University of Michigan Law School
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Title "Beard v. Whitmer"
Date September 16, 2020
Author Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project
External Link https://healthyelections-case-tracker.stanford.edu/detail?id=54
Abstract Plaintiff Beard asserts that her first and fourteenth amendment rights were violated by the Michigan Governor's Executive Order 2020-21. Due to the Executive Order state offices including the Secretary of State, through which all judicial candidates must file, require the office to be closed until after the filing deadline has past. Plaintiff further asserts that no allowances or exceptions have been issued extending the filing date or providing alternate means of complying with the filing deadline. Plaintiff also asserts that the Executive Order prevents her from obtaining the necessary number of signatures required for judicial candidates because of "no contact" stipulations of the order in person and furthermore that mail in signatures are not a viable or reasonable option due to low response rates and the postage/mailing costs necessary to reach the necessary audiences. Consolidated with Esshaki v. Whitmer.
Source Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project


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