Raysor v. Lee - Defendants Motion to Dismiss

Court Level
District Court

On August 2, 2019, the Governor and Secretary of State filed a motion asking the Court to dismiss lawsuit brought by CLC on behalf of Bonnie Raysor, Diane Sherrill, and Lee Hoffman, as well as the actions brought by other Plaintiffs, on the grounds that the injuries alleged - that the Plaintiffs are unconstitutionally denied the right to vote under Florida’s interpretation of the rights restoration procedures adopted by voters in 2018 – cannot be remedied by a federal court. Defendants also argued that the Court should wait to decide the issues presented by Plaintiffs’ claims until the Florida courts have an opportunity to determine whether the denial of Plaintiffs’ right to vote was imposed by statute or by constitutional provision.