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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Connecticut State Conference of NAACP Branches v. Merrill

Closed. Settled and/or Withdrawn (none provided)

Connecticut State Conference of NAACP Branches v. Merrill, No. 3:20-cv-00909 (D. Conn.)

  Case Summary After Connecticut adjusted its mail voting requirements only for the August primary, the Plaintiff brought this action for failing to allow mail voting for all residents in the upcoming November election. The Plaintiff alleges that Connecticut's narrow absentee voting requirements violate Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.
Filed 07/02/2020
State Connecticut
Type of Court Federal
Circuit Second Circuit
Status Closed. Settled and/or Withdrawn (none provided)
Last Updated 03/13/2021
Issue Tag(s) Vote-by-Mail (Failure to Allow No-Excuse Vote by Mail)
Complaint(s) 07/02/2020: Complaint filed.
Dispositive Ruling(s) 09/25/2020: Other, Plaintiffs dismissed their complaint. No settlement information provided.
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