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Kobach v. United States Election Assistance Commission

Petition for certiorari denied on June 29, 2015
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-1164 10th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2014

Issue: (1) Whether Article I, Section 2 and the Seventeenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution require the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to defer to the states’ determination that provision of documentary evidence of citizenship is necessary to enforce the states’ voter qualifications; and (2) whether Article I, Section 2 and the Seventeenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution permit a dual voter rolls system in which some voters who are qualified to vote for federal office holders are not also qualified to vote for those “in the most numerous branch of the state legislature.”

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Mar 21 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 23, 2015)
Apr 15 2015Order extending time to file response to petition to and including May 26, 2015.
Apr 21 2015Brief amicus curiae of American Civil Rights Union filed.
Apr 21 2015Letter proposing a lodging of thirteen voter registration forms received from counsel for amicus American Civil Rights Union filed.
Apr 21 2015Brief amici curiae of Judicial Watch, Inc., and Allied Educational Foundation filed.
Apr 22 2015Brief amicus curiae of American Unity Legal Defense Fund filed.
Apr 23 2015Brief amicus curiae of Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund filed.
Apr 23 2015Brief amicus curiae of Landmark Legal Foundation filed.
Apr 23 2015Brief amicus curiae of Immigration Reform Law Institute filed.
Apr 23 2015Brief amicus curiae of Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence filed.
May 26 2015Brief of respondents United States Election Assistance Commission, et al. in opposition filed.
May 26 2015Brief of Intervenors-Respondents League of Women Voters, et al. in opposition filed.
May 26 2015Waiver of right of respondents Valle del Sol, et al. to respond filed.
May 26 2015Waiver of right of respondents Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc., et al to respond filed.
Jun 8 2015Reply of petitioners Kris W. Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State, et al. filed.
Jun 9 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 25, 2015.
Jun 29 2015Petition DENIED.
 
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