|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.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Dec 30 2014||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 4, 2015)|
|Jan 15 2015||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including March 6, 2015.|
|Jan 23 2015||Consent 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 2015||Consent 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 2015||Brief amici curiae of Judicial Watch, Inc., et al. filed.|
|Feb 4 2015||Brief amicus curiae of Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund, Inc. filed.|
|Feb 4 2015||Brief amicus curiae of American Civil Rights Union filed.|
|Mar 6 2015||Brief of respondents League of Women Voters of North Carolina, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Mar 18 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 3, 2015.|
|Apr 6 2015||Petition DENIED.|
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