Lyman et al v. Baker et al Featured Case

Several prominent law firms and professors have filed lawsuits in four federal district courts alleging that the Electoral College voting system used in the nation's presidential elections is unconstitutional. The complaints allege that the system denies citizens the right to an equal vote, in violation of the First Amendment rights to political expression and association and the principle of one-person-one-vote under the Fourteenth Amendment. The complaint filed in Massachusetts names Massachusetts Governor Charles Baker and Secretary William Galvin as defendants.

Plaintiff: Richard J Lyman, William F Weld and Robert D Capodilupo
Defendant: Charles D Baker and William Francis Galvin
Case Number: 1:2018cv10327
Filed: February 21, 2018
Court: Massachusetts District Court
Office: Boston Office
County: Suffolk
Presiding Judge: Patti B. Saris
Nature of Suit: Voting
Cause of Action: 28:1983
Jury Demanded By: None

Docket Report

We have record of the following docket entries for this case:

Date Filed#Document Text
June 8, 2018 27 ELECTRONIC NOTICE Setting Hearing on Motion 21 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM : Motion Hearing set for 8/9/2018 02:00 PM in Courtroom 19 before Chief Judge Patti B. Saris. (Molloy, Maryellen)
June 8, 2018 26 NOTICE Resetting 16.b Conference from 6/8/18 to 8/9/18.... Scheduling Conference will go forward on 8/9/2018 02:00 PM in Courtroom 19 before Chief Judge Patti B. Saris. (Molloy, Maryellen)
June 8, 2018 25 NOTICE of Scheduling Conferenc...e Scheduling Conference set for 8/9/2018 02:00 PM in Courtroom 19 before Chief Judge Patti B. Saris. (Molloy, Maryellen) Modified on 6/8/2018 (Molloy, Maryellen).
May 30, 2018 24 Chief Judge Patti B. Saris: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 23 Assented to MOTION for Extension of Time to For Plaintiffs To File Opposition To Defendants' Motion To Dismiss to File Response/Reply as to 21 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM, 22 Memorandum in Support of Motion Responses due by 6/25/2018 (Coppola, Katelyn)
May 30, 2018 23 Assented to MOTION for Extension of Time to For Plaintiffs To File Opposition To Defendants' Motion To Dismiss to File Response/Reply as to 21 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM , 22 Memorandum in Support of Motion by Robert D Capodilupo, Richard J Lyman, William F Weld.(Jackson, Seth) (Main Document 23 replaced on 5/30/2018. Due date changed from Sunday 6/24 to Monday 6/25) (Coppola, Katelyn).
May 21, 2018 22 MEMORANDUM in Support re 21 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM filed by Charles D Baker, William Francis Galvin. (Spector, Amy)
May 21, 2018 21 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction , MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM ( Responses due by 6/4/2018) by Charles D Baker, William Francis Galvin.(Spector, Amy)
April 5, 2018 20 Chief Judge Patti B. Saris: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 19 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Added Karen Shafrir Vladeck, Jack A. Simms, Jr., Ryan Botkin, Katherine P. Chiarello, Maria Amelia Calaf and W. Reid Wittliff. Attorneys admitted Pro Hac Vice must register for electronic filing if the attorney does not already have an ECF account in this district. To register go to the Court website at www.mad.uscourts.gov. Select Case Information, then Electronic Filing (CM/ECF) and go to the CM/ECF Registration Form. (Coppola, Katelyn)
April 4, 2018 19 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice for admission of Karen Shafrir Vladeck, Jack A. Simms, Jr., Ryan Botkin, Katherine P. Chiarello, Maria Amelia Calaf and W. Reid Wittliff Filing fee: $ 600, receipt number 0101-7080319 by Robert D Capodilupo, Richard J Lyman, William F Weld. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F)(Jackson, Seth)
April 3, 2018 18 Chief Judge Patti B. Saris: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 17 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Added Jennifer Duncan Hackett, James R. Martin and Allison Vissichelli. Attorneys admitted Pro Hac Vice must register for electronic filing if the attorney does not already have an ECF account in this district. To register go to the Court website at www.mad.uscourts.gov. Select Case Information, then Electronic Filing (CM/ECF) and go to the CM/ECF Registration Form. (Coppola, Katelyn)
April 3, 2018 17 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice for admission of Jennifer Duncan Hackett, James R. Martin and Allison Vissichelli Filing fee: $ 300, receipt number 0101-7076901 by Robert D Capodilupo, Richard J Lyman, William F Weld. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C)(Jackson, Seth)
April 2, 2018 16 Chief Judge Patti B. Saris: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 15 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Added Mary Whittle and Marco Guerrero. Attorneys admitted Pro Hac Vice must register for electronic filing if the attorney does not already have an ECF account in this district. To register go to the Court website at www.mad.uscourts.gov. Select Case Information, then Electronic Filing (CM/ECF) and go to the CM/ECF Registration Form. (Coppola, Katelyn)
March 30, 2018 15 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice for admission of Mary Whittle and Marco Guerrero Filing fee: $ 200, receipt number 0101-7074180 by Robert D Capodilupo, Richard J Lyman, William F Weld. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B)(Jackson, Seth)
March 21, 2018 14 Chief Judge Patti B. Saris: ENDORSED ORDER entered ALLOWED 12 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer. Charles D Baker answer due 5/21/2018; William Francis Galvin answer due 5/21/2018. (Geraldino-Karasek, Clarilde)
March 21, 2018 13 RESPONSE to Motion re 12 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer filed by Robert D Capodilupo, Richard J Lyman, William F Weld. (Jackson, Seth)
March 20, 2018 12 MOTION for Extension of Time to May 21, 2018 to Respond to Complaint by Charles D Baker, William Francis Galvin.(Spector, Amy)
March 20, 2018 11 NOTICE of Appearance by Amy Spector on behalf of Charles D Baker, William Francis Galvin (Spector, Amy)
March 20, 2018 10 NOTICE of Appearance by Juliana deHaan Rice on behalf of Charles D Baker, William Francis Galvin (Rice, Juliana)
March 20, 2018 9 NOTICE of Appearance by Robert E. Toone, Jr on behalf of Charles D Baker, William Francis Galvin (Toone, Robert)
March 1, 2018 8 SUMMONS Returned Executed William Francis Galvin served on 2/28/2018, answer due 3/21/2018. (Jackson, Seth)
March 1, 2018 7 SUMMONS Returned Executed Charles D Baker served on 2/28/2018, answer due 3/21/2018 . (Jackson, Seth) Modified docket text on 3/1/2018 in accordance with party served on the summons. (Geraldino-Karasek, Clarilde).
February 27, 2018 6 ELECTRONIC NOTICE of Case Reassignment. Chief Judge Patti B. Saris assigned to case. If the trial Judge issues an Order of Reference of any matter in this case to a Magistrate Judge, the matter will be transmitted to Magistrate Judge Donald L. Cabell. (Danieli, Chris)
February 26, 2018 5 Refusal to Consent to Proceed Before a US Magistrate Judge. . (Jackson, Seth)
February 26, 2018 4 NOTICE of Appearance by Seth V. Jackson on behalf of Robert D Capodilupo, Richard J Lyman, William F Weld (Jackson, Seth)
February 21, 2018 3 Summons Issued as to Charles D Baker, William Francis Galvin. Counsel receiving this notice electronically should download this summons, complete one for each defendant and serve it in accordance with Fed.R.Civ.P. 4 and LR 4.1. Summons will be mailed to plaintiff(s) not receiving notice electronically for completion of service. (Jones, Sherry)
February 21, 2018 2 NOTICE of Case Assignment. Magistrate Judge Donald L. Cabell assigned to case. Plaintiff's counsel, or defendant's counsel if this case was initiated by the filing of a Notice of Removal, are directed to the Notice and Procedures regarding Consent to Proceed before the Magistrate Judge which can be downloaded here. These documents will be mailed to counsel not receiving notice electronically. Pursuant to General Order 09-3, until the Court receives for filing either a consent to the Magistrate Judge's jurisdiction or the reassignment of the case to a District Judge, the initial assignment of a civil case to the Magistrate Judge is a referral to the Magistrate Judge under 28 USC 636(b) for all pretrial non-dispositive matters and Report and Recommendations, but not for the Rule 16(b) scheduling conference. (DaSilva, Carolina)
February 21, 2018 1 COMPLAINT against All Defendants Filing fee: $ 400, receipt number 0101-7017802 (Fee Status: Filing Fee paid), filed by Robert D Capodilupo, Richard J Lyman, William F Weld. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Attachment to Civil Cover Sheet, # 3 Category Form)(Gotz, James)

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Plaintiff: Richard J Lyman
Represented By: James D. Gotz
Represented By: Seth V. Jackson
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Plaintiff: William F Weld
Represented By: James D. Gotz
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Plaintiff: Robert D Capodilupo
Represented By: James D. Gotz
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Defendant: Charles D Baker
Represented By: Juliana deHaan Rice
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