No Labor Day holiday. Louie Decision Sept 7. Judge puts attorneys on tight clock

Lee Heidhues 9.1.2022

The saga of Leanna Louie’s attempt to force her way back onto the November 8, 2022 ballot after the City Attorney disqualified her will be resolved on September 7.

Following are the instructions to Leanna Louie’s attorneys and the San Francisco City Attorney issued by Judge Richard Ulmer.

When I saw the City Attorney’s pleadings are due at 5:00AM on Labor Day I contacted the office to ask if this was a “typo.” No. It’s not.

Leanna Louie, who is attempting to run for District 4 supervisor, rallies with supporters outside City Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, in San Francisco. Noah Berger for The Standard
  1. Petitioner shall file and her serve her opening memorandum of points and authorities and any supporting papers by noon on Friday, September 2, 2022.

  2. Respondents shall email their responsive memorandum of points and authorities, as a Word document, and any supporting papers to the Court at and to Petitioner’s counsel by 5:00 a.m. on Monday, September 5, 2022.

  3. No reply brief shall be filed.

  4. This Court will hear Petitioner’s petition on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. in Department 302 and the Court shall issue its order ruling on the petition by the end of Wednesday, September 7, 2022.


Hon. Richard Ulmer

Judge of the Superior Court

Attached is the Declaration filed by Director of Elections John Arntz setting forth the time frame to send the November ballot to the printer.

Arntz Declaration 9.1.2022