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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Jobs for Downriver v. Whitmer

Closed. Settled and/or Withdrawn

Jobs for Downriver v. Whitmer, No. 2:20-cv-12115 (E.D. Mich.)

  Case Summary Plaintiffs, duly-formed local ballot question committees, challenged various municipal charter provisions and Michigan statutes related to the number of signatures required to submit local ballot questions, and the deadlines to submit the signatures to place questions on the November 3, 2020 general election ballot. Plaintiffs contended that they were unable to secure the requisite number of signatures in time for the proposals to be placed on the general election ballot due to restrictive Governor’s executive orders related to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Plaintiffs alleged that the Governor’s orders restricting their ability to circulate petitions and gather sufficient signatures violated Plaintiff’s First and Fourteen Amendment rights.
Filed 08/05/2020
State Michigan
Type of Court Federal
Circuit Sixth Circuit
Status Closed. Settled and/or Withdrawn ()
Last Updated 09/07/2020
Issue Tag(s) Petition Signature Requirement (Deadline/Time to Collect)
Complaint(s) 08/05/2020: Complaint filed.
Dispositive Ruling(s) 08/25/2020: Order/Ruling, Voluntarily dismissed.
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