|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issue: Whether districts drawn for transparently racial reasons, without a Voting Rights Act justification, satisfy the 14th Amendment merely because the redistricting authority also satisfied traditional districting principles.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jun 01 2022||Application (21A798) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from June 14, 2022 to August 13, 2022, submitted to Justice Alito.|
|Jun 08 2022||Application (21A798) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until July 14, 2022.|
|Jul 14 2022||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 17, 2022)|
|Jul 27 2022||Motion to extend the time to file a response from August 17, 2022 to September 16, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Aug 01 2022||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including September 16, 2022, for all respondents.|
|Aug 17 2022||Brief amici curiae of Judicial Watch, Inc. and Allied Educational Foundation filed.|
|Sep 16 2022||Brief of respondent 2021 Legislative Reapportionment Commission in opposition filed.|
|Sep 16 2022||Brief of respondent Joanna E. McClinton in opposition filed.|
|Sep 30 2022||Reply of petitioner Kerry Benninghoff, individually, and as Majority Leader of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives filed.|
|Oct 05 2022||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/28/2022.|
|Oct 31 2022||Petition DENIED.|
Cecilia (Cissy) Suyat Marshall, the widow of Thurgood Marshall, died this morning at 94. Here is the court's announcement.
BREAKING: The Supreme Court REJECTS Trump's bid to prevent the House Ways & Means Committee from obtaining his tax returns. No noted dissents.
The brief order may end years of litigation over the committee's efforts to review the tax records of Trump and his businesses.
JUST IN: Whisky, dog toys... and trademark law.
SCOTUS has agreed to hear a dispute between Jack Daniel's and a company that makes squeaking "Bad Spaniels" dog toys. The case will have implications for the tension between parody & intellectual property. https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/112122zr_e1p3.pdf
In a quiet Monday morning order list, SCOTUS adds no new cases to its docket. The court will not hear Brooks v. Abbott, a challenge to an alleged racial gerrymander of a state senate district in Texas. Here's the full order list: https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/112122zor_7lhn.pdf
JUST IN: The Biden administration, as expected, asks the Supreme Court to revive Biden's student-loan relief plan. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit blocked the government from implementing the plan; Biden wants SCOTUS to lift that ruling. https://www.scotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/22A444-2.pdf
JUST IN: The Supreme Court DENIES Arizona GOP chair Kelli Ward's bid to block the Jan. 6 committee from reviewing her phone records. Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito dissent from the court's brief, unexplained order denying Ward's request.
NEW: Another fight on the shadow docket over a subpoena seeking information about election interference. Arizona GOP chairwoman Kelli Ward is asking SCOTUS to block the Jan. 6 committee's subpoena for her phone records. Here's Ward's filing: https://www.scotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/22A350.pdf