Pearson v. Kemp (Certification)

GOP lawsuit seeking to decertify the Georgia election results, prevent the governor from transmitting the certified results to the Electoral College, declare Trump the winner, and impound all voting machines and software in Georgia, among other things. The trial court ordered preservation of evidence, but otherwise denied the plaintiffs' requested relief. Plaintiffs appealed, and were again denied. With the case remanded back to the trial court, the judge ultimately dismissed the case from the bench. Plaintiffs then appealed to the Supreme Court, however, ultimately, they voluntarily dismissed their cases on appeal.

People are saying

"[T]he burden is on the Plaintiffs, and the relief that they seek is extraordinary. And although they make allegations of tremendous worldwide improprieties regarding the Dominion voting machines, those allegations are supported by precious little proof." - Judge Timothy C. Batten

"In this case, the district court issued an emergency temporary restraining order at the plaintiffs’ request, worked at a breakneck pace to provide them an opportunity for broader relief, and was ready to enter an appealable order on the merits of their claims immediately after its expedited hearing on December 4, 2020. But the plaintiffs would not take the district court’s 'yes' for an answer. They appealed instead. And, because they appealed, the evidentiary hearing has been stayed and the case considerably delayed. For our part, the law requires that we dismiss the appeal and return the case to the district court for further proceedings" - Judge Andrew L. Brasher

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Court Filings

Name Filed On Type Status
Complaint 11/25/20 Complaint Dismissed
Motion for Declaratory, Emergency, and Permanent Injunctive Relief 11/27/20 Motion Denied
Motion to File Affidavits Under Seal 11/27/20 Motion Granted
11.29.2020 Order 11/29/20 Order Filed
11.29.2020 Hearing Transcript 11/29/20 Transcript Other
11.30.2020 Order 11/30/20 Order Filed
Notice of Appeal of 11.29.20 Order to the 11th Circuit 12/01/20 Appeal Denied
12.01.20 Order 12/01/20 Order Filed
Opposition to Motion to Intervene 12/02/20 Opposition Denied
11th Circuit Order re: Case Scheduling and Jurisdictional Question 12/02/20 Order Filed
Response to Jurisdictional Questions 12/04/20 Motion Denied
Order re: Motion to File Affidavits Under Seal 12/04/20 Order Filed
Eleventh Circuit Order Denying Appeal 12/04/20 Order Filed
Response to Motion to Dismiss and Reply in Support of Motion for Injunctive Relief 12/06/20 Opposition Denied
Order Dismissing Case 12/07/20 Order Filed
Final Judgment 12/07/20 Judgment Filed
Notice of Appeal of 12.7.2020 Order 12/07/20 Appeal Filed
Appeal to SCOTUS 12/12/20 Appeal Filed
Joint Motion to Dismiss - 11th Circuit 01/19/21 Motion Filed
Stipulation of Dismissal - SCOTUS 01/19/21 Notice Filed