Case: Boustani v. Blackwell

1:06-cv-02065 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

Filed Date: Aug. 29, 2006

Closed Date: Oct. 26, 2006

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Case Summary

This lawsuit is about a state law that would have allowed poll workers to ask whether a voter is a native or naturalized citizen and, if naturalized, would have required voters to provide citizenship documentation prior to casting their ballot. On August 29, 2006, 24 plaintiffs, including private citizens and several non-profit organizations – the Asian American Bar Association, the Federation of India Community Association, the Service Employees International Union District 1199 AFL-CIO, the A…

This lawsuit is about a state law that would have allowed poll workers to ask whether a voter is a native or naturalized citizen and, if naturalized, would have required voters to provide citizenship documentation prior to casting their ballot. On August 29, 2006, 24 plaintiffs, including private citizens and several non-profit organizations – the Asian American Bar Association, the Federation of India Community Association, the Service Employees International Union District 1199 AFL-CIO, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, the Greater Toledo Association of Arab Americans, and the Council on American-Islamic Relations – filed this lawsuit against Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. Judge Christopher A. Boyko presided over this case. The plaintiffs sought declaratory relief and an injunction against enforcement of the state law under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Plaintiffs also cited the Civil rights Act of 1964 42 U.S.C. § 1971(a)(2)(A) and (B) along with the Equal Protection Clause and the First, Fourteenth, and Twenty-Fourth Amendments. Plaintiffs were represented by private counsel, the ACLU, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, and the New York University School of Law.

 

Plaintiffs had three central allegations. First, they alleged that the law discriminated against naturalized citizens based on their national origin and by imposing an undue burden on their fundamental right to vote. Second, they alleged the law violated the Civil Rights Act because it imposed requirements on naturalized citizens that were not imposed on native born citizens before naturalized citizens could exercise their right to vote. Third, they alleged that the law was an unconstitutional poll tax.

 

On October 4, 2006, Plaintiffs and the Ohio Secretary of State entered an agreement which established a permanent injunction against the Ohio Secretary of State from enforcing the law. The parties also agreed that the Secretary of State would inform poll workers not to ask any questions of voters beyond whether they are citizens, and required signs at all voting locations that noted naturalized citizens would not be required to provide poll workers or the state with additional documentation of their citizenship prior to casting their ballots.

 

On October 26, 2006, Judge Boyko then issued an order finding that the state law violated the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution because it “targeted naturalized citizens for different treatment” than native citizens. 460 F.Supp.2d 822, 825. The court found that the Ohio Secretary of State did not provide sufficient evidence to show why the state had a strong enough interest in preventing voter fraud to outweigh Plaintiffs’ “weightier and more significant interest in exercising” their fundamental right to vote. 460 F.Supp.2d 822, 826. The court further determined that the law amounted to a poll tax because it required naturalized citizens to pay a two-hundred and twenty-dollar replacement fee to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service to replace lost or damaged citizenship verification documents prior to casting their ballots. 460 F.Supp.2d 822, 826.

 

The Ohio General Assembly did not repeal this legislation, so Plaintiffs filed a motion for additional relief on September 25, 2012. 2012 WL 5414454, at *1. Plaintiffs sought to the court to impose the same requirements from its October 4, 2006 Order on Ohio Secretary of State John Husted, and to require him to send a letter to the General Assembly requesting that they repeal the unconstitutional statute. Id. at *1-2. Judge Boyko held that Plaintiffs lacked standing to request this relief. Id. at *3. The case is no longer on-going.

Summary Authors

Madeline Mischler (10/16/2022)

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Documents in the Clearinghouse

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1:06-cv-02065

Complaint

Aug. 29, 2006

Aug. 29, 2006

Complaint
18

1:06-cv-02065

Opinion and Order

Oct. 4, 2006

Oct. 4, 2006

Order/Opinion

460 F.Supp.2d 460

20

1:06-cv-02065

Opinion and Order

Oct. 26, 2006

Oct. 26, 2006

Order/Opinion

460 F.Supp.2d 460

41

1:06-cv-02065

Order and Judgment

March 15, 2007

March 15, 2007

Order/Opinion
51

1:06-cv-02065

Opinion and Order

Nov. 6, 2012

Nov. 6, 2012

Order/Opinion

2012 WL 2012

Docket

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Last updated March 9, 2024, 3 a.m.

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Complaint against J. Kenneth Blackwell ( Filing fee 350 receipt number 2111278.). Filed by Catherine Ma, Sagarika Nayak, Eduardo Romero, Karil Bialostosky, Dagmar Celeste, Ali AlHaddad, Sawsan Alhaddad, Gia Hoa Ryan, Margaret Wong, P.S. Murthy, Asian American Bar Association, Federation of India Community Association, Service Employees International Union District 1199 AFL-CIO, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Greater Toledo Association of Arab Americans, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Laura Boustani, Mutsuyo Okumura Unger, Chia-Min T. Chen, Mary Savas, Efty simakis, Sophia Loizos, Paramjit Singh, Joseph Hajjar. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet # 2 Summons)(Bell-Platts, Meredith) (Entered: 08/29/2006)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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2 Summons

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Aug. 29, 2006

Aug. 29, 2006

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Judge Christopher A. Boyko assigned to case. (C, BA)

Aug. 29, 2006

Aug. 29, 2006

PACER

Random Assignment of Magistrate Judge Vecchiarelli, pursuant to Local Rule 3.1. (C, BA)

Aug. 29, 2006

Aug. 29, 2006

PACER
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Summons and Magistrate Consent Form issued to counsel for service upon J. Kenneth Blackwell. (Attachments: # 1 Consent Form) (C, BA) (Entered: 08/29/2006)

Aug. 29, 2006

Aug. 29, 2006

PACER
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Motion for leave to exceed page limit filed by all plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Motion for Preliminary Injunction# 2 Memorandum in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction# 3 Exhibit 1# 4 Exhibit 2# 5 Exhibit 3# 6 Exhibit 4# 7 Exhibit 5# 8 Exhibit 6# 9 Exhibit 7# 10 Exhibit 8# 11 Exhibit 9# 12 Exhibit 10# 13 Exhibit 11# 14 Exhibit 12# 15 Exhibit 13# 16 Exhibit 14# 17 Exhibit 15# 18 Exhibit 16# 19 Exhibit 17# 20 Exhibit 18# 21 Exhibit 19)(Bell-Platts, Meredith) (Entered: 08/29/2006)

Aug. 29, 2006

Aug. 29, 2006

PACER
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Motion for attorney Wendy Weiser to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee 190, receipt number 2119737. filed by all plaintiffs. (Bell-Platts, Meredith) (Entered: 09/05/2006)

Sept. 5, 2006

Sept. 5, 2006

PACER
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Attorney Appearance by Richard N. Coglianese filed by on behalf of J. Kenneth Blackwell. (Coglianese, Richard) (Entered: 09/05/2006)

Sept. 5, 2006

Sept. 5, 2006

PACER

Order [non document] granting Motion for appearance pro hac vice by attorney Wendy R. Weiser for all plaintiffs (Related Doc # 4 ). Entered by Judge Christopher A. Boyko on 09/05/06.(M, M)

Sept. 5, 2006

Sept. 5, 2006

PACER
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Motion for attorney Daniel P. Tokaji to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee 190, receipt number 2120778. filed by all plaintiffs. (Bell-Platts, Meredith) (Entered: 09/06/2006)

Sept. 6, 2006

Sept. 6, 2006

PACER

Order [non document] granting Motion for appearance pro hac vice by attorney Daniel P. Tokaji for all plaintiffs (Related Doc # 6 ) on the condition that counsel attend all scheduled hearings. Entered by Judge Christopher A. Boyko on 09/06/06.(M, M)

Sept. 6, 2006

Sept. 6, 2006

PACER
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Attorney Appearance by Richard G. Lillie filed by on behalf of J. Kenneth Blackwell. (Lillie, Richard) (Entered: 09/11/2006)

Sept. 11, 2006

Sept. 11, 2006

PACER
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Proposed Stipulation for Leave to Plead until 9/28/06 to complaint filed by J. Kenneth Blackwell. Related document(s) 1 . (Lillie, Richard) Modified text on 9/19/2006 (E, P). (Entered: 09/15/2006)

Sept. 15, 2006

Sept. 15, 2006

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Stipulation & Order granting for leave until 9/28/06 to plead to complaint. Signed by Judge Christopher A. Boyko on 09/15/06. (M, M) Modified text on 9/21/2006 (E, P). (Entered: 09/15/2006)

Sept. 15, 2006

Sept. 15, 2006

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Return of Service Executed (of unissued summons w/incorrect response time) upon J. Kenneth Blackwell by personal service on 8/29/06 filed by all plaintiffs. (C, K A) (Entered: 09/18/2006)

Sept. 15, 2006

Sept. 15, 2006

PACER
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Proposed Stipulation Regarding Answer to Complaint and Preliminary Injunction filed by all parties. (Bell-Platts, Meredith) Modified text on 9/21/2006 (E, P). (Entered: 09/20/2006)

Sept. 20, 2006

Sept. 20, 2006

PACER

Stipulation & Order (non document) modified as to Paragraph 2 as follows: Oppositions due 9/28/06; Replies due 10/2/06. Hearing set for 10/4/06 at 2:00 p.m. before Judge Boyko. All other stipulations shall be ordered re 11 Stipulation . Entered by Judge Christopher A. Boyko on 09/22/06. (M, M)

Sept. 22, 2006

Sept. 22, 2006

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Order [non document] granting plaintiff's Motion for leave (Related Doc # 3 ) to exceed page limit. Entered by Judge Christopher A. Boyko on 09/22/06.(M, M)

Sept. 22, 2006

Sept. 22, 2006

PACER
12

Motion to have Preliminary Injunction Motion to be Filed as a Separate Docket Entry as of its Date of Lodging filed by all plaintiffs. Related document(s) 3 . (Bell-Platts, Meredith) Modified text of docket entry on 9/26/2006 (B, B). (Entered: 09/25/2006)

Sept. 25, 2006

Sept. 25, 2006

PACER

Order [non document] granting plaintiff's Motion for order (Related Doc # 12 ) to have preliminary injunction motion filed as a separate docket entry as of its date of lodging. Entered by Judge Christopher A. Boyko on 09/25/06.(M, M)

Sept. 27, 2006

Sept. 27, 2006

PACER
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Answer to Complaint(Related Doc # 1 ) filed by J. Kenneth Blackwell. (Lillie, Richard) Modified text on 9/29/2006 (E, P). (Entered: 09/28/2006)

Sept. 28, 2006

Sept. 28, 2006

PACER
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Motion for extension of time until October 2, 2006 to Submit a Response to Plaintiffs' Motion for a Preliminary Injunction filed by J. Kenneth Blackwell. Related document(s) 3, 12 . (Lillie, Richard) (Entered: 09/28/2006)

Sept. 28, 2006

Sept. 28, 2006

PACER
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Opposition to Motion for extension of time until October 2, 2006 to Submit a Response to Plaintiffs' Motion for a Preliminary Injunction filed by all plaintiffs. Related document(s) 14 . (Chandra, Subodh) (Entered: 09/29/2006)

Sept. 29, 2006

Sept. 29, 2006

PACER

Order [non document] denying 14 defendant's Motion for Extension of Time re 14 Motion for extension of time until October 2, 2006 to Submit a Response to Plaintiffs' Motion for a Preliminary Injunction based on prior stipulation of the parties. Entered by Judge Christopher A. Boyko on 10/02/06.(M, M) Modified on 10/2/2006 (M, M).

Oct. 2, 2006

Oct. 2, 2006

PACER
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Notice of withdrawal of counsel by Richard Coglianese and Damian Sikora filed by J. Kenneth Blackwell. (Coglianese, Richard) (Entered: 10/02/2006)

Oct. 2, 2006

Oct. 2, 2006

PACER
17

Hearing Brief and Proposed Remedy filed by J. Kenneth Blackwell. (Attachments: # 1Exhibit)(Lillie, Richard) Modified text on 10/4/2006 (E, P). (Entered: 10/03/2006)

Oct. 3, 2006

Oct. 3, 2006

PACER
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Opinion and Order. In light of the above agreement of the parties and the orders of this Court, Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction is rendered moot . Signed by Judge Christopher A. Boyko on 10/04/06. (M, M) (Entered: 10/04/2006)

Oct. 4, 2006

Oct. 4, 2006

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19

Case Management Conference Scheduling Order with case management conference to be held on 11/21/2006 at 11:00 AM at Chambers 15B before Honorable Christopher A. Boyko. Signed by Judge Christopher A. Boyko on 10/20/06. (Attachments: # 1 Report of Parties Planning Meeting)(M, M) (Entered: 10/20/2006)

Oct. 20, 2006

Oct. 20, 2006

PACER
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Opinion and Order. This Court finds amended R.C. 3505.20(A)(2),(3) and (4), et seq. unconstitutional re 1 Complaint. Signed by Judge Christopher A. Boyko on 10/26/06. (M, M) (Entered: 10/26/2006)

Oct. 26, 2006

Oct. 26, 2006

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Order (non document). The case management conference scheduled for 11/21/06 at 11:00 a.m. is cancelled re 19 Case Management Conference Scheduling Order . Entered by Judge Christopher A. Boyko on 10/26/06. (M, M)

Oct. 26, 2006

Oct. 26, 2006

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Judgment Entry re 20 Opinion and Order. Signed by Judge Christopher A. Boyko on 10/26/06. (M, M) (Entered: 10/26/2006)

Oct. 26, 2006

Oct. 26, 2006

PACER
22

Proposed Stipulation on Motion for Attorneys' Fees and Costs filed by all parties. (Bell-Platts, Meredith) (Entered: 11/08/2006)

Nov. 8, 2006

Nov. 8, 2006

PACER

Stipulation & Order re 22 Stipulation filed by J. Kenneth Blackwell. Defendant's granted to December 15, 2006 to file motion for attorney's fees and costs. Entered by Judge Christopher A. Boyko on 11/09/06. (M, M)

Nov. 9, 2006

Nov. 9, 2006

PACER
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Motion for attorney fees by Meredith Bell-Platts filed by on behalf of all plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Brief in Support # 2 Exhibit Expenses# 3 Affidavit # 4 Affidavit # 5 Affidavit # 6 Affidavit # 7 Affidavit # 8 Affidavit # 9 Exhibit # 10 Affidavit # 11 Exhibit # 12 Affidavit # 13 Affidavit # 14 Affidavit)(Bell-Platts, Meredith) (Entered: 12/15/2006)

Dec. 15, 2006

Dec. 15, 2006

PACER
24

Motion for extension of time to Conduct Discovery and Respond to Plaintiffs' Motion for Costs and Attorneys' Fees and Request for Evidentiary Hearing filed by J. Kenneth Blackwell. Related document(s) 23 . (Lillie, Richard) (Entered: 12/19/2006)

Dec. 19, 2006

Dec. 19, 2006

PACER
25

Order of Referral to Magistrate Judge Vecchiarelli for Report and Recommendation re 23 Plaintiff's Motion for attorney fees by Meredith Bell-Platts filed by Eduardo Romero, et. al; 24 Defendant's Motion for extension of time to Conduct Discovery and Respond to Plaintiffs' Motion for Costs and Attorneys' Fees and Request for Evidentiary Hearing filed by J. Kenneth Blackwell to Magistrate Judge Magistrate Judge Nancy Vecchiarelli. Signed by Judge Christopher A. Boyko on 12/20/06. (M, M) Modified on 12/20/2006 (M, M). (Entered: 12/20/2006)

Dec. 20, 2006

Dec. 20, 2006

PACER
26

Notice of Hearing and Order re 23 Motion for attorney fees and 24 Motion for extension of time. Telephone Conference set for 1/4/2007 at 09:30 AM before Magistrate Judge Nancy A. Vecchiarelli. Lead counsel for both parties shall participate in the conference call. Counsel for plaintiff to host the call. Counsel for defendant to provide counsel for plaintiff with the telephone number where he/she can be reached. Cellular telephone are not an acceptable means of conferencing with this Court. Related document(s) 23, 24 . (G, W) (Entered: 12/22/2006)

Dec. 22, 2006

Dec. 22, 2006

PACER
27

Amended Affidavit/Declaration of Wendy Weiser filed by all plaintiffs. Related document(s) 23 . (Bell-Platts, Meredith) (Entered: 12/26/2006)

Dec. 26, 2006

Dec. 26, 2006

PACER
28

Minutes of proceedings. Telephone Conference held on 01/04/2007 before Magistrate Judge Nancy A. Vecchiarelli to discuss Defendant's request for extension of time for discovery and evidentiary hearing. Settlement Conference set for 02/08/2007. Discovery cut-off dates set. Evidentiary hearing set for 04/04/2007. (Court Reporter N/A.) (G, W) (Entered: 01/04/2007)

Jan. 4, 2007

Jan. 4, 2007

PACER
29

Notice of Hearing and Order: Settlement Conference set for 2/8/2007 at 09:30 AM in Chambers 10B before Magistrate Judge Nancy A. Vecchiarelli, 801 West Superior Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113. An employee of the appropriate state agency possessing full settlement authority shall be present at the conference on behalf of the defendant. (G, W) (Entered: 01/04/2007)

Jan. 4, 2007

Jan. 4, 2007

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30

Notice and Order. Evidentiary Hearing set for 4/4/2007 at 09:30 AM in Chambers 10B before Magistrate Judge Nancy A. Vecchiarelli, 801 West Superior Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113. Plaintiffs' initial disclosures to Defendant due 01/16/2007. Defendant's request to Plaintiff for production of documents due 01/16/2007. Plaintiff to respond to requests within 30 days. Witness and exhibit lists and stipulations to be exchanged and filed by 03/22/2007. Witness lists to include identification of witness and the subject matter on which the witness is expected to testify. Magistrate Judge Nancy A. Vecchiarelli on 01/04/2007. (G, W) (Entered: 01/04/2007)

Jan. 4, 2007

Jan. 4, 2007

PACER
31

Notice of Substitution of Counsel removing attorney Richard Lillie and Gretchen Holderman and adding attorney Richard N. Coglianese filed by on behalf of J. Kenneth Blackwell. (Coglianese, Richard) (Entered: 01/16/2007)

Jan. 16, 2007

Jan. 16, 2007

PACER
32

Proposed Stipulation to extend reporting dates filed by all parties. (Coglianese, Richard) (Entered: 01/16/2007)

Jan. 16, 2007

Jan. 16, 2007

PACER

Notice (non-document) of Rescheduling Hearing. Settlement Conference set for 2/8/2007 reset for 11:00 AM in Chambers 10B before Magistrate Judge Nancy A. Vecchiarelli. Related document(s) 29 . (G,W)

Feb. 5, 2007

Feb. 5, 2007

PACER
33

Minutes of proceedings. Telephone Conference held on 02/05/2007 before Magistrate Judge Nancy A. Vecchiarelli. Parties to meet on 02/06/2007 to discuss settlement. Settlement conference to go forward as scheduled on 02/08/2007 except for a change in time from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Telephone status conference re. 02/06/2007 meeting set for 02/07/2007 at 10:00 a.m. (Court Reporter N/A.) (G,W) (Entered: 02/06/2007)

Feb. 6, 2007

Feb. 6, 2007

PACER
34

Notice of Hearing: Telephone Conference set for 2/7/2007 at 10:00 AM in Chambers 10B before Magistrate Judge Nancy A. Vecchiarelli. Counsel for parties to determine who will initiate the call. Cellular telephones and other mobile devices are not acceptable for conferencing with this Court. (G,W) (Entered: 02/06/2007)

Feb. 6, 2007

Feb. 6, 2007

PACER
35

Minutes of proceedings. Telephone Conference held on 02/07/2007 before Magistrate Judge Nancy A. Vecchiarelli. Parties did not settle during their 02/06/2007 meeting and will appear at the settlement conference on 02/08/2007. (Court Reporter N/A.) (G,W) (Entered: 02/07/2007)

Feb. 7, 2007

Feb. 7, 2007

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Minutes of proceedings. Settlement Conference before Magistrate Judge Nancy A. Vecchiarelli on 02/08/2007. No settlement was reached. Each party to notify Zoltan Hargitai no later than 02/12/2007 at 12:00 p.m. whether they accept or reject settlement proposal set forth by the Court. Telephone conference set for 02/13/2007 at 2:00 p.m. (Court Reporter N/A.) (G,W) (Entered: 02/09/2007)

Feb. 9, 2007

Feb. 9, 2007

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37

Notice of Hearing: Telephone Conference set for 2/13/2007 at 02:00 PM before Magistrate Judge Nancy A. Vecchiarelli. Counsel for parties to determine who shall initiate the call. Cellular telephones are not acceptable for conferencing with this Court. (G,W) (Entered: 02/09/2007)

Feb. 9, 2007

Feb. 9, 2007

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38

Minutes of proceedings. Telephone Conference held on 02/12/2007 before Magistrate Judge Nancy A. Vecchiarelli. Court informed counsel for both sides that they reached a settlement. Parties accepted the settlement proposed by the Court. Parties to file joint proposed judgment entry no later than 02/26/2007. (Court Reporter N/A.) (G,W) (Entered: 02/14/2007)

Feb. 14, 2007

Feb. 14, 2007

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39

Notice of Attorneys Fees Compromise filed by all parties. (Coglianese, Richard) (Entered: 03/09/2007)

March 9, 2007

March 9, 2007

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40

Amended Notice of Attorneys Fee Agreement filed by all parties. (Coglianese, Richard) (Entered: 03/12/2007)

March 12, 2007

March 12, 2007

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41

Order. The Court finds that Plaintiffs were prevailing parties in the underlying action and are entitled to an award of costs and attorneys' fees under 42 USC 1973l(e) and 1988. The Court further finds that the parties' negotiated agreement is fair and reasonable, given the expense incurred and hours expended by the attorneys for Plaintiffs in this case. Signed by Judge Christopher A. Boyko on 03/13/05.(M,M) (Entered: 03/15/2007)

March 15, 2007

March 15, 2007

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42

Notice of Substitution of Counsel removing attorney Carrie L. Davis and adding attorney James L. Hardiman and Jennifer Martinez Atzberger filed by on behalf of All Plaintiffs. Related document(s) 1 .(Hardiman, James) Modified text on 9/17/2012 (P,G). (Entered: 09/14/2012)

Sept. 14, 2012

Sept. 14, 2012

PACER
43

Motion to substitute party Secretary of State Jon Husted in his Official Capacity for J. Kenneth Blackwell filed by Ali AlHaddad, Sawsan Alhaddad, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Asian American Bar Association, Karil Bialostosky, Laura Boustani, Dagmar Celeste, Chia-Min T. Chen, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Federation of India Community Association, Greater Toledo Association of Arab Americans, Joseph Hajjar, Sophia Loizos, Catherine Ma, P.S. Murthy, Sagarika Nayak, Eduardo Romero, Gia Hoa Ryan, Mary Savas, Service Employees International Union District 1199 AFL-CIO, Paramjit Singh, Mutsuyo Okumura Unger, Margaret Wong, Efty simakis. (Chandra, Subodh) (Entered: 09/25/2012)

Sept. 25, 2012

Sept. 25, 2012

PACER
44

Motion for additional relief filed by Ali AlHaddad, Sawsan Alhaddad, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Asian American Bar Association, Karil Bialostosky, Laura Boustani, Dagmar Celeste, Chia-Min T. Chen, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Federation of India Community Association, Greater Toledo Association of Arab Americans, Joseph Hajjar, Sophia Loizos, Catherine Ma, P.S. Murthy, Sagarika Nayak, Eduardo Romero, Gia Hoa Ryan, Mary Savas, Service Employees International Union District 1199 AFL-CIO, Paramjit Singh, Mutsuyo Okumura Unger, Margaret Wong, Efty simakis. Related document(s) 18, 20 . (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit News Articles, # 2 Exhibit Letter to Secretary Husted, # 3 Exhibit Declaration of Jennifer Atzberger, # 4 Exhibit October 4, 2006 Order, # 5 Exhibit 2006-72 Poll Worker Directive--Blackwell, # 6 Exhibit 2008-92--Poll Worker Directive--Brunner, # 7 Exhibit Proposed Journal Entry)(Hardiman, James) Modified text on 9/26/2012 (P,G). (Entered: 09/25/2012)

Sept. 25, 2012

Sept. 25, 2012

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45

Notice of Service of Motion for Additional Relief filed by Ali AlHaddad, Sawsan Alhaddad, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Asian American Bar Association, Karil Bialostosky, Laura Boustani, Dagmar Celeste, Chia-Min T. Chen, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Federation of India Community Association, Greater Toledo Association of Arab Americans, Joseph Hajjar, Sophia Loizos, Catherine Ma, P.S. Murthy, Sagarika Nayak, Eduardo Romero, Gia Hoa Ryan, Mary Savas, Service Employees International Union District 1199 AFL-CIO, Paramjit Singh, Mutsuyo Okumura Unger, Margaret Wong, Efty simakis. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Certified Mail Receipt)Related document(s) 44 .(Hardiman, James) (Entered: 10/02/2012)

Oct. 2, 2012

Oct. 2, 2012

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Notice that Motion for Additional Relief (ECF #44) is Ripe for Ruling filed by All Plaintiffs. Related document(s) 44 .(Chandra, Subodh) Modified text on 10/16/2012 (P,G). (Entered: 10/15/2012)

Oct. 15, 2012

Oct. 15, 2012

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Response to Plaintiffs' 46 Notice that their 44 Motion for additional relief is ripe filed by J. Kenneth Blackwell. (Coglianese, Richard) Modified text and created link on 10/16/2012 (P,G). (Entered: 10/15/2012)

Oct. 15, 2012

Oct. 15, 2012

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48

Reply to Defendant's Response to Plaintiffs' Notice that Motion is Ripe filed by All Plaintiffs. Related document(s) 44, 47, 46 . (Hardiman, James) (Entered: 10/17/2012)

Oct. 17, 2012

Oct. 17, 2012

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49

Response to 44 Motion for additional relief Defendant Secretary of State Jon Husted's Memorandum Contra Plaintiffs' Motion for Additional Relief filed by J. Kenneth Blackwell. (Coglianese, Richard) (Entered: 10/19/2012)

Oct. 19, 2012

Oct. 19, 2012

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Response to Secretary of State Husted's Memorandum Contra to Plaintiffs' Motion for Additional Relief filed by All Plaintiffs. Related document(s) 44, 49 . (Hardiman, James) (Entered: 10/26/2012)

Oct. 26, 2012

Oct. 26, 2012

PACER

Order [non-document] granting Plaintiffs' Motion to substitute party (Related Doc # 43 ); Jon Husted added to case. Judge Christopher A. Boyko on 11/6/2012.(H,CM)

Nov. 6, 2012

Nov. 6, 2012

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51

Opinion and Order. Plaintiffs' Motion for Additional Relief (Related doc # 44 ) is denied. Judge Christopher A. Boyko on 11/6/2012. (H,CM) (Entered: 11/06/2012)

Nov. 6, 2012

Nov. 6, 2012

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Case Details

State / Territory: Ohio

Case Type(s):

Election/Voting Rights

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 29, 2006

Closing Date: Oct. 26, 2006

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Private naturalized citizens and non-profit organizations.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Non-profit NON-religious organization

Attorney Organizations:

Lawyers Comm. for Civil Rights Under Law

ACLU Affiliates (any)

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Unknown

Class Action Outcome: Unknown

Defendants

Ohio, State

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Civil Rights Act of 1957/1960, 52 U.S.C. § 10101 (previously 42 U.S.C. § 1971)

Constitutional Clause(s):

Equal Protection

Available Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Attorneys fees

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Content of Injunction:

Voting Process Changes

Amount Defendant Pays: $80,000

Issues

Discrimination Basis:

Immigration status

National origin discrimination

Voting:

Election administration

Voter qualifications

Voting: General & Misc.