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No Relief from a Constitutional Amendment Waiting Time Requirement During a Pandemic

Robert Timothy Reagan
October 7, 2020
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Fight Back Fund v. Illinois State Board of Elections (Rebecca R. Pallmeyer, N.D. Ill. 1:20-cv-2791)
During a global infectious pandemic, supporters of a state constitutional amendment sought relief from a requirement that proposed amendments be passed by the legislature at least six months before an election, in light of interruptions to the legislature’s work because of the pandemic. The district judge denied immediate relief, because the legislature had not passed the plain-tiffs’ proposal.
Subject: Ballot measures. Topics: Ballot measure; getting on the ballot; COVID-19; case assignment.

One of many Case Studies in Emergency Election Litigation.