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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Pierson v. Stepien


Pierson v. Stepien, No. 1:20-cv-09266 (S.D.N.Y.)

  Case Summary Plaintiff, a Wisconsin voter, sought relief from the court with respect to the Trump campaign's intended Wisconsin recount. The plaintiff alleged that Wisconsin's "pay-to-play" recount law violates her equal protection rights and that the Trump campaign's recount fundraising efforts violate federal statutes.
Filed 11/04/2020
State New York
Type of Court Federal
Circuit Second Circuit
Status Closed
Last Updated 05/13/2021
Issue Tag(s) Other
Recount procedures
Complaint(s) 11/04/2020: Complaint filed.
Dispositive Ruling(s) 11/13/2020: Order/Ruling, Plaintiff's claim filing was found to have deficiencies, which upon notification by the court, were not corrected; thus the court has administratively closed the case without prejudice.
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