Bishop v. Funderburk
No. 3:21-cv-00679 (W.D.N.C.)
Federal court action seeking to establish a First Amendment right to compel public disclosure of the votes of Justices and Judges of the NC Supreme Court and NC Court of Appeals on the Election Suspension Orders in 2022, and other petitions related to redistricting.
On May 6, 2022, the court dismissed the case with prejudice, holding that the plaintiff’s claims were barred by sovereign and judicial immunity, and the abstention doctrine, which protects state judicial processes from “intrusions” by federal courts.
HistoryCase filings, starting with most recent court
|Complaint||Dec 22, 2021|
|Motion for preliminary injunction||Dec 22, 2021|
|Amended complaint||Jan 10, 2022|
|Supreme Court defendant's motion to dismiss||Jan 31, 2022|
|Supreme Court defendant's opposition to motion for preliminary injunction (incl. exhbts.)||Jan 31, 2022|
|Appellate Court defendant's motion to dismiss||Jan 31, 2022|
|Appellate Court defendant's opposition to motion for preliminary injunction||Jan 31, 2022|
|Plaintiff's response||Feb 15, 2022|
|Supreme Court defendant's reply||Feb 22, 2022|
|Appellate Court defendant's reply||Feb 22, 2022|
|Order||May 6, 2022|