|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|12-81||D.C. Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2012|
Issue: (1) Whether the 2006 version of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 exceeds Congress’ enforcement powers under the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments given that: (a) Congress retained a three-decade-old formula for selecting the jurisdictions that will be covered by the preclearance procedure; and (b) Congress significantly expanded the substantive standard for denying preclearance by abrogating two of the Court’s decisions that had narrowly construed it; (2) whether the Justice Department mooted petitioners’ appeal when it unilaterally purported to “reconsider” and “withdraw” the particular preclearance objection that was injuring petitioners, but failed to demonstrate that Section 5 could not reasonably be expected to injure petitioners in the future.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jul 20 2012||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 20, 2012)|
|Jul 20 2012||Appendix of John Nix, et al. filed.|
|Aug 9 2012||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for Defendant- Intervenor respondents Joseph M.Tyson, et al.|
|Aug 15 2012||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including September 19, 2012, for all respondents.|
|Aug 20 2012||Brief amicus curiae of Cato Institute filed. VIDED.|
|Sep 17 2012||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including September 24, 2012.|
|Sep 19 2012||Brief of respondents Intervenor respondents Joseph M. Tyson, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Sep 24 2012||Brief of respondents Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General in opposition filed.|
|Oct 9 2012||Reply of petitioners John Nix, et al. filed.|
|Oct 10 2012||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 26, 2012.|
|Oct 29 2012||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 2, 2012.|
|Nov 5 2012||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 9, 2012.|
|Nov 13 2012||Petition DENIED.|
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JUST IN: By a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court DENIES Yeshiva University's emergency request to intervene now in a dispute over whether the university must recognize an LGBTQ student group. Roberts and Kavanaugh join with Sotomayor, Kagan, and Jackson. https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/22a184_3ea4.pdf
Two justices worked for Kenneth Starr early in their careers. John Roberts was his deputy when Starr was solicitor general during the George H.W. Bush administration. Brett Kavanaugh clerked for Starr on the D.C. Circuit and was on Starr's team for the Clinton investigation.
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