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Daunt v. Benson

Last Updated Feb 1, 2021
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Nos. 1:19-cv-00614, 1:19-cv-00669 (W.D. Mich.), Nos. 19-2377, 19-2420, 20-1734 (6th Cir.)

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A federal court challenge to the composition of Michigan’s new independent commission, based on a First Amendment challenge to the conflict of interest provisions excluding individuals from the commission because of specific past political activity.

On Nov. 25, 2019, the trial court declined to grant a preliminary injunction; on Apr. 15, 2020, the 6th Circuit affirmed.  On July 6, 2020, the trial court dismissed all claims; the case is back up on appeal.

History

Case filings, starting with most recent court
    Name Last Modified
Document icon Plaintiffs' brief Nov 12, 2020
Document icon Initiative proponents' brief Dec 14, 2020
Document icon Secretary of State's brief Jan 11, 2021
Document icon Plaintiffs' reply Feb 1, 2021

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