In the Courts

Learn about the legal efforts shaping the fight to protect voting rights.
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Active Cases

Wisconsin Absentee Missing Information

Fabick v. Wisconsin Elections Commission

Lawsuit brought by conservative activist, Jere Fabick, seeking to stop local election officials from filling in missing information on absentee ballot envelopes, ban community ballot collection, and restrict drop boxes ahead of the statewide election April 6th, 2021.

2019-2020 Election Cycle

Wisconsin Election Results Challenge

Mueller v. Wisconsin Elections Commission

Petition filed by Republicans seeking to block the certification of the 2020 election results and have the court notify the Wisconsin State legislature that it must either arrange for another election before Dec. 14 or appoint 10 Electors.

2019-2020 Election Cycle

Wisconsin Certification Challenge

Wisconsin Voters Alliance v. Wisconsin Elections Commission

Petition filed by Republicans seeking to block the certification of the presidential election results in Wisconsin.

2019-2020 Election Cycle

Wisconsin Democratic Counties Election Challenge

Langenhorst v. Pecore

Lawsuit filed by voters in Wisconsin claiming election officials included illegal Presidential Elector results in certain counties. The challenge seeks to to stop the certification of presidential election results from these counties

Active Cases

One Wisconsin Temporary Voter ID

One Wisconsin v. Thomsen

On behalf of the progressive organization, One Wisconsin, we challenged the ID Petition Process of Wisconsin’s strict voter ID law.

Impact

Wisconsin Special Elections

Newton v. Walker

Obtained a writ of mandamus requiring Governor Scott Walker to call special elections in two legislative districts left vacant when the former office holders resigned to take positions in the Governor’s administration. In the process of the litigation the case was argued before two different judges and presented to three different courts. At each stage, the courts ruled in favor of the eight Wisconsin voters on whose behalf the case was filed, culminating in an order issued by the Wisconsin Court of Appeals denying Governor Walker’s request for an extension of time to comply with the writ of mandamus.

Wisconsin In-Person Absentee Voting

One Wisconsin v. Thomsen

Challenging a provision that would have limited in-person absentee voting to one location per municipality.