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Case Docket Number Search Results - 343517
Appellate Docket Sheet
  • 343517
  • 157925
  • CITIZENS PROTECTING MICHIGAN'S CONSTITUTION V SECRETARY OF STATE
    • 1
    • CITIZENS PROTECTING MICHIGAN'S CONSTITUTION
    • PL
    • RET 
      • (23657)
      • ELLSWORTH PETER H
      RET 
      • (41782)
      • DOSTER ERIC E
    • 2
    • SPYKE JOSEPH
    • PL
    • SAM 
    • 3
    • DAUNT JEANNE
    • PL
    • SAM 
    • 4
    • SECRETARY OF STATE
    • DF-XD
    • AG 
      • (55439)
      • MEINGAST HEATHER S
      AG 
      • (41535)
      • BARTON DENISE C
    • 5
    • BOARD OF STATE CANVASSERS
    • DF-XD
    • SAM 
    • 6
    • VOTERS NOT POLITICIANS BALLOT COMMITTEE
    • ID-XP
    • RET 
      • (31590)
      • CRABTREE GRAHAM K
    • 7
    • VOTERS NOT POLITICIANS
    • DB
    • 8
    • COUNT MI VOTE
    • ID-XP
    • SAM 
    • 9
    • VOTERS NOT POLITICIANS
    • DB
    • 10
    • FAHEY KATHRYN A
    • ID-XP
    • SAM 
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  • Case Concluded; File Open
  • Closed
  • Election - Priority per MCR 7.213(C)(4); Priority Case
  • 04/25/2018
  • 1
  • Complaint for Mandamus
Proof of Service Date 05/01/2018
Answer Due 05/22/2018
Fee Code EPAY
Attorney 23657 - ELLSWORTH PETER H
  • 04/25/2018
  • 2
  • Order Appealed From
From MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS
Case Number 00-000000
Nature of Case
Mandamus
  • 04/27/2018
  • 5
  • Copy Request Fulfilled
  • 04/30/2018
  • 7
  • Telephone Contact
For Party 1 CITIZENS PROTECTING MICHIGAN'S CONSTITUTION PL
Attorney 23657 - ELLSWORTH PETER H
Comments In response to vmail frm Ryan Shannon, left vmail re POS.
  • 05/01/2018
  • 8
  • Telephone Contact
For Party 1 CITIZENS PROTECTING MICHIGAN'S CONSTITUTION PL
Attorney 23657 - ELLSWORTH PETER H
Comments called AT re ps;spoke w/aty Ryan Shannon;he advises they are working on service issues today
  • 05/01/2018
  • 9
  • Telephone Contact
Comments aty Crabtree called re filing mtn to intervene;who does he serve? I advised AT defective for ps
  • 05/01/2018
  • 10
  • Proof of Service - Generic
Date 05/01/2018
For Party 1 CITIZENS PROTECTING MICHIGAN'S CONSTITUTION PL
Attorney 23657 - ELLSWORTH PETER H
Comments complaint hand delivered to Bd of Canvassers & Sec of State offices
  • 05/04/2018
  • 11
  • Telephone Contact
For Party 4 SECRETARY OF STATE DF-XD
Comments Christy from AG office advised Asst AG H. Meingast has pleadings
  • 05/10/2018
  • 13
  • Motion: Intervene
Proof of Service Date 05/10/2018
Filed By Attorney 31590 - CRABTREE GRAHAM K
For Party 6 VOTERS NOT POLITICIANS BALLOT COMMITTEE ID-XP
Fee Code EPAY
Immediate Consideration Y
Answer Due 05/17/2018
Comments efiled exhibits not printed for file
  • 05/10/2018
  • 23
  • Answer - Complaint
Proof of Service Date 05/10/2018
Event No 1 Complaint for Mandamus
For Party 6 VOTERS NOT POLITICIANS BALLOT COMMITTEE ID-XP
Filed By Attorney 31590 - CRABTREE GRAHAM K
Comments Ans + Affirm Def of Intervening DFs accepted per 05/11/2018 ord in Evt 18
  • 05/10/2018
  • 24
  • Other
Date 05/10/2018
For Party 6 VOTERS NOT POLITICIANS BALLOT COMMITTEE ID-XP
Attorney 31590 - CRABTREE GRAHAM K
Comments CROSS CLAIM of Intervening DFs accepted in 5/11/18 ord in Evt 18
  • 05/11/2018
  • 15
  • Telephone Contact
For Party 1 CITIZENS PROTECTING MICHIGAN'S CONSTITUTION PL
Attorney 23657 - ELLSWORTH PETER H
Comments Ellsworth will not be filing an answer to the mtn to intervene
  • 05/11/2018
  • 16
  • Telephone Contact
For Party 4 SECRETARY OF STATE DF-XD
Attorney 55439 - MEINGAST HEATHER S
Comments Meingast will not be filing an answer to the mtn to intervene
  • 05/11/2018
  • 17
  • Submitted On Special Motion Docket
Event 13 Intervene
District D
Item # 1
  • 05/11/2018
  • 18
  • Order: Grant - Generic
Event 13 Intervene
Panel MJC,KFK,KFH
Immediate Consideration Granted
Attorney 23657 - ELLSWORTH PETER H
Comments GRANT mtn to intervene;xclaim & ansr filed 5/10 accepted;ansrs due 5/22;replies due 5/31;no OA
  • 05/11/2018
  • 19
  • Verbal Order To Parties-Phone
  • 05/16/2018
  • 20
  • Motion: Brief in Excess of 50 Pages
Proof of Service Date 05/16/2018
Filed By Attorney 31590 - CRABTREE GRAHAM K
For Party 6 VOTERS NOT POLITICIANS BALLOT COMMITTEE ID-XP
Fee Code EPAY
Immediate Consideration Y
Answer Due 05/17/2018
  • 05/16/2018
  • 21
  • Telephone Contact
For Party 1 CITIZENS PROTECTING MICHIGAN'S CONSTITUTION PL
Attorney 23657 - ELLSWORTH PETER H
Comments Requested answer to mtn in Evt 20 by 10 AM on 5/17
  • 05/16/2018
  • 22
  • Telephone Contact
For Party 4 SECRETARY OF STATE DF-XD
Attorney 55439 - MEINGAST HEATHER S
Comments Requested answer to mtn in Evt 20 by 10 AM on 5/17
  • 05/16/2018
  • 25
  • Appearance for Defendant
Date 05/16/2018
For Party 4 SECRETARY OF STATE DF-XD
Attorney 41535 - BARTON DENISE C
Comments Appearance of Denise Barton
  • 05/16/2018
  • 26
  • Appearance for Defendant
Date 05/16/2018
For Party 4 SECRETARY OF STATE DF-XD
Attorney 55439 - MEINGAST HEATHER S
Comments Appearance of Heather Meingast
  • 05/17/2018
  • 27
  • Correspondence Received
For Party 6 VOTERS NOT POLITICIANS BALLOT COMMITTEE ID-XP
Attorney 31590 - CRABTREE GRAHAM K
Comments Letter withdrawing mtn to exceed page limit in Evt 20
  • 05/17/2018
  • 28
  • Order: Withdraw Motion - Request of Party
Event 20 Brief in Excess of 50 Pages
Attorney 31590 - CRABTREE GRAHAM K
Comments Mtn to file brief in excess of 50 pp withdrawn by filing party
  • 05/17/2018
  • 29
  • Answer - Motion
Proof of Service Date 05/17/2018
Event No 20 Brief in Excess of 50 Pages
For Party 1 CITIZENS PROTECTING MICHIGAN'S CONSTITUTION PL
Filed By Attorney 23657 - ELLSWORTH PETER H
Comments Ans to mtn to exceed page limit; mtn has been withdrawn, see Evt 28
  • 05/17/2018
  • 30
  • Motion: Motion
Proof of Service Date 05/17/2018
Filed By Attorney 23657 - ELLSWORTH PETER H
For Party 1 CITIZENS PROTECTING MICHIGAN'S CONSTITUTION PL
Fee Code EPAY
Immediate Consideration Y
Answer Due 05/18/2018
Comments Mtn to extend time to respond & for OA
  • 05/17/2018
  • 31
  • Telephone Contact
For Party 6 VOTERS NOT POLITICIANS BALLOT COMMITTEE ID-XP
Attorney 31590 - CRABTREE GRAHAM K
Comments Adv Answer to Mtn in Evt 30 due 5/18 at 11 AM; adv panel may not wait for ans to issue order
  • 05/17/2018
  • 32
  • Telephone Contact
For Party 4 SECRETARY OF STATE DF-XD
Attorney 55439 - MEINGAST HEATHER S
Comments Meingast will not be filing Ans to Mtn in Evt 30
  • 05/17/2018
  • 33
  • Submitted On Special Motion Docket
Event 30 Motion
District D
Item # 1
  • 05/17/2018
  • 34
  • Answer - Motion
Proof of Service Date 05/17/2018
Event No 30 Motion
For Party 6 VOTERS NOT POLITICIANS BALLOT COMMITTEE ID-XP
Filed By Attorney 31590 - CRABTREE GRAHAM K
  • 05/18/2018
  • 35
  • Order: Oral Argument - Deny
Event 30 Motion
Panel MJC,KFK,KFH
Immediate Consideration Granted
Attorney 23657 - ELLSWORTH PETER H
Comments GRANTED I/C, DENIED Mtn to Ext Time and for O/A
  • 05/18/2018
  • 36
  • Verbal Order To Parties-Phone
  • 05/22/2018
  • 37
  • Brief: In Support of Complaint
Proof of Service Date 05/22/2018
Filed By Attorney 31590 - CRABTREE GRAHAM K
For Party 6 VOTERS NOT POLITICIANS BALLOT COMMITTEE ID-XP
Comments VNP brief in support of CROSS CLAIM docketed in evt 24; efiled exhibits not printed for file
  • 05/22/2018
  • 38
  • Brief: In Support of Complaint
Proof of Service Date 05/22/2018
Filed By Attorney 31590 - CRABTREE GRAHAM K
For Party 6 VOTERS NOT POLITICIANS BALLOT COMMITTEE ID-XP
Comments VNP brief in support of ANSWER to complaint docketed in evt 23;same pleading as attached to evt 24
  • 05/22/2018
  • 39
  • Answer - Complaint
Proof of Service Date 05/22/2018
Event No 24 Other
For Party 1 CITIZENS PROTECTING MICHIGAN'S CONSTITUTION PL
Filed By Attorney 23657 - ELLSWORTH PETER H
Comments PLS answer and affirmative defenses to CROSS CLAIM docketed in evt 24
  • 05/22/2018
  • 40
  • Answer - Complaint
Proof of Service Date 05/22/2018
Event No 1 Complaint for Mandamus
For Party 4 SECRETARY OF STATE DF-XD
Filed By Attorney 55439 - MEINGAST HEATHER S
Comments DFs answer & brief in support to COMPLAINT filed in evt 1
  • 05/22/2018
  • 41
  • Answer - Complaint
Proof of Service Date 05/22/2018
Event No 24 Other
For Party 4 SECRETARY OF STATE DF-XD
Filed By Attorney 55439 - MEINGAST HEATHER S
Comments DFs answer and brief in support of CROSS CLAIM filed in evt 24
  • 05/29/2018
  • 42
  • Telephone Contact
For Party 4 SECRETARY OF STATE DF-XD
Attorney 55439 - MEINGAST HEATHER S
Comments Meingast advised 5/24/18 Board Mtg was canceled.
  • 05/30/2018
  • 43
  • Telephone Contact
For Party 6 VOTERS NOT POLITICIANS BALLOT COMMITTEE ID-XP
Attorney 31590 - CRABTREE GRAHAM K
Comments Advised CoA rejected late-filed motion
  • 05/30/2018
  • 44
  • Telephone Contact
For Party 1 CITIZENS PROTECTING MICHIGAN'S CONSTITUTION PL
Attorney 23657 - ELLSWORTH PETER H
Comments Advised CoA rejected late-filed motion
  • 05/30/2018
  • 45
  • Telephone Contact
For Party 4 SECRETARY OF STATE DF-XD
Attorney 55439 - MEINGAST HEATHER S
Comments Advised CoA rejected late-filed motion
  • 05/31/2018
  • 46
  • Correspondence Sent
For Party 6 VOTERS NOT POLITICIANS BALLOT COMMITTEE ID-XP
Attorney 31590 - CRABTREE GRAHAM K
Comments Ltr re rejected late-filed motion
  • 05/31/2018
  • 48
  • Brief: Reply - Cross Appeal
Proof of Service Date 05/31/2018
Oral Argument Requested
Timely Filed Y
Filed By Attorney 31590 - CRABTREE GRAHAM K
For Party 6 VOTERS NOT POLITICIANS BALLOT COMMITTEE ID-XP
Comments VNPs reply brief in support of cross-claim
  • 05/31/2018
  • 49
  • Brief: Reply
Proof of Service Date 05/31/2018
Oral Argument Requested
Timely Filed Y
Filed By Attorney 23657 - ELLSWORTH PETER H
For Party 1 CITIZENS PROTECTING MICHIGAN'S CONSTITUTION PL
Comments PLs combined response to VNPs brief in support of X-claim & reply to VNPs answer to PLs opening brf
  • 06/01/2018
  • 51
  • Submitted On Special Motion Docket
Event 1 Complaint for Mandamus
District D
Item # 1
  • 06/07/2018
  • 53
  • Opinion - Per Curiam - Published
Pages 28
Panel MJC,KFK,KFH
Result Other Results
Comments Complaint for Mandamus is Denied; Cross-Complaint is Granted. Immediate Effect
  • 06/07/2018
  • 54
  • Telephone Contact
Comments Notified all parties of the 6-7-2018 opinion and opinion was eserved
  • 06/07/2018
  • 91
  • Order: Complaint - Deny
Event 1 Complaint for Mandamus
Panel MJC,KJ,KFH
Attorney 23657 - ELLSWORTH PETER H
Comments See Opinion in event 53
  • 06/11/2018
  • 56
  • SCt: Application for Leave to SCt
Supreme Court No 157925
Fee E-Pay
For Party 1
Attorney 23657 - ELLSWORTH PETER H
  • 06/11/2018
  • 57
  • SCt Motion: Stay
Party 1
Filed by Attorney 23657 - ELLSWORTH PETER H
  • 06/11/2018
  • 58
  • SCt Motion: Immediate Consideration
Party 1
Filed by Attorney 23657 - ELLSWORTH PETER H
  • 06/11/2018
  • 59
  • SCt Case Caption
Proof Of Service Date 06/11/2018
Filed By Pro Per
  • 06/11/2018
  • 60
  • Other
Date 06/11/2018
For Party 1 CITIZENS PROTECTING MICHIGAN'S CONSTITUTION PL
Attorney 23657 - ELLSWORTH PETER H
Comments Notice of filing application for leave to appeal in the Supreme Court.
  • 06/12/2018
  • 61
  • SCt: Answer to SCt Motion
Filing Date 06/12/2018
For Party 6 VOTERS NOT POLITICIANS BALLOT COMMITTEE ID-XP
Filed By Attorney 31590 - CRABTREE GRAHAM K
Comments Answer to Motion for Stay
  • 06/13/2018
  • 62
  • SCt: Answer to SCt Motion
Filing Date 06/13/2018
For Party 6 VOTERS NOT POLITICIANS BALLOT COMMITTEE ID-XP
Filed By Attorney 31590 - CRABTREE GRAHAM K
Comments Answer to Motion to Expedite
  • 06/14/2018
  • 63
  • SCt Order: Miscellaneous Order - See Comments
Comments Grant motion for IC; deny motion for stay.
  • 06/22/2018
  • 64
  • SCt Motion: Amicus - Leave Application
Party 13
Filed by Attorney 72916 - LINDSTROM AARON D
Comments Attorney General; amicus curiae brief and screening device attached
  • 06/22/2018
  • 65
  • SCt: Answer - SCt Application/Complaint
Filing Date 06/22/2018
For Party 6 VOTERS NOT POLITICIANS BALLOT COMMITTEE ID-XP
Filed By Attorney 31590 - CRABTREE GRAHAM K
  • 06/26/2018
  • 66
  • SCt: Answer - SCt Application/Complaint
Filing Date 06/26/2018
For Party 4 SECRETARY OF STATE DF-XD
Filed By Attorney 55439 - MEINGAST HEATHER S
Comments Letter adopting 05-22-2018 CoA brief (event 40)
  • 07/03/2018
  • 67
  • SCt Motion: Miscellaneous
Party 6
Filed by Attorney 31590 - CRABTREE GRAHAM K
Comments Mtn to respond to AG's AC brief; brief & appendix attached
  • 07/03/2018
  • 68
  • SCt Motion: Amicus - Leave Application
Party 14
Filed by Attorney 42656 - FRANK JONATHAN B
Comments AC brf of Sen. Carl Levin, Gov'r Arnold Schwarzenegger, & Common Cause.
  • 07/03/2018
  • 69
  • SCt Motion: Amicus - Leave Application
Party 15
Filed by Attorney 31492 - GRANZOTTO MARK
Comments AC brf of Campaign Legal Center
  • 07/06/2018
  • 70
  • SCt Order: Application - Grant
Comments OAs to be held 7/18/18 @ 9:30 a.m. Grant motions for leave to file AC brfs and motion for leave to file response to AC brf.
  • 07/06/2018
  • 76
  • Oral Arguments Scheduled
Proof Of Service Date 07/06/2018
Filed By Pro Per
Comments 07-18-2018 at 9:30 am
  • 07/09/2018
  • 71
  • Correspondence Sent
Proof Of Service Date 07/09/2018
Filed By Pro Per
Comments Clk's email to attys: Wife of PLAT atty is J Clement's campaign treasurer; no basis for recusal.
  • 07/10/2018
  • 72
  • SCt Correspondence Received
Proof Of Service Date 07/10/2018
Filed By Attorney 15155 - HOUK PETER D
Comments Email reply from atty Houk re J. Clement disclosure stmt.
  • 07/12/2018
  • 73
  • SCt: Reply - SCt Application/Complaint
Filing Date 07/12/2018
For Party 1 CITIZENS PROTECTING MICHIGAN'S CONSTITUTION PL
Filed By Attorney 74535 - SHANNON RYAN M
  • 07/13/2018
  • 74
  • SCt Motion: Housekeeping
Party 13
Filed by Attorney 72916 - LINDSTROM AARON D
Comments Attorney General Motion to Share Argument Time
  • 07/13/2018
  • 75
  • SCt Motion: Immediate Consideration
Party 13
Filed by Attorney 72916 - LINDSTROM AARON D
Comments of motion 74
  • 07/13/2018
  • 77
  • Correspondence Sent
Proof Of Service Date 07/13/2018
Filed By Pro Per
Comments Clk's email to attys: Wife of PLAT atty is J Wilder's campaign treasurer; not a basis for recusal.
  • 07/13/2018
  • 78
  • SCt Motion: Amicus Brief
Party 16
Filed by Attorney 40546 - WITTE NORMAN C
Comments Fair Lines America
  • 07/13/2018
  • 79
  • SCt: SCt Brief - Amicus
Filing Date 07/13/2018
For Party 16
Filed By Attorney 40546 - WITTE NORMAN C
Comments Fair Lines America
  • 07/13/2018
  • 80
  • Correspondence Sent
Proof Of Service Date 07/13/2018
Filed By Pro Per
Comments SC email re filing fee for event 78
  • 07/13/2018
  • 81
  • SCt: Miscellaneous Filing
Filing Date 07/13/2018
For Party 16
Filed By Attorney 40546 - WITTE NORMAN C
Comments Resolution of fee for event 78
  • 07/13/2018
  • 82
  • SCt Motion: Amicus Brief
Party 17
Filed by Attorney 37990 - NICKELHOFF ANDREW
Comments Motion to file AC brf by ACLU.
  • 07/13/2018
  • 83
  • SCt: SCt Brief - Amicus
Filing Date 07/13/2018
Filed By Attorney 37990 - NICKELHOFF ANDREW
Comments AC brf of ACLU.
  • 07/16/2018
  • 84
  • SCt Order: Chief Justice - Grant
Comments Grant motions for IC and to allow AG to share 5 mins of PLATs' argument time. Grant motions of Fair Lines America and ACLU to file AC brfs.
  • 07/18/2018
  • 85
  • Oral Arguments Held
Proof Of Service Date 07/18/2018
Filed By Pro Per
Comments Special Session of the Court. YouTube video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-YzyFo3uJY
  • 07/31/2018
  • 86
  • Opinion - Leave Granted - Affirm CoA
  • 07/31/2018
  • 87
  • Remittitur
Proof Of Service Date 07/31/2018
Filed By Pro Per
  • 09/25/2018
  • 88
  • File Closed-Out
File Location F
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