JONES v. DESANTIS

CASE NO. 4:19cv300-RH/MJF.

462 F.Supp.3d 1196 (2020)

Kelvin Leon JONES et al., Plaintiffs, v. Ron DESANTIS et al., Defendants.

United States District Court, N.D. Florida, Tallahassee Division.

Signed May 24, 2020.


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Michael A. Steinberg , Tampa, FL, for Plaintiffs Kelvin Leon Jones, Luis A. Mendez.

Blair S. Bowie , Danielle Marie Lang , Mark P. Gaber , Jonathan Michael Diaz , Molly Elizabeth Danahy , Campaign Legal Center, Washington, DC, Chad W. Dunn , Brazil & Dunn, Miami, FL, for Plaintiffs Bonnie Raysor, Diane Sherrill.

Jonathan Topaz , Julie A. Ebenstein , Rodkangyil Orion Danjuma , American Civil Liberties Union, David Morris Giller , Pietro John Signoracci , Paul Weiss Rifkind etc., Eliza Sweren-Becker , Sean Morales-Doyle , Brennan Center for Justice, Myrna Perez , Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, John Spencer Cusick , Leah Camille Aden , NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund Inc., New York, NY, Anton Marino , Daniel Boaz Tilley , ACLU Foundation of Florida Inc., Miami, FL, Jennifer A. Holmes , NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Washington, DC, Jimmy Midyette, Jr. , Jacksonville, FL, Wendy Robin Weiser , Brennan Center for Justice, New York City, NY, for Plaintiff Jeff Gruver.

Jonathan Topaz , Julie A. Ebenstein , Rodkangyil Orion Danjuma , American Civil Liberties Union, David Morris Giller , Pietro John Signoracci , Paul Weiss Rifkind etc., Eliza Sweren-Becker , Sean Morales-Doyle , Brennan Center for Justice, Myrna Perez , Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, John Spencer Cusick , Leah Camille Aden, NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund Inc., New York, NY, Anton Marino , Daniel Boaz Tilley , ACLU Foundation of Florida Inc., Miami, FL, Jennifer A. Holmes , NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Washington, DC, Wendy Robin Weiser , Brennan Center for Justice, New York City, NY, for Plaintiffs Emory Marquis Mitchell, Betty Riddle, Keith Ivey, Karen Leicht, Raquel Wright, Steven Phalen, Clifford Tyson, Jermaine Miller, Florida State Conference of the NAACP, Orange County Branch of the NAACP, League of Women Voters of Florida.

Jonathan Topaz , Julie A. Ebenstein , Rodkangyil Orion Danjuma , American Civil Liberties Union, David Morris Giller , Pietro John Signoracci , Paul Weiss Rifkind etc., Eliza Sweren-Becker , Sean Morales-Doyle , Brennan Center for Justice, Myrna Perez , Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, John Spencer Cusick , Leah Camille Aden , NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund Inc., New York, NY, Anton Marino , Daniel Boaz Tilley , ACLU Foundation of Florida Inc., Miami, FL, Jennifer A. Holmes , NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Washington, DC, Wendy Robin Weiser , Brennan Center for Justice, New York City, NY, for Plaintiff Kristopher Wrench.

Caren E. Short , Nancy Gbana Abudu , Southern Poverty Law Center, Decatur, GA, for Plaintiffs Rosemary McCoy, Sheila Singleton.

Danielle Marie Lang , Mark P. Gaber , Campaign Legal Center, Washington, DC, Chad W. Dunn , Brazil & Dunn, Miami, FL, for Plaintiff Lee Hoffman.

Eliza Sweren-Becker , Brennan Center for Justice, Leah Camille Aden , NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund Inc., New York, NY, Anton Marino , Daniel Boaz Tilley , ACLU Foundation of Florida Inc., Miami, FL, for Plaintiffs Curtis D. Braynt, Latoya A. Moreland.

Joseph W. Jacquot , Nicholas Allen Primrose , Joshua E. Pratt , Executive Office of the Governor Office of the General Counsel, Tallahassee, FL, Colleen M. Ernst , Office of General Counsel, for Defendant Ron Desantis.

Stephen Mark Todd , Office of the County Attorney, Tampa, FL, for Defendant Craig Latimer.

Ashley E. Davis , Bradley Robert McVay , Florida Department of State Office of General Counsel, Edward M. Wenger , Gary Vergil Perko , Mohammad Omar Jazil , Hopping Green & Sams PA, George N. Meros, Jr. , Tara R. Price , Holland & Knight LLP, Tallahassee, FL, for Defendant Laurel M. Lee.

Corbin Frederick Hanson , Geena Marcela Cesar , Robert Charles Swain , Alachua County Attorneys Office, Gainesville, FL, for Defendant Kim A. Barton.

Adam M. Katzman , Nathaniel Adam Klitsberg , Rene Devlin Harrod , Broward County Attorneys Office, Fort Lauderdale, FL, George N. Meros, Jr. , Tara R. Price , Holland & Knight LLP, Tallahassee, FL, for Defendant Peter Antonacci.

Craig Dennis Feiser , Office of General Counsel, Jacksonville, FL, for Defendant Mike Hogan.

Dylan T. Reingold , Indian River County, Vero Beach, FL, for Defendant Leslie Rossway Swan.

Mark Herron , Summer Denay Brown , Messer Caparello & Self PA, Tallahassee, FL, for Defendant Mark Earley.

Morgan Ray Bentley , Bentley & Bruning PA, Asarasota, FL, for Defendants Michael Bennett, Ron Turner.

Michael Beny Valdes , Oren Rosenthal , Miami-Dade County Attorneys Office, Miami, FL, for Defendant Christina White.

Nicholas Ari Shannin , Shannin Law Firm PA, Orlando, FL, for Defendant Bill Cowles.


OPINION ON THE MERITS

The State of Florida has adopted a system under which nearly a million otherwise-eligible citizens will be allowed to vote only if they pay an amount of money. Most of the citizens lack the financial resources to make the required payment. Many...

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