Citizens for Responsible Government Advocates Inc v. Barland et al

Plaintiff: Citizens for Responsible Government Advocates Inc
Defendant: Gerald Nichol, Elsa Lamelas, John Franke, Harold Froehlich, Thomas Barland, Timothy Vocke, Kevin J Kennedy and John Chisholm
Amicus: Bradley A Smith, Center for Competitive Politics, Wisconsin Family Action and Campaign Legal Center
Case Number: 2:2014cv01222
Filed: October 2, 2014
Court: US District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
Office: Milwaukee Office
County: Milwaukee
Presiding Judge: Rudolph T Randa
Nature of Suit: Constitutionality of State Statutes
Cause of Action: 42:1983
Jury Demanded By: None

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October 22, 2014 Opinion or Order Filing 29 ORDER signed by Judge Rudolph T. Randa on 10/22/2014. 24 Plaintiff's MOTION to Amend/Correct Briefing Order GRANTED; CRG's reply brief, not to exceed 15 pages, due 10/24/2014. Plaintiff's Request for Oral Argument GRANTED; Oral Argument Hearing set for 10/31/2014 at 1:00 PM (Central Time) in Courtroom 320, 517 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI before Judge Rudolph T. Randa. The Court finds good cause to extend the TRO until 11/12/2014. (cc: all counsel)(cb)
October 14, 2014 Opinion or Order Filing 20 ORDER signed by Judge Rudolph T. Randa on 10/14/2014. Plaintiff's request for injunctive relief GRANTED. Defendants prohibited from implementing enforcing, or giving effect to definition of "political purposes" found in Wis. Stats.  67; 11.01(16) against communications expenditures, except as applied to expenditures for communications that expressly advocate election or defeat of clearly identified candidate or are functional equivalent of express advocacy as defined in FEC v. W isconsin Right to Life, Inc., 551 U.S. 449 ("WRTL"). Defendants prohibited from implementing, enforcing, or giving effect to restrictions on "coordination" in Wis. Stats. §§ 11.10(4) and 11.06(4)(d) against communication s expenditures, except as applied to expenditures for communications that expressly advocate election or defeat of clearly identified candidate or are functional equivalent of express advocacy as defined in WRTL. Defendants prohibited from implementi ng, enforcing, or giving effect to any other provisions of Wis. Stats. Chapter 11 triggered by §§ 11.01(16), 11.10(4), or 11.06(4)(d) against communications expenditures, except as to expenditures for communications that expressly advocate election or defeat of a clearly identified candidate or are the functional equivalent of express advocacy as defined in WRTL. Defendants' response to CRG's motion for preliminary injunction due on or before 10/21/2014. 17 Defendants' MOTION for Extension of Time DENIED as moot. (cc: all counsel)(cb)

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Defendant: Gerald Nichol
Represented By: Daniel Kelly
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Defendant: Elsa Lamelas
Represented By: Daniel Kelly
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Defendant: John Franke
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Defendant: Harold Froehlich
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Defendant: Thomas Barland
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Defendant: Timothy Vocke
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Defendant: Kevin J Kennedy
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Defendant: John Chisholm
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Plaintiff: Citizens for Responsible Government Advocates Inc
Represented By: Richard B Raile
Represented By: Andrew M Grossman
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Amicus: Bradley A Smith
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Amicus: Center for Competitive Politics
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Amicus: Wisconsin Family Action
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Amicus: Campaign Legal Center
Represented By: Lester A Pines
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