FindLaw News: Election Law Coverage 2004: Lawsuits
Special Coverage: Election 2004
News | Cases | Documents | Commentary | Election Laws |
Discuss | Web Sites | Candidates | Election Law Lawyer Search

Special Newsmaker Coverage: JOHN EDWARDS | JOHN ASHCROFT | JOHN KERRY

VOTING CASES and INVESTIGATIONS

These documents are in PDF format and can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Ballot and Voting Issues Arising in Battleground States
Lawsuits, investigations, and proceedings regarding ballot issues arising in so-called battleground states
 
    FLORIDA:
    Fay Friedman, et al. v. Brenda Snipes, et al.
    - Plaintiffs' Attorney: JoNel Newman
    - Florida voters sue in Broward and Miami/Dade Counties over whether elections supervisors gave voters enough time to mail in their absentee ballots
  • Motion for Temporary Restraining Order (PDF) (Nov. 2, 2004)
  • Complaint (PDF) (Nov. 2, 2004)

    Wexler v. LePore
    - Touchscreen voting machines lacking paper printout do not violate equal protection.
  • Memorandum Opinion (PDF) (U.S. District Court) (Oct. 25, 2004)
  • Final Judgment (PDF) (U.S. District Court) (Oct. 25, 2004)

    Florida Democratic Party v. Hood
    - Fla. polling places must accept provisional ballots on Nov. 2, even if voter is at wrong polling place.
  • Order Granting Preliminary Injunction (PDF) (U.S. District Court) (Oct. 21, 2004)

    IOWA:
    MICHIGAN:
    MINNESOTA:     OHIO:
    PENNSYLVANIA:
    SOUTH DAKOTA:
Electronic Voting Machine Controversies
Suits and investigations involving electronic voting machines to be used in the 2004 election
 
    CALIFORNIA:     MARYLAND:
    Schade, et al. v. Maryland State Board of Elections, et al.
    Order denying preliminary injunction regarding electronic voting machines.
  • Opinion and Order (PDF) (Sept. 1, 2004)
  • Complaint (PDF) (Apr. 22, 2004)

     

Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act Cases
Arguments over constitutionality of "Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act," also referred to as "McCain-Feingold," heard before the U.S. Supreme Court, Septebmer 8, 2003. For additional coverage, see FindLaw's Supreme Court Docket for September 8, 2003.
 
    Decisions:     Oral Arguments before U.S. Supreme Court:     Briefs:
    Mitch McConnell, U.S. Senator, et al. v. Federal Election Commission, et al. (No. 02-1674)
    • Appellants U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, et al. [PDF]
    • Appellants U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, et al. (Appendix) [PDF]
    • Appellees Federal Election Commission, et al. [PDF] [TEXT]
    • Intervenor Defedendants U.S. Senator John McCain, et al. - Redacted Brief [PDF]
    • Appellants U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, et al. - Reply [PDF]
    • Joint Appendix, Vol. I [PDF] (46 MB)
    • Joint Appendix, Vol. II [PDF] (38 MB)
    • Joint Appendix, Vol. III [PDF] (45 MB)
    • Joint Appendix, Vol. IV [PDF] (32 MB)
    • Joint Appendix, Vol. V [PDF] (19 MB)

        Amicus Briefs - Supporting Plaintiffs-Appellants (No. 02-1674, et al.)
    • American Civil Rights Union [PDF]
    • CATO Institute and Institute for Justice [PDF]
    • Hon. J. Dennis Hastert, Speaker of the House of Reps. [PDF]
    • Rodney A. Smith, Consultant [PDF]
    • States of Virginia, North Dakota, et al. [PDF]

        Amicus Briefs - Supporting Defendants-Appelles (No. 02-1674, et al.)
    • Former Leaders of the American Civil Liberties Union [PDF]
    • Bipartisan Former Members of the United States Congress [PDF]
    • California Student Public Interest Research Group, et al. [PDF]
    • Center for Governmental Studies [PDF]
    • Center for Responsive Politics [PDF]
    • Committee for Economic Development, et al. [PDF]
    • Common Cause and AARP [PDF]
    • Interfaith Alliance Foundation, et al. [PDF]
    • International Experts [PDF]
    • League of Women Voters of the United States [PDF]
    • David Moshman, Professor of Educational Psychology [PDF]
    • States of Iowa, Vermont, et al. [PDF]
    • Senator Fred Thompson [PDF]

    National Rifle Association, et al. v. Federal Election Commission, et al. (No. 02-1675)
    Federal Election Commission, et al. v. Mitch McConnell, U.S. Senator, et al. (No. 02-1676)
    John McCain, U.S. Senator, et al. v. Mitch McConnell, U.S. Senator, et al. (No. 02-1702)
    Republican National Committee, et al. v. Federal Election Commission, et al. (No. 02-1727)
    National Right To Life Committee, Inc., et al. v. Federal Election Commission, et al. (No. 02-1733)
    ACLU v. Federal Election Commission, et al. (No. 02-1734)
    Victoria Jackson Gray Adams, et al. v. Federal Election Commission, et al. (No. 02-1740)
    Ron Paul, United States Congressman, et al. v. Federal Election Commission, et al. (No. 02-1747)
    California Democratic Party, et al. v. Federal Election Commission, et al. (No. 02-1753)
    AFL-CIO, et al. v. Federal Election Commission, et al. (No. 02-1755)
    • Appellants AFL-CIO, et al. [PDF]
    • Appellees Federal Election Commission, et al. [PDF] [TEXT]
    • Appellants AFL-CIO, et al. - Reply [PDF]

    Chamber of Commerce, et al. v. Federal Election Commission, et al. (No. 02-1756)
    • Appellants Chamber of Commerce of the United States, et al. [PDF]
    • Appellees Federal Election Commission, et al. [PDF] [TEXT]
    • Appellants Chamber of Commerce of the United States, et al. - Reply [PDF]

    Appendices (All Cases):
    • Supplemental Appendix to Jurisdictional Statements, Vol. 1 [PDF]
    • Supplemental Appendix to Jurisdictional Statements, Vol. 2 [PDF]
    • Supplemental Appendix to Jurisdictional Statements, Vol. 3 [PDF]
    • Supplemental Appendix to Jurisdictional Statements, Vol. 4 [PDF]

Texas Congressional Redistricting Controversy (a/k/a "Texasgate")
A redistricting law was signed by Governor Perry on October 12, 2003, changing Texas congressional districts. The law passed during Third Special Session of Texas Legislature after Democratic legislators fled the state to prevent a quorum in House and Senate during prior two special sessions.
 
    Lawsuits challenging Redistricting law:
  • Complaint (PDF) (Sessions, et al. v. Perry, et al.) (Oct. 12, 2003)
  • Complaint (PDF) (Jackson, et al. v. Texas, et al.) (Oct. 12, 2003)


Ads by FindLaw