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Moore v. Harper

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-1271 N.C. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether a state’s judicial branch may nullify the regulations governing the “Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives ... prescribed ... by the Legislature thereof,” and replace them with regulations of the state courts’ own devising, based on vague state constitutional provisions purportedly vesting the state judiciary with power to prescribe whatever rules it deems appropriate to ensure a “fair” or “free” election.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Feb 25 2022Application (21A455) for a stay pending the filing and disposition of a petition for a writ of certiorari, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Feb 25 2022Response to application (21A455) requested by The Chief Justice, due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 2022.
Feb 25 2022Letter dated February 25, 2022 from counsel for applicants filed.
Mar 02 2022Response to application from State Respondents filed.
Mar 02 2022Response to application from respondents Rebecca Harper, et al. filed.
Mar 02 2022Response to application from respondent Common Cause filed.
Mar 02 2022Response to application from respondents North Carolina League of Conservation Voters, Inc., et al. filed.
Mar 02 2022Motion for Leave to File Brief of Amicus Curiae filed by National Republican Redistricting Trust.
Mar 02 2022Motion for Leave to File Brief of Amici Curiae filed by Republican National Committee, NRCC, North Carolina Republican Party.
Mar 03 2022Reply of applicants Timothy Moore, et al. filed.
Mar 07 2022Application (21A455) referred to the Court.
Mar 07 2022Application (21A455) denied by the Court. Justice Kavanaugh concurring in the denial of the application for stay. (Detached opinion). Justice Alito, with whom Justice Thomas and Justice Gorsuch join, dissenting from the denial of the application for stay. (Detached opinion).
Mar 17 2022Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 20, 2022)
Apr 08 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response from April 20, 2022 to June 20, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.
Apr 11 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted in part and the time is extended to and including May 20, 2022.
Apr 20 2022Brief amicus curiae of National Republican Redistricting Trust filed.
May 20 2022Brief of North Carolina League of Conservation Voters, Inc. in opposition submitted.
May 20 2022Brief of Common Cause in opposition submitted.
May 20 2022Brief of State Respondents in opposition submitted.
May 20 2022Brief of Rebecca Harper, et al. in opposition submitted.