Decided

No. 14-232

Wesley W. Harris, et al., Appellants v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, et al.

from the United States District Court for the District of Arizona

Docket Entries

JUDGMENT ISSUED

Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Breyer, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.

Argued. For appellants: Mark F. Hearne, II, St. Louis, Mo. For appellee Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan in support of appellants: Mark Brnovich, Arizona Attorney General, Phoenix, Ariz. For appellee Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission: Paul M. Smith, Washington, D. C.; and Sarah E. Harrington, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.)

Letter and 8 1/2 x 11 inch copies of exhibits that appear in appellants' brief on the merits received.

Reply of appellee Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan in support of appellants filed. (Distributed)

Reply of appellant Wesley W. Harris, et al. (Distributed)

Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.

Motion for divided argument filed by appellee Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan in support of appellants. GRANTED.

Brief amici curiae of Former Officials of the U.S. Department of Justice Who Enforced the Voting Rights Act filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Professors Nicholas Stephanoupolis and Simon Jackman filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of the United States filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Samuel S. Wang, Ph.D. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of The Navajo Nation and Leonard Gorman filed. (Distributed)

Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.

Motion for divided argument filed by appellee Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan in support of appellants.

CIRCULATED

Brief of appellee Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission filed.

Record requested from U.S.D.C. District of Arizona.

Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the appellee Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission.

SET FOR ARGUMENT on Tuesday, DECEMBER 8, 2015

Brief amicus curiae of Southern Coalition for Social Justice in support of neither party filed.

Joint appendix filed.

Brief of appellants Wesley W. Harris, et al. filed.

Brief of appellee Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan in support of appellants filed.

Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs in support of either party or of neither party received from counsel for appellee Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan.

The time to file the joint appendix and appellants' brief on the merits is extended to and including September 4, 2015.

The time to file appellees' brief on the merits is extended to and including October 26, 2015.

Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the appellants.

PROBABLE JURISDICTION NOTED.

DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 29, 2015.

DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 9, 2015.

Reply of appellants Wesley W. Harris, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Motion to dismiss or affirm filed by appellees Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, et al.

Order further extending time to file response to statement as to jurisdiction to and including November 13, 2014.

Waiver of right of appellee Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett to respond filed.

Order extending time to file response to statement as to jurisdiction to and including October 29, 2014.

Statement as to jurisdiction filed. (Response due September 29, 2014)

Parties

Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, Appellant, represented by Paul M. Smith

Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, et al., Appellant, represented by Mary R. O'Grady

Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, Appellant, represented by Michele Forney

Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan in support of appellants, Appellant, represented by John Robert Lopez IV.

Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan in support of appellants, Appellant, represented by Mark Brnovich

Wesley W. Harris, et al., Appellant, represented by Mark F. Hearne II.

Amici Curiae

Former Officials of the U.S. Department of Justice Who Enforced the Voting Rights Act, Amicus Curiae, represented by J. Gerald Hebert

Professors Nicholas Stephanoupolis and Simon Jackman, Amicus Curiae, represented by Thomas G. Saunders

Samuel S. Wang, Ph.D., Amicus Curiae, represented by David N Rosen

Southern Coalition for Social Justice in support of neither party, Amicus Curiae, represented by Anita S. Earls

The Navajo Nation and Leonard Gorman, Amicus Curiae, represented by Judith M. Dworkin

United States, Amicus Curiae, represented by Sarah Elaine Harrington

United States, Amicus Curiae, represented by Donald B. Verrilli Jr.

 
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