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Lion Raisins, Inc. v. Ross

Petition for certiorari denied on May 16, 2022
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-1068 Cal. Ct. App. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2021

Issue: Whether the Supreme Court’s voting rights jurisprudence permits the government to empower a private association (here, an agricultural cooperative) to cast all its members’ votes as a bloc on the theory that such voting schemes are subject to rational-basis review and the government may “give greater influence to some voters as long as the apportionment of power is not ‘wholly irrelevant’ to the [government’s] objectives.”

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Nov 02 2021Application (21A136) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from November 30, 2021 to January 28, 2022, submitted to Justice Kagan.
Nov 05 2021Application (21A136) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until January 28, 2022.
Jan 28 2022Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 3, 2022)
Feb 11 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response from March 3, 2022 to April 4, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.
Feb 14 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including April 4, 2022.
Feb 25 2022Brief amici curiae of Cato Institute, et al. filed.
Apr 04 2022Brief of respondent Karen Ross, Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture in opposition filed.
Apr 19 2022Reply of petitioners Lion Raisins, Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed)
Apr 20 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/12/2022.
May 16 2022Petition DENIED.