvonne Hundshamer, Craig Jones, Minnesota Voters Alliance.(Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 08/24/2020)

Aug. 24, 2020

Aug. 24, 2020

PACER
21

PROPOSED ORDER TO JUDGE re Preliminary Injunction 8 Motion for TRO,, Motion for Preliminary Injunction,. (Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 08/24/2020)

Aug. 24, 2020

Aug. 24, 2020

PACER
22

(Text-Only) NOTICE OF HEARING ON MOTION 8 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order - Expedited Handling Requested MOTION for Preliminary Injunction - Expedited Handling Requested : Motion Hearing set for 9/23/2020 at 08:30 AM via Video Conference (no courtroom) before Judge Patrick J. Schiltz. Defendants' responsive brief must be filed no later than 12:00 noon on 09/11/2020. Plaintiffs' reply brief must be filed no later than 12:00 noon on 09/18/2020.(CLG) (Entered: 08/25/2020)

Aug. 25, 2020

Aug. 25, 2020

PACER
23

NOTICE of Appearance by Jeffrey M. Wojciechowski on behalf of Mark V. Chapin, Mike Freeman. (Wojciechowski, Jeffrey) (Entered: 08/25/2020)

Aug. 25, 2020

Aug. 25, 2020

PACER
24

NOTICE of Appearance by Kelly K. Pierce on behalf of Mark V. Chapin, Mike Freeman. (Pierce, Kelly) (Entered: 08/25/2020)

Aug. 25, 2020

Aug. 25, 2020

PACER
25

STIPULATION for Extension of Time to Respond to Complaint by Keith Ellison, Steve Simon, Tim Walz. Jointly Signed by Minnesota Voters Alliance, Andrew Cilek, Kim Crockett, Craig Anderson, Yvonne Hundshamer, Craig Jones, Mark V. Chapin, Christopher A. Samuel, Mike Freeman, and John Choi. (Kramer, Elizabeth) (Entered: 09/01/2020)

Sept. 1, 2020

Sept. 1, 2020

PACER
26

PROPOSED ORDER TO JUDGE re 25 Stipulation,. (Kramer, Elizabeth) (Entered: 09/01/2020)

Sept. 1, 2020

Sept. 1, 2020

PACER
27

ORDER on 25 Stipulation,. Mark V. Chapin response due 9/11/2020; John Choi response due 9/11/2020; Keith Ellison response due 9/11/2020; Mike Freeman response due 9/11/2020; Christopher A. Samuel response due 9/11/2020; Steve Simon response due 9/11/2020; Tim Walz response due 9/11/2020. Signed by Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Cowan Wright on 9/2/2020.(TMA) (Entered: 09/02/2020)

Sept. 2, 2020

Sept. 2, 2020

RECAP
28

NOTICE of Appearance by Robert B Roche on behalf of John Choi, Christopher A. Samuel. (Roche, Robert) (Entered: 09/02/2020)

Sept. 2, 2020

Sept. 2, 2020

PACER
29

NOTICE: Remote Public Access to Motion Hearing on 9/23/2020 at 8:30 AM. To obtain the dial-in instructions, email Caryn Glover at Schiltz_Chambers@mnd.uscourts.gov. (CLG) (Entered: 09/02/2020)

Sept. 2, 2020

Sept. 2, 2020

PACER
30

MOTION to Dismiss/General filed by John Choi, Christopher A. Samuel. (Roche, Robert) (Entered: 09/11/2020)

Sept. 11, 2020

Sept. 11, 2020

PACER
31

NOTICE OF HEARING ON MOTION 30 MOTION to Dismiss/General : Motion hearing set for November 18, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. in Courtroom 14E before Judge Patrick J. Schiltz. (Roche, Robert) Modified text on 9/11/2020 (CLK). (Entered: 09/11/2020)

Sept. 11, 2020

Sept. 11, 2020

PACER
32

MEMORANDUM in Support re 30 MOTION to Dismiss/General filed by John Choi, Christopher A. Samuel. (Attachments: # 1 LR7.1/LR72.2 Word Count Compliance Certificate, # 2 LR7.1/LR72.2 Word Count Compliance Certificate Meet and Confer Statement)(Roche, Robert) (Entered: 09/11/2020)

Sept. 11, 2020

Sept. 11, 2020

PACER
33

PROPOSED ORDER TO JUDGE re 30 MOTION to Dismiss/General filed by John Choi, Christopher A. Samuel.(Roche, Robert) (Entered: 09/11/2020)

Sept. 11, 2020

Sept. 11, 2020

PACER
34

MEMORANDUM in Opposition re 8 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order - Expedited Handling Requested MOTION for Preliminary Injunction - Expedited Handling Requested filed by John Choi, Christopher A. Samuel. (Attachments: # 1 LR7.1/LR72.2 Word Count Compliance Certificate)(Roche, Robert) (Entered: 09/11/2020)

Sept. 11, 2020

Sept. 11, 2020

PACER
35

MEMORANDUM in Opposition re 8 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order - Expedited Handling Requested MOTION for Preliminary Injunction - Expedited Handling Requested filed by Keith Ellison, Steve Simon, Tim Walz. (Attachments: # 1 LR7.1/LR72.2 Word Count Compliance Certificate)(Kramer, Elizabeth) (Entered: 09/11/2020)

Sept. 11, 2020

Sept. 11, 2020

PACER
36

DECLARATION of Liz Kramer in Opposition to 8 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order - Expedited Handling Requested MOTION for Preliminary Injunction - Expedited Handling Requested filed by Keith Ellison, Steve Simon, Tim Walz. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) 1-20, # 2 Exhibit(s) 21-40, # 3 Exhibit(s) 41-48)(Kramer, Elizabeth) (Entered: 09/11/2020)

Sept. 11, 2020

Sept. 11, 2020

PACER
37

MOTION to Dismiss/General filed by Keith Ellison, Steve Simon, Tim Walz. (Kramer, Elizabeth) (Entered: 09/11/2020)

Sept. 11, 2020

Sept. 11, 2020

PACER
38

NOTICE OF HEARING ON MOTION 37 MOTION to Dismiss/General : Motion Hearing set for 11/18/2020 at 08:30 AM in Courtroom 14E (MPLS) before Judge Patrick J. Schiltz. (Kramer, Elizabeth) (Entered: 09/11/2020)

Sept. 11, 2020

Sept. 11, 2020

RECAP
39

MEET and CONFER STATEMENT re 37 Motion to Dismiss/General filed by Keith Ellison, Steve Simon, Tim Walz.(Kramer, Elizabeth) (Entered: 09/11/2020)

Sept. 11, 2020

Sept. 11, 2020

PACER
40

MEMORANDUM in Support re 37 MOTION to Dismiss/General filed by Keith Ellison, Steve Simon, Tim Walz. (Attachments: # 1 LR7.1/LR72.2 Word Count Compliance Certificate)(Kramer, Elizabeth) (Entered: 09/11/2020)

Sept. 11, 2020

Sept. 11, 2020

RECAP
41

PROPOSED ORDER TO JUDGE re 37 MOTION to Dismiss/General filed by Keith Ellison, Steve Simon, Tim Walz.(Kramer, Elizabeth) (Entered: 09/11/2020)

Sept. 11, 2020

Sept. 11, 2020

PACER
42

MOTION to Dismiss/General filed by Mark V. Chapin, Mike Freeman. (Pierce, Kelly) (Entered: 09/11/2020)

Sept. 11, 2020

Sept. 11, 2020

PACER
43

NOTICE OF HEARING ON MOTION 42 MOTION to Dismiss/General : Motion Hearing set for 11/18/2020 at 08:30 AM before Judge Patrick J. Schiltz. (Pierce, Kelly) (Entered: 09/11/2020)

Sept. 11, 2020

Sept. 11, 2020

PACER
44

MEMORANDUM in Support re 42 MOTION to Dismiss/General filed by Mark V. Chapin, Mike Freeman. (Attachments: # 1 LR7.1/LR72.2 Word Count Compliance Certificate)(Pierce, Kelly) (Entered: 09/11/2020)

Sept. 11, 2020

Sept. 11, 2020

PACER
45

MEET and CONFER STATEMENT re 42 Motion to Dismiss/General filed by Mark V. Chapin, Mike Freeman.(Pierce, Kelly) (Entered: 09/11/2020)

Sept. 11, 2020

Sept. 11, 2020

PACER
46

PROPOSED ORDER TO JUDGE re 42 MOTION to Dismiss/General filed by Mark V. Chapin, Mike Freeman.(Pierce, Kelly) (Entered: 09/11/2020)

Sept. 11, 2020

Sept. 11, 2020

PACER
47

MEMORANDUM in Opposition re 8 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order - Expedited Handling Requested MOTION for Preliminary Injunction - Expedited Handling Requested filed by Mark V. Chapin, Mike Freeman. (Attachments: # 1 LR7.1/LR72.2 Word Count Compliance Certificate)(Pierce, Kelly) (Entered: 09/11/2020)

Sept. 11, 2020

Sept. 11, 2020

PACER
48

Reply to Response to Motion re 8 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order - Expedited Handling Requested MOTION for Preliminary Injunction - Expedited Handling Requested filed by Craig Anderson, Andrew Cilek, Kim Crockett, Yvonne Hundshamer, Craig Jones, Minnesota Voters Alliance. (Attachments: # 1 LR7.1/LR72.2 Word Count Compliance Certificate)(Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 09/17/2020)

Sept. 17, 2020

Sept. 17, 2020

PACER
49

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Patrick J. Schiltz: Motion Hearing held on 9/23/2020 re 8 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order - Expedited Handling Requested MOTION for Preliminary Injunction - Expedited Handling Requested filed by Minnesota Voters Alliance, Andrew Cilek, Kim Crockett, Craig Anderson, Yvonne Hundshamer, Craig Jones. Motion taken under advisement, written order forthcoming. (Court Reporter Debra Beauvais) (CLG) (Entered: 09/23/2020)

Sept. 23, 2020

Sept. 23, 2020

PACER
50

LETTER TO DISTRICT JUDGE by Keith Ellison, Steve Simon, Tim Walz Notice of Supplemental Authority. (Finnerty, Kevin) (Entered: 09/30/2020)

Sept. 30, 2020

Sept. 30, 2020

PACER
51

ORDER denying 8 Motion for Preliminary Injunction. (Written Opinion) Signed by Judge Patrick J. Schiltz on 10/2/2020. (CLG) (Entered: 10/02/2020)

Oct. 2, 2020

Oct. 2, 2020

RECAP
52

NOTICE OF APPEAL TO 8TH CIRCUIT as to 51 Order on Motion for TRO, Order on Motion for Preliminary Injunction by Craig Anderson, Andrew Cilek, Kim Crockett, Yvonne Hundshamer, Craig Jones, Minnesota Voters Alliance. Filing fee $ 505, receipt number AMNDC-8109257. (Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 10/02/2020)

Oct. 2, 2020

Oct. 2, 2020

PACER
53

JUDGMENT: Plaintiffs motion for a preliminary injunction [ECF No. 8 ] is DENIED. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Notice - appeal). (lmb) (Entered: 10/02/2020)

Oct. 2, 2020

Oct. 2, 2020

PACER
54

TRANSMITTAL OF APPEAL LETTER TO U.S. COURT OF APPEALS, 8TH CIRCUIT, Re: Notice of Appeal to 8th Circuit 52 . (lmb) (Entered: 10/02/2020)

Oct. 2, 2020

Oct. 2, 2020

PACER
55

MOTION to Stay /Motion for Injunction Pending Appeal and Stay on District Court Proceedings filed by Craig Anderson, Andrew Cilek, Kim Crockett, Yvonne Hundshamer, Craig Jones, Minnesota Voters Alliance. (Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 10/02/2020)

Oct. 2, 2020

Oct. 2, 2020

PACER
56

NOTICE OF HEARING ON MOTION 55 MOTION to Stay /Motion for Injunction Pending Appeal and Stay on District Court Proceedings : Date and time to be determined. (Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 10/02/2020)

Oct. 2, 2020

Oct. 2, 2020

PACER
57

MEMORANDUM in Support re 55 MOTION to Stay /Motion for Injunction Pending Appeal and Stay on District Court Proceedings filed by Craig Anderson, Andrew Cilek, Kim Crockett, Yvonne Hundshamer, Craig Jones, Minnesota Voters Alliance. (Attachments: # 1 LR7.1/LR72.2 Word Count Compliance Certificate)(Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 10/02/2020)

Oct. 2, 2020

Oct. 2, 2020

PACER
58

PROPOSED ORDER TO JUDGE re Motion for Injunction Pending Appeal and Stay on District Court Proceedings 55 Motion to Stay. (Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 10/02/2020)

Oct. 2, 2020

Oct. 2, 2020

PACER
59

(Text-Only) NOTICE TO ATTORNEY. Defendants' response to 55 must be filed no later than 5:00 PM on 10/9/2020. No reply will be permitted. The motion will be considered by the Court on the submissions of the parties without oral argument. (CLG) (Entered: 10/05/2020)

Oct. 5, 2020

Oct. 5, 2020

PACER

NOTICE to USCA of subsequent filing in a civil case, Re: Memorandum in Support of Motion, 57, Motion to Stay 55, Notice of Hearing on Motion 56, Proposed Order to Judge - Other 58 . (kt)

Oct. 5, 2020

Oct. 5, 2020

PACER

Supplemental Notice Sent to USCA

Oct. 5, 2020

Oct. 5, 2020

PACER
60

USCA Case Number 20-3072 for 52 Notice of Appeal to 8th Circuit, filed by Minnesota Voters Alliance, Andrew Cilek, Kim Crockett, Craig Anderson, Yvonne Hundshamer, Craig Jones. (MMP) (Entered: 10/06/2020)

Oct. 6, 2020

Oct. 6, 2020

PACER
61

DOCUMENT FILED IN ERROR - FILED IN INCORRECT COURT - NOTICE of Appearance by Kevin A Finnerty on behalf of Keith Ellison, Steve Simon, Tim Walz. (Finnerty, Kevin) Modified text on 10/8/2020 (MMP). (Entered: 10/08/2020)

Oct. 8, 2020

Oct. 8, 2020

PACER
62

MEMORANDUM in Opposition re 55 MOTION to Stay /Motion for Injunction Pending Appeal and Stay on District Court Proceedings filed by John Choi, Christopher A. Samuel. (Attachments: # 1 LR7.1/LR72.2 Word Count Compliance Certificate)(Roche, Robert) (Entered: 10/09/2020)

Oct. 9, 2020

Oct. 9, 2020

PACER
63

MEMORANDUM in Opposition re 55 MOTION to Stay /Motion for Injunction Pending Appeal and Stay on District Court Proceedings filed by Keith Ellison, Steve Simon, Tim Walz. (Attachments: # 1 LR7.1/LR72.2 Word Count Compliance Certificate)(Kramer, Elizabeth) (Entered: 10/09/2020)

Oct. 9, 2020

Oct. 9, 2020

PACER
64

MEMORANDUM in Opposition re 55 MOTION to Stay /Motion for Injunction Pending Appeal and Stay on District Court Proceedings filed by Mark V. Chapin, Mike Freeman. (Attachments: # 1 LR7.1/LR72.2 Word Count Compliance Certificate)(Wojciechowski, Jeffrey) (Entered: 10/09/2020)

Oct. 9, 2020

Oct. 9, 2020

PACER
65

ORDER granting in part and denying in part 55 Motion to Stay and for Injunction Pending Appeal. (Written Opinion). See Order for details. Signed by Judge Patrick J. Schiltz on 10/13/2020. (CLG) (Entered: 10/13/2020)

Oct. 13, 2020

Oct. 13, 2020

RECAP
66

(Text-Only) NOTICE of Cancelation of Hearing: Motion Hearing on 30 37 42 set for 11/18/2020 at 08:30 AM before Judge Patrick J. Schiltz is CANCELED and will be rescheduled at a later date. (CLG) (Entered: 10/14/2020)

Oct. 14, 2020

Oct. 14, 2020

PACER
67

TRANSCRIPT REQUEST for a 30-Day Transcript of 49 Motion Hearing,, to Court Reporter Debra Beauvais. (Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 10/21/2020)

Oct. 21, 2020

Oct. 21, 2020

PACER
68

TRANSCRIPT of Motions Hearing held on 9/23/2020 before Judge Patrick J. Schiltz. (121 pages). Court Reporter: Debra Beauvais. For a copy of the transcript, please file a Transcript Request under Other Filings/Other Documents.Transcript temporarily sealed to determine if redactions are required. Parties have 7 days to file a Notice of Intent to Request Redaction or Notice that No Redaction is Required. In accordance with Judicial Conference policy and Local Rule 80.1, the transcript may be released and made remotely electronically available to the public in 90 days. For further information on redaction procedures, please review Local Rule 5.5 and Case Information >Transcripts, Court Reporters and Digital Audio Recordings. Notice Intent/No Intent to Request Redactions due 11/3/2020. Redaction Request due 11/17/2020. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 11/30/2020. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 1/25/2021. (DKB) (Entered: 10/27/2020)

Oct. 27, 2020

Oct. 27, 2020

PACER
69

NOTICE to USCA of subsequent filing in a civil case, Re: Transcript 68 . (MMG) (Entered: 10/28/2020)

Oct. 28, 2020

Oct. 28, 2020

PACER
70

NOTICE by Keith Ellison, Steve Simon, Tim Walz No Redaction Required (Finnerty, Kevin) (Entered: 10/30/2020)

Oct. 30, 2020

Oct. 30, 2020

PACER
71

TRANSCRIPT REQUEST for a COPY OF 68 Transcript(s) to Court Reporter Debra Beauvais. (Finnerty, Kevin) (Entered: 10/30/2020)

Oct. 30, 2020

Oct. 30, 2020

PACER
72

(Text-Only) NOTICE to USCA of subsequent filing in a civil case, Re: Transcript Request 71, Notice (Other) 70 . (kt) (Entered: 10/30/2020)

Oct. 30, 2020

Oct. 30, 2020

PACER
73

USCA JUDGMENT (electronic copy) as to 52 Notice of Appeal to 8th Circuit, filed by Minnesota Voters Alliance, Andrew Cilek, Kim Crockett, Craig Anderson, Yvonne Hundshamer, Craig Jones. (MMP) (Entered: 11/09/2020)

Nov. 9, 2020

Nov. 9, 2020

RECAP
74

MANDATE of USCA (electronic copy) as to 52 Notice of Appeal to 8th Circuit, filed by Minnesota Voters Alliance, Andrew Cilek, Kim Crockett, Craig Anderson, Yvonne Hundshamer, Craig Jones. (MMP) (Entered: 11/09/2020)

Nov. 9, 2020

Nov. 9, 2020

RECAP
75

STATUS REPORT Defendants' Notice of Appeal Update by Keith Ellison, Steve Simon, Tim Walz. (Finnerty, Kevin) (Entered: 11/13/2020)

Nov. 13, 2020

Nov. 13, 2020

PACER
76

STATUS REPORT by Craig Anderson, Andrew Cilek, Kim Crockett, Yvonne Hundshamer, Craig Jones, Minnesota Voters Alliance. (Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 11/13/2020)

Nov. 13, 2020

Nov. 13, 2020

PACER
77

ORDER LIFTING STAY. IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT: 1. The stay of this case 65 is DISSOLVED. 2. A hearing on defendants' motions to dismiss will be held remotely via Zoom on Friday, January 15, 2021, at 8:30 a.m. 3. Plaintiffs' response brief is due no later than Monday, November 30, 2020. 4. Defendants' reply briefs are due no later than Monday, December 21, 2020. Signed by Judge Patrick J. Schiltz on 11/16/2020.(CLG) (Entered: 11/16/2020)

Nov. 16, 2020

Nov. 16, 2020

PACER
78

MEMORANDUM in Opposition re 37 MOTION to Dismiss/General, 42 MOTION to Dismiss/General, 30 MOTION to Dismiss/General filed by Craig Anderson, Andrew Cilek, Kim Crockett, Yvonne Hundshamer, Craig Jones, Minnesota Voters Alliance. (Attachments: # 1 LR7.1/LR72.2 Word Count Compliance Certificate)(Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 11/30/2020)

Nov. 30, 2020

Nov. 30, 2020

PACER
79

MEMORANDUM in Support re 30 MOTION to Dismiss/General filed by John Choi, Christopher A. Samuel. (Attachments: # 1 LR7.1/LR72.2 Word Count Compliance Certificate)(Roche, Robert) (Entered: 12/18/2020)

Dec. 18, 2020

Dec. 18, 2020

PACER
80

MEMORANDUM in Support re 37 MOTION to Dismiss/General filed by Keith Ellison, Steve Simon, Tim Walz. (Attachments: # 1 LR7.1/LR72.2 Word Count Compliance Certificate)(Finnerty, Kevin) (Entered: 12/21/2020)

Dec. 21, 2020

Dec. 21, 2020

PACER
81

Reply to Response to Motion re 42 MOTION to Dismiss/General filed by Mark V. Chapin, Mike Freeman. (Attachments: # 1 LR7.1/LR72.2 Word Count Compliance Certificate)(Pierce, Kelly) (Entered: 12/21/2020)

Dec. 21, 2020

Dec. 21, 2020

PACER
82

(Text-Only) NOTICE of Cancelation of Hearing: The hearing on defendants' motions to dismiss 30 37 42 scheduled for 1/15/2021 at 8:30 AM is CANCELED. The Court will consider the motions on the submissions of the parties without oral argument. (CLG) (Entered: 01/06/2021)

Jan. 6, 2021

Jan. 6, 2021

PACER
83

ORDER granting 30 37 42 Motions to Dismiss. IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT: 1. Defendants' motions to dismiss [30, 37, 42] are GRANTED. 2. To the extent that plaintiffs' claims rest on the alleged conflict between EO 20-81 and M inn. Stat. § 609.735, those claims are DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE AND ON THE MERITS. 3. The remaining claims in plaintiffs' amended complaint 7 are DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE for lack of jurisdiction.(Written Opinion) Signed by Judge Patrick J. Schiltz on 1/11/2021. (CLG)

Jan. 11, 2021

Jan. 11, 2021

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84

Judgment

Jan. 12, 2021

Jan. 12, 2021

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Minnesota

Case Type(s):

Election/Voting Rights

Special Collection(s):

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

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Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 4, 2020

Case Ongoing: Yes