Case: Parham v. Watson

3:20-cv-00572 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi

Filed Date: Aug. 27, 2020

Closed Date: Oct. 20, 2020

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Case Summary

NOTE: This case was tracked in close to real time by the Stanford/MIT Healthy Elections Project. For more information, see their tracker. This is a case brought by voting rights organizations and individuals because of the health risks of absentee voting regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic. On August 27, 2020, the League of Women Voters Mississippi, Mississippi State Conference of the NAACP, and three individuals filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of M…

NOTE: This case was tracked in close to real time by the Stanford/MIT Healthy Elections Project. For more information, see their tracker.

This is a case brought by voting rights organizations and individuals because of the health risks of absentee voting regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic. On August 27, 2020, the League of Women Voters Mississippi, Mississippi State Conference of the NAACP, and three individuals filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. The plaintiffs sued the state of Mississippi under the First and Fourteenth Amendments.

Represented by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and a private firm, the plaintiffs sought three declarations: 1) that that they were eligible to vote absentee due to the risk of contracting COVID-19 in-person; 2) the notarization requirement for a ballot violates the right to vote; and 3) the defendants’ failure to provide adequate notice and opportunity to cure (fix ballot and match signatures) the rejection of absentee ballots is illegal. The case was assigned to Judge F. Keith Ball.

On September 17th, plaintiffs filed a motion for a preliminary injunction, which they withdrew on October 12th. On October 8th, the defendant filed a motion to dismiss due to lack of standing. On October 20, 2020, the court dismissed the suit without prejudice, under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(a)(2), with agreement of the parties, in light of the state’s new ‘notice and cure’ process, as well as the availability of curbside voting. 

 

Summary Authors

Michelle Landry (6/8/2022)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attrorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/17510309/parties/parham-v-watson/


Judge(s)

Ball, F. Keith (Mississippi)

Jordan, Daniel Porter III (Mississippi)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Abudu, Nancy G (Alabama)

Andriola, Eri (District of Columbia)

Barron, Tomas (New York)

Chapman, Julia (Pennsylvania)

Jones, Leslie Faith (Mississippi)

Morgan, Jade (Mississippi)

Nwachukwu, Jennifer (District of Columbia)

Rosenberg, Ezra D (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Ball, F. Keith (Mississippi)

Jordan, Daniel Porter III (Mississippi)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Abudu, Nancy G (Alabama)

Andriola, Eri (District of Columbia)

Barron, Tomas (New York)

Chapman, Julia (Pennsylvania)

Jones, Leslie Faith (Mississippi)

Morgan, Jade (Mississippi)

Nwachukwu, Jennifer (District of Columbia)

Rosenberg, Ezra D (District of Columbia)

Short, Caren Elaine (Georgia)

Snow, Ryan (District of Columbia)

Steiner, Neil (New York)

Turret, Sharon (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Matheny, Justin L. (Mississippi)

Miracle, Douglas T. (Mississippi)

Nobile, Krissy Casey (Mississippi)

Other Attorney(s)

Carner, Graham P. (Mississippi)

Stark, Harrison McGowan (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:20-cv-00572

Docket [PACER]

Oct. 20, 2020

Oct. 20, 2020

Docket
1

3:20-cv-00572

Complaint

Aug. 27, 2020

Aug. 27, 2020

Complaint
31

3:20-cv-00572

Order

Oct. 20, 2020

Oct. 20, 2020

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/17510309/parham-v-watson/

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

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1

COMPLAINT against Lynn Fitch and Michael D. Watson, Jr. ( Filing fee $ 400 paid; receipt number 0538-4358775), filed by Cynthia Parham, Jed Oppenheim, League of Women Voters Mississippi, Mississippi State Conference of the N.A.A.C.P. and Cheryl Goggin. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(ND) (Entered: 08/27/2020)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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Aug. 27, 2020

Aug. 27, 2020

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2

MOTION for Leslie Faith Jones to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Paid $100 PHV fee; receipt number 0538-4359433) by Cheryl Goggin, League of Women Voters Mississippi, Mississippi State Conference of the N.A.A.C.P., Jed Oppenheim, Cynthia Parham (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Plaintiffs Contact List, # 2 Exhibit NY Certificate of Good Standing)(Morgan, Jade) (Entered: 08/28/2020)

Aug. 28, 2020

Aug. 28, 2020

PACER

TEXT-ONLY ORDER granting 2 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice. That Leslie Faith Jones be admitted pro hac vice in this case on behalf of the plaintiffs in association with local counsel and upon registration for electronic filing as required by the Court. No further written order shall issue from the Court. Signed by Magistrate Judge F. Keith Ball on 8/31/2020. (JEJ)

Aug. 31, 2020

Aug. 31, 2020

PACER

Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice

Aug. 31, 2020

Aug. 31, 2020

PACER
3

MOTION for Caren E. Short to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Paid $100 PHV fee; receipt number 0538-4362124) by Cheryl Goggin, League of Women Voters Mississippi, Mississippi State Conference of the N.A.A.C.P., Jed Oppenheim, Cynthia Parham (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Plaintiffs Contact List, # 2 Exhibit AL Certificate of Good Standing)(Morgan, Jade) (Entered: 09/01/2020)

Sept. 1, 2020

Sept. 1, 2020

PACER
4

Summons Issued as to Lynn Fitch and Michael D. Watson, Jr.. (ND) (Entered: 09/03/2020)

Sept. 3, 2020

Sept. 3, 2020

PACER
5

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Cynthia Parham, Jed Oppenheim, League of Women Voters Mississippi, Mississippi State Conference of the N.A.A.C.P., Cheryl Goggin. Lynn Fitch served on 9/4/2020, answer due 9/25/2020. (Morgan, Jade) Modified on 9/9/2020 to correct answer date(ND). (Entered: 09/09/2020)

Sept. 9, 2020

Sept. 9, 2020

PACER
6

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Cynthia Parham, Jed Oppenheim, League of Women Voters Mississippi, Mississippi State Conference of the N.A.A.C.P., Cheryl Goggin. Michael D. Watson, Jr served on 9/4/2020, answer due 9/25/2020. (Morgan, Jade) (Entered: 09/09/2020)

Sept. 9, 2020

Sept. 9, 2020

PACER
7

MOTION for Ezra D. Rosenberg to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Paid $100 PHV fee; receipt number 0538-4374022) by Cheryl Goggin, League of Women Voters Mississippi, Mississippi State Conference of the N.A.A.C.P., Jed Oppenheim, Cynthia Parham (Morgan, Jade) (Entered: 09/17/2020)

Sept. 17, 2020

Sept. 17, 2020

PACER
8

MOTION for Jennifer N. Nwachukwu to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Paid $100 PHV fee; receipt number 0538-4374041) by Cheryl Goggin, League of Women Voters Mississippi, Mississippi State Conference of the N.A.A.C.P., Jed Oppenheim, Cynthia Parham (Morgan, Jade) (Entered: 09/17/2020)

Sept. 17, 2020

Sept. 17, 2020

PACER
9

MOTION for Ryan Snow to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Paid $100 PHV fee; receipt number 0538-4374046) by Cheryl Goggin, League of Women Voters Mississippi, Mississippi State Conference of the N.A.A.C.P., Jed Oppenheim, Cynthia Parham (Morgan, Jade) (Entered: 09/17/2020)

Sept. 17, 2020

Sept. 17, 2020

PACER
10

MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by Cheryl Goggin, League of Women Voters Mississippi, Mississippi State Conference of the N.A.A.C.P., Jed Oppenheim, Cynthia Parham (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum of Law In Support, # 2 Declaration of Cheryl Goggin In Support, # 3 Declaration of Dr. Linton A. Mohamed In Support, # 4 Declaration of Dr. Marc Meredith In Support, # 5 Declaration of Jed Oppenheim In Support, # 6 Declaration of Cynthia Parham In Support, # 7 Declaration of Arthur L. Reingold In Support, # 8 Declaration of Corey Wiggins In Support, # 9 Declaration of Christy Wheeler In Support)(Morgan, Jade) (Entered: 09/17/2020)

1 Memorandum of Law In Support

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2 Declaration of Cheryl Goggin In Support

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3 Declaration of Dr. Linton A. Mohamed In Support

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4 Declaration of Dr. Marc Meredith In Support

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5 Declaration of Jed Oppenheim In Support

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6 Declaration of Cynthia Parham In Support

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7 Declaration of Arthur L. Reingold In Support

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8 Declaration of Corey Wiggins In Support

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9 Declaration of Christy Wheeler In Support

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Sept. 17, 2020

Sept. 17, 2020

PACER

TEXT-ONLY ORDER granting 3 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice; granting 7 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice; granting 8 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice; granting 9 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice. That Caren E. Short, Ezra D. Rosenberg, Jennifer N. Nwachukwu and Ryan Snow be admitted pro hac vice in this case on behalf of the plaintiffs in association with local counsel and upon registration for electronic filing as required by the Court. No further written order shall issue from the Court. Signed by Magistrate Judge F. Keith Ball on 9/21/2020. (JEJ)

Sept. 21, 2020

Sept. 21, 2020

PACER

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

Sept. 21, 2020

Sept. 21, 2020

PACER
11

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Cheryl Goggin, League of Women Voters Mississippi, Mississippi State Conference of the N.A.A.C.P., Jed Oppenheim, Cynthia Parham re 10 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction (Morgan, Jade) (Entered: 09/25/2020)

Sept. 25, 2020

Sept. 25, 2020

PACER
12

ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by Lynn Fitch, Michael D. Watson, Jr.(Matheny-State Gov, Justin) (Entered: 09/25/2020)

Sept. 25, 2020

Sept. 25, 2020

PACER
13

Rule 16(a) Initial Order Telephonic Case Management Conference set for 12/4/2020 09:00 AM before Magistrate Judge F. Keith Ball. No later than seven (7) days prior to the TCMC, a confidential memorandum AND a proposed Case Management Order shall be submitted via e mail to ball_chambers@mssd.uscourts.gov. Counsel for Plaintiff shall set up the conference and, once all the parties are on the line, contact the Court at 601-608-4460.(JEJ) (Entered: 10/05/2020)

Oct. 5, 2020

Oct. 5, 2020

PACER
14

MEMORANDUM in Support re 10 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by Cheryl Goggin, League of Women Voters Mississippi, Mississippi State Conference of the N.A.A.C.P., Jed Oppenheim, Cynthia Parham (Morgan, Jade) (Entered: 10/05/2020)

Oct. 5, 2020

Oct. 5, 2020

PACER

Set/Reset Hearings: Status Conference (via Zoom) set for October 8, 2020 at 2:00 PM before Chief District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III. The parties have been emailed to necessary information. (SP)

Oct. 7, 2020

Oct. 7, 2020

PACER
15

MOTION for Julia Chapman to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Paid $100 PHV fee; receipt number 0538-4389555) by Cheryl Goggin, League of Women Voters Mississippi, Mississippi State Conference of the N.A.A.C.P., Jed Oppenheim, Cynthia Parham (Morgan, Jade) (Entered: 10/07/2020)

Oct. 7, 2020

Oct. 7, 2020

PACER
16

NOTICE of Appearance by Douglas T. Miracle-State Gov on behalf of Lynn Fitch, Michael D. Watson, Jr (Miracle-State Gov, Douglas) (Entered: 10/07/2020)

Oct. 7, 2020

Oct. 7, 2020

PACER
17

MOTION for Nancy Abudu to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Paid $100 PHV fee; receipt number 0538-4390047) by Cheryl Goggin, League of Women Voters Mississippi, Mississippi State Conference of the N.A.A.C.P., Jed Oppenheim, Cynthia Parham (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Plaintiffs Contact List, # 2 Exhibit GA Certificate of Good Standing, # 3 Exhibit Bar Admissions)(Morgan, Jade) (Entered: 10/07/2020)

Oct. 7, 2020

Oct. 7, 2020

PACER
18

NOTICE of Appearance by Graham P. Carner on behalf of The District of Columbia, The State of California, The State of Connecticut, The State of Delaware, The State of Hawaii, The State of Illinois, The State of Maryland, The State of Massachusetts, The State of Minnesota, The State of Nevada, The State of New Mexico, The State of New York, The State of Oregon, The State of Rhode Island, The State of Vermont, The State of Virginia, The State of Washington (Carner, Graham) (Entered: 10/07/2020)

Oct. 7, 2020

Oct. 7, 2020

PACER
19

Unopposed MOTION for Leave to File Brief of Amicus Curiae by The District of Columbia, The State of California, The State of Connecticut, The State of Delaware, The State of Hawaii, The State of Illinois, The State of Maryland, The State of Massachusetts, The State of Minnesota, The State of Nevada, The State of New Mexico, The State of New York, The State of Oregon, The State of Rhode Island, The State of Vermont, The State of Virginia, The State of Washington (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Proposed Brief of Amici)(Carner, Graham) (Entered: 10/07/2020)

Oct. 7, 2020

Oct. 7, 2020

PACER
20

MOTION for Harris M. Stark to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Paid $100 PHV fee; receipt number 0538-4390072) by The District of Columbia, The State of California, The State of Connecticut, The State of Delaware, The State of Hawaii, The State of Illinois, The State of Maryland, The State of Massachusetts, The State of Minnesota, The State of Nevada, The State of New Mexico, The State of New York, The State of Oregon, The State of Rhode Island, The State of Vermont, The State of Virginia, The State of Washington (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Stark Certificate of Good Standing)(Carner, Graham) (Entered: 10/07/2020)

Oct. 7, 2020

Oct. 7, 2020

PACER

Set/Reset Hearings

Oct. 7, 2020

Oct. 7, 2020

PACER

TEXT-ONLY ORDER granting 19 Unopposed Motion for Leave to File Brief of Amicus Curiae. Movants are directed to separately file the brief attached as an exhibit to the motion. Signed by Chief District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III on October 8, 2020. No further written order will issue. (EHP)

Oct. 8, 2020

Oct. 8, 2020

PACER

TEXT-ONLY ORDER. As discussed during the status conference held on this date, Plaintiffs are directed to file their Reply in support of the motion for preliminary injunction no later than Tuesday, October 13 at noon. Signed by Chief District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III on October 8, 2020. No further written order will issue. (EHP)

Oct. 8, 2020

Oct. 8, 2020

PACER
21

Brief of Amicus Curiae by The District of Columbia, The State of California, The State of Connecticut, The State of Delaware, The State of Hawaii, The State of Illinois, The State of Maryland, The State of Massachusetts, The State of Minnesota, The State of Nevada, The State of New Mexico, The State of New York, The State of Oregon, The State of Rhode Island, The State of Vermont, The State of Virginia, The State of Washington filed by The District of Columbia, The State of California, The State of Connecticut, The State of Delaware, The State of Hawaii, The State of Illinois, The State of Maryland, The State of Massachusetts, The State of Minnesota, The State of Nevada, The State of New Mexico, The State of New York, The State of Oregon, The State of Rhode Island, The State of Vermont, The State of Virginia, The State of Washington (Carner, Graham) (Entered: 10/08/2020)

Oct. 8, 2020

Oct. 8, 2020

PACER
22

MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction by Lynn Fitch, Michael D. Watson, Jr (Nobile, Krissy) (Entered: 10/08/2020)

Oct. 8, 2020

Oct. 8, 2020

PACER
23

MEMORANDUM in Support re 22 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction filed by Lynn Fitch, Michael D. Watson, Jr (Nobile, Krissy) (Entered: 10/08/2020)

Oct. 8, 2020

Oct. 8, 2020

PACER
24

Response in Opposition re 10 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by Cheryl Goggin, League of Women Voters Mississippi, Mississippi State Conference of the N.A.A.C.P., Jed Oppenheim, Cynthia Parham (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum of Law In Support, # 2 Declaration of Cheryl Goggin In Support, # 3 Declaration of Dr. Linton A. Mohamed In Support, # 4 Declaration of Dr. Marc Meredith In Support, # 5 Declaration of Jed Oppenheim In Support, # 6 Declaration of Cynthia Parham In Support, # 7 Declaration of Arthur L. Reingold In Support, # 8 Declaration of Corey Wiggins In Support, # 9 Declaration of Christy Wheeler In Support)(Morgan, Jade) filed by Lynn Fitch, Michael D. Watson, Jr (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Robertson Affidavit, # 2 Exhibit 2 - Lee Affidavit, # 3 Exhibit 3 - Ware Affidavit, # 4 Exhibit 4 - Dobbs Affidavit)(Matheny-State Gov, Justin) (Entered: 10/08/2020)

Oct. 8, 2020

Oct. 8, 2020

PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Chief District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III: Status Conference held on October 8, 2020. (SP)

Oct. 8, 2020

Oct. 8, 2020

PACER

Set/Reset Motion Hearing as to 10 Motion for Preliminary Injunction set for October 14, 2020 at 9:00 AM in Courtroom 5A (Jackson) Jordan before Chief District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III. (SP)

Oct. 8, 2020

Oct. 8, 2020

PACER
25

***ERROR***DISREGARD THIS ENTRY. MEMORANDUM IN OPPOSITION re 10 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by Lynn Fitch, Michael D. Watson, Jr (Matheny-State Gov, Justin) Modified on 10/9/2020 (cwl). (Entered: 10/08/2020)

Oct. 8, 2020

Oct. 8, 2020

PACER

DOCKET ANNOTATION as to # 25 : Incorrect event chosen. Attorney is directed to refile using the correct event, Memorandum in Support.(cwl)

Oct. 8, 2020

Oct. 8, 2020

PACER
26

MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT re 24 Response in Opposition, re 10 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by Lynn Fitch, Michael D. Watson, Jr (Matheny-State Gov, Justin) (Entered: 10/08/2020)

Oct. 8, 2020

Oct. 8, 2020

PACER

Order on Motion for Leave to File Brief of Amicus Curiae

Oct. 8, 2020

Oct. 8, 2020

PACER

Order

Oct. 8, 2020

Oct. 8, 2020

PACER

Status Conference

Oct. 8, 2020

Oct. 8, 2020

PACER

Set Motion and R&R Deadlines/Hearings

Oct. 8, 2020

Oct. 8, 2020

PACER

Docket Annotation

Oct. 8, 2020

Oct. 8, 2020

PACER
27

MOTION for Patrick N. Andriola to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Paid $100 PHV fee; receipt number 0538-4391320) by Cynthia Parham, Jed Oppenheim, Cheryl Goggin, League of Women Voters Mississippi, Mississippi State Conference of the N.A.A.C.P. (Morgan, Jade) (Entered: 10/09/2020)

Oct. 9, 2020

Oct. 9, 2020

PACER

TEXT-ONLY ORDER granting 27 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice; granting 15 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice; granting 17 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice. That Julia Chapman, Nancy Abudu and Patrick N. Andriola be admitted pro hac vice in this case on behalf of the plaintiffs in association with local counsel and upon registration for electronic filing as required by the Court. No further written order shall issue from the Court. Signed by Magistrate Judge F. Keith Ball on 10/9/2020. (JEJ)

Oct. 9, 2020

Oct. 9, 2020

PACER

TEXT-ONLY ORDER granting 20 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice. That Harris M. Stark be admitted pro hac vice in this case on behalf of Amicus The District of Columbia, et al. in association with local counsel and upon registration for electronic filing as required by the Court. No further written order shall issue from the Court. Signed by Magistrate Judge F. Keith Ball on 10/9/2020. (JEJ)

Oct. 9, 2020

Oct. 9, 2020

PACER

TEXT-ONLY ORDER STAYING DISCOVERY pursuant to L.U.Civ.R. 16(b)(3)(B) pending a decision on the Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction at docket no. 22. No further written order shall issue from the Court. Signed by Magistrate Judge F. Keith Ball on 10/9/2020. (JEJ)

Oct. 9, 2020

Oct. 9, 2020

PACER

TEXT-ONLY ORDER cancelling telephonic case management conference set for December 4, 2020. No further written order shall issue from the Court. Signed by Magistrate Judge F. Keith Ball on 10/9/2020. (JEJ)

Oct. 9, 2020

Oct. 9, 2020

PACER
28

MOTION for Tomas Enrique Barron Zambrano to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Paid $100 PHV fee; receipt number 0538-4391372) by Cheryl Goggin, League of Women Voters Mississippi, Mississippi State Conference of the N.A.A.C.P., Jed Oppenheim, Cynthia Parham (Morgan, Jade) (Entered: 10/09/2020)

Oct. 9, 2020

Oct. 9, 2020

PACER
29

MOTION for Sharon T. Turret to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Paid $100 PHV fee; receipt number 0538-4391388) by Cheryl Goggin, League of Women Voters Mississippi, Mississippi State Conference of the N.A.A.C.P., Jed Oppenheim, Cynthia Parham (Morgan, Jade) (Entered: 10/09/2020)

Oct. 9, 2020

Oct. 9, 2020

PACER

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

Oct. 9, 2020

Oct. 9, 2020

PACER

Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice

Oct. 9, 2020

Oct. 9, 2020

PACER

Order Staying Discovery

Oct. 9, 2020

Oct. 9, 2020

PACER

Order

Oct. 9, 2020

Oct. 9, 2020

PACER
30

MOTION to Withdraw 10 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by Cheryl Goggin, League of Women Voters Mississippi, Mississippi State Conference of the N.A.A.C.P., Jed Oppenheim, Cynthia Parham (Morgan, Jade) (Entered: 10/12/2020)

Oct. 12, 2020

Oct. 12, 2020

RECAP

TEXT-ONLY ORDER granting 28 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice; granting 29 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice. That Tomas Enrique Barron Zambrano and Sharon T. Turret be admitted pro hac vice in this case on behalf of the plaintiffs in association with local counsel and upon registration for electronic filing as required by the Court. No further written order shall issue from the Court. Signed by Magistrate Judge F. Keith Ball on 10/13/2020. (JEJ)

Oct. 13, 2020

Oct. 13, 2020

PACER

TEXT-ONLY ORDER granting 30 Motion to Withdraw; withdrawing 10 Motion for Preliminary Injunction. No further written order shall issue. Signed by Chief District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III on October 13, 2020. (DI)

Oct. 13, 2020

Oct. 13, 2020

PACER

TEXT ONLY ORDER: Pursuant to the Text Order entered this date, the Motion Hearing set for October 14, 2020 at 9:00 AM as to 10 Motion for Preliminary Injunction is hereby cancelled. NO FURTHER WRITTEN ORDER SHALL ISSUE FROM THE COURT. Signed by Chief District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III on October 13, 2020.(SP)

Oct. 13, 2020

Oct. 13, 2020

PACER

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

Oct. 13, 2020

Oct. 13, 2020

PACER

Order on Motion for Preliminary Injunction AND Order on Motion to Withdraw

Oct. 13, 2020

Oct. 13, 2020

PACER

Order

Oct. 13, 2020

Oct. 13, 2020

PACER

Set/Reset Hearings: Zoom Status Conference set for October 15, 2020 at 11:00 AM before Chief District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III. The parties have been emailed the necessary information. (SP)

Oct. 14, 2020

Oct. 14, 2020

PACER

Set/Reset Hearings

Oct. 14, 2020

Oct. 14, 2020

PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Chief District Judge Daniel P. Jordan, III: Zoom Status Conference held on October 15, 2020. (SP)

Oct. 15, 2020

Oct. 15, 2020

PACER

Status Conference

Oct. 15, 2020

Oct. 15, 2020

PACER
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ORDER - Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(a)(2) and the agreement of the parties, it is hereby ORDERED that Plaintiffs' Complaint is DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE, with all parties to bear their own fees and costs. Signed by Chief District Judge Daniel P. Jordan, III on 10/20/2020 (ND) (Entered: 10/20/2020)

Oct. 20, 2020

Oct. 20, 2020

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Mississippi

Case Type(s):

Election/Voting Rights

Special Collection(s):

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Healthy Elections COVID litigation tracker

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 27, 2020

Closing Date: Oct. 20, 2020

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

voting rights organizations and three individuals

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Lawyers Comm. for Civil Rights Under Law

Southern Poverty Law Center

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

State of Mississippi, State

State of Mississippi, State

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Ex parte Young (federal or state officials)

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process: Procedural Due Process

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Non-settlement Outcome

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Issues

General:

Voting

Voting access

COVID-19:

Mitigation Requested

Type of Facility:

Government-run

Voting:

Election administration

Voter registration rules