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1 Suit to Keep Polls Open Later Unsuccessful because It Was Filed less than an Hour before the Polls Closed 1 (2020)

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        Suit  to Keep   Polls  Open Later Unsuccessful
          Because It Was Filed Less Than an Hour
                     Before   the  Polls  Closed
                         Bernie 2020  v. Logan
           (Consuelo  B. Marshall,  C.D. Cal. 2:20-cv-2096)
       A suit filed after 7:00 p.m. to keep polls open after 8:00 because of
       long lines was unsuccessful because it was not assigned to a judge
       until two days later.
          Subject: Poll hours. Topics: Polling hours; primary election; case
       assignment; laches.
A presidential campaign filed a federal complaint in the Central District of
California against the registrar for Los Angeles County at 7:09 p.m. on
March  3, 2020, seeking a court order keeping the polls open past 8:00 for a
presidential primary election, alleging wait times up to four hours to cast a
ballot. With its complaint, the campaign filed an application for a tempo-
rary restraining order at 7:12.2
    On March  5, the court assigned the case to Judge Consuelo B. Marshall.3
As it was to late too provide the plaintiff with the requested relief, Judge
Marshall dismissed the case as moot.4

   1. Complaint at 1, Bernie 2020 v. Logan, No. 2:20-cv-2096 (C.D. Cal. Mar. 3, 2020),
D.E. 1; Minutes, id. (Mar. 5, 2020), D.E. 9.
   2. Temporary Restraining Order Application, id. (May. 3, 2020), D.E. 2; Minutes, supra
note 1.
   3. Notice, Bernie 2020, No. 2:20-cv-2096 (C.D. Cal. May 5, 2020), D.E. 6; Minutes, supra
note 1.
   4. Minutes, supra note 1.

Federal Judicial Center 10/6/2020


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