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Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-895 M.D. Ala. Nov 12, 2014
Tr.Aud.
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 legislative redistricting plans unconstitutionally classify black voters by race by intentionally packing them in districts designed to maintain supermajority percentages produced when 2010 census data are applied to the 2001 majority-black districts.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Jan 23 2014Statement as to jurisdiction filed. (Response due February 26, 2014)
Jan 23 2014Appendix of Alabama Legislative Black Caucus, et al. filed.
Feb 4 2014Order extending time to file response to statement as to jurisdiction to and including March 28, 2014.
Mar 24 2014Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including April 21, 2014.
Apr 21 2014Motion to dismiss or affirm filed by appellees Alabama, et al.
May 2 2014Reply of appellants Alabama Legislative Black Caucus, 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 2 presented by the statement as to jurisdiction. Probable jurisdiction is noted in No. 13-1138 limited to Question 1 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 or of neither 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.
Aug 13 2014Brief of appellants Alabama Legislative Black Caucus, et al. filed.
Aug 13 2014Joint appendix filed. VIDED. (Statement of costs filed)
Aug 15 2014Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the appellants.
Aug 20 2014Brief amicus curiae of the United States in support of neither party filed. VIDED.
Aug 20 2014Brief amicus curiae of Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in support of neither party filed. VIDED.
Aug 20 2014Brief amicus curiae of NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. filed. VIDED.
Aug 20 2014Brief amici curiae of North Carolina Litigants filed. VIDED.
Aug 20 2014Brief amicus curiae of Brennan Center for Justice at N.Y.U. School of Law filed. VIDED.
Sep 4 2014SET FOR ARGUMENT on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. VIDED.
Sep 8 2014Record requested from U.S.D.C. for Middle District of Alabama.
Sep 9 2014The Record received from U.S.D.C. for Middle District of Alabama is electronic and located on PACER.
Sep 19 2014CIRCULATED
Sep 24 2014Application (14A335) to file a consolidated appellees' brief on the merits in excess of the word limit, submitted to Justice Thomas. VIDED
Sep 29 2014Application (14A335) granted by Justice Thomas to file a consolidated appellees' brief on the merits in excess of the word limit provided that the brief does not exceed 22,500 words.
Oct 9 2014Brief of appellees Alabama, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Oct 15 2014Motion for divided argument filed by appellants. VIDED.
Oct 15 2014Motion of the Solicitor General for enlargement of time for oral argument, for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae, and for divided argument filed. VIDED.
Oct 16 2014Brief amici curiae of Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives and President Pro Tempore of the Alabama Senate filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Oct 16 2014Brief amici curiae of Pacific Legal Foundation, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Oct 16 2014Brief amicus curiae of Dalton J. Oldham filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Oct 27 2014Reply of appellants Alabama Legislative Black Caucus, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Oct 30 2014Proposal of counsel for the appellees to lodge copies of the complaint in Figgs, et al. v. Quitman County, et al. VIDED
Oct 31 2014Motion for divided argument filed by appellants GRANTED.
Oct 31 2014Motion of the Solicitor General for enlargement of time for oral argument, for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae, and for divided argument GRANTED and the time is to be divided as follows: 30 minutes for appellants, 30 minutes for appellees, and 10 minutes for the Solicitor General as amicus curiae. VIDED
Nov 12 2014Argued. For appellants in 13-895: Eric Schnapper, Seattle, Wash. For appellants in 13-1138: Richard Pildes, New York, N. Y. For United States, as amicus curiae: Donald B. Verrilli, Jr., Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. For appellees: Andrew L. Brasher, Solicitor General, Montgomery, Ala.
 
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