Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

The court will release orders from the March 16 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday and Wednesday.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Sveen v. Melin. Amy Howe has our preview.

North Carolina v. Covington

Judgment affirmed by summary disposition on June 5, 2017
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-649 M.D.N.C. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2016

Issues: (1) Whether any of the district court's extensive findings of fact regarding the twenty-eight racially gerrymandered legislative districts at issue here are clearly erroneous; and (2) whether the district court correctly applied Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama in holding that race predominated in the drawing of twenty-eight legislative districts in North Carolina, and correctly applied this Court's rulings in Johnson v. De Grandy and Bartlett v. Strickland in holding that those districts were not narrowly tailored to the compelling governmental interest of compliance with the Voting Rights Act.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Nov 14 2016Statement as to jurisdiction filed. (Response due December 16, 2016)
Dec 16 2016Motion to affirm filed by appellees Sandra Little Covington, et al.
Dec 30 2016Response to motion to affirm from appellants North Carolina, et al., Appellants filed.
Jan 3 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 19, 2017.
May 22 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 25, 2017.
May 24 2017Supplemental brief of appellants North Carolina, et al., Appellants filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
May 30 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 1, 2017.
May 31 2017Response to supplemental brief from appellees Sandra Little Covington, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Jun 5 2017Adjudged to be AFFIRMED.
Jun 6 2017Application (16A1202) for issuance of the judgment forthwith, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Jun 7 2017Response to application (16A1202) requested by The Chief Justice, due Tuesday, June 13, 2017, by 3 p.m. ET.
Jun 13 2017Response to application from Philip E. Berger, et al. filed.
Jun 13 2017Response to application from North Carolina, et al. filed.
Jun 14 2017Reply of Sandra Little Covington, et al. filed.
Jun 15 2017Application (16A1202) referred to the Court.
Jun 15 2017Application (16A1202) denied by the Court.
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