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Rucho v. Common Cause

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-422 M.D.N.C. Mar 26, 2019
TBD TBD TBD OT 2018

Issues: (1) Whether plaintiffs have standing to press their partisan gerrymandering claims; (2) whether plaintiffs’ partisan gerrymandering claims are justiciable; and (3) whether North Carolina’s 2016 congressional map is, in fact, an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 01 2018Statement as to jurisdiction filed. (Response due November 2, 2018)
Oct 23 2018Blanket Consent filed by Respondents, Common Cause, et al..
Oct 30 2018Blanket Consent filed by Petitioners, Robert A. Rucho, et al..
Oct 31 2018Motion to affirm filed by appellees League of Women Voters of North Carolina, et al.
Nov 01 2018Brief amicus curiae of Philip P. Kalodner filed.
Nov 02 2018Motion to affirm filed by appellees Common Cause, et al.
Nov 05 2018Blanket Consent filed by Respondents, League of Women Voters of North Carolina, et al..
Nov 08 2018Supplemental brief of appellees Common Cause, et al. filed.
Nov 20 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/7/2018.
Nov 20 2018Brief opposing motion to affirm from appellants Robert A. Rucho, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Dec 10 2018Rescheduled.
Dec 19 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/4/2019.
Jan 04 2019Further consideration of the question of jurisdiction is POSTPONED to the hearing of the case on the merits. The case will be set for argument in the March argument session.
Jan 08 2019Appellants' briefs on the merits are to be filed on or before Friday, February 8, 2019. Appellees' briefs on the merits are to be filed on or before Monday, March 4, 2019. Reply briefs on the merits are to be filed in accordance with Rule 25.3 of the Rules of this Court. Amicus curiae briefs in support of appellants or in support of neither party are to be filed on or before Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Amicus curiae briefs in support of appellees are to be filed on or before Friday, March 8, 2019.
Jan 25 2019SET FOR ARGUMENT on Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Jan 30 2019Blanket Consent filed by Petitioners, Robert A. Rucho, et al..
Feb 05 2019Blanket Consent filed by Respondents, Common Cause, et al..
Feb 05 2019Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, League of Women Voters of North Carolina, et al.
Feb 05 2019Motion for divided argument filed by appellees Common Cause, et al.
Feb 08 2019Joint appendix (2 volumes) filed.
Feb 08 2019Brief of appellants Robert A. Rucho, et al. filed.
Feb 11 2019Brief amicus curiae of David Orentlicher in support of neither party filed (also in 18-726).
Feb 11 2019Brief amicus curiae of The National Republican Redistricting Trust filed. (Distributed)
Feb 12 2019Brief amici curiae of the American Civil Rights Union and Southeastern Legal Foundation filed.
Feb 12 2019Brief amici curiae of Judicial Watch, Inc. and Allied Educational Foundation in support of neither party filed. (Distributed)
Feb 12 2019Brief amicus curiae of Public Interest Legal Foundation filed. (Distributed)
Feb 12 2019Brief amici curiae of The Republican National Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee filed. (Distributed)
Feb 12 2019Brief amici curiae of Members of Congress from the North Carolina Delegation filed. (Distributed)
Feb 12 2019Brief amicus curiae of Texas House Representative Carl Isett filed. (Distributed)
Feb 12 2019Brief amicus curiae of Speaker Michael C. Turzai filed. (Distributed)
Feb 12 2019Brief amici curiae of Bernard Grofman and Ronald Keith Gaddie in support of neither party filed (also in 18-726). (Distributed)
Feb 12 2019Brief amici curiae of The Wisconsin State Senate and Wisconsin State Assembly filed. (Distributed)
Feb 14 2019CIRCULATED
Feb 15 2019Amicus brief of States of Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Utah submitted.
 
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