COVID-Related Election Litigation Tracker

Case Details

This database consolidates and tracks litigation concerning the effect of the pandemic on election law. The purpose of this tool is to provide an interactive list of relevant cases that can be searched by issue, court, status, and jurisdiction.

Case Details


Duncan v. LaRose

Closed. Settled and/or Withdrawn (Dismissed with prejudice.)

Duncan v. LaRose, No. 2:20-cv-02295 (S.D. Ohio)

  Case Summary Plaintiff is a presidential candidate, arguing that the signature requirement to appear on the Ohio ballot is unconstitutional in light of the Gov.'s stay at home order; P moved for a PI to either waive the signature requirement or put P on the ballot.
Filed 05/05/2020
State Ohio
Type of Court Federal
Circuit Sixth Circuit
Status Closed. Settled and/or Withdrawn (Dismissed with prejudice.)
Last Updated 09/06/2020
Issue Tag(s) Candidate Signature Requirement (Threshold Number, Deadline/Time to Collect)
Complaint(s) 05/06/2020: Complaint filed.
Dispositive Ruling(s) 06/04/2020: Order/Ruling, PI Denied because the text of Ohio’s stay-at-home order “specifically exempted conduct protected by the First Amendment” and Ohio is beginning to lift its stay-at-home restrictions.
08/24/2020: Order/Ruling, Opion and order to dismiss case with prejudice after failure to state a claim on the part of the plaintiff. Ruling in favor of the defendant. Case closed.
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