|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issues: (1) Whether the district court erred by importing the racial predominance standard that governs racial gerrymandering claims into its intentional discrimination analysis under Village of Arlington Heights v. Metropolitan Housing Development Corporation; (2) whether the district court erred by concluding, without record evidence in support, that the delayed release of Census data fully explained the legislature’s numerous procedural irregularities during the redistricting process; (3) whether the district court erred by dismissing the evidentiary value of plaintiffs’ alternative maps, which showed that a legislature motivated purely by partisanship would have made different districting decisions; (4) whether the district court erred by concluding that a legislature it found to have been untruthful and have acted in bad faith may still be entitled to a presumption of good faith because there was not direct evidence of invidious racial intent; and (5) whether the district court erred in its analysis of the Purcell principle.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jul 27 2022||Application (22A83) to extend the time to file a jurisdictional statement on appeal from August 1, 2022 to September 30, 2022, submitted to Justice Alito.|
|Aug 01 2022||Application (22A83) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until August 8, 2022. See Rules 18.3, 30.2.|
|Aug 08 2022||Statement as to jurisdiction filed. (Response due September 12, 2022)|
|Aug 22 2022||Motion to extend the time to file a response from September 12, 2022 to October 12, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Aug 23 2022||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted in part and the time is extended to and including October 11, 2022.|
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