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Swenson v. Wisconsin State Legislature

Application for stay denied on Oct. 26, 2020. Justice Kagan, joined by Justices Breyer and Sotomayor, dissenting.
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20A64 7th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2020

Issue: Whether the Supreme Court should stay, pending appeal, a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit suspending a six-day extension of Wisconsin's absentee ballot receipt deadline and barring state polling places from employing poll workers who reside in other counties.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 13 2020Application (20A64) to vacate stay, submitted to Justice Kavanaugh.
Oct 14 2020Response to application (20A64) requested by Justice Kavanaugh, due Friday, October 16, 2020, by noon ET.
Oct 14 2020Motion for Leave to File and Amicus Brief of Tony Evers, Governor of Wisconsin not accepted for filing. (October 15, 2020)
Oct 16 2020Motion for leave to file amicus brief and motion for leave to file brief in compliance with Rule 33.2 filed by Tony Evers, Governor of Wisconsin.
Oct 16 2020Response to application from respondent Wisconsin State Legislature filed.
Oct 16 2020Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Election Law Scholars.
Oct 16 2020Response to application from respondents Chrystal Edwards, et al. filed.
Oct 17 2020Reply of applicants Jill Swenson, et al. filed.
Oct 26 2020Application (20A64) referred to the Court.
Oct 26 2020Application (20A64) denied by the Court. The application to vacate stay presented to Justice Kavanaugh and by him referred to the Court is denied. Justice Kagan, with whom Justice Breyer and Justice Sotomayor join, dissenting: I dissent for the reasons set out in Democratic National Committee v. Wisconsin State Legislature, 592 U. S. ___ (2020) (Kagan, J., dissenting).