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Frank v. Walker

Petition for certiorari denied on March 23, 2015
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-803 7th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2014

Issue: (1) Whether a state’s voter ID law violates the Equal Protection Clause where, unlike in Crawford v. Marion County Election Board, the evidentiary record establishes that the law substantially burdens the voting rights of hundreds of thousands of the state’s voters, and that the law does not advance a legitimate state interest; and (2) whether a state’s voter ID law violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act where the law disproportionately burdens and abridges the voting rights of African-American and Latino voters compared to White voters.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jan 7 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 9, 2015)
Jan 27 2015Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.
Feb 6 2015Brief of respondents Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin, et al. in opposition filed.
Feb 6 2015Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) filed.
Feb 9 2015Brief amicus curiae of The Civil Rights Clinic at Howard University School of Law filed.
Feb 9 2015Brief amicus curiae of ColorofChange.org filed.
Feb 9 2015Brief amici curiae of Rock the Vote and OurTime.org filed.
Feb 9 2015Brief amici curiae of LatinoJustice PRLDEF, et al. filed.
Feb 9 2015Brief amicus curiae of The Congressional Black Caucus filed.
Feb 9 2015Brief amicus curiae of The One Wisconsin Institute filed.
Feb 9 2015Brief amici curiae of The League of Women Voters of the United States, et al. filed.
Feb 9 2015Brief amicus curiae of The National Council on Independent Living filed.
Feb 9 2015Brief amici curiae of The Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, et al. filed.
Feb 24 2015Reply of petitioners Ruthelle Frank, et al. filed.
Feb 25 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 20, 2015.
Mar 23 2015Petition DENIED.
 
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