Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- so we are again doubtful that certiorari will be granted in any cases today.

Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District Number One v. Holder

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-322 D. D.C. Apr 29, 2009
Tr.
Jun 22, 2009 8-1 Roberts OT 2008

Issue: Whether the appellant is eligible to bail out from the preclearance requirement of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, and whether Congress provided sufficient justification of current voting discrimination when extended the requirement in 2006 for another twenty-five years.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 8-1, in an opinion by Chief Justice John Roberts on June 22, 2009.

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