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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Harrington v. DeJoy

Closed. Settled and/or Withdrawn (vol. dismissal)

Harrington v. DeJoy, No. 1:20-cv-05303 (N.D. Ill.), No. 1: 20-cv-05303 (N.D. Ill.)

  Case Summary The USPS's organic statute--39 U.S.C. § 404--requires 60 days notice and consideration of effects on communities served when consolidating or closing post offices. Plaintiffs argue that removal of mail sorting machines constituted consolidation under the 39 U.S.C. § 404, and that the USPS did not provide statutory notice, allow for comment on consolidation plans, or properly announce their intent to close. Plaintiffs seek injunctive relief on behalf of a class of electors intending to vote, ordering USPS to replace removed sorting machines.
Filed 09/08/2020
State Illinois
Type of Court Federal
Circuit Seventh Circuit
Status Closed. Settled and/or Withdrawn (vol. dismissal)
Last Updated 01/28/2021
Issue Tag(s) Vote-by-Mail (US Postal Service)
Violation of USPS organic statute's requirements for making and announcing operational changes.
Complaint(s) 09/08/2020: Complaint filed.
Dispositive Ruling(s) 11/23/2020: Other, The case was dismissed without prejudice after both parties requested dismissal.
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