Case: New Approach Montana v. Montana

20-00444 | Montana state trial court

Filed Date: 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 September 1, 2020,

The Montana Constitution permits citizens to enact laws by initiative, but sets forth requirements for collecting and submitting signatures. New Approach Montana alleges emergency circumstances relating to the coronavirus pandemic nullifies its ability to gather the signatures required to qualify two initiatives for the 2020 ballot. New Approach Montana filed this lawsuit seeking temporary authority to obtain electronic signatures in support of their petition to place a Constitutional Initiative and Statutory Initiative on the 2020 ballet, and suspension of enforcement of certain statutory requirements and deadlines governing the initiative process.


Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Molloy, James P. (Montana)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Larson, John H. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Molloy, James P. (Montana)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Larson, John H. (California)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Complaint for Declaratory and Preliminary and Temporary Injunctive Relief

New Approach Montana v. State of Montana

April 6, 2020 Complaint

Order Denying Plaintiffs' Emergency Motion for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

April 30, 2020 Order/Opinion

Resources

Title Description External URL

New Approach Mont. v. Montana

COVID-Related Election Litigation Tracker

The Montana Constitution permits citizens to enact laws by initiative, but sets forth requirements for collecting and submitting signatures. New Approach Montana alleges emergency circumstances relat… Sept. 1, 2020 https://healthyelections-case-tracker.stanford.edu/detail?id=71

Docket

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

State / Territory: Montana

Case Type(s):

Election/Voting Rights

Special Collection(s):

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Healthy Elections COVID litigation tracker

Key Dates

Filing Date: 2020

Case Ongoing: Yes