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Castañon v. United States

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-1279 D.D.C. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether the three-judge district court erred by holding that residents of the District of Columbia are not entitled to voting representation in the House of Representatives because they do not live in a “State,” even though (1) Americans living overseas and residents of “federal enclaves” have voting representation in Congress despite not being State residents, (2) Congress has concluded that it may extend voting rights to District residents under the “District Clause” of the Constitution, Article I, Section 17, Clause 8, and (3) the Supreme Court has held that the right to vote is the most fundamental of all rights because it is preservative of all other rights.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Dec 22 2020Application (20A119) to extend the time to file a jurisdictional statement on appeal from January 12, 2021 to March 12, 2021, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Jan 04 2021Application (20A119) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until March 12, 2021.
Mar 12 2021Statement as to jurisdiction filed. (Response due April 14, 2021)
Apr 06 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from April 14, 2021 to May 14, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Apr 08 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including May 14, 2021, for all appellees.
Apr 14 2021Brief amicus curiae of Office of General Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives filed.
Apr 14 2021Brief amici curiae of District of Columbia Affairs Community of the District of Columbia Bar, et al. filed.
Apr 14 2021Brief amici curiae of Constitutional Law Scholars filed.
Apr 14 2021Brief amici curiae of District of Columbia Historians filed.
Apr 30 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from May 14, 2021 to June 14, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
May 03 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including June 14, 2021, for all appellees.
Jun 07 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from June 14, 2021 to July 14, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Jun 08 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including July 14, 2021.