Jeffers et al v. Beebe et al
ORDER granting pltfs' 18 Motion to Amend Complaint; pltfs must file their amended complaint within seven days from the entry of this Order; denying 12 Motion to Dismiss. Signed by Chief Judge J. Leon Holmes on 2/27/12. (vjt)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
FUTURE MAE JEFFERS; MARY JEFFERS;
HENRY PEACOCK; SHIRLEY HARVELL;
REV. RONALD WILLIAMS; PEGGY R. WRIGHT;
LAURA LOVE; FRANK SHAW; C.W. CAMPBELL;
LEO CHITMAN; ETTA CAMPBELL; PLEZ LUCAS;
VICKIE ROBERTSON; JOSEPH PERRY; ELBERT SMITH;
SANDRA BAGLEY; NIKKI DISMUKE; ALICE W. VALLEY;
LAKETHA BROWN FLUKER; KATRINA HARRELL;
CHESTER HARRELL; EDDIE O’NEAL; CHRISTOPHER
FRANKLIN; and JACK BERNARD CRUMBLY
No. 2:12CV00016 JLH
MIKE BEEBE, in his capacity as Governor of Arkansas
and Chairman of the Arkansas Board of Apportionment;
MARK MARTIN, in his capacity as Secretary of State
of Arkansas and as a member of the Arkansas Board
of Apportionment; DUSTIN MCDANIEL, in his
capacity as Attorney General of Arkansas and a member
of the Arkansas Board of Apportionment; and
ARKANSAS BOARD OF APPORTIONMENT
The plaintiffs have filed a motion for leave to amend their complaint. Counsel for the
defendants have notified the Court that they do not object. Therefore, the motion for leave to amend
is GRANTED. Document #18. The plaintiffs must file their amended complaint within seven days
from the entry of this Order.1
Governor Mike Beebe, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, and the Arkansas Board of
Apportionment previously filed a motion to dismiss the original complaint. Counsel for those
The style of the case in the proposed amended complaint includes a plaintiff named Donald
Gant. Gant is not mentioned in the text of the proposed amended complaint. Counsel for the
plaintiffs has notified the Court that Donald Gant will not be a plaintiff. Therefore, the amended
complaint should delete his name from the style of the case.
defendants has notified the Court that the proposed amended complaint moots their motion to
dismiss. The motion to dismiss is therefore DENIED. Document #12.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 27th day of February, 2012.
J. LEON HOLMES
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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