Case: La Union Del Pueblo Entero v. Abbott

5:21-cv-00844 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Filed Date: Sept. 3, 2021

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Case Summary

(This summary is temporary, while we research the case.) In 2021, Texas passed Senate Bill 1, which in part required clerks to reject mail-in ballot applications and completed mail-in ballots if they did not include a voter identification number that matched the identification number used on an individual’s original voter registration application. La Union del Pueblo Entero filed a lawsuit arguing that this portion of the bill violated the Civil Rights Act. On August 17, 2023, the judge struck down this portion of the bill.

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People

For PACER's information on parties and their attorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/60362224/parties/la-union-del-pueblo-entero-v-gregory-w-abbott/


Judge(s)
Attorney for Plaintiff

Ahlrich, Danielle V. (Texas)

Alerasool, Omeed (Texas)

Amunson, Jessica Ring (Texas)

Armenta, Elena Rodriguez (Texas)

Attorney for Defendant

Armon, Orion (Texas)

Expert/Monitor/Master/Other
Judge(s)

Rodriguez, Xavier (Texas)

Attorney for Plaintiff

Ahlrich, Danielle V. (Texas)

Alerasool, Omeed (Texas)

Amunson, Jessica Ring (Texas)

Armenta, Elena Rodriguez (Texas)

Badat, Mohammed A. (Texas)

Baron, Noah B. (Texas)

Beeler, Christina Marie (Texas)

Bender, Laura Brady (Texas)

Berde, Matthew (Texas)

Berkowitz, Eitan G. (Texas)

Bernstein, Alyssa G. (Texas)

Berry, Patrick A. (Texas)

Bieter, Mark L. (Texas)

Bingham, Tiffany Sue (Texas)

Bonifaz, John (Texas)

Broughton, Kenneth E. (Texas)

Buser-Clancy, Thomas Paul (Texas)

Cai, Sophia (Texas)

Campbell-Harris, Dayton (Texas)

Carpenter, Madeleine Hall (Texas)

Cepeda-Derieux, Adriel (Texas)

Chen, Sarah Xiyi (Texas)

Clements, Ben (Texas)

Cloud, Megan (Texas)

Cox, Ryan V. (Texas)

Cromley, James David (Texas)

Curtis, Aaron J. (Texas)

D'Angelo, William D'Angelo (Texas)

Davis, Lia Sifuentes (Texas)

Dellheim, Richard Alan (Texas)

Dimmick, Brian (Texas)

Dodge, Christopher Dooley (Texas)

Dolling, Zachary (Texas)

Elias, Marc Erik (Texas)

Essig, Haley Costello (Texas)

Fein, Ronald A. (Texas)

Fombonne, Jonathan Gabriel (Texas)

Freeman, Daniel Joshua (Texas)

Garber, Andrew B. (Texas)

Garcia, Domingo A. (Texas)

Genecin, Victor (Texas)

Genender, Paul R. (Texas)

Gershon, Elissa (Texas)

Ha, Derek H. (Texas)

Hardin, John Russell (Texas)

Harris, Ashley Alcantara (Texas)

Hawley, Jonathan Patrick (Texas)

Herren, Thomas Christian (Texas)

Hofer, Peter (Texas)

Holmes, Jennifer A. (Texas)

Hostetler, Courtney M. (Texas)

Jones, Michael B. (Texas)

Kanterman, Jason S. (Texas)

Keats, Michael C. (Texas)

Kumar, Savannah (Texas)

Lakin, Sophia Lin (Texas)

Longoria, Julia Renee (Texas)

Lopez, Destiny (Texas)

Lorenzo, Daniela (Texas)

Lorenzo-Giguere, Susana (Texas)

Lyons, Sean Michael (Texas)

MacDonald, Ann Helen (Texas)

Malhi, Jaywin Singh (Texas)

Martin, Rebecca L. (Texas)

Marziani, Mimi M.D. (Texas)

Mattar, Amira Marcella (Texas)

McGreal, Christopher (Texas)

Mejia, Roswill (Texas)

Menendez, Fatima L (Texas)

Mirza, Hani (Texas)

Mittal, Urja (Texas)

Mixon, Meaghan E. (Texas)

Mizner, Susan (Texas)

Mocine-Mcqueen, Marcos (Texas)

Morales-Doyle, Sean (Texas)

Nkwonta, Uzoma N. (Texas)

O'Gara, Marisa (Texas)

Olson, Wendy J. (Texas)

Osaki, Samantha (Texas)

Paikowsky, Dana (Texas)

Parreno, Kenneth (Texas)

Perales, Nina (Texas)

Pinon, Adriana Cecilia (Texas)

Pippin, Keely Dulaney (Texas)

Posimato, Joseph N. (Texas)

Prowant, Bradley R. (Texas)

Rasich, Marc T. (Texas)

Rodman, James A. (Texas)

Romano, Lucia (Texas)

Rosenbaum, Laura E. (Texas)

Rusciano, Megan Ashley (Texas)

Ryan, Elizabeth Yvonne (Texas)

Sadasivan, Kathryn (Texas)

Saldivar, Edgar (Texas)

Sanders, Robyn (Texas)

Savitzky, Ari (Texas)

Segura, Andre I. (Texas)

Showalter, James Michael (Texas)

Singh, Jasleen K. (Texas)

Sisco, Ciara A. (Texas)

Snead, Lisa A. (Texas)

Spencer, Lora (Texas)

Spencer, R. Gary (Texas)

Stegemoeller, Patrick (Texas)

Stewart, Sarah C. (Texas)

Stewart, Michael Elliot (Texas)

Sweren-Becker, Eliza (Texas)

Tulin, Leah J. (Texas)

Vattamala, Jerry (Texas)

Wakschlag, Shira (Texas)

Warms, Veronikah Rhea (Texas)

Washington, Gregory D. (Texas)

Watkins, Elijah M. (Texas)

White, Graham (Texas)

Williams, Breanna Della (Texas)

Yeomans, Georgina (Texas)

Yukevich, Kathryn Elizabeth (Texas)

Yun, Jennifer Jaeseon (Texas)

Zaragoza, Liliana (Texas)

Zhen, Kevin (Texas)

Attorney for Defendant

Armon, Orion (Texas)

Barnes, J. Aaron (Texas)

Bernal, Jo Anne (Texas)

Birring, Sameer Singh (Texas)

Cotter, Robert (Texas)

Cubriel, Lisa V. (Texas)

Dippel, Leslie W. (Texas)

Disorbo, Jack Buckley (Texas)

Eisner, Marina (Texas)

Ennis, Chad (Texas)

Garza, Victor Manuel (Texas)

Garza, Michael J. (Texas)

Giese, Victoria A. (Texas)

Goldberg, Zack (Texas)

Green, Robert D. (Texas)

Habell, Germaine Maria (Texas)

Hartnett, Kathleen (Texas)

Henneke, Robert E (Texas)

Hilton, Christopher D. (Texas)

Hilton, Amy Snow (Texas)

Hudson, Eric A. (Texas)

Hunker, Kathleen (Texas)

Joyce, Jameson C (Texas)

Jr, Monroe David (Texas)

Kaplan, Ian Russell (Texas)

Kercher, Ryan G. (Texas)

Lebel, Caroline A. (Texas)

Leo, Angelica Lien (Texas)

Liu, Cory Ren (Texas)

Louk, David (Texas)

Mejia, Beatriz (Texas)

Natarajan, Ranjana (Texas)

Nelson, Anthony J. (Texas)

Nesbitt, Earl S. (Texas)

Nicholas, Barbara S. (Texas)

Nichols, Eric J.R. (Texas)

Piatt, Robert William (Texas)

Pope, Patrick T. (Texas)

Ramirez, Josephine L. (Texas)

Roberson, Larry L. (Texas)

Rodriguez, Rogelio C. (Texas)

Song, Sharon (Texas)

Spector, Kelsey (Texas)

Stone, Johnathan (Texas)

Stool, Ben L (Texas)

Sun, Christine (Texas)

Sweeten, Patrick K. (Texas)

Szumanski, Ethan Quinn (Texas)

Tatum, Clifford (Texas)

Thomas, Sherine Elizabeth (Texas)

Thompson, Karson Karl (Texas)

Thompson, William Thomas (Texas)

Tognetti, Leigh Ann (Texas)

Untereker, John Edward (Texas)

Villarreal, Jacqueline Lysette (Texas)

Wassdorf, William D. (Texas)

White, Jeffrey Michael (Texas)

Ybarra, Amy Stoeckl (Texas)

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Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document
1

5:21-cv-00844

Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

Sept. 3, 2021

Sept. 3, 2021

Complaint
14

5:21-cv-00844

Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice

Sept. 8, 2021

Sept. 8, 2021

Pleading / Motion / Brief
31

5:21-cv-00844

Order

Sept. 30, 2021

Sept. 30, 2021

Order/Opinion
83

5:21-cv-00844

Statement of Interest of the United States

Nov. 4, 2021

Nov. 4, 2021

Pleading / Motion / Brief
131

5:21-cv-00844

United States’ Amended Complaint

Nov. 30, 2021

Nov. 30, 2021

Complaint
140

5:21-cv-00844

First Amended Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

La Union Del Pueblo Entero v. Texas

Dec. 1, 2021

Dec. 1, 2021

Complaint
195

5:21-cv-00844

United States' Opposition to Defendants' Motion to Dismiss

Jan. 18, 2022

Jan. 18, 2022

Pleading / Motion / Brief
199

5:21-cv-00844

Plaintiffs’ Second Amended Complaint

Jan. 18, 2022

Jan. 18, 2022

Complaint
415

5:21-cv-00844

Opinion

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

May 17, 2022

May 17, 2022

Order/Opinion

29 F.4th 29

424

5:21-cv-00844

Order

May 24, 2022

May 24, 2022

Order/Opinion

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/60362224/la-union-del-pueblo-entero-v-gregory-w-abbott/

Last updated March 15, 2024, 3:10 a.m.

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COMPLAINT ( Filing fee $ 402 receipt number 0542-15188447). No Summons requested at this time, filed by La Union Del Pueblo Entero. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(Perales, Nina) (Entered: 09/03/2021)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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Sept. 3, 2021

Sept. 3, 2021

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REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS by Fiel Houston, Inc., Friendship-West Baptist Church, Isabel Longoria, JOLT Action, James Lewin, La Union Del Pueblo Entero, Mexican American Bar Association of Texas, Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, Texas Hispanics Organized for Political Education, Texas Impact, The Anti-Defamation League Austin, Southwest, and Texoma, William C. Velasquez Institute. (Perales, Nina) (Entered: 09/03/2021)

Sept. 3, 2021

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RULE 7 DISCLOSURE STATEMENT filed by Fiel Houston, Inc., Friendship-West Baptist Church, Isabel Longoria, JOLT Action, James Lewin, La Union Del Pueblo Entero, Mexican American Bar Association of Texas, Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, Texas Hispanics Organized for Political Education, Texas Impact, The Anti-Defamation League Austin, Southwest, and Texoma, William C. Velasquez Institute. (Perales, Nina) (Entered: 09/03/2021)

Sept. 3, 2021

Sept. 3, 2021

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Case assigned to Judge Fred Biery. CM WILL NOW REFLECT THE JUDGE INITIALS AS PART OF THE CASE NUMBER. PLEASE APPEND THESE JUDGE INITIALS TO THE CASE NUMBER ON EACH DOCUMENT THAT YOU FILE IN THIS CASE. (rg)

Sept. 3, 2021

Sept. 3, 2021

PACER

If ordered by the court, all referrals will be assigned to Magistrate Judge Chestney. (rg)

Sept. 3, 2021

Sept. 3, 2021

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Nina Perales Motion for Admission PHV of Michael C. Keats ( Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 0542-15191289) by on behalf of Fiel Houston, Inc., JOLT Action, La Union Del Pueblo Entero, Mexican American Bar Association of Texas, Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, Texas Hispanics Organized for Political Education, William C. Velasquez Institute. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Perales, Nina) (Entered: 09/03/2021)

1 Proposed Order

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Sept. 3, 2021

Sept. 3, 2021

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Nina Perales Motion for Admission PHV of Christopher H. Bell ( Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 0542-15191293) by on behalf of Fiel Houston, Inc., JOLT Action, La Union Del Pueblo Entero, Mexican American Bar Association of Texas, Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, Texas Hispanics Organized for Political Education, William C. Velasquez Institute. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Perales, Nina) (Entered: 09/03/2021)

1 Proposed Order

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Sept. 3, 2021

Sept. 3, 2021

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Nina Perales Motion for Admission PHV of Jessica M. Choi ( Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 0542-15191295) by on behalf of Fiel Houston, Inc., JOLT Action, La Union Del Pueblo Entero, Mexican American Bar Association of Texas, Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, Texas Hispanics Organized for Political Education, William C. Velasquez Institute. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Perales, Nina) (Entered: 09/03/2021)

1 Proposed Order

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Sept. 3, 2021

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Case Assigned/Reassigned

Sept. 3, 2021

Sept. 3, 2021

PACER

To be Referred to SA Mag Judge

Sept. 3, 2021

Sept. 3, 2021

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Summons Issued as to Gregory W. Abbott. (rg) (Entered: 09/07/2021)

Sept. 7, 2021

Sept. 7, 2021

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Summons Issued as to Jose A. Esparza. (rg) (Entered: 09/07/2021)

Sept. 7, 2021

Sept. 7, 2021

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Summons Issued as to Warren K. Paxton. (rg) (Entered: 09/07/2021)

Sept. 7, 2021

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Summons Issued as to Lupe C. Torres. (rg) (Entered: 09/07/2021)

Sept. 7, 2021

Sept. 7, 2021

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Nina Perales Motion for Admission PHV of Rebecca L. Martin ( Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 0542-15192607) by on behalf of Fiel Houston, Inc., JOLT Action, La Union Del Pueblo Entero, Mexican American Bar Association of Texas, Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, Texas Hispanics Organized for Political Education, William C. Velasquez Institute. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Perales, Nina) (Entered: 09/07/2021)

1 Proposed Order

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Sept. 7, 2021

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ORDER GRANTING 4 5 6 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Attorney(s) Christopher H. Bell, Jessica M. Choi, Michael C. Keats for JOLT Action, La Union Del Pueblo Entero, Mexican American Bar Association of Texas, Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, Texas Hispanics Organized for Political Education, William C. Velasquez Institute, Fiel Houston, Inc. Pursuant to our Administrative Policies and Procedures for Electronic Filing, the attorney is hereby granted to practice pro hac vice in this case must register for electronic filing with our court within 10 days of this order. Administrative Policies and Procedures for Electronic Filing. Signed by Judge Fred Biery. (rg) (Entered: 09/07/2021)

Sept. 7, 2021

Sept. 7, 2021

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ORDER GRANTING 11 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Attorney Rebecca L. Martin for Fiel Houston, Inc.,Rebecca L. Martin for JOLT Action,Rebecca L. Martin for La Union Del Pueblo Entero,Rebecca L. Martin for Mexican American Bar Association of Texas,Rebecca L. Martin for Southwest Voter Registration Education Project,Rebecca L. Martin for Texas Hispanics Organized for Political Education,Rebecca L. Martin for William C. Velasquez Institute. Pursuant to our Administrative Policies and Procedures for Electronic Filing, the attorney hereby granted to practice pro hac vice in this case must register for electronic filing with our court within 10 days of this order. Signed by Judge Fred Biery. (rg) (Entered: 09/08/2021)

Sept. 8, 2021

Sept. 8, 2021

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Elizabeth Yvonne Ryan for Matthew Berde ( Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 0542-15198666) by on behalf of Friendship-West Baptist Church, Isabel Longoria, James Lewin, Texas Impact, The Anti-Defamation League Austin, Southwest, and Texoma. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Ryan, Elizabeth) (Entered: 09/08/2021)

1 Proposed Order

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Sept. 8, 2021

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Elizabeth Yvonne Ryan for Alexander P. Cohen ( Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 0542-15199697) by on behalf of Friendship-West Baptist Church, Isabel Longoria, James Lewin, Texas Impact, The Anti-Defamation League Austin, Southwest, and Texoma. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Ryan, Elizabeth) (Entered: 09/08/2021)

1 Proposed Order

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Sept. 8, 2021

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Elizabeth Yvonne Ryan for Patrick A. Berry ( Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 0542-15199756) by on behalf of Friendship-West Baptist Church, Isabel Longoria, James Lewin, Texas Impact, The Anti-Defamation League Austin, Southwest, and Texoma. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Ryan, Elizabeth) (Entered: 09/08/2021)

1 Proposed Order

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Elizabeth Yvonne Ryan for Andrew B. Garber ( Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 0542-15199807) by on behalf of Friendship-West Baptist Church, Isabel Longoria, James Lewin, Texas Impact, The Anti-Defamation League Austin, Southwest, and Texoma. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Ryan, Elizabeth) (Entered: 09/08/2021)

1 Proposed Order

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Elizabeth Yvonne Ryan for Eliza Sweren-Becker ( Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 0542-15199840) by on behalf of Friendship-West Baptist Church, Isabel Longoria, James Lewin, Texas Impact, The Anti-Defamation League Austin, Southwest, and Texoma. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Ryan, Elizabeth) (Entered: 09/08/2021)

1 Proposed Order

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Sept. 8, 2021

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NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Nina Perales on behalf of Fiel Houston, Inc., JOLT Action, La Union Del Pueblo Entero, Mexican American Bar Association of Texas, Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, Texas Hispanics Organized for Political Education, William C. Velasquez Institute (Perales, Nina) (Entered: 09/09/2021)

Sept. 9, 2021

Sept. 9, 2021

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ORDER GRANTING 14 15 16 17 18 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Attorney Matthew Berde,Alexander P. Cohen,Patrick A. Berry,Andrew B. Garber,Eliza Sweren-Becker for Friendship-West Baptist Church, Isabel Longoria, James Lewin, Texas Impact, The Anti-Defamation League Austin, Southwest, and Texoma. Pursuant to our Administrative Policies and Procedures for Electronic Filing, the attorney hereby granted to practice pro hac vice in this case must register for electronic filing with our court within 10 days of this order. Signed by Judge Fred Biery. (rg) (Entered: 09/09/2021)

Sept. 9, 2021

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SUMMONS Returned Executed by James Lewin, Texas Hispanics Organized for Political Education, Friendship-West Baptist Church, La Union Del Pueblo Entero, Mexican American Bar Association of Texas, The Anti-Defamation League Austin, Southwest, and Texoma, William C. Velasquez Institute, Fiel Houston, Inc., JOLT Action, Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, Isabel Longoria, Texas Impact. Gregory W. Abbott served on 9/10/2021, answer due 10/1/2021. (Perales, Nina) (Entered: 09/14/2021)

Sept. 14, 2021

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ORDER REASSIGNING CASE. Case reassigned to Judge Xavier Rodriguez for all proceedings. Judge Fred Biery no longer assigned to case. Signed by Judge Fred Biery. (rg) (Entered: 09/14/2021)

Sept. 14, 2021

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SUMMONS Returned Executed by James Lewin, Texas Hispanics Organized for Political Education, Friendship-West Baptist Church, La Union Del Pueblo Entero, Mexican American Bar Association of Texas, The Anti-Defamation League Austin, Southwest, and Texoma, William C. Velasquez Institute, Fiel Houston, Inc., JOLT Action, Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, Isabel Longoria, Texas Impact. Warren K. Paxton served on 9/10/2021, answer due 10/1/2021. (Perales, Nina) (Entered: 09/14/2021)

Sept. 14, 2021

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Opposed MOTION to Consolidate Cases by Gregory W. Abbott, Jose A. Esparza, Warren K. Paxton. (Attachments: # 1 Ex. A - Orig. Complaint (1:21-cv-780), # 2 Ex. B - Orig. Complaint (5:21-cv-848), # 3 Ex. C - Orig. Complaint (1:21-cv-786), # 4 Proposed Order)(Sweeten, Patrick) (Entered: 09/14/2021)

1 Ex. A - Orig. Complaint (1:21-cv-780)

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2 Ex. B - Orig. Complaint (5:21-cv-848)

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3 Ex. C - Orig. Complaint (1:21-cv-786)

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4 Proposed Order

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SUMMONS Returned Executed by James Lewin, Texas Hispanics Organized for Political Education, Friendship-West Baptist Church, La Union Del Pueblo Entero, Mexican American Bar Association of Texas, The Anti-Defamation League Austin, Southwest, and Texoma, William C. Velasquez Institute, Fiel Houston, Inc., JOLT Action, Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, Isabel Longoria, Texas Impact. Jose A. Esparza served on 9/13/2021, answer due 10/4/2021. (Perales, Nina) (Entered: 09/15/2021)

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SUMMONS Returned Executed by James Lewin, Texas Hispanics Organized for Political Education, Friendship-West Baptist Church, La Union Del Pueblo Entero, Mexican American Bar Association of Texas, The Anti-Defamation League Austin, Southwest, and Texoma, William C. Velasquez Institute, Fiel Houston, Inc., JOLT Action, Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, Isabel Longoria, Texas Impact. Lupe C. Torres served on 9/13/2021, answer due 10/4/2021. (Perales, Nina) (Entered: 09/15/2021)

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NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Patrick K. Sweeten on behalf of Gregory W. Abbott, Jose A. Esparza, Warren K. Paxton. Attorney Patrick K. Sweeten added to party Gregory W. Abbott(pty:dft), Attorney Patrick K. Sweeten added to party Jose A. Esparza(pty:dft), Attorney Patrick K. Sweeten added to party Warren K. Paxton(pty:dft) (Sweeten, Patrick) (Entered: 09/20/2021)

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Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint by Gregory W. Abbott, Jose A. Esparza, Warren K. Paxton. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(White, Jeffrey) (Entered: 09/21/2021)

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Text Order GRANTING 28 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer entered by Judge Xavier Rodriguez. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (XR)

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NOTICE Regarding Pending Motion to Consolidate by Gregory W. Abbott, Jose A. Esparza, Warren K. Paxton (White, Jeffrey) (Entered: 09/21/2021)

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Order on Motion for Extension of Time to Answer

Sept. 21, 2021

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Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer by Lupe C. Torres. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Henneke, Robert) (Entered: 09/22/2021)

1 Proposed Order

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Text Order GRANTING 30 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer entered by Judge Xavier Rodriguez. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (XR)

Sept. 23, 2021

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Reset Deadlines: Lupe C. Torres answer due 10/25/2021. (rg)

Sept. 23, 2021

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Order on Motion for Extension of Time to Answer

Sept. 23, 2021

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Set/Reset Answer Deadline

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ORDER GRANTING 24 Motion to Consolidate Cases. SA-21-CV-848, SA-21-CV-920, A-21-CV-780 and A-21-CV-786 are MEMBER CASES and will be CONSOLIDATED under LEAD CASE - SA-21-CV-844-XR. ALL PLEADINGS ARE TO BE FILED INTO THE LEAD CASE.All served Defendants shall file an answer on or before October 25, 2021. An initial pretrial conference shall be conducted on November 16, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. by video conference; Discovery plan and scheduling order, no later than November 9, 2021. Signed by Judge Xavier Rodriguez. (rg) (Entered: 09/30/2021)

Sept. 30, 2021

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Sean Michael Lyons Wendy J. Olson ( Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 0542-15301531) by on behalf of Mi Familia Vota, Marla Lopez, Marlon Lopez, Paul Rutledge. (Lyons, Sean) (Entered: 10/06/2021)

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Sean Michael Lyons Marc T. Rasich ( Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 0542-15301618) by on behalf of Marla Lopez, Marlon Lopez, Mi Familia Vota, Paul Rutledge. (Lyons, Sean) (Entered: 10/06/2021)

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Sean Michael Lyons Laura E. Rosenbaum ( Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 0542-15301626) by on behalf of Marla Lopez, Marlon Lopez, Mi Familia Vota, Paul Rutledge. (Lyons, Sean) (Entered: 10/06/2021)

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Sean Michael Lyons Elijah M. Watkins ( Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 0542-15301641) by on behalf of Marla Lopez, Marlon Lopez, Mi Familia Vota, Paul Rutledge. (Lyons, Sean) (Entered: 10/06/2021)

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Sean Michael Lyons John C. Bonifaz ( Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 0542-15301654) by on behalf of Marla Lopez, Marlon Lopez, Mi Familia Vota, Paul Rutledge. (Lyons, Sean) (Entered: 10/06/2021)

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Sean Michael Lyons Ben Clements ( Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 0542-15301675) by on behalf of Marla Lopez, Marlon Lopez, Mi Familia Vota, Paul Rutledge. (Lyons, Sean) (Entered: 10/06/2021)

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Sean Michael Lyons Ronald A. Fein ( Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 0542-15301682) by on behalf of Marla Lopez, Marlon Lopez, Mi Familia Vota, Paul Rutledge. (Lyons, Sean) (Entered: 10/06/2021)

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Sean Michael Lyons Courtney M. Hostetler ( Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 0542-15301692) by on behalf of Marla Lopez, Marlon Lopez, Mi Familia Vota, Paul Rutledge. (Lyons, Sean) (Entered: 10/06/2021)

Oct. 6, 2021

Oct. 6, 2021

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WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by Paul Rutledge, Mi Familia Vota, Marla Lopez, Marlon Lopez as to Gregory W. Abbott. Waiver sent on 10/5/2021, answer due 12/6/2021; Jose A. Esparza. Waiver sent on 10/5/2021, answer due 12/6/2021; Warren K. Paxton. Waiver sent on 10/5/2021, answer due 12/6/2021. (Lyons, Sean) (Entered: 10/06/2021)

Oct. 6, 2021

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Sean Morales-Doyle for Jasleen K. Singh ( Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 0542-15302528) by on behalf of Friendship-West Baptist Church, Isabel Longoria, James Lewin, Texas Impact, The Anti-Defamation League Austin, Southwest, and Texoma. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Morales-Doyle, Sean) (Entered: 10/06/2021)

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Oct. 6, 2021

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Text Order GRANTING 32 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice entered by Judge Xavier Rodriguez. Pursuant to our Administrative Policies and Procedures for Electronic Filing, the attorney hereby granted to practice pro hac vice in this case must register for electronic filing with our court within 10 days of this order. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (cb)

Oct. 6, 2021

Oct. 6, 2021

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Text Order GRANTING 33 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice entered by Judge Xavier Rodriguez. Pursuant to our Administrative Policies and Procedures for Electronic Filing, the attorney hereby granted to practice pro hac vice in this case must register for electronic filing with our court within 10 days of this order. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (cb)

Oct. 6, 2021

Oct. 6, 2021

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Text Order GRANTING 34 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice entered by Judge Xavier Rodriguez. Pursuant to our Administrative Policies and Procedures for Electronic Filing, the attorney hereby granted to practice pro hac vice in this case must register for electronic filing with our court within 10 days of this order. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (cb)

Oct. 6, 2021

Oct. 6, 2021

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Text Order GRANTING 35 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice entered by Judge Xavier Rodriguez. Pursuant to our Administrative Policies and Procedures for Electronic Filing, the attorney hereby granted to practice pro hac vice in this case must register for electronic filing with our court within 10 days of this order. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (cb)

Oct. 6, 2021

Oct. 6, 2021

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Text Order GRANTING 36 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice entered by Judge Xavier Rodriguez. Pursuant to our Administrative Policies and Procedures for Electronic Filing, the attorney hereby granted to practice pro hac vice in this case must register for electronic filing with our court within 10 days of this order. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (cb)

Oct. 6, 2021

Oct. 6, 2021

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Text Order GRANTING 41 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice entered by Judge Xavier Rodriguez. Pursuant to our Administrative Policies and Procedures for Electronic Filing, the attorney hereby granted to practice pro hac vice in this case must register for electronic filing with our court within 10 days of this order. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (cb)

Oct. 6, 2021

Oct. 6, 2021

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Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice

Oct. 6, 2021

Oct. 6, 2021

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Text Order GRANTING 37 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice entered by Judge Xavier Rodriguez. Pursuant to our Administrative Policies and Procedures for Electronic Filing, the attorney hereby granted to practice pro hac vice in this case must register for electronic filing with our court within 10 days of this order. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (cb)

Oct. 7, 2021

Oct. 7, 2021

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Text Order GRANTING 38 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice entered by Judge Xavier Rodriguez. Pursuant to our Administrative Policies and Procedures for Electronic Filing, the attorney hereby granted to practice pro hac vice in this case must register for electronic filing with our court within 10 days of this order. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.)(cb)

Oct. 7, 2021

Oct. 7, 2021

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Text Order GRANTING 39 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice entered by Judge Xavier Rodriguez. Pursuant to our Administrative Policies and Procedures for Electronic Filing, the attorney hereby granted to practice pro hac vice in this case must register for electronic filing with our court within 10 days of this order. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.)(cb)

Oct. 7, 2021

Oct. 7, 2021

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SUMMONS Returned Executed by Vote Latino, Texas AFT, Texas Alliance for Retired Americans, LULAC Texas. Yvonne Ramon served on 9/24/2021, answer due 10/15/2021. (Hardin, John) (Entered: 10/07/2021)

Oct. 7, 2021

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MOTION by Public Interest Legal Foundation. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Proposed Answer)(Taylor, Andy) (Entered: 10/07/2021)

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Oct. 7, 2021

Oct. 7, 2021

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Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice

Oct. 7, 2021

Oct. 7, 2021

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MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney - Jessica Choi, by Fiel Houston, Inc., JOLT Action, La Union Del Pueblo Entero, Mexican American Bar Association of Texas, Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, Texas Hispanics Organized for Political Education, William C. Velasquez Institute. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Choi, Jessica) (Entered: 10/19/2021)

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Oct. 19, 2021

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by John Russell Hardin for Graham White ( Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 0542-15359890) by on behalf of LULAC Texas, Texas AFT, Texas Alliance for Retired Americans, Vote Latino. (Hardin, John) (Entered: 10/21/2021)

Oct. 21, 2021

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Memorandum in Opposition to Motion, filed by LULAC Texas, Texas AFT, Texas Alliance for Retired Americans, Vote Latino, re 43 MOTION filed by Movant Public Interest Legal Foundation (Nkwonta, Uzoma) (Entered: 10/21/2021)

Oct. 21, 2021

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Response in Opposition to Motion, filed by Jeffrey Lamar Clemmons, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Houston Area Urban League, Houston Justice, The Arc of Texas, re 43 MOTION filed by Movant Public Interest Legal Foundation (Broughton, Kenneth) (Entered: 10/21/2021)

Oct. 21, 2021

Oct. 21, 2021

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NOTICE of Joinder by Marla Lopez, Marlon Lopez, Mi Familia Vota, Paul Rutledge re 47 Response in Opposition to Motion, (Rasich, Marc) (Entered: 10/21/2021)

Oct. 21, 2021

Oct. 21, 2021

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Response in Opposition to Motion, filed by Jeffrey Lamar Clemmons, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Houston Area Urban League, Houston Justice, The Arc of Texas, re 43 MOTION filed by Movant Public Interest Legal Foundation (Broughton, Kenneth) (Entered: 10/21/2021)

Oct. 21, 2021

Oct. 21, 2021

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Response in Opposition to Motion, filed by Fiel Houston, Inc., Friendship-West Baptist Church, Isabel Longoria, JOLT Action, James Lewin, La Union Del Pueblo Entero, Mexican American Bar Association of Texas, Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, Texas Hispanics Organized for Political Education, Texas Impact, The Anti-Defamation League Austin, Southwest, and Texoma, William C. Velasquez Institute, re 43 MOTION filed by Movant Public Interest Legal Foundation (Genender, Paul) (Entered: 10/21/2021)

Oct. 21, 2021

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NOTICE of Joinder in Opposition by League of Women Voters of Texas, OCA-Greater Houston, REVUP-Texas, Texas Organizing Project, Workers Defense Action Fund re 49 Response in Opposition to Motion, 43 MOTION (Cox, Ryan) (Entered: 10/21/2021)

Oct. 21, 2021

Oct. 21, 2021

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Response in Opposition to Motion, filed by Jacque Callanen, Yvonne Ramon, Michael Scarpello, Lisa Wise, re 43 MOTION filed by Movant Public Interest Legal Foundation Opposition to Public Interest Legal Foundation's Motion to Intervene (Armon, Orion) (Entered: 10/21/2021)

Oct. 21, 2021

Oct. 21, 2021

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Text Order GRANTING 44 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney entered by Judge Xavier Rodriguez. The appearance of Jessica M. Choi for Plaintiffs La Unin Del Pueblo Entero, Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, Mexican American Bar Association of Texas, Texas Hispanics Organized for Political Education, JOLT Action, William C. Velasquez Institute and Fiel Houston, Inc. is hereby WITHDRAWN and she shall be removed from all service lists pertaining to this action. These Plaintiffs will continue to be represented by Julia Longoria, who has already entered her appearance in this matter, and by other attorneys from Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (cb)

Oct. 22, 2021

Oct. 22, 2021

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Text Order GRANTING 45 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice entered by Judge Xavier Rodriguez. Pursuant to our Administrative Policies and Procedures for Electronic Filing, the attorney hereby granted to practice pro hac vice in this case must register for electronic filing with our court within 10 days of this order. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (cb)

Oct. 22, 2021

Oct. 22, 2021

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Order on Motion to Withdraw as Attorney

Oct. 22, 2021

Oct. 22, 2021

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Order on Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice

Oct. 22, 2021

Oct. 22, 2021

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MOTION to Dismiss or, in the Alternative, Strike the Complaint of La Union Del Pueblo Entero, et al. by Gregory W. Abbott, Jose A. Esparza, Warren K. Paxton. (Sweeten, Patrick) (Entered: 10/24/2021)

Oct. 24, 2021

Oct. 24, 2021

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MOTION to Dismiss by Gregory W. Abbott, Jose A. Esparza, Warren K. Paxton. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit, # 2 Exhibit)(Hudson, Eric) (Entered: 10/25/2021)

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Oct. 25, 2021

Oct. 25, 2021

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MOTION to Dismiss the Complaint of OCA-Greater Houston, et al. by Jose A. Esparza, Warren K. Paxton. (Sweeten, Patrick) (Entered: 10/25/2021)

Oct. 25, 2021

Oct. 25, 2021

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ANSWER to 1 Complaint with Jury Demand . Attorney Anthony J. Nelson added to party Dana DeBeauvoir(pty:cd) by Dana DeBeauvoir.(Nelson, Anthony) (Entered: 10/25/2021)

Oct. 25, 2021

Oct. 25, 2021

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Opposed MOTION to Intervene by Harris County Republican Party, Dallas County Republican Party, National Republican Senatorial Committee, National Republican Congressional Committee. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Answer, # 2 Proposed Answer, # 3 Proposed Answer, # 4 Proposed Answer, # 5 Proposed Answer)(Gore, John) (Entered: 10/25/2021)

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Oct. 25, 2021

Oct. 25, 2021

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Original ANSWER to 1 Complaint by Isabel Longoria.(Birring, Sameer) (Entered: 10/25/2021)

Oct. 25, 2021

Oct. 25, 2021

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ANSWER to Complaint with Jury Demand by Michael Scarpello.(Nicholas, Barbara) (Entered: 10/25/2021)

Oct. 25, 2021

Oct. 25, 2021

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RULE 7 DISCLOSURE STATEMENT filed by Dallas County Republican Party, Harris County Republican Party, National Republican Congressional Committee, National Republican Senatorial Committee. (Gore, John) (Entered: 10/25/2021)

Oct. 25, 2021

Oct. 25, 2021

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Consolidated Defendant's ANSWER to 1 Complaint . Attorney Josephine L. Ramirez added to party Yvonne Ramon(pty:condft) by Yvonne Ramon.(Ramirez, Josephine) (Entered: 10/25/2021)

Oct. 25, 2021

Oct. 25, 2021

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ANSWER to 1 Complaint with Jury Demand by Dana DeBeauvoir.(Nelson, Anthony) (Entered: 10/25/2021)

Oct. 25, 2021

Oct. 25, 2021

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NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by John M. Gore on behalf of Dallas County Republican Party, Harris County Republican Party, National Republican Congressional Committee, National Republican Senatorial Committee. Attorney John M. Gore added to party Dallas County Republican Party(pty:mov), Attorney John M. Gore added to party Harris County Republican Party(pty:mov), Attorney John M. Gore added to party National Republican Congressional Committee(pty:mov), Attorney John M. Gore added to party National Republican Senatorial Committee(pty:mov) (Gore, John) (Entered: 10/25/2021)

Oct. 25, 2021

Oct. 25, 2021

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MOTION to Dismiss the Complaint by Houston Justice, et al. by Gregory W. Abbott, Jose A. Esparza, Warren K. Paxton. (Sweeten, Patrick) (Entered: 10/25/2021)

Oct. 25, 2021

Oct. 25, 2021

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Original ANSWER to 1 Complaint by Isabel Longoria.(Birring, Sameer) (Entered: 10/25/2021)

Oct. 25, 2021

Oct. 25, 2021

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Original ANSWER to 1 Complaint by Isabel Longoria.(Birring, Sameer) (Entered: 10/25/2021)

Oct. 25, 2021

Oct. 25, 2021

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MOTION to Dismiss the Complaint of Mi Familia, et al. by Gregory W. Abbott, Jose A. Esparza, Warren K. Paxton. (Sweeten, Patrick) (Entered: 10/25/2021)

Oct. 25, 2021

Oct. 25, 2021

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MOTION to Dismiss by Lupe C. Torres. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Henneke, Robert) (Entered: 10/25/2021)

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Oct. 25, 2021

Oct. 25, 2021

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DEFENDANT'S ANSWER to 1 Complaint FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF by Lisa Wise.(Armon, Orion) (Entered: 10/25/2021)

Oct. 25, 2021

Oct. 25, 2021

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ANSWER to Complaint with Jury Demand . Attorney Robert D. Green added to party Jacque Callanen(pty:condft) by Jacque Callanen.(Green, Robert) (Entered: 10/25/2021)

Oct. 25, 2021

Oct. 25, 2021

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by John M. Gore for E. Stewart Crosland ( Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 0542-15373559) by on behalf of Dallas County Republican Party, Harris County Republican Party, National Republican Congressional Committee, National Republican Senatorial Committee. (Gore, John) (Entered: 10/26/2021)

Oct. 26, 2021

Oct. 26, 2021

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by John M. Gore for Stephen J. Kenny ( Filing fee $ 100 receipt number 0542-15373621) by on behalf of Dallas County Republican Party, Harris County Republican Party, National Republican Congressional Committee, National Republican Senatorial Committee. (Gore, John) (Entered: 10/26/2021)

Oct. 26, 2021

Oct. 26, 2021

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NOTICE of Joinder by Dana DeBeauvoir re 52 Response in Opposition to Motion, (Nelson, Anthony) (Entered: 10/27/2021)

Oct. 27, 2021

Oct. 27, 2021

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REPLY to Response to Motion, filed by Public Interest Legal Foundation, re 43 MOTION filed by Movant Public Interest Legal Foundation Joint (Taylor, Andy) (Entered: 10/28/2021)

Oct. 28, 2021

Oct. 28, 2021

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NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Donna Garcia Davidson on behalf of Foundation for Government Accountability. Attorney Donna Garcia Davidson added to party Foundation for Government Accountability(pty:am) (Davidson, Donna) (Entered: 10/29/2021)

Oct. 29, 2021

Oct. 29, 2021

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Case Details

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Election/Voting Rights

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 3, 2021

Case Ongoing: Yes

Case Details

Available Documents:

Complaint (any)