|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|19-1258||9th Cir.||TBD||TBD||TBD||OT 2020|
Issues: (1) Whether Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act compels states to authorize any voting practice that would be used disproportionately by racial minorities, even if existing voting procedures are race-neutral and offer all voters an equal opportunity to vote; and (2) whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit correctly held that Arizona’s ballot-harvesting prohibition was tainted by discriminatory intent even though the legislators were admittedly driven by partisan interests and by supposedly “unfounded” concerns about voter fraud.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Apr 27 2020||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 1, 2020)|
|May 04 2020||Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Arizona Republican Party, et al.|
|May 20 2020||Motion of respondent Katie Hobbs, Arizona Secretary of State to extend the time to file a response from June 1, 2020 to July 1, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.|
|May 20 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including July 1, 2020, for all respondents.|
|Jun 01 2020||Brief amici curiae of Elijah Haahr, et al. filed. VIDED|
|Jun 01 2020||Brief amici curiae of Governor Douglas A. Ducey, et al. filed. VIDED.|
|Jul 01 2020||Brief of respondent Katie Hobbs, Arizona Secretary of State in opposition filed. VIDED.|
|Jul 01 2020||Brief of respondents Democratic National Committee, et al. in opposition filed. VIDED.|
|Jul 29 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/29/2020.|
|Jul 29 2020||Reply of petitioners Arizona Republican Party, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 02 2020||Petition GRANTED. The petition for a writ of certiorari in No. 19-1257 is granted. The cases are consolidated, and a total of one hour is allotted for oral argument. VIDED.|
|Oct 02 2020||Because the Court has consolidated these cases for briefing and oral argument, future filings and activity in the cases will now be reflected on the docket of No. 19-1257. Subsequent filings in these cases must therefore be submitted through the electronic filing system in No. 19-1257. Each document submitted in connection with one or more of these cases must include on its cover the case number and caption for each case in which the filing is intended to be submitted. Where a filing is submitted in fewer than all of the cases, the docket entry will reflect the case number(s) in which the filing is submitted; a document filed in all of the consolidated cases will be noted as “VIDED.”|
|Dec 31 2020||SET FOR ARGUMENT on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. VIDED.|
|Jan 20 2021||Amicus brief of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law submitted.|
|Jan 22 2021||CIRCULATED|
|Jan 25 2021||Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit.|
The Supreme Court got rid of several cases this morning -- in one fell swoop. Read @AHoweBlogger's latest coverage of the emoluments cases, spiritual advisers at Texas executions, Texas abortion policies, COVID restrictions, and NY political corruption.
Justices vacate rulings on Trump and emoluments - SCOTUSblog
The Supreme Court on Monday morning released orders from the justices’ private conference on Friday, Jan. 22. The justices once again did not ac...
In this morning's orders list, SCOTUS took no action on pending cert petitions involving:
- Mississippi's near-ban on abortions after 15 weeks,
- a Trump rule banning Title X clinics from providing abortion referrals,
- the Trump administration's "public charge" immigration rule.
No real opinions today. The Supreme Court dismissed cert as "improvidently granted" in Henry Schein Inc. v. Archer and White Sales Inc.—a case about arbitration agreements.
That's all for today, folks.
The Supreme Court does not add any cases to its docket. It sends the Trump emoluments case back to the lower court with instructions to dismiss as moot.
Here is the orders list. https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/012521zor_3f14.pdf
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