Breaking News

Walen v. Burgum

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term

Issues: (1) Whether the district court erred by applying the incorrect legal standard when deciding that the North Dakota legislature had good reasons and a strong basis to believe two majority-Native-American subdistricts were required by the Voting Rights Act; (2) whether the district court erred by improperly weighing the evidence and granting inferences in favor of the moving party at summary judgment instead of setting the case for trial; and (3) whether the district court erred when it found that the legislature’s attempted compliance with Section 2 of the VRA can justify racial sorting of voters into districts.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Mar 04 2024Statement as to jurisdiction filed. (Response due April 5, 2024)
Mar 22 2024Motion to extend the time to file a response from April 5, 2024 to May 6, 2024, submitted to The Clerk.
Mar 26 2024Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including May 6, 2024.
Apr 05 2024Brief amici curiae of Alabama, et al. filed.
May 06 2024Motion to dismiss or affirm filed by appellees The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, Lisa DeVille, and Cesar Alvarez, Jr.
May 06 2024Memorandum of appellees Doug Burgum, Governor of North Dakota, et al. filed.
May 20 2024Response of appellants Charles Walen, et al. to motion to dismiss or affirm and reply to appellees' response filed. (Distributed)
May 21 2024DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/6/2024.
Jun 10 2024The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.