Baca v. Berry: Appellants' Response Reply

Court Level
Tenth Circuit

As the district court found, Plaintiffs and their former attorneys filed this civil rights suit in good faith, alleging violations of the federal and state constitutions and the Voting Rights Act. Only five-and-a-half months later, Plaintiffs moved to dismiss this case without prejudice, and the district court agreed that the record at that time did not support a dismissal with prejudice. This case barely left the starting block before both parties agreed it should be dismissed, and the fact that two years later it is still the subject of court proceedings leaves one wondering “how did we get here?”