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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Eisen v. Cuomo

Closed. Settled and/or Withdrawn

Eisen v. Cuomo, No. 7:20-cv-05121 (S.D.N.Y.)

  Case Summary The Governor of NY issued a Executive Order to suspend the collection of signatures for petitions of candidates seeking nominations of a major political party; however, the Executive Order did not reduce the number of signatures for independent candidates or extend the deadline to file those petitions. Plaintiffs challenged that the Governor emergency orders restricting access for independent candidates create a severe burden for independent candidates to get on the General Election Ballot.
Filed 07/03/2020
State New York
Type of Court Federal
Circuit Second Circuit
Status Closed. Settled and/or Withdrawn
Last Updated 09/01/2020
Issue Tag(s) Petition Signature Requirement (Threshold Number, Deadline/Time to Collect, Witness/Notary)
Candidate Signature Requirement (Threshold Number, Deadline/Time to Collect, Witness/Notary )
Complaint(s) 07/03/2020: Complaint filed.
Dispositive Ruling(s) 07/27/2020: Order/Ruling, PI Denied
08/12/2020: Order/Ruling, Voluntarily Dismissed.
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