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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Debraska v. Oneida Business Committee


Debraska v. Oneida Business Comm., No. 1:20-cv-01321 (E.D. Wis.)

  Case Summary The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin Election Board canceled a May 23 primary election for tribal positions after passage of legislation allowing for this adjustment. Plaintiffs, candidates in the primary and Oneida Nation voters, seek a declaration that the legislation and subsequent cancellation of the primary election violated voters' 1st and 14th Amendment rights, as well as their rights under the Constitution of the Oneida Nation. Plaintiffs also seek injunctions against recognition of Oneida Nation general election results (from July), and monetary compensation.
Filed 08/27/2020
State Wisconsin
Type of Court Federal
Circuit Seventh Circuit
Status Closed ()
Last Updated 12/20/2020
Issue Tag(s) Authority To Act (Other)
Complaint(s) 08/27/2020: Complaint filed.
Dispositive Ruling(s) 08/27/2020: Order/Ruling, Plaintiff, appearing pro se, made an ex parte motion for a restraining order prior to the complaint being served. The court explained the standards for granting a temporary restraining order before denying the motion.
08/27/2020: Order/Ruling, Court granted Defendant's motion to dismiss on the basis of lack of jurisdiction. They also reasoned that Plaintiff's failure to respond to Defendant's 12(b)(6) motion was sufficient grounds in itself for dismissal.
10/22/2020: Other, The District Court grants the defendants' motion to dismiss since plaintiff failed to respond to the motion and dismissed the case without prejudice.
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