Riley v. Kennedy
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Mar 24, 2008
|May 27, 2008||TBD||Ginsburg||OT 2007|
Disclosure: Akin Gump represented the respondents in this case.
Issue: Whether states subject to Voting Rights Act pre-clearance requirements must receive Justice Department approval before implementing decisions of its highest court striking down previously pre-cleared state laws.
Plain English Summary:
Judgment: Reversed and remanded, in an opinion by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on May 27, 2008.
- Opinion Recap: Riley v. Kennedy (Eliza Presson)
- Argument recap: Riley v. Kennedy (Scotus Staff)
- Argument preview: Riley v. Kennedy (Scotus Staff)
- Bottom side brief filed in voting rights case (Ben Winograd)
Briefs and Documents
- Opinions below (M.D. Ala., Alabama Supreme Court)
- Jurisdictional statement
- Motion to dismiss or affirm
- Brief for Abigail Thernstrom and Stephen Thernstrom in Support of Appellant
- Brief for the Project on Fair Representation in Support of Appellant
- Brief for the States of Florida, South Carolina, Alaska, Louisiana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, South Dakota, and Virginia in Support of Appellant
- Brief for Former State Court Justices Charles Fried and Thomas R. Phillips in Support of Appellant
- Brief for American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Alabama in Support of Appellee
- Brief for the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in Support of Appellee
- Brief for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., in Support of Appellee
- Brief for the United States of America in Support of Appellees in Part