Case: Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago v. White

1:20-cv-01478 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Feb. 28, 2020

Closed Date: June 28, 2021

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Case Summary

This case alleged that the process implemented by the Illinois Secretary of State and the Illinois Board of Elections (the “Board”) for offering voter registration during certain transactions related to driver’s licenses frustrated Illinois citizens’ ability to register to vote in violation of the National Voter Registration Act, Voting Rights Act, and Illinois’ Automatic Voter Registration statute.   On February 28, 2020, various non-profit organizations filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District…

This case alleged that the process implemented by the Illinois Secretary of State and the Illinois Board of Elections (the “Board”) for offering voter registration during certain transactions related to driver’s licenses frustrated Illinois citizens’ ability to register to vote in violation of the National Voter Registration Act, Voting Rights Act, and Illinois’ Automatic Voter Registration statute.  

On February 28, 2020, various non-profit organizations filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Illinois, against the Illinois Secretary of State and the Illinois Board of Elections.  Plaintiffs alleged that the process implemented by Defendants for offering voter registrations during certain transactions related to driver’s licenses frustrated Illinois citizens’ ability to register to vote.  Plaintiffs alleged Defendants violated the National Voter Registration Act for allegedly: (i) failing to provide voter registration to recently naturalized citizens; (ii) failing to provide required information to applicants; (iii) failing to automatically update voter files with address changes; and (iv) requesting duplicative information for non-REAL ID transactions. Plaintiffs also alleged that Defendants violated the Voting Rights Act and the Illinois Automatic Voter Registration statute. The case was ultimately assigned to District Judge Charles R. Norgle, Sr. and Magistrate Judge Jeffrey I. Cummings.

On June 24, 2020, Defendant Illinois Secretary of State filed a partial motion to dismiss Plaintiffs’ state-law claims alleging violations of the Illinois Automatic Voter Registration statute on the basis that the claims were barred by the Eleventh Amendment.  

On July 1, 2020, Defendant Board moved to dismiss Plaintiffs’ complaint on the basis that (i) Plaintiffs failed to make specific allegations against the Board; (ii) Plaintiffs lacked standing because they had not alleged any injury traceable to the Board; and (iii) the Eleventh Amendment barred Plaintiffs’ claims for violations of the Automatic Voter Registration.  Plaintiffs filed an opposition on October 26, 2020, and the Board filed a reply on November 17, 2020.

On March 25, 2021, the Court granted Defendants’ motions to dismiss, holding that Plaintiffs failed to allege any injury fairly traceable to any conduct by the Board and that Plaintiffs’ state-law claims were barred by the Eleventh Amendment. Plaintiffs' federal claims under the Voter Registration Act and the Voting Rights Act against the Illinois Secretary of State remained, as the Secretary had not moved to dismiss and instead answered those claims.

On June 28, 2021, Plaintiffs and Defendant Illinois Secretary of State jointly stipulated to dismissal of all claims in the action with prejudice, notifying the court that they amicably resolved their differences pursuant to a private Settlement Agreement dated June 24, 2021. Each party agreed to bear its own costs and attorneys' fees.  

This case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Kate Stutz (12/19/2023)

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Judge(s)
Attorney for Plaintiff

Chablani, Aneel Lachman (Illinois)

Gandhi, Ami D. (Illinois)

Houston, Corbin (Illinois)

Attorney for Defendant

Dierkes, Michael T. (Illinois)

Dion, Kristina Dawn (Illinois)

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Documents in the Clearinghouse

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1:20-cv-01478

Complaint

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago et al v. White et al

Feb. 28, 2020

Feb. 28, 2020

Complaint
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1:20-cv-01478

Defendant Jesse White's Partial Motion to Dismiss

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June 24, 2020

June 24, 2020

Pleading / Motion / Brief
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Defendant Illinois State Board of Elections' Memorandum in Support of its Motion to Dismiss

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago et al v. White et al

July 1, 2020

July 1, 2020

Pleading / Motion / Brief
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Plaintiffs' Memorandum of Law in Opposition to Defendant Illinois State Board of Elections' Motion to Dismiss

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago et al v. White et al

Oct. 26, 2020

Oct. 26, 2020

Pleading / Motion / Brief
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Defendant Illinois State Board of Elections' Reply to Plaintiffs' Response to its Motion to Dismiss

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago et al v. White et al

Nov. 17, 2020

Nov. 17, 2020

Pleading / Motion / Brief
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Order

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago et al v. White et al

March 25, 2021

March 25, 2021

Order/Opinion
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Joint Stipulation of Voluntary Dismissal with Prejudice

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago et al v. White et al

June 28, 2021

June 28, 2021

Pleading / Motion / Brief
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Notification of Docket Entry

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago et al v. White et al

June 29, 2021

June 29, 2021

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Docket

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Last updated May 5, 2024, 3:11 a.m.

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COMPLAINT filed by Illinois Public Interest Research Group Education Fund, Common Cause Illinois, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago, Chicago Votes Education Fund, CHANGE Illinois, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights; Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 0752-16777430. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit B)(Smith, Charles) (Entered: 02/28/2020)

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Feb. 28, 2020

Feb. 28, 2020

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CIVIL Cover Sheet (Smith, Charles) (Entered: 02/28/2020)

Feb. 28, 2020

Feb. 28, 2020

PACER
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ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiffs Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago, CHANGE Illinois, Chicago Votes Education Fund, Common Cause Illinois, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Illinois Public Interest Research Group Education Fund by Charles F. Smith, Jr (Smith, Charles) (Entered: 02/28/2020)

Feb. 28, 2020

Feb. 28, 2020

PACER
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NOTIFICATION of Affiliates pursuant to Local Rule 3.2 by All Plaintiffs (Smith, Charles) (Entered: 02/28/2020)

Feb. 28, 2020

Feb. 28, 2020

PACER
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ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiffs Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago, CHANGE Illinois, Chicago Votes Education Fund, Common Cause Illinois, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Illinois Public Interest Research Group Education Fund by Corbin Houston (Houston, Corbin) (Entered: 02/28/2020)

Feb. 28, 2020

Feb. 28, 2020

PACER
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ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiffs Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago, CHANGE Illinois, Chicago Votes Education Fund, Common Cause Illinois, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Illinois Public Interest Research Group Education Fund by Aneel Lachman Chablani (Chablani, Aneel) (Entered: 02/28/2020)

Feb. 28, 2020

Feb. 28, 2020

PACER

CASE ASSIGNED to the Honorable Mary M. Rowland. Designated as Magistrate Judge the Honorable Jeffrey I. Cummings. Case assignment: Random assignment. (dxb, )

Feb. 28, 2020

Feb. 28, 2020

PACER
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ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiffs Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago, CHANGE Illinois, Chicago Votes Education Fund, Common Cause Illinois, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Illinois Public Interest Research Group Education Fund by Ami D. Gandhi (Gandhi, Ami) (Entered: 02/28/2020)

Feb. 28, 2020

Feb. 28, 2020

PACER

SUMMONS Issued as to Defendants Illinois State of Board of Elections, Jesse White (dxb, )

Feb. 28, 2020

Feb. 28, 2020

PACER
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NOTICE TO THE PARTIES - The Court is participating in the Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot (MIDP). The key features and deadlines are set forth in this Notice which includes a link to the (MIDP) Standing Order and a Checklist for use by the parties. In cases subject to the pilot, all parties must respond to the mandatory initial discovery requests set forth in the Standing Order before initiating any further discovery in this case. Please note: The discovery obligations in the Standing Order supersede the disclosures required by Rule 26(a)(1). Any party seeking affirmative relief must serve a copy of the following documents (Notice of Mandatory Initial Discovery and the Standing Order) on each new party when the Complaint, Counterclaim, Crossclaim, or Third-Party Complaint is served. (rc, ) (Entered: 03/02/2020)

March 2, 2020

March 2, 2020

PACER
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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ORDER: Case reassigned to the Honorable Charles R. Norgle, Sr for all further proceedings. Honorable Mary M. Rowland no longer assigned to the case. Signed by Executive Committee on 3/2/2020.(pk, ) (Entered: 03/03/2020)

March 2, 2020

March 2, 2020

PACER
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SUMMONS Returned Executed by Illinois Public Interest Research Group Education Fund, Common Cause Illinois, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago, Chicago Votes Education Fund, CHANGE Illinois, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights as to Jesse White on 3/4/2020, answer due 3/25/2020. (Houston, Corbin) (Entered: 03/06/2020)

March 6, 2020

March 6, 2020

PACER
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SUMMONS Returned Executed by Illinois Public Interest Research Group Education Fund, Common Cause Illinois, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago, Chicago Votes Education Fund, CHANGE Illinois, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights as to Illinois State of Board of Elections on 3/4/2020, answer due 3/25/2020. (Houston, Corbin) (Entered: 03/06/2020)

March 6, 2020

March 6, 2020

PACER
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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee $ 150, receipt number 0752-16806659. (Shah, Niyati) (Entered: 03/09/2020)

March 9, 2020

March 9, 2020

PACER
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ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendants Illinois State of Board of Elections, Jesse White by Michael T. Dierkes (Dierkes, Michael) (Entered: 03/13/2020)

March 13, 2020

March 13, 2020

PACER
14

ORDER Amended General Order 20-0012 IN RE: CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 PUBLIC EMERGENCY Signed by the Chief Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer on March 16, 2020. All open cases are impacted by this Amended General Order. See attached Order for guidance.Signed by the Honorable Rebecca R. Pallmeyer on 3/16/2020: Mailed notice. (ecw, ) (Entered: 03/18/2020)

March 16, 2020

March 16, 2020

PACER
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ORDER Seconded Amended General Order 20-0012 IN RE: CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 PUBLIC EMERGENCY Signed by the Chief Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer on March 30, 2020. All open cases are impacted by this Second Amended General Order. Amended General Order 20-0012, entered on March 17, 2020, and General Order 20-0014, entered on March 20, 2020, are vacated and superseded by this Second Amended General. See attached Order for guidance.Signed by the Honorable Rebecca R. Pallmeyer on 3/30/2020: Mailed notice. (docket4, ) (Entered: 03/31/2020)

March 30, 2020

March 30, 2020

PACER
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ORDER Third Amended General Order 20-0012 IN RE: CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 PUBLIC EMERGENCY Signed by the Chief Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer on April 24, 2020. All open cases are impacted by this Third Amended General Order. Parties are must carefully review all obligations under this Order, including the requirement listed in paragraph number 5 to file a joint written status report in most civil cases. See attached Order. Signed by the Honorable Rebecca R. Pallmeyer on 4/24/2020: Mailed notice. (docket9, ) (Entered: 04/27/2020)

April 24, 2020

April 24, 2020

PACER
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ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendant Illinois State of Board of Elections by Kristina Dawn Echols Dion (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(Dion, Kristina) (Entered: 04/28/2020)

April 28, 2020

April 28, 2020

PACER
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MOTION by Defendant Illinois State of Board of Elections to substitute attorney Kristina Dion for Michael Dierkes (Dion, Kristina) (Entered: 04/28/2020)

April 28, 2020

April 28, 2020

PACER
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STATUS Report (Joint) by Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago, CHANGE Illinois, Chicago Votes Education Fund, Common Cause Illinois, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Illinois Public Interest Research Group Education Fund (Houston, Corbin) (Entered: 05/18/2020)

May 18, 2020

May 18, 2020

PACER
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ORDER ORDER Fourth Amended General Order 20-0012 IN RE: CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 PUBLIC EMERGENCY Signed by the Chief Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer on May 26, 2020. This Order does not extend or modify any deadlines set in civil cases. For non-emergency motions, no motion may be noticed for presentment on a date earlier than July 15, 2020. See attached Order. Signed by the Honorable Rebecca R. Pallmeyer on 5/26/2020: Mailed notice. (docket10, ) (Entered: 05/26/2020)

May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020

PACER
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MOTION by Defendant Illinois State of Board of Elections for extension of time to file answer regarding complaint, 1 (Dion, Kristina) (Entered: 06/10/2020)

June 10, 2020

June 10, 2020

PACER
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MOTION by Defendant Jesse White for extension of time to respond to plaintiffs' complaint (Unopposed) (Dierkes, Michael) (Entered: 06/10/2020)

June 10, 2020

June 10, 2020

PACER
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MOTION by Defendant Jesse White to dismiss (Dierkes, Michael) (Entered: 06/24/2020)

June 24, 2020

June 24, 2020

Clearinghouse
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NOTICE of Motion by Michael T. Dierkes for presentment of motion to dismiss 23 before Honorable Charles R. Norgle Sr. on 7/17/2020 at 10:30 AM. (Dierkes, Michael) (Entered: 06/24/2020)

June 24, 2020

June 24, 2020

PACER
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ANSWER to Complaint by Jesse White(Dierkes, Michael) (Entered: 06/24/2020)

June 24, 2020

June 24, 2020

RECAP
26

MOTION by Defendant Illinois State of Board of Elections for extension of time to File a Responsive Pleading (Dion, Kristina) (Entered: 06/24/2020)

June 24, 2020

June 24, 2020

PACER
27

MOTION by Defendant Illinois State of Board of Elections to dismiss (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(Dion, Kristina) (Entered: 07/01/2020)

July 1, 2020

July 1, 2020

PACER
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MEMORANDUM by Illinois State of Board of Elections in support of motion to dismiss 27 (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(Dion, Kristina) (Entered: 07/01/2020)

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July 1, 2020

July 1, 2020

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NOTICE of Motion by Kristina Dawn Echols Dion for presentment of motion to substitute attorney 18, motion to dismiss 27 before Honorable Charles R. Norgle Sr. on 7/17/2020 at 10:30 AM. (Dion, Kristina) (Entered: 07/01/2020)

July 1, 2020

July 1, 2020

PACER
30

ORDER Fifth Amended General Order 20-0012 IN RE: CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 PUBLIC EMERGENCY Signed by the Chief Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer on July 10, 2020. This Order does not extend or modify any deadlines set in civil cases. No motions may be noticed for in-person presentment; the presiding judge will notify parties of the need, if any, for a hearing by electronic means or in-court proceeding. See attached Order. Signed by the Honorable Rebecca R. Pallmeyer on 7/10/2020: Mailed notice. (Clerk8, Docket) (Entered: 07/10/2020)

July 10, 2020

July 10, 2020

PACER
31

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Charles R. Norgle: Motion to Substitute Counsel 18 is granted. Attorney Michael T. Dierkes terminated as counsel for Illinois State Board of Elections. Plaintiffs' responses to Defendants Motions to Dismiss 23 and 27 are due on or before 8/7/2020. Defendants' replies are due on or before 8/21/2020. No appearance is required on Friday, July 17, 2020. Mailed notice (ewf, ) (Entered: 07/15/2020)

July 15, 2020

July 15, 2020

PACER
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MOTION by Plaintiffs Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago, CHANGE Illinois, Chicago Votes Education Fund, Common Cause Illinois, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Illinois Public Interest Research Group Education Fund for extension of time to file response/reply Unopposed (Houston, Corbin) (Entered: 08/07/2020)

Aug. 7, 2020

Aug. 7, 2020

PACER
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MOTION by Plaintiffs Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago, CHANGE Illinois, Chicago Votes Education Fund, Common Cause Illinois, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Illinois Public Interest Research Group Education Fund for extension of time to file response/reply to Defendants' Pending Motions to Dismiss (Unopposed) (Houston, Corbin) (Entered: 08/21/2020)

Aug. 21, 2020

Aug. 21, 2020

PACER
34

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Charles R. Norgle: Motion for extension of time 33 is granted. Plaintiffs' response to Defendants' Motions to Dismiss is due by 8/21/2020 Defendants' reply is due by 9/4/2020. Mailed notice (ewf, ) (Entered: 08/21/2020)

Aug. 21, 2020

Aug. 21, 2020

PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Charles R. Norgle:Enter amended briefing schedule. Responses to motions to dismiss 23, 27 will be due by 9/4/2020. Reply briefs will be due by 9/18/2020. Mailed notice (ewf, ) (Entered: 08/21/2020)

Aug. 21, 2020

Aug. 21, 2020

PACER
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MOTION by Plaintiffs Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago, CHANGE Illinois, Chicago Votes Education Fund, Common Cause Illinois, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Illinois Public Interest Research Group Education Fund for extension of time to file response/reply to Defendants' Pending Motions to Dismiss (Third, Unopposed) (Houston, Corbin) (Entered: 09/04/2020)

Sept. 4, 2020

Sept. 4, 2020

PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Charles R. Norgle: Plaintiffs' third motion for extension of time is granted. Responses are due by 9/25/2020. Replies are due by 10/9/2020.Mailed notice (ewf, ) (Entered: 09/10/2020)

Sept. 10, 2020

Sept. 10, 2020

PACER
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MOTION by Plaintiffs Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago, CHANGE Illinois, Chicago Votes Education Fund, Common Cause Illinois, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Illinois Public Interest Research Group Education Fund for extension of time (Fourth, Unopposed) (Houston, Corbin) (Entered: 09/25/2020)

Sept. 25, 2020

Sept. 25, 2020

PACER
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RESPONSE by Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago, CHANGE Illinois, Chicago Votes Education Fund, Common Cause Illinois, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Illinois Public Interest Research Group Education Fundin Opposition to MOTION by Defendant Illinois State of Board of Elections to dismiss 27 (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit 1, # 3 Exhibit 2, # 4 Exhibit 3, # 5 Exhibit 4)(Smith, Charles) (Entered: 10/26/2020)

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5 Exhibit 4

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Oct. 26, 2020

Oct. 26, 2020

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MOTION by Plaintiffs Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago, CHANGE Illinois, Chicago Votes Education Fund, Common Cause Illinois, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Illinois Public Interest Research Group Education Fund for extension of time (Fifth, Unopposed) (Houston, Corbin) (Entered: 10/26/2020)

Oct. 26, 2020

Oct. 26, 2020

PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Charles R. Norgle: Motion for extension of time 40 is granted. Mailed notice (ewf, ) (Entered: 10/27/2020)

Oct. 27, 2020

Oct. 27, 2020

PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Charles R. Norgle:Defendant Illinois State Board of Elections is given until 11/17/2020 to file a reply in support of its motion to dismiss 26 . Mailed notice (ewf, ) (Entered: 10/27/2020)

Oct. 27, 2020

Oct. 27, 2020

PACER
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REPLY by Defendant Illinois State of Board of Elections to response in opposition to motion, 39 (Dion, Kristina) (Entered: 11/17/2020)

Nov. 17, 2020

Nov. 17, 2020

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MOTION by Plaintiffs Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago, CHANGE Illinois, Chicago Votes Education Fund, Common Cause Illinois, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Illinois Public Interest Research Group Education Fund for extension of time to file response/reply to Defendant Jesse White's Pending Motion to Dismiss (Sixth) (Houston, Corbin) (Entered: 11/25/2020)

Nov. 25, 2020

Nov. 25, 2020

PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Charles R. Norgle: Motion for extension of time 44 is granted. Plaintiff's response to Defendant Jesse White's motion to dismiss 23 is due on or before 12/28/2020. Defendant White reply is due on or before 1/11/2021. Mailed notice (ewf, ) (Entered: 11/30/2020)

Nov. 30, 2020

Nov. 30, 2020

PACER
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ORDER Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac 12 is granted. Sixth Motion by Plaintiffs for extension of time to file response/reply to motion to dismiss (unopposed) 44 is granted. Previous motions for extension of time 21 22 26 32 38 are also granted. Signed by the Honorable Charles R. Norgle, Sr on 12/2/2020: Mailed notice (ec, ) (Entered: 12/08/2020)

Dec. 2, 2020

Dec. 2, 2020

PACER
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MOTION by Defendant Illinois State of Board of Elections to substitute attorney (Sievers, Scott) (Entered: 12/15/2020)

Dec. 15, 2020

Dec. 15, 2020

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ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendant Illinois State of Board of Elections by Scott Byron Sievers (Sievers, Scott) (Entered: 12/15/2020)

Dec. 15, 2020

Dec. 15, 2020

PACER
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MOTION by Plaintiffs Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago, CHANGE Illinois, Chicago Votes Education Fund, Common Cause Illinois, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Illinois Public Interest Research Group Education Fund for extension of time to file response/reply to Defendant Jesse White's Pending Motion to Dismiss (Seventh, Unopposed) (Houston, Corbin) (Entered: 12/28/2020)

Dec. 28, 2020

Dec. 28, 2020

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MOTION by Plaintiffs Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago, CHANGE Illinois, Chicago Votes Education Fund, Common Cause Illinois, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Illinois Public Interest Research Group Education Fund Plaintiffs' Unopposed Motion to Hold The Briefing Schedule in Abeyance Pending Resolution of Settlement Negotiations (Houston, Corbin) (Entered: 01/27/2021)

Jan. 27, 2021

Jan. 27, 2021

PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Charles R. Norgle:Plaintiffs' Unopposed Motion to Hold the Briefing Schedule in Abeyance Pending Resolution of Settlement Negotiations 50 is granted. Mailed notice (ewf, ) (Entered: 01/28/2021)

Jan. 28, 2021

Jan. 28, 2021

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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Charles R. Norgle: Joint Written Status Report is due on 4/22/2021. Mailed notice (ewf, ) (Entered: 03/25/2021)

March 25, 2021

March 25, 2021

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ORDER: The motion by Defendant Illinois State Board of Elections to substitute counsel 47 is granted. The Board's motion to dismiss 27 is granted. Even though the Court granted Plaintiffs' unopposed motion to hold the briefing schedule on Defendant Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White's motion to dismiss, the Court finds that Plaintiffs' state law claims under the Illinois Election Code are barred by the Eleventh Amendment. Accordingly, the Secretary of State's motion to dismiss 23 is granted. As a result, Plaintiffs' motion for an extension of time to respond to the Secretary of State's motion to dismiss [ 49] is denied as moot. Signed by the Honorable Charles R. Norgle, Sr on 3/25/2021. Mailed notice (jn, ) (Entered: 03/25/2021)

March 25, 2021

March 25, 2021

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STATUS Report (Second, Joint) by Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago, CHANGE Illinois, Chicago Votes Education Fund, Common Cause Illinois, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Illinois Public Interest Research Group Education Fund (Smith, Charles) (Entered: 04/22/2021)

April 22, 2021

April 22, 2021

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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Charles R. Norgle: Court has reviewed the Second Joint Status Report 54 . Follow-up status report on settlement is due on July 15, 2021. Mailed notice (ewf, ) (Entered: 04/30/2021)

April 30, 2021

April 30, 2021

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STIPULATION of Dismissal With Prejudice (Joint) (Smith, Charles) (Entered: 06/28/2021)

June 28, 2021

June 28, 2021

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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Charles R. Norgle: Case dismissed with prejudice pursuant to stipulation. The Parties further stipulate and agree that each party shall bear its own costs and attorneys' fees 56 . Civil case terminated. Mailed notice (ewf, ) (Entered: 06/29/2021)

June 29, 2021

June 29, 2021

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Case Details

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Election/Voting Rights

Special Collection(s):

Law Firm Antiracism Alliance (LFAA) project

Key Dates

Filing Date: Feb. 28, 2020

Closing Date: June 28, 2021

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago, Change Illinois, Chicago Votes Education Fund, Common Cause Illinois, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, and Illinois Public Interest Research Group Education Fund

Plaintiff Type(s):

Non-profit NON-religious organization

Attorney Organizations:

Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Illinois State Board of Elections, State

Illinois Secretary of State, State

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

National Voter Registration Act ("Motor Voter law"), 52 U.S.C. § 20501 (previously 42 U.S.C. § 1973gg)

Voting Rights Act, section 203 (language minority provision), 52 U.S.C. § 10503 (previously 42 U.S.C. § 1973aa-1a)

State law

Available Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Non-settlement Outcome

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Private Settlement Agreement

Issues

Voting:

Voting: General & Misc.