Nevada Vote by Mail Federal Intervention
Paher v. Cegavske
We intervened as defendants on behalf of the Nevada State Democratic Party, DNC, DCCC, Priorities and an individual voter. Plaintiffs in this federal case are attempting to shut down the Nevada Secretary’s move to an all-mail election due to the unprecedented public health crisis caused by COVID-19. We intervened to support the Secretary’s decision to designate this an all-mail election, while still noting that the Secretary’s policy does not go far enough to protect all Nevada voters by referencing our Nevada four pillars case.
Nevada COVID-19 Election Relief*
Corona v. Cegavske
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, we sued on behalf of individual plaintiffs, the Nevada State Democratic Party, the DNC, the DCCC and Priorities USA ahead of the June 2020 Nevada Primary Election. The Nevada Secretary of State announced this primary would be all-mail, closing every polling location except for one in each county. This plan will leave too many Nevadans without a meaningful ability to vote, as it excludes qualified voters with “inactive” status and exacerbates existing problems with Nevada’s election laws such as a ballot collection ban and signature matching rules. We argue that while vote by mail is necessary during this time, it must be paired with meaningful opportunities to vote safely in person and include safeguards to prevent disenfranchisement of voters like what we saw in Wisconsin’s primary election in April.
Guy, et al. v. Miller
Represented Democratic voters in redistricting lawsuit after the continued failure of the Nevada Legislature to pass legislation that the Governor would not veto. The court found the existing Congressional and Legislative Districts were “unconstitutionally malapportioned” violating the 14th amendment and the U.S. Constitution.
Nevada Voter ID (Ballot Petition Challenge)
Alfaro v. Our Vote Nevada PAC
Represented voters keeping a voter ID law petition off the ballot.
Nevada Ballot Initiative
Prevent Sanctuary Cities v Haley
Representing the nonprofit Tu Casa Latina in its assertion that a ballot initiative petition by Prevent Sanctuary Cities PAC was invalid.
Nevada Recall Effort
Silberkraus v. Woodhouse
Representing State Senators who argued that a recall effort against them had thousands of invalid signatures.