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Editor's Note :

We hosted an online symposium on the October Term 2016's racial-gerrymandering decisions. Contributions to the symposium are available at this link.

Gill v. Whitford

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-1161 W.D. Wis. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether the district court violated Vieth v. Jubelirer when it held that it had the authority to entertain a statewide challenge to Wisconsin's redistricting plan, instead of requiring a district-by-district analysis; (2) whether the district court violated Vieth when it held that Wisconsin's redistricting plan was an impermissible partisan gerrymander, even though it was undisputed that the plan complies with traditional redistricting principles; (3) whether the district court violated Vieth by adopting a watered-down version of the partisan-gerrymandering test employed by the plurality in Davis v. Bandemer; (4) whether the defendants are entitled, at a minimum, to present additional evidence showing that they would have prevailed under the district court's test, which the court announced only after the record had closed; and (5) whether partisan-gerrymandering claims are justiciable.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Mar 24 2017Statement as to jurisdiction filed. (Response due April 24, 2017)
Mar 24 2017Appendix of Beverly R. Gill, et al. filed.
Apr 5 2017Order extending time to file response to statement as to jurisdiction to and including May 15, 2017.
Apr 18 2017Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs in support of either party or neither party from counsel for the appellants filed.
Apr 24 2017Brief amicus curiae of The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty filed.
Apr 24 2017Brief amici curiae of The States of Texas, et al. filed.
Apr 24 2017Brief amici curiae of Wisconsin State Senate, et al. filed.
Apr 24 2017Brief amici curiae of Judicial Watch, Inc. and Allied Educational Foundation filed.
Apr 24 2017Brief amici curiae of The Republican National Committee, et al. filed.
May 8 2017Motion to affirm filed by appellees William Whitford, et al.
May 18 2017Opposition to motion to affirm of appellants Beverly R. Gill, et al. filed.
May 23 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 8, 2017.
 
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