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North Carolina v. League of Women Voters of North Carolina

Petition for certiorari denied on April 6, 2015
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-780 4th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2014

Issue: (1) Whether the court of appeals erred by effectively incorporating into Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act the retrogression standard applicable only to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act; and (2) whether the preliminary injunction ordered by the Fourth Circuit subjected North Carolina to a de facto preclearance standard in derogation of North Carolina’s constitutional prerogative to enact laws governing the time, place and manner of holding elections.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Dec 30 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 4, 2015)
Jan 15 2015Order extending time to file response to petition to and including March 6, 2015.
Jan 23 2015Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for respondents League of Women Voters of North Carolina, et al.
Jan 26 2015Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for respondents, Louis M. Duke, and Intervenors/Plaintiffs-Appellants.
Feb 3 2015Brief amici curiae of Judicial Watch, Inc., et al. filed.
Feb 4 2015Brief amicus curiae of Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund, Inc. filed.
Feb 4 2015Brief amicus curiae of American Civil Rights Union filed.
Mar 6 2015Brief of respondents League of Women Voters of North Carolina, et al. in opposition filed.
Mar 18 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 3, 2015.
Apr 6 2015Petition DENIED.
 
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