Wise v. Circosta

Application for stay denied on Oct. 28, 2020

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20A71 4th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2020

Issue: Whether the Supreme Court should stay, pending appeal, an order by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit sustaining changes to North Carolina's 2020 election procedures for absentee ballots, including the deadline to receive them, requirements for postmarking them, and a ban on third-party collection of them.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 22 2020Application (20A71) for injunctive relief, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Oct 22 2020Response to application (20A71) requested by The Chief Justice, due Saturday, October 24, by 3 p.m.
Oct 24 2020Response to application from respondents Damon Circosta, Chair, State Board of Elections, et al. filed.
Oct 24 2020Motion for leave to file amicus brief and motion for leave to file brief in compliance with Rule 33.2 filed by True the Vote.
Oct 24 2020Response to application from respondents North Carolina Alliance for Retired Americans, et al. filed.
Oct 24 2020Motion for leave to file amici brief and motion for leave to file brief in compliance with Rule 33.2 filed by District of Columbia, et al.
Oct 24 2020Motion for leave to file amici brief and motion for leave to file brief in compliance with Rule 33.2 filed by Democracy North Carolina, et al.
Oct 25 2020Reply of applicants Patsy J. Wise, et al. filed.
Oct 28 2020Application (20A71) referred to the Court.
Oct 28 2020Application (20A71) denied by the Court. The application for injunctive relief presented to The Chief Justice and by him referred to the Court is denied. Justice Thomas, Justice Alito, and Justice Gorsuch would grant the application on the issue of the ballot-receipt deadline. Justice Barrett took no part in the consideration or decision of this application.
 
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