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Bellant v. Snyder

Petition for certiorari denied on October 2, 2017
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-1207 6th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2017

Issue: Whether a law that removes all governmental authority from locally-elected officials in municipalities that have disproportionately large minority populations, and thereby denies the residents of those municipalities the ability to elect representatives of their choice to govern them, is subject to scrutiny under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, 52 U.S.C. § 10301.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Jan 13 2017Application (16A726) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from January 30, 2017 to March 31, 2017, submitted to Justice Kagan.
Jan 23 2017Application (16A726) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until March 31, 2017.
Mar 30 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 8, 2017)
May 2 2017Waiver of right of respondents Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan, et al. to respond filed.
May 8 2017Brief amici curiae of LatinoJustice (PRLDEF) and Demos filed.
May 8 2017Brief amicus curiae of Michigan Civil Rights Commission filed.
May 16 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 1, 2017.
May 17 2017Response Requested . (Due June 16, 2017)
May 31 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including July 17, 2017.
Jul 17 2017Brief of respondents Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan, et al. in opposition filed.
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