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Case Name Libertarian Party of Illinois v. Pritzker VR-IL-0133
Docket / Court 1:20-cv-02112 ( N.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Election/Voting Rights
Special Collection COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Equal Protection
Freedom of speech/association
Content of Injunction
Preliminary relief granted
COVID-19
Mitigation Granted
Mitigation Requested
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
General
Voting
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Voting
Candidate qualifications
Election administration
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
Ex parte Young (federal or state officials)
Defendant(s) Governor of Illinois
Illinois State Board of Elections
Plaintiff Description The Libertarian and Green parties in Illinois and several of their candidates.
Class action status sought No
Class action status outcome Not sought
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order
Source of Relief Litigation
Order Duration 2020 - 2020
Filed 04/02/2020
Case Ongoing Yes
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Court Docket(s)
N.D. Ill.
09/04/2020
1:20-cv-2112
VR-IL-0133-9000.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
N.D. Ill.
04/02/2020
Complaint [ECF# 1 (& 1-1 to 1-3)]
VR-IL-0133-0001.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
N.D. Ill.
04/03/2020
Motion for Preliminary Injunction and/or Temporary Restraining Order and Attached Memorandum of Law in Support [ECF# 2]
VR-IL-0133-0002.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
N.D. Ill.
04/13/2020
Motion to Intervene [ECF# 6]
VR-IL-0133-0003.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
N.D. Ill.
04/13/2020
Emergency Amended Motion to Intervene [ECF# 7]
VR-IL-0133-0004.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
N.D. Ill.
04/13/2020
Emergency Motion for Preliminary Injunction and/or Temporary Restraining Order and Memorandum of Law in Support [ECF# 10]
VR-IL-0133-0005.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
N.D. Ill.
04/15/2020
Plaintiffs' Response in Opposition to Intervention [ECF# 12]
VR-IL-0133-0006.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
N.D. Ill.
04/16/2020
Defendants' Response to Plaintiffs' Emergency Motion for Preliminary Injunction and/or Temporary Restraining Order [ECF# 15]
VR-IL-0133-0007.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
N.D. Ill.
04/16/2020
Appendix to Defendants' Response to Plaintiffs' Emergency Motion for Preliminary Injunction and/or Temporary Restraining Order [ECF# 16 (& 16-1 to 16-3)]
VR-IL-0133-0008.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
N.D. Ill.
04/16/2020
Amended Complaint [ECF# 17]
VR-IL-0133-0009.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
N.D. Ill.
04/16/2020
Intervenor's Reply to Plaintiffs' Response in Opposition to Intervention [ECF# 18, 18-1, 18-2]
VR-IL-0133-0010.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
N.D. Ill.
04/23/2020
Memorandum Opinion and Order [ECF# 26] (455 F.Supp.3d 738)
VR-IL-0133-0011.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
N.D. Ill.
04/23/2020
Preliminary Injunction Order [ECF# 27]
VR-IL-0133-0012.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
N.D. Ill.
05/08/2020
State Board of Elections Defendants' Emergency Motion for Reconsidering in Part of Order Granting Preliminary Injunction [ECF# 31 & 31-1 to 31-3]
VR-IL-0133-0013.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
N.D. Ill.
05/15/2020
Intervenor Kopitke's Response into Defendant Board of Elections' Emergency Motion for Reconsideration in Part [ECF# 33 & 33-1 to 33-3]
VR-IL-0133-0014.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
N.D. Ill.
05/15/2020
Plaintiffs' Response to Defendants' Motion for Reconsideration [ECF# 34]
VR-IL-0133-0015.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
U.S. Court of Appeals
06/21/2020
Order [Ct. of App. ECF# 47] (820 Fed.Appx. 446)
VR-IL-0133-0017.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
N.D. Ill.
06/23/2020
Alexander (AJ) Ruggieri’s Motion to Intervene [ECF# 44 & 44-1]
VR-IL-0133-0016.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
N.D. Ill.
06/26/2020
Plaintiffs' Response in Opposition to Putative-Intervenor Ruggeri's Motion to Intervene [ECF# 49]
VR-IL-0133-0018.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
U.S. Court of Appeals
07/02/2020
Intervenor Kopitke's Response in Opposition to Alexander (AJ) Ruggieri's Motion to Intervene
VR-IL-0133-0023.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
N.D. Ill.
07/02/2020
Governor Pritzker's Objection to Intervention by Proposed Plaintiff Ruggieri [ECF# 50, 50-1]
VR-IL-0133-0019.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
N.D. Ill.
07/02/2020
Objector Light's Objection in Opposition to Intervenor Ruggieri's Motion to Intervene [ECF# 51 (incl. 51-1 to 51-6)]
VR-IL-0133-0020.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
N.D. Ill.
07/02/2020
Alexander (AJ) Ruggieri's Consolidated Reply in Support of Motion to Intervene [ECF# 52, 52-1]
VR-IL-0133-0021.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
N.D. Ill.
07/02/2020
Verified Complaint [ECF# 53]
VR-IL-0133-0022.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
N.D. Ill.
08/05/2020
Objector Light's Motion to Dismiss Intervenor Ruggieri's Complaint for a Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction as Moot [ECF# 68]
VR-IL-0133-0024.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
N.D. Ill.
08/28/2020
Prospective Intervenor Alexander Ruggieri's Response to Non-Party Germaine Light's Motion to Dismiss [ECF# 73 & 73-1]
VR-IL-0133-0025.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Norgle, Charles Ronald Sr. (N.D. Ill.) show/hide docs
VR-IL-0133-9000
Pallmeyer, Rebecca R. (N.D. Ill.) show/hide docs
VR-IL-0133-0011 | VR-IL-0133-0012 | VR-IL-0133-0017
Plaintiff's Lawyers Brown, Mark R. (Ohio) show/hide docs
VR-IL-0133-0001 | VR-IL-0133-0002 | VR-IL-0133-0006 | VR-IL-0133-0009 | VR-IL-0133-0015 | VR-IL-0133-0018 | VR-IL-0133-9000
Cahnman, Samuel J. (Illinois) show/hide docs
VR-IL-0133-0003 | VR-IL-0133-0004 | VR-IL-0133-0010 | VR-IL-0133-0014 | VR-IL-0133-0023 | VR-IL-0133-9000
Casson, Luke (Illinois) show/hide docs
VR-IL-0133-0020 | VR-IL-0133-0024 | VR-IL-0133-0025
Fogarty, John G (Illinois) show/hide docs
VR-IL-0133-0016 | VR-IL-0133-0020 | VR-IL-0133-0021 | VR-IL-0133-0022 | VR-IL-0133-0025 | VR-IL-0133-9000
Hall, Oliver B. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
VR-IL-0133-0001 | VR-IL-0133-0002 | VR-IL-0133-0006 | VR-IL-0133-0009 | VR-IL-0133-0015 | VR-IL-0133-0018 | VR-IL-0133-9000
Summers, Scott Kingwill (Illinois) show/hide docs
VR-IL-0133-0001 | VR-IL-0133-0002 | VR-IL-0133-0006 | VR-IL-0133-0009 | VR-IL-0133-0015 | VR-IL-0133-0018 | VR-IL-0133-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Caplan, Gary Steven (Illinois) show/hide docs
VR-IL-0133-0013
Dierkes, Michael T. (Illinois) show/hide docs
VR-IL-0133-0007 | VR-IL-0133-0019 | VR-IL-0133-9000
Kasper, Michael James (Illinois) show/hide docs
VR-IL-0133-0007 | VR-IL-0133-0013 | VR-IL-0133-9000
Newman, Sarah Hughes (Illinois) show/hide docs
VR-IL-0133-0007 | VR-IL-0133-0019 | VR-IL-0133-9000
Raoul, Kwame (Illinois) show/hide docs
VR-IL-0133-0007 | VR-IL-0133-0019
Richie, Leigh J. (Illinois) show/hide docs
VR-IL-0133-0013
Van de Burgt, David W (Illinois) show/hide docs
VR-IL-0133-0013
Walsh, Erin (Illinois) show/hide docs
VR-IL-0133-0007 | VR-IL-0133-0019 | VR-IL-0133-9000

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