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Tomasik v. Goins (William J. Haynes, Jr., M.D. Tenn. 3:13-cv-1118)
A federal complaint filed on October 9, 2013, alleged that ballot access rules were so onerous that the Libertarian Party was unable to qualify for a November 21 special election for a state house seat. After an October 31 hearing, the district judge granted the plaintiffs relief, based in part on his rulings in previous related cases. He awarded the plaintiffs $26,091 in attorney fees and costs.
Subject: Getting on the ballot. Topics: Getting on the ballot; case assignment; attorney fees; early voting.

One of many Case Studies in Emergency Election Litigation.

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Turner-Golden v. Hargett (Aleta A. Trauger and Kevin H. Sharp, M.D. Tenn. 3:12-cv-765)
A city and a voter filed a federal complaint seeking acceptance of library cards as photo identifications for voting. The emergency motions judge denied immediate relief. The assigned judge later determined that the library cards did not meet the requirements of a state statute for voter photo identification.
Topics: Voter identification; matters for state courts; case assignment.

One of many Case Studies in Emergency Election Litigation.

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Crim v. Tennessee Democratic Party (Kevin H. Sharp, M.D. Tenn. 3:12-cv-838)
A losing primary candidate filed a federal complaint alleging that the victor was improperly included on the ballot and improperly positioned on the ballot because his name was listed alphabetically first. On the next day, after a hearing, the district judge denied the plaintiff immediate relief, finding no wrongdoing and also observing that the plaintiff could have challenged the ballot before the election.
Topics: Enjoining certification; getting on the ballot; laches; equal protection; intervention.

One of many Case Studies in Emergency Election Litigation.

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Report to the Advisory Committee on Criminal Rules regarding the proposal to amend Rule 12.2. Procedures governing court-ordered mental examinations are presented as they have been implemented in a sample of districts with extensive death penalty experience.

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CJRA analyst Patricia Farmer forwards a copy of the Periodic Assessment for the Middle District of Tennessee to Abel J. Mattos of the Administrative Office

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Abel J. Mattos transmits the remaining Administrative Office and Federal Judicial Center staff reviews of district plans and reports to the Judicial Conference Subcommittee on Case Management

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The Cost and Delay Reduction Plan for the Middle District of Tennessee. Includes a cover page and the court order (signed by Chief Judges Wiseman, Nixon, and Echols) formalizing its adoption.

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The Cost and Delay Reduction Plan for the Middle District of Tennessee. Includes the court order (signed by Chief Judges Wiseman, Nixon, and Echols) formalizing its adoption.

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The appendices of the Civil Justice Advisory Group Report for the Middle District of Tennessee

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