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Harness v. Watson

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
22-412 5th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether any amendment to a law originally adopted for an impermissible racially discriminatory purpose, no matter how minor the amendment and no matter the historical context, cleanses the law of its racist origins for 14th Amendment purposes unless the party challenging the law can prove that the amendment itself was motivated by racial discrimination.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 28 2022Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 2, 2022)
Nov 10 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response from December 2, 2022 to January 1, 2023, submitted to The Clerk.
Nov 14 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including January 3, 2023. See Rule 30.1.
Nov 28 2022Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Roy Harness, et al.
Nov 28 2022Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Michael Watson, Mississippi Secretary of State
Dec 02 2022Amicus brief of NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. and American Civil Liberties Union submitted.
Dec 02 2022Amicus brief of Dennis Hopkins, Herman Parker, Jr., Walter Wayne Kuhn, Jr., Bryon Demond Coleman, Jon O’Neal, and Earnest Willhite submitted.
Dec 02 2022Amicus brief of Campaign Legal Center submitted.