Complaint and Court Filings: American Oversight v. Arizona Senate – Maricopa County Audit Records

Litigation filed by American Oversight against the Arizona Senate seeking the release of records concerning the “audit” of the November 2020 presidential election results in Maricopa County, Ariz. This complaint was initially filed on May 19, 2021, and was amended on July 30, 2021. 

July 30: Amended complaint
May 19: Initial complaint
June 23: Reply brief
July 15: Denial of Arizona Senate’s motions to dismiss lawsuit and to consolidate
July 19: Proposed order compelling production of records
July 30: Notice of amended complaint
Aug. 2: Superior court order to produce public records and related minute entry
Aug. 3: Second application for order to show cause
Aug. 3-4: Arizona Senate’s motion for stay and reply
Aug. 4: Opposition to motion for stay
Aug. 4: Senate’s special action petition to Arizona Court of Appeals
Aug. 6: Superior Court denial of motion for stay
Aug. 6: Arizona Senate’s emergency motion for stay in Arizona Court of Appeals
Aug. 9: American Oversight’s response request for emergency stay
Aug. 9: Arizona Senate reply to American Oversight’s response to emergency stay
Aug. 10: Superior Court order to show cause
Aug. 11: Appeals court order granting stay request and setting oral argument
Aug. 13: American Oversight’s reply to Arizona Senate’s petition for special action
Aug. 16: Arizona Senate response
Aug. 18: Superior Court order to produce public records by Aug. 31
Aug. 19: Arizona Senate’s answer to American Oversight’s amended complaint 
Aug. 19: Arizona Court of Appeals decision denying special action relief
Aug. 19: Arizona Senate’s motion to stay in Arizona Supreme Court 
Aug. 20: American Oversight’s opposition to Arizona Senate’s emergency motion for stay
Aug. 24: Arizona Supreme Court extension of stay on Superior Court’s order to produce records physically held by contractors
Sept. 14: Arizona Supreme Court denial of Arizona Senate’s petition for review
Sept. 14: Arizona Senate letter to Cyber Ninjas regarding American Oversight’s request for ‘audit’ records
Sept. 17: Arizona Senate status report in Superior Court and renewed motion to consolidate
Sept. 20: American Oversight motion to compel the release of Arizona Senate documents withheld on legislative privilege grounds
Sept. 23: American Oversight motion for contempt regarding the Arizona Senate’s failure to produce records

July 30, 2021: Verified Amended Complaint

July 30, 2021: Notice of Amended Complaint

Aug. 3, 2021: American Oversight’s Second Application for Order to Show Cause

Aug. 3, 2021: Arizona Senate’s Emergency Motion for Stay and Aug. 4 Reply

Aug. 4, 2021: American Oversight’s Opposition to Arizona Senate’s Motion for Stay

Aug. 4, 2021: Arizona Senate’s Special Action Petition to the Arizona Court of Appeals

Aug. 6, 2021: Arizona Senate’s Emergency Motion for Stay

Aug. 9, 2021: American Oversight’s Response to Arizona Senate’s Emergency Motion for Stay

Aug. 9, 2021: Arizona Senate Reply to American Oversight’s Response to Emergency Motion for Stay

Aug. 10, 2021: Court order to show cause 

Aug. 11, 2021: Court of Appeals Order Granting Stay Request and Setting Oral Argument

Aug. 13, 2021: American Oversight’s Reply to Arizona Senate’s Petition for Special Action

Aug. 16, 2021: Arizona Senate Response to American Oversight’s Reply 

Aug. 18, 2021: Superior Court Order to Produce Public Records by Aug. 31

Aug. 19, 2021: Arizona Senate’s Answer to American Oversight’s Amended Complaint

Aug. 19, 2021: Arizona Court of Appeals decision denying special action relief

Aug. 19, 2021: Arizona Senate’s motion to stay in Arizona Supreme Court

Aug. 20, 2021: American Oversight’s opposition to Arizona Senate’s emergency motion for stay

Aug. 24, 2021: Arizona Supreme Court extension of stay on Superior Court’s order to produce records physically held by contractors

Sept. 14: Arizona Senate letter to Cyber Ninjas regarding American Oversight’s request for ‘audit’ records

 


Sept. 17: Arizona Senate Status Report and Renewed Motion to Consolidate


Sept. 20, 2021: Motion to Compel the Release of Documents Withheld on Legislative Privilege Grounds

Sept. 23, 2021: Motion for Contempt Regarding Failure to Produce Records

May 19, 2021: Initial Complaint Filed

June 23, 2021: Reply Brief