COVID-Related Election Litigation Tracker

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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.

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Dhillon v. Wobensmith

Closed. Settled and/or Withdrawn

Dhillon v. Wobensmith, No. 1:20-cv-02197 (D. Md.), 2020 WL 4432559

  Case Summary Plaintiff is a prospective, unaffiliated mayoral candidate for Baltimore City in the Nov. 2020 election and seeks to challenge the Maryland election law's signature-gathing requirements for unaffiliated candidates in light of the difficulty created by the COVID-19 crisis to obtain such signatures. He seeks an injunction allowing him to satisfy a lower burden (.1% of the BC population / 400 signatures) than the current election laws permit, and an order that his name be placed on the ballot for the 2020 General Election.
Filed 07/28/2020
State Maryland
Type of Court Federal
Circuit Fourth Circuit
Status Closed. Settled and/or Withdrawn ()
Last Updated 09/07/2020
Issue Tag(s) Candidate Signature Requirement (Threshold Number)
Complaint(s) 07/28/2020: Complaint filed.
Dispositive Ruling(s) 07/31/2020: Order/Ruling, PI Denied - The court has already relaxed requirements for unaffiliated candidates in light of the difficulties associated with COVID-19; to further modify them is not necessary and would run afoul of the public interest.
08/28/2020: Order/Ruling, Settlement order.
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