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Today the Supreme Court denied a motion by the challengers in two Texas redistricting cases. The challengers had asked the justices to speed up consideration of the state's request to weigh in on the merits of two lower-court orders striking down two of the state's federal congressional districts and the map for the lower house of the state's legislature. The justices have already put those lower-court orders on hold.

Blackman v. Gascho

Petition for certiorari denied on February 21, 2017
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-364 6th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 16

Issue: (1) Whether it is permissible to approve a “claims-made” settlement by calculating its value based on the value of payments to all potential claimants, rather than only payments to actual claimants, under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(e)(2); and (2) whether it is permissible to approve a settlement that intentionally provides a disproportionate allocation of its pecuniary benefit to class counsel, under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(e)(2).

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Sep 19 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 21, 2016)
Oct 19 2016Brief amicus curiae of Cato Institute. filed.
Oct 19 2016Waiver of right of respondent Global Fitness Holdings, LLC to respond filed.
Oct 19 2016Brief amici curiae of The Attorneys General of Alabama, et al. filed.
Oct 19 2016Waiver of right of respondents Robert Zik, James Heuaron and April Zik to respond filed.
Oct 21 2016Brief amicus curiae of Professor Lester Brickman filed.
Oct 21 2016Waiver of right of respondent Amber Gascho, et al. to respond filed.
Nov 7 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 22, 2016.
Nov 15 2016Response Requested . (Due December 15, 2016)
Nov 29 2016Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 17, 2017, for all respondents.
Jan 17 2017Brief of respondent Global Fitness Holdings, LLC in opposition filed. VIDED.
Jan 17 2017Brief of respondents Amber Gascho, et al. in opposition filed. VIDED.
Jan 31 2017Reply of petitioner Joshua Blackman filed. (Distributed)
Feb 1 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 17, 2017.
Feb 21 2017Petition DENIED.
 
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