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Alabama Democratic Conference v. Alabama

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-1138 M.D. Ala. TBD TBD TBD TBD OT 2014

Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is among counsel to the petitioners in this case.

Issue: Whether Alabama’s effort to redraw the lines of each majority-black district to have the same black population as it would have using 2010 census data as applied to the former district lines, when combined with the state's new goal of significantly reducing population deviation among districts, amounted to an unconstitutional racial quota and racial gerrymandering that is subject to strict scrutiny and that was not justified by the putative interest of complying with the non-retrogression aspect of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act; and whether these plaintiffs have standing to bring such a constitutional claim.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Mar 14 2014Statement as to jurisdiction filed. (Response due April 21, 2014)
Apr 21 2014Motion to dismiss or affirm filed by appellees Alabama, et al.
May 5 2014Reply of appellants Alabama Democratic Conference, et al. filed.
May 6 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 22, 2014.
May 27 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 29, 2014.
Jun 2 2014PROBABLE JURISDICTION NOTED limited to Question 1 presented by the statement as to jurisdiction. Probable jurisdiction is noted in No. 13-895 limited to Question 2 presented by the statement as to jurisdiction. The cases are consolidated and a total of one hour is allotted for oral argument.
Jul 10 2014Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs in support of either party received from counsel for the appellees.
Jul 22 2014The time to file the joint appendix and appellants' briefs on the merits is extended to and including August 13, 2014.
Jul 22 2014The time to file appellees' briefs on the merits is extended to and including October 9, 2014.
 
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