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Abbott v. Veasey

Petition for certiorari denied on January 23, 2017
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-393 5th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2016

Issue: (1) Whether Texas' voter-ID law “results in” the abridgment of voting rights on account of race; and (2) whether judgment should be rendered for the petitioners on the claim that Texas' voter-ID law was enacted with a racially discriminatory purpose.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Sep 23 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 27, 2016)
Sep 23 2016Appendix of Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, et al. filed.
Oct 17 2016Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for respondent United States.
Oct 18 2016Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioners.
Oct 19 2016Order extending time to file response to petition to and including November 28, 2016, for all respondents.
Oct 27 2016Consent to filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for respondents Texas State Conference of NAACP Branches, et al.
Oct 27 2016Brief amici curiae of Indiana, et al. filed.
Oct 27 2016Brief amici curiae of Members of Congress Representing States in the Fifth Circuit filed.
Nov 28 2016Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Nov 28 2016Brief of respondents Marc Veasey, et al. in opposition filed.
Nov 28 2016Brief of respondents Texas State Conference of NAACP Branches, et al. in opposition filed.
Dec 13 2016Reply of petitioners Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, et al. filed.
Dec 14 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 6, 2017.
Jan 9 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 13, 2017.
Jan 17 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 19, 2017.
Jan 23 2017Petition DENIED Statement of Chief Justice Roberts respecting the denial of certiorari. (Detached Opinion)
 
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