ACTIVE

*Four Pillars Lawsuit

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.

Read the brief in opposition to plaintiffs’ motion for preliminary injunction here.

Read the motion to intervene as defendants here.

Read order #1 here.

Read order #2 here.

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.

Read the complaint here.

Read the withdrawal of motion for preliminary injunction here.

 

VICTORIES

Nevada Redistricting

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.

Read the order here.

Nevada Voter ID (Ballot Petition Challenge)

Alfaro v. Our Vote Nevada PAC

Represented voters keeping a voter ID law petition off the ballot.

Read the opinion here.

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.

Read the opinion here.

Nevada Recall Effort

Silberkraus v. Woodhouse

Representing State Senators who argued that a recall effort against them had thousands of invalid signatures.

Read the opinion here.