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Trump v. Wisconsin Elections Commission

Petition for certiorari denied on March 8, 2021
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-883 7th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2020

Issues: (1) Whether the Wisconsin Elections Commission and local election officials violated Article II, Section 1, clause 2 of the Constitution and the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection during the 2020 presidential election by implementing unauthorized absentee voting practices in disregard of the Wisconsin Legislature’s explicit command that absentee voting must be “carefully regulated” and that absentee ballots cast outside of the legislature’s authorized procedures “may not be counted;” (2) whether this court should declare the Wisconsin election unconstitutional and void under Article II and thus failed under 3 U.S.C. § 2 and allow the Wisconsin Legislature to appoint its electors; and (3) whether federal courts may rely on the doctrine of laches to avoid reviewing electors clause or equal protection claims arising after absentee balloting began or which could not have reasonably been brought before absentee balloting commenced.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Dec 30 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 3, 2021)
Dec 30 2020Motion to expedite consideration of the petition for a writ of certiorari filed by petitioner.
Jan 11 2021Motion to expedite consideration filed by petitioner DENIED
Jan 15 2021Waiver of right of respondents Wisconsin Elections Commission, et al. to respond filed.
Jan 19 2021Waiver of right of respondent Satya Rhodes-Conway, Maribeth Witzel-Behl, and Scott McDonell to respond filed.
Jan 20 2021Waiver of right of respondent Governor Tony Evers to respond filed.
Jan 21 2021Waiver of right of respondents Wisconsin State Conference NAACP; Dorothy Harrell; Wendell J. Harris, Sr.; Earnestine Moss to respond filed.
Jan 21 2021Waiver of right of respondent Democratic National Commitee to respond filed.
Jan 22 2021Waiver of right of respondents Cory Mason, Mayor of the City of Racine, et al. to respond filed.
Jan 25 2021Waiver of right of respondent George L. Christenson, Julietta Henry to respond filed.
Jan 27 2021Waiver of right of respondent Wisconsin Elections Commission, et al. to respond filed.
Feb 09 2021Supplemental brief of petitioner Donald J. Trump filed.
Feb 17 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/5/2021.
Mar 08 2021Petition DENIED.