LIV is tickled pink to share this release from the Center for Competitive Democracy and Shearman & Sterling!
In short, Federal Judge Robert Pitman has held that Texas’s 118-Year-Old petitioning procedures are unconstitutionally burdensome and violate equal protection.
Moreover, the court's order ends paper petitioning, ordering electronic signature gathering in Texas. (The courts, your car insurer and so many do electronic signatures, for lord's sake!)
Hats off to the lawyers, the plaintiffs, and to all of us petitioners! This includes Mark Cuban who we hope shares this release from the Center for Competitive Democracy and the international law powerhouse working pro-bono on this case, Shearman & Sterling. The suit was filed in 2019 and, like most things in life in 2020, was delayed during the COVID pandemic.