Case Updates Dec 14-18

By Matt Cooper

Arizona:

  • Bowyer v. Ducey, a case filed by Sidney Powell’s legal team, remains on appeal at the Ninth Circuit after a district judge’s ruling in favor of the defendants. As of now, party briefs are not due until well after the Presidential inauguration.
  • In Burk v. Ducey, a Pinal County Superior Court Judge dismissed a complaint alleging violations of the U.S. Constitution and Arizona law by state executive officials in running the November election. The plaintiff sought the decertification of Arizona’s Presidential election results. The judge dismissed the case because as untimely and unauthorized under state law, given that the plaintiff was not a registered voter in the election.
  • In Ward v. Jackson, a case filed by the chair of the Arizona Republican Party, a petition for writ of certiorari and motion for expedited consideration remain pending at the U.S. Supreme Court after rulings in favor of the defendants at the courts below. As of now, a response brief is due by Jan. 14.

Georgia:

  • In Boland v. Raffensperger, the Georgia Supreme Court denied the plaintiff’s emergency direct appeal following a ruling in favor of the defendants at the superior court level. The plaintiff sought the decertification of Georgia’s Presidential election results due to the defendants’ failure to follow Georgia law regarding the verification of voter signatures.
  • In Pearson v. Kemp, a case filed by Sidney Powell’s legal team, a petition for writ of certiorari and motion for expedited consideration remain pending at the U.S. Supreme Court. As of now, a response brief is due by Jan. 14.
  • In Wood v. Raffensperger, a petition for writ of certiorari and motion to expedite consideration remain pending at the U.S. Supreme Court. As of now, a response brief is due by Jan. 11.
  • Beyond the Presidential election, litigation over Georgia’s U.S. Senate runoff election continues. Most recently, the 11th Circuit denied relief to the Georgia Republican Party, which, along with the Loeffler and Perdue campaigns, sought to alter the state’s current signature verification process.

Michigan:

  • In King v. Whitmer, a case filed by Sidney Powell’s legal team, a petition for writ of certiorari and motion for expedited consideration remain pending in the U.S. Supreme Court. As of now, a response brief is due by Jan. 14.

New Mexico:

  • In Donald Trump for President v. Toulouse Oliver, the Trump campaign filed a complaint in federal district court alleging that New Mexico’s Secretary of State violated the Elections and Electors Clause of the U.S. Constitution by failing to follow election laws enacted by the legislature. The campaign seeks a court order vacating certification of the state’s Presidential election results. The defendants’ response is due by Dec. 24.

Pennsylvania:

Wisconsin:

  • Feehan v. Wisconsin Elections Commission, a case filed by Sidney Powell’s legal, remains pending on appeal at the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals after a district judge’s ruling in favor of the defendants. As of now, appellant’s brief is due by Jan. 19.
  • In Trump v. Biden, the Wisconsin Supreme Court affirmed the decision of a circuit court judge that upheld the results of recounts requested by the Trump campaign in Dane and Milwaukee Counties.
  • In Trump v. Wisconsin Elections Commission, the parties have filed briefs in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals after a decision at the district court level in favor of the defendants. A decision is expected soon.