University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Reclaim Idaho v. Little"
Date Nov 19, 2020
Author COVID-Related Election Litigation Tracker
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Abstract Reclaim Idaho, a political action committee, is seeking a preliminary injunction in relation to its “Invest in Idaho” educational funding initiative. Under Idaho law, petitioners must meet certain deadlines and requirements, including an 18-month window to collect over 55,000 statewide signatures, for an initiative to appear on the next ballot. Idaho law has also been interpreted to preclude electronic signatures for initiatives. Reclaim Idaho alleges it was on pace to meet the requirements and deadlines until the COVID-19 pandemic and state prophylactic orders prevented it from effectively gathering signatures. Consequently, plaintiff claims Idaho law now operates to deprive it of First Amendment guarantees. Reclaim seeks modification of Idaho’s in person signature collection requirements and the deadlines for gathering and presentation of collected signatures in light of stay-at-home orders.
Source Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project

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