North Carolina v. North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP

Petition for certiorari denied on May 15, 2017
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-833 4th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2016

Issues: (1) Whether a federal court has the authority to re-impose, under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, the same “anti-retrogression” preclearance standard invalidated as to Section 5 by Shelby County v. Holder; (2) whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit erred in holding that, although the challenged reforms did not adversely affect minority voting, the North Carolina legislature nonetheless intended to deny African Americans the right to vote; and (3) whether statistical racial disparities in the use of voting mechanisms or procedures are relevant to a vote denial claim under Section 2.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Oct 10 2016Application (16A362) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from October 27, 2016 to November 28, 2016, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Oct 14 2016Application (16A362) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until November 28, 2016.
Nov 8 2016Application (16A362) to extend further the time from November 28, 2016 to December 26, 2016, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Nov 14 2016Application (16A362) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until December 26, 2016.
Dec 27 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 30, 2017)
Dec 27 2016Appendix of North Carolina, et al. filed.
Jan 19 2017Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Jan 26 2017Brief amici curiae of Judicial Watch, Inc. and Allied Educational Foundation filed.
Jan 30 2017Brief of respondents North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP, et al. in opposition filed.
Jan 30 2017Brief amicus curiae of Public Interest Legal Foundation filed.
Feb 13 2017Reply of petitioners North Carolina, et al. filed.
Feb 15 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 3, 2017.
Feb 21 2017Motion pursuant to Rule 46.2(a) to dismiss the petition for a writ of certiorari received from counsel for petitioners the State of North Carolina and Governor of North Carolina Roy Cooper.
Feb 24 2017Notice of non-interest of parties pursuant to Rule 12.4 from counsel for petitioners received.
Feb 24 2017Motion of counsel for all petitioners to dismiss the petition for a writ of certiorari pursuant to Rule 46.2(a) filed.
Feb 27 2017Rescheduled.
Feb 27 2017Objection to motion to dismiss pursuant to Rule 46.2(b) filed.
Feb 27 2017Conditional motion to add the North Carolina General Assembly as an additional petitioner filed.
Mar 9 2017Reply of Private Respondents to objection to the motion to dismiss and response to conditional motion to add a party filed.
Mar 9 2017Reply of petitioners to objection to the motion to dismiss under Rule 46.2 filed.
Mar 15 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 31, 2017.
Mar 15 2017Reply in support of the conditional motion to add the North Carolina General Assembly as an additional petitioner filed. (Distributed)
Mar 29 2017Rescheduled.
Apr 10 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 13, 2017.
Apr 17 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 21, 2017.
Apr 24 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 28, 2017.
May 8 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 11, 2017.
May 15 2017Petition DENIED Statement of Chief Justice Roberts respecting the denial of certiorari. (Detached Opinion)
 
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