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On Thursday, the court released orders from the July 1 conference. The justices granted five cases for a total of four hours of oral argument next term.
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Morris v. Texas

Appeal dismissed for want of jurisdiction on January 16, 2018

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-780 W.D. Tex. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2017

Issues: (1) Whether voting districts, to the degree that they are not drawn to conform to court-recognized criteria, burden the First and 14th Amendment political rights of parties and their adherents; (2) whether there is a frequent-election objective in Article 1, Section 2, of the United States Constitution that requires a redistricting to allow as many voters in a district as possible who have voted in a previous election in the district to use their First Amendment-based accumulated knowledge of an incumbent or candidates to vote in a subsequent election; and (3) whether court-recognized redistricting criteria and a frequent-election objective together present a reliable means by which to measure the representational rights of political parties and their adherents.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Nov 22 2017Statement as to jurisdiction filed. (Response due December 28, 2017)
Dec 19 2017Waiver of right of appellee Texas, et al. to respond filed.
Dec 20 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/5/2018.
Jan 08 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/12/2018.
Jan 16 2018Appeal dismissed for want of jurisdiction.
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