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Voting for America, Project Vote et al v. Steen et al

The lawsuit (formerly Voting for America v. Andrade) challenges the Texas Volunteer Deputy Registrar statute that creates several onerous restrictions and criminal liability against anyone who collects voter registration cards. The lawsuit challenges the following restrictions: the prohibition on terminating a canvasser if the termination is based on the canvasser's inability to collect applications; the requirement that canvassers be eligible to vote in Texas; the prohibition on collecting an application from a person who does not reside in the county where the canvasser is a deputy registrar; training requirements without a mandate that the county conduct such trainings; the requirement for applications to be personally delivered, not mailed; and the ability of registrars to terminate a deputy's appointment for turning in incomplete applications without any safeguards or guidance for canvassers who use their best efforts.

Litigation Documents

Amended Complaint. March 15, 2012

Defendants' Answer.  March 27, 2012

Defendants' Motion to Dismiss. March 27, 2012

Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction and Accompanying Memorandum of Law. May 10, 2012

Defendant Hope Andrade's Response to the Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction. May 24, 2012

Plaintiffs' Reply to Defendants' Responses to Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction.

Plaintiffs Opposition to Defendant's Motions to Dismiss and Supporting Memorandum of Law.

Defendant Andrade's Briefing on First Amendment. June 8, 2012

Opinion and Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part Plaintiff's Motion for a Preliminary Injunction. August 2, 2012

Order Modifying Preliminary Injunction and Denying Motion for Stay. August 14, 2012

Modified Preliminary Injunction. August 14, 2012

Emergency Application to Vacate the Fifth Circuit's Stay Pending Appeal. September 14, 2012.

Corporate Disclosure Statement. September 14, 2012.

Opinion. September 26, 2012.

Opinion. October 3, 2013.

Petition for Rehearing En Banc. October 17, 2013.

Other Documents

Press Release: Voting for America Sues Texas on Behalf of Voters and U.S. Constitution. February 13, 2012

Press Release: Victory for Voter Registration in Texas. August 2, 2012.

Press Release: Project Vote Pursues En Banc Hearing for Texas Voter Registration Case. October 17, 2013.

 

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