NLF represents Trebor Gordon, candidate for Houston City Council at-large in November 2015’s elections. We filed a lawsuit November 4 challenging Houston’s ordinance that prevents fundraising by city candidates until February 1 of the election year. The fundamental argument is that Gordon has the right to fundraise for his campaign whenever he wants; he does not have to wait until February 1 to start raising money. Today, the court issued an order granting Gordon’s request for a preliminary injunction.
According to the court’s original briefing schedule, both parties filed their opening briefs Dec. 29, and then each side was to respond by Jan. 5 to the opponent’s brief. However, last night the Court of Appeals notified Rivera that he must amend his opening brief (because it lacked the required appendix). Now he must file the amended brief by Jan. 12. Then, Lopez must file her response by Jan. 19.