Case: Goldin v. Restrepo

1:20-cv-00262 | U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island

Filed Date: June 16, 2020

Closed Date: Sept. 1, 2020

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Case Summary

This case arose out of the 2020 election in Rhode Island. On June 16, 2020, candidates for the Rhode Island Senate ("the plaintiffs") filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island alleging that Rhode Island state law that required potential candidates to engage in-person solicitation and receipt of signatures and an in-person witness violated the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The plaintiffs sued…

This case arose out of the 2020 election in Rhode Island. On June 16, 2020, candidates for the Rhode Island Senate ("the plaintiffs") filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island alleging that Rhode Island state law that required potential candidates to engage in-person solicitation and receipt of signatures and an in-person witness violated the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The plaintiffs sued members of the Boards of Canvassers in Central Falls, North Providence, Pawtucket, Providence, and Warwick; the clerk and/or registrar of the Boards of Canvassers in the same cities; the Administrators and/or Directors of Elections in Providence and Warwick; the Rhode Island Secretary of State; members of the Rhode Island Board of Elections; and Rhode Island's Attorney General. Represented by the ACLU of Rhode Island, the plaintiffs sought declaratory and injunctive relief.

Specifically, the plaintiffs alleged that the ballot qualification process for the 2020 election placed candidates who were not incumbents at a distinct disadvantage because those candidates would have to rely on in-person canvassing and thus would needlessly exposes candidates, their supporters, and the general public to risks associated with COVID-19 when safer alternatives were available.

In their complaint, the plaintiffs proposed an alternative electronic ballot qualification process where voters executed nomination petitions through email or electronic transmission. Thus, the plaintiffs requested the court grant emergency injunctive relief in the form of suspending Rhode Island's candidate qualification process for the 2020 election.

On June 25, 2020, Judge Mary S. McElroy granted the plaintiffs' motion "to the extent that it [sought] a one-time cessation of the in-person signature requirement and instead call[ed] for the collection of signatures electronically." 470 F. Supp. 3d. 161.

The parties entered a stipulation of dismissal on September 1, 2020, and the case was dismissed. This case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Richa Bijlani (3/16/2022)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/17253791/parties/goldin-v-restrepo/


Judge(s)

Almond, Lincoln D. (Rhode Island)

McElroy, Mary Susan None (Rhode Island)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Batastini, Armando E (Rhode Island)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bliss, Timothy M (Rhode Island)

Field, Michael W. (Rhode Island)

Forte, Michael B (Rhode Island)

Jerzyk, Matthew T. (Rhode Island)

Marcaccio, Raymond A. (Rhode Island)

McHugh, Kevin F. (Rhode Island)

Milos, Frank J Jr (Rhode Island)

Judge(s)

Almond, Lincoln D. (Rhode Island)

McElroy, Mary Susan None (Rhode Island)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Batastini, Armando E (Rhode Island)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bliss, Timothy M (Rhode Island)

Field, Michael W. (Rhode Island)

Forte, Michael B (Rhode Island)

Jerzyk, Matthew T. (Rhode Island)

Marcaccio, Raymond A. (Rhode Island)

McHugh, Kevin F. (Rhode Island)

Milos, Frank J Jr (Rhode Island)

Posas, Santiago H (Rhode Island)

Taveras, Angel (Massachusetts)

Weizenbaum, Miriam (Rhode Island)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

Jan. 19, 2021 Docket
1

Verified Complaint

Acosta v. Restrepo

June 16, 2020 Complaint
31

Memorandum and Order

Acosta v. Restrepo

470 F.Supp.3d 161

June 25, 2020 Order/Opinion

Resources

Title Description External URL

Acosta v. Restrepo

Healthy Elections Project

Candidates for Rhode Island (RI) Senate sought injunctive relief from RI statutory ballot qualification requiring in-person solicitation and receipt of signatures, in-person witness, and wet signatur… Sept. 10, 2020 https://healthyelections-case-tracker.stanford.edu/detail?id=122

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/17253791/goldin-v-restrepo/

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
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COMPLAINT ( filing fee paid $ 400.00, receipt number 0103-1518016 ), filed by Jonathon Acosta, Gayle Goldin, Jennifer Rourke, Jeanine Calkin, Lenny Cioe, Tiara Mack. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, Letter, # 2 Affidavit Affidavit, # 3 Affidavit Affidavit)(Batastini, Armando) (Main Document 1 replaced on 6/16/2020) (Farrell Pletcher, Paula). (Additional attachment(s) added on 6/16/2020: # 4 Civil Cover Sheet) (Farrell Pletcher, Paula). (Entered: 06/16/2020)

June 16, 2020 Clearinghouse
2

Emergency MOTION (Injunctive Relief and Request for Expedited Hearing) re: 1 Complaint, filed by All Plaintiffs. Responses due by 6/30/2020. (Batastini, Armando) (Additional attachment(s) added on 6/16/2020: # 1 Supporting Memorandum) (Farrell Pletcher, Paula). (Main Document 2 replaced on 6/16/2020) (Farrell Pletcher, Paula). (Entered: 06/16/2020)

June 16, 2020 RECAP

Case assigned to District Judge Mary S. McElroy and Magistrate Judge Lincoln D. Almond. (Farrell Pletcher, Paula)

June 16, 2020 PACER
3

CASE OPENING NOTICE ISSUED (Farrell Pletcher, Paula) (Entered: 06/16/2020)

June 16, 2020 PACER

Case Assigned/Reassigned

June 16, 2020 PACER
4

STIPULATION re 1 Complaint, Regarding Acceptance of Service by Defendants C. Haugen, R. Omisore, M. Bernal as members of Providence Bd of Canvassers and K. Placencia as Admin of Elections for City Providence filed by All Plaintiffs. (Batastini, Armando) (Entered: 06/17/2020)

June 17, 2020 PACER
5

STIPULATION re 1 Complaint, Regarding acceptance of service by P. Nerohna as Attorney General of RI filed by All Plaintiffs. (Batastini, Armando) (Entered: 06/17/2020)

June 17, 2020 PACER
6

STIPULATION re 1 Complaint, Regarding Acceptance of Service by Defendants E. Murphy, S. Abramson and D. McDonald as members of Warwick Bd of Canvassers and D. McCarthy as Director of Elections City of Warwick filed by All Plaintiffs. (Batastini, Armando) (Entered: 06/17/2020)

June 17, 2020 PACER
7

STIPULATION re 1 Complaint, regarding acceptance of service on Defendants J. Restrepo, B. Estrada and E. Lyte as members of Central Falls Bd. of Canvassers and A. Deburgus as Clerk of Central Falls Bd of Canvassers filed by All Plaintiffs. (Batastini, Armando) (Entered: 06/17/2020)

June 17, 2020 PACER

NOTICE of Remote Hearing re: 2 Emergency MOTION (Injunctive Relief and Request for Expedited Hearing) re: 1 Complaint: Chambers Conference set for Friday, 6/19/2020 at 3:00 PM via Zoom before District Judge Mary S. McElroy. Counsel will be sent Zoom access information by email. (Urizandi, Nisshy)

June 17, 2020 PACER

Notice of Hearing on Motion

June 17, 2020 PACER
8

NOTICE of Appearance by Angel Taveras on behalf of Nellie Gorbea (Taveras, Angel) (Entered: 06/18/2020)

June 18, 2020 PACER
9

STIPULATION re 1 Complaint, (Regarding Acceptance of Service by Defendants Diane C. Medeiros, Stephen P. Erickson, Jennifer L. Johnson, Richard H. Pierce, Isadore S. Ramos, David H. Sholes, and William E. West, solely in their official capacity as members of the Rhode Island Board of Elections) filed by All Plaintiffs. (Batastini, Armando) (Entered: 06/18/2020)

June 18, 2020 PACER
10

NOTICE of Appearance by Raymond A. Marcaccio on behalf of Stephen P. Erickson, Jennifer L. Johnson, Diane C. Mederos, Richard H. Pierce, Isadore S. Ramos, David H. Sholes, William E. West (Marcaccio, Raymond) (Entered: 06/18/2020)

June 18, 2020 RECAP
11

NOTICE of Appearance by Santiago H. Posas on behalf of Stephen P. Erickson, Jennifer L. Johnson, Diane C. Mederos, Richard H. Pierce, Isadore S. Ramos, David H. Sholes, William E. West (Posas, Santiago) (Entered: 06/18/2020)

June 18, 2020 PACER
12

NOTICE of Appearance by Michael B. Forte on behalf of Juan Pablo Restrepo, Nicholas Bianco, Alberto Deburgos, Bryant A. Estrada, Emmanuel L. Lyte, Janice Pucci, Denise A. Vasques, Gary E. Wynkoop (Forte, Michael) (Entered: 06/18/2020)

June 18, 2020 PACER
13

NOTICE of Appearance by Michael B. Forte on behalf of Juan Pablo Restrepo, Alberto Deburgos, Bryant A. Estrada, Emmanuel L. Lyte (Forte, Michael) (Entered: 06/18/2020)

June 18, 2020 PACER
14

NOTICE of Appearance by Kevin F. McHugh on behalf of Mercedes Bernal, Claudia J. Haugen, Renay Brooks Omisore, Kathy Placencia (McHugh, Kevin) (Entered: 06/18/2020)

June 18, 2020 PACER
15

NOTICE of Appearance by Michael W. Field on behalf of Peter Neronha (Field, Michael) (Entered: 06/19/2020)

June 19, 2020 PACER
16

NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew T. Jerzyk on behalf of Juan Pablo Restrepo, Alberto Deburgos, Bryant A. Estrada, Emmanuel L. Lyte (Jerzyk, Matthew) (Entered: 06/19/2020)

June 19, 2020 PACER
17

RESPONSE In Opposition to 2 Emergency MOTION (Injunctive Relief and Request for Expedited Hearing) re: 1 Complaint, filed by Juan Pablo Restrepo, Nicholas Bianco, Alberto Deburgos, Bryant A. Estrada, Emmanuel L. Lyte, Janice Pucci, Denise A. Vasques, Gary E. Wynkoop. Replies due by 6/26/2020. (Attachments: # 1 Supporting Memorandum, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit B, # 4 Exhibit C)(Forte, Michael) (Entered: 06/19/2020)

June 19, 2020 PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before District Judge Mary S. McElroy: Remote Chambers Conference held on 6/19/2020. Timothy Bliss, Kevin McHugh, Michael Forte, Michael Field, Matthew Jerzyk, Santiago Posas, Ray Marcaccio, Angel Tavares, and Armando Batastini participated via Zoom. (Court Reporter Denise Veitch.) (Urizandi, Nisshy)

June 19, 2020 PACER

In Chambers Conference

June 19, 2020 PACER
18

NOTICE of Appearance by Timothy M. Bliss on behalf of Susan Abramson, Dorothy McCarthy, Donna J. McDonald, Edward Murphy (Bliss, Timothy) (Entered: 06/22/2020)

June 22, 2020 PACER

NOTICE of Remote Hearing on Motion 2 Emergency MOTION (Injunctive Relief and Request for Expedited Hearing) re: 1 Complaint: Motion Hearing set for 6/23/2020 at 03:30 PM via Zoom before District Judge Mary S. McElroy. Counsel will be sent Zoom access information. (Urizandi, Nisshy)

June 22, 2020 PACER
19

RESPONSE In Opposition to 2 Emergency MOTION (Injunctive Relief and Request for Expedited Hearing) re: 1 Complaint, filed by Nellie Gorbea. Replies due by 6/29/2020. (Taveras, Angel) (Entered: 06/22/2020)

June 22, 2020 PACER
20

AFFIDAVIT re 19 Response to Motion by Nellie Gorbea. (Taveras, Angel) (Entered: 06/22/2020)

June 22, 2020 PACER

Notice of Hearing on Motion

June 22, 2020 PACER
21

AFFIDAVIT re 19 Response to Motion by Nellie Gorbea. (Taveras, Angel) (Entered: 06/23/2020)

June 23, 2020 PACER
22

RESPONSE In Opposition to 2 Emergency MOTION (Injunctive Relief and Request for Expedited Hearing) re: 1 Complaint, filed by Stephen P. Erickson, Jennifer L. Johnson, Diane C. Mederos, Richard H. Pierce, Isadore S. Ramos, William E. West. Replies due by 6/30/2020. (Marcaccio, Raymond) (Entered: 06/23/2020)

June 23, 2020 PACER
23

NOTICE by Juan Pablo Restrepo, Alberto Deburgos, Bryant A. Estrada, Emmanuel L. Lyte of Withdrawal of Appearance (Forte, Michael) (Entered: 06/23/2020)

June 23, 2020 PACER
24

NOTICE by Nicholas Bianco, Janice Pucci, Denise A. Vasques, Gary E. Wynkoop re 2 Emergency MOTION (Injunctive Relief and Request for Expedited Hearing) re: 1 Complaint, of Intent to Introduce Evidence Subject to Judicial Notice (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit B)(Forte, Michael) (Entered: 06/23/2020)

June 23, 2020 PACER
25

RESPONSE In Support to 2 Emergency MOTION (Injunctive Relief and Request for Expedited Hearing) re: 1 Complaint, filed by Peter Neronha. Replies due by 6/30/2020. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Field, Michael) (Entered: 06/23/2020)

June 23, 2020 PACER
26

SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM by Juan Pablo Restrepo, Alberto Deburgos, Bryant A. Estrada, Emmanuel L. Lyte in opposition to 2 Emergency MOTION (Injunctive Relief and Request for Expedited Hearing) re: 1 Complaint, . (Jerzyk, Matthew) (Entered: 06/23/2020)

June 23, 2020 PACER
27

AFFIDAVIT re 22 Response to Motion, Anthony Desmarais by Stephen P. Erickson, Jennifer L. Johnson, Diane C. Mederos, Richard H. Pierce, Isadore S. Ramos, David H. Sholes, William E. West. (Marcaccio, Raymond) (Entered: 06/23/2020)

June 23, 2020 RECAP
28

AFFIDAVIT re 22 Response to Motion, Isairis Burchfield by Stephen P. Erickson, Jennifer L. Johnson, Diane C. Mederos, Richard H. Pierce, Isadore S. Ramos, David H. Sholes, William E. West. (Marcaccio, Raymond) (Entered: 06/23/2020)

June 23, 2020 RECAP
29

NOTICE of Appearance by Miriam Weizenbaum on behalf of Peter Neronha (Weizenbaum, Miriam) (Entered: 06/23/2020)

June 23, 2020 PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before District Judge Mary S. McElroy: Motion Hearing held on 6/23/2020 re 2 Emergency MOTION (Injunctive Relief and Request for Expedited Hearing: M. Weizenbaum (Neronha), A. Batastini (Plaintiffs), S. Posas (RI Board of Elections), R. Maraccio (RI Board of Elections), A. Tavaras (Gorbea), T. Bliss (Warwick), K. McHugh (Providence), M. Forte (North Providence) and M. Jerzyk (Central Falls). City of Pawtucket does not have a representative present. Court address parties. Arguments heard. Court questions, parties respond. Order to enter. (Court Reporter L. Schwam via Video Hearing at 3:30.) (Potter, Carrie)

June 23, 2020 PACER

Motion Hearing

June 23, 2020 PACER
30

NOTICE of Appearance by Frank J. Milos, Jr. on behalf of City of Pawtucket (Milos, Frank) (Entered: 06/24/2020)

June 24, 2020 PACER

NOTICE of Remote Hearing: Chambers Conference set for 6/25/2020 at 12:00 PM via Zoom before District Judge Mary S. McElroy. Counsel have been sent Zoom access instructions by email. (Urizandi, Nisshy)

June 25, 2020 PACER
31

ORDER granting 2 Emergency MOTION (Injunctive Relief and Request for Expedited Hearing). So Ordered by District Judge Mary S. McElroy on 6/25/2020. (Simoncelli, Michael) (Entered: 06/25/2020)

June 25, 2020 Clearinghouse

Notice of Hearing (Form Attached)

June 25, 2020 PACER
32

STIPULATION re 1 Complaint, filed by Peter Neronha. (Field, Michael) (Entered: 06/30/2020)

June 30, 2020 PACER
33

STIPULATION re 1 Complaint, Extension of time to answer filed by Nicholas Bianco, Janice Pucci, Denise A. Vasques, Gary E. Wynkoop. (Forte, Michael) (Entered: 07/01/2020)

July 1, 2020 PACER
34

STIPULATION re 1 Complaint, filed by Juan Pablo Restrepo, Alberto Deburgos, Bryant A. Estrada, Emmanuel L. Lyte. (Jerzyk, Matthew) (Entered: 07/01/2020)

July 1, 2020 PACER
35

STIPULATION re 1 Complaint, Extension of Time to Answer filed by Stephen P. Erickson, Jennifer L. Johnson, Diane C. Mederos, Richard H. Pierce, Isadore S. Ramos, David H. Sholes, William E. West. (Marcaccio, Raymond) (Entered: 07/01/2020)

July 1, 2020 PACER
36

STIPULATION re 1 Complaint, filed by Nellie Gorbea. (Taveras, Angel) (Main Document 36 replaced on 7/1/2020) (Urizandi, Nisshy). (Entered: 07/01/2020)

July 1, 2020 PACER
37

STIPULATION regarding additional time to respond to complaint filed by Susan Abramson, Dorothy McCarthy, Donna J. McDonald, Edward Murphy. (Bliss, Timothy) (Entered: 07/02/2020)

July 2, 2020 PACER
38

STIPULATION re 1 Complaint, filed by All Plaintiffs. (Batastini, Armando) (Entered: 07/02/2020)

July 2, 2020 PACER
39

STIPULATION filed by City of Pawtucket. (Milos, Frank) (Entered: 07/06/2020)

July 6, 2020 PACER
40

STIPULATION re 1 Complaint, filed by Mercedes Bernal, Claudia J. Haugen, Renay Brooks Omisore, Kathy Placencia. (McHugh, Kevin) (Entered: 07/08/2020)

July 8, 2020 RECAP
41

MOTION for an Extension of Time (To Extend Time by 45 days to File Their Petition for Fees) filed by All Plaintiffs. Responses due by 8/6/2020. (Batastini, Armando) (Entered: 07/23/2020)

July 23, 2020 PACER
42

ANSWER to Complaint by Mercedes Bernal, Claudia J. Haugen, Renay Brooks Omisore, Kathy Placencia.(McHugh, Kevin) (Entered: 07/27/2020)

July 27, 2020 PACER

TEXT ORDER granting 41 Motion for Extension of Time - So Ordered by District Judge Mary S. McElroy on 7/28/2020. (Urizandi, Nisshy)

July 28, 2020 PACER

TEXT entering ORDER re 34 Stipulation filed by Emmanuel L. Lyte, Bryant A. Estrada, Juan Pablo Restrepo, Alberto Deburgos, 35 Stipulation filed by David H. Sholes, Diane C. Mederos, William E. West, Isadore S. Ramos, Stephen P. Erickson, Jennifer L. Johnson, Richard H. Pierce, 36 Stipulation filed by Nellie Gorbea, 33 Stipulation filed by Nicholas Bianco, Gary E. Wynkoop, Janice Pucci, Denise A. Vasques, 38 Stipulation filed by Jennifer Rourke, Lenny Cioe, Tiara Mack, Jeanine Calkin, Gayle Goldin, Jonathon Acosta, 32 Stipulation filed by Peter Neronha, 40 Stipulation filed by Claudia J. Haugen, Mercedes Bernal, Renay Brooks Omisore, Kathy Placencia, 37 Stipulation filed by Dorothy McCarthy, Donna J. McDonald, Susan Abramson, Edward Murphy, 39 Stipulation filed by City of Pawtucket, Juan Pablo Restrepo answer due 8/17/2020; Susan Abramson answer due 8/17/2020; Mercedes Bernal answer due 8/17/2020; Nicholas Bianco answer due 8/17/2020; Edward Cantone, Jr. answer due 8/17/2020; Robert W. Castle answer due 8/17/2020; City of Pawtucket answer due 8/17/2020; Alberto Deburgos answer due 8/17/2020; Stephen P. Erickson answer due 8/17/2020; Bryant A. Estrada answer due 8/17/2020; Nellie Gorbea answer due 8/17/2020; Claudia J. Haugen answer due 8/17/2020; Jennifer L. Johnson answer due 8/17/2020; Emmanuel L. Lyte answer due 8/17/2020; Dorothy McCarthy answer due 8/17/2020; Donna J. McDonald answer due 8/17/2020; Kenneth McGill answer due 8/17/2020; Diane C. Mederos answer due 8/17/2020; Edward Murphy answer due 8/17/2020; Peter Neronha answer due 8/17/2020; Renay Brooks Omisore answer due 8/17/2020; Maria M. Pavao answer due 8/17/2020; Richard H. Pierce answer due 8/17/2020; Kathy Placencia answer due 8/17/2020; Janice Pucci answer due 8/17/2020; Isadore S. Ramos answer due 8/17/2020; David H. Sholes answer due 8/17/2020; Denise A. Vasques answer due 8/17/2020; William E. West answer due 8/17/2020; Gary E. Wynkoop answer due 8/17/2020 - So Ordered by District Judge Mary S. McElroy on 7/28/2020. (Urizandi, Nisshy)

July 28, 2020 PACER

Order on Motion for Extension of Time

July 28, 2020 PACER
43

ANSWER to Complaint by Juan Pablo Restrepo, Alberto Deburgos, Bryant A. Estrada, Emmanuel L. Lyte.(Jerzyk, Matthew) (Entered: 08/12/2020)

Aug. 12, 2020 PACER
44

STIPULATION re 1 Complaint, filed by Peter Neronha. (Field, Michael) (Entered: 08/17/2020)

Aug. 17, 2020 PACER
45

STIPULATION filed by Nellie Gorbea. (Taveras, Angel) (Entered: 08/17/2020)

Aug. 17, 2020 PACER
46

STIPULATION re 1 Complaint, filed by Stephen P. Erickson, Jennifer L. Johnson, Diane C. Mederos, Richard H. Pierce, Isadore S. Ramos, David H. Sholes, William E. West. (Marcaccio, Raymond) (Entered: 08/17/2020)

Aug. 17, 2020 PACER
47

Second STIPULATION Regarding Additional Time to Respond to Complaint filed by Susan Abramson, Dorothy McCarthy, Donna J. McDonald, Edward Murphy. (Bliss, Timothy) (Entered: 08/17/2020)

Aug. 17, 2020 PACER
48

ANSWER to Complaint by City of Pawtucket.(Milos, Frank) (Entered: 08/17/2020)

Aug. 17, 2020 PACER
49

STIPULATION filed by Nicholas Bianco, Janice Pucci, Denise A. Vasques, Gary E. Wynkoop. (Forte, Michael) (Entered: 08/17/2020)

Aug. 17, 2020 PACER
50

STIPULATION filed by Nellie Gorbea. (Taveras, Angel) (Entered: 08/31/2020)

Aug. 31, 2020 PACER
51

STIPULATION filed by Stephen P. Erickson, Jennifer L. Johnson, Diane C. Mederos, Richard H. Pierce, Isadore S. Ramos, David H. Sholes, William E. West. (Marcaccio, Raymond) (Entered: 08/31/2020)

Aug. 31, 2020 PACER
52

NOTICE by Nellie Gorbea Angel Taveras - Firm change (Taveras, Angel) (Entered: 01/19/2021)

Jan. 19, 2021 PACER
53

Order Directing Filing of a Status Report. Status Report due by 9/3/2021. So Ordered by District Judge Mary S. McElroy on 8/3/2021. (Potter, Carrie) (Entered: 08/03/2021)

Aug. 3, 2021 PACER
54

STIPULATION re 1 Complaint, (Stipulation of Dismissal) filed by All Plaintiffs. (Batastini, Armando) (Entered: 09/01/2021)

Sept. 1, 2021 RECAP

TEXT Order Entering 54 STIPULATION. So Ordered by District Judge Mary S. McElroy on 9/1/2021. (Potter, Carrie)

Sept. 1, 2021 PACER

Order Entering Stipulation

Sept. 1, 2021 PACER
54

STIPULATION re 1 Complaint, (Stipulation of Dismissal) filed by All Plaintiffs. (Batastini, Armando) (Entered: 09/01/2021)

Sept. 1, 2021 RECAP

TEXT Order Entering 54 STIPULATION. So Ordered by District Judge Mary S. McElroy on 9/1/2021. (Potter, Carrie)

Sept. 1, 2021 PACER

Order Entering Stipulation

Sept. 1, 2021 PACER

State / Territory: Rhode Island

Case Type(s):

Election/Voting Rights

Special Collection(s):

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Healthy Elections COVID litigation tracker

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 16, 2020

Closing Date: Sept. 1, 2020

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Six candidates for Rhode Island Senate

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

ACLU Affiliates (any)

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Board of Canvassers (Central Falls, Providence), City

Board of Canvassers (North Providence, Providence), City

Board of Canvassers (Pawtucket, Providence), City

Board of Canvassers (Providence, Providence), City

Attorney General, State

Board of Canvassers (Warwick, Kent), City

Clerk of the Board of Canvassers (Central Falls, Providence), City

Clerk of the Board of Canvassers (North Providence, Providence), City

Registrar for the Board of Canvassers (Pawtucket, Providence), City

Administrator of Elections (Providence, Providence), City

Director of Elections (Warwick, Kent), City

Board of Elections, State

Secretary of State, State

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Due Process: Substantive Due Process

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

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Form of Settlement:

Conditional Dismissal

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief granted

Issues

General:

Access to public accommodations - governmental

Voting

Voting access

Voting:

Candidate qualifications

Challenges to at-large/multimember district/election

Election administration

Voter qualifications