Manatt and Pro Bono Partners File Amicus Briefs in Support of Expansion of Vote By Mail in California

On July 7, a Manatt team led by John Libby and Christopher Wanger, along with our pro bono partners, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and Public Counsel, filed an amicus brief on behalf of clients California Common Cause, the League of Women Voters of California and the L.A.-based organization Community Coalition, in two cases brought by the Republican National Committee, U.S. Representative Darrell Issa, and others, challenging Governor Newsom’s executive orders (now enacted into law by large bi-partisan majorities in the California Legislature) requiring county elections boards to send mail-in ballots to all registered California voters for the November general election, so that voters have the choice to vote by mail during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

On July 9, the plaintiffs moved to dismiss both suits challenging universal vote by mail in California.

To view the amicus brief in Republican National Committee v. Newsom, please click here.

Please click here to see the amicus brief in Issa v. Newsom.



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