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Ardoin v. Robinson

Emergency application for stay is granted on June 28, 2022.
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21A814 5th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether the Supreme Court should stay the district court's injunction requiring the Louisiana legislature to redraw the state's congressional voting map to create two majority-minority districts based on race as the sole "non-negotiable" variable.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jun 17 2022Application (21A814) for a stay, submitted to Justice Alito.
Jun 17 2022Response to application (21A814) requested by Justice Alito, due 5 p.m. (EDT), June 23, 2022.
Jun 17 2022Motion for Leave to File Brief Amicus Curiae filed by Alabama and 12 other states.
Jun 20 2022Motion for Leave to File Brief as Amicus Curiae in Support of Applicants filed by National Republican Redistricting Trust.
Jun 22 2022Motion for Leave to File Brief of Amici Curiae filed by Members of U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana.
Jun 23 2022Response to application from respondent Galmon filed.
Jun 23 2022Response to application from respondent Press Robinson, et al. filed.
Jun 24 2022Reply of applicant Kyle Ardoin, Louisiana Secretary of State, et al. filed.
Jun 28 2022Application (21A814) referred to the Court.
Jun 28 2022Application (21A814) granted by the Court. The application for stay presented to Justice Alito and by him referred to the Court is granted. The district court’s June 6, 2022 preliminary injunctions in No. 3:22-CV-211 and No. 3:22- CV-214 are stayed. In addition, the application for stay is treated as a petition for a writ of certiorari before judgment, and the petition is granted. The case is held in abeyance pending this Court’s decision in Merrill, AL Sec. of State, et al. v. Milligan, Evan, et al. (No. 21-1086 and No. 21-1087) or further order of the Court. The stay shall terminate upon the sending down of the judgment of this Court. Justice Breyer, Justice Sotomayor, and Justice Kagan would deny the application for stay and dissent from the treatment of the application as a petition for a writ of certiorari before judgment and the granting of certiorari before judgment.