Sinner v. Jaeger
No. 3:20-cv-00076 (D.N.D.)
A federal court challenge by proponents of a nonpartisan redistricting initiative to the feasibility of in-person signatures for ballot initiatives, in light of COVID-19.
On May 7, 2020, plaintiffs requested a preliminary injunction to allow for collection of virtual signatures instead. On June 15, 2020, the court denied the request, finding North Dakota’s pandemic response measures did not pose a significant limitation on the plaintiffs’ ability to gather signatures, and that the in-person requirement was therefore sufficiently justified. Facing a petition signature deadline of July 6, 2020, the parties stipulated to a dismissal, which the court adopted on June 24, 2020.
HistoryCase filings, starting with most recent court
|Complaint||May 6, 2020|
|Motion for preliminary injunction (incl. exhs.)||May 7, 2020|
|Opp. to preliminary injunction (incl. exhs.)||May 20, 2020|
|Plaintiffs' reply (incl. exhs.)||May 22, 2020|
|Plaintiffs' supplement (Jacobson decl.)||Jun 3, 2020|
|State's supplement (exec. order)||Jun 3, 2020|
|State's supplemental opposition||Jun 8, 2020|
|Order denying PI||Jun 15, 2020|
|Stipulation of dismissal||Jun 22, 2020|
|Order dismissing case||Jun 24, 2020|