Decided

No. 15-680

Golden Bethune-Hill, et al., Appellants v. Virginia State Board of Elections, et al.

from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Docket Entries

JUDGMENT ISSUED.

Application (16A887) denied by Justice Kennedy.

Response to application from respondent Virginia House of Delegates and Speaker William J. Howell filed.

Response Requested by Justice Kennedy due no later than Thursday, March 16, 2017.

Application (16A887) to issue the judgment forthwith, submitted to Justice Kennedy.

Adjudged to be AFFIRMED IN PART, VACATED IN PART, and case REMANDED. Kennedy, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan, JJ., joined. Alito, J., filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment. Thomas, J., filed an opinion concurring in the judgment in part and dissenting in part.

Argued. For appellants: Mark E. Elias, Washington, D. C. For United States, as amicus curiae: Irv Gornstein, Counselor to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. For appellees: Paul D. Clement, Washington, D. C.

Reply of appellants Golden Bethune-Hill, et al. filed. (Distributed)

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

Records received from the U.S.D.C. Eastern Dist. of Virginia is electronic and located on PACER. Also received are 3 boxes of Trial Exhibits.

Letter from Appellants opposing National Black Chamber of Commerce and the Hispanic Leadership Fund's proposed lodging.

Record requested from the U.S.D.C. Eastern Dist. of Virginia.

CIRCULATED.

Brief amici curiae of National Black Chamber of Commerce and The Hispanic Leadership Fund filed. (Distributed)

Lodging proposal from amici National Black Chamber of Commerce and the Hispanic Leadership Fund to lodge copies of a report (the "Lowen Report"), excerpts of which are include in the appendix to their amici brief.

Brief amici curiae of Political Scientists Thomas L. Brunell, et al. filed. (Distributed)

SET FOR ARGUMENT on Monday, December 5, 2016

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

Brief amici curiae of Southeastern Legal Foundation, and the Center for Equal Opportunity filed.

Brief of appellees Virginia House of Delegates, and Speaker William J. Howell filed.

Letter from counsel for Defendants-Appellees, Virginia State Board of Elections, et al., notifying the Clerk they will not file a separate brief on the merits.

Extension of time within which to file appellees' and intervenor-appellees' brief on the merits to and including October 17, 2016.

Brief amicus curiae of Constitutional Accountability Center filed.

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

Brief amici curiae of NAACP and Virginia NAACP filed.

Brief amicus curiae of United States supporting vacatur in part and affirmance in part filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in support of neither party filed.

Brief amici curiae of Campaign Legal Center, et al. filed.

Brief amicus curiae of OneVirginia2021: Virginians for Fair Redistricting filed.

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

Brief of appellants Golden Bethune-Hill, et al. filed.

Joint appendix filed. (6 Volumes)

The time to file the joint appendix and appellants' brief on the merits is extended to and including September 7, 2016.

The time to file appellees' and intervenor-appellees' brief on the merits is extended to and including October 7, 2016.

Record from U.S.D.C. Eastern District of Virginia has been returned.

PROBABLE JURISDICTION NOTED.

DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 2, 2016.

DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 26, 2016.

Supplemental brief of appellees Virginia House of Delegates, and Speaker William J. Howell filed. (Distributed)

Supplemental brief of appellants Golden Bethune-Hill, et al., Appellants filed. (Distributed)

DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 19, 2016.

Record received from the USDC-Eastern District of Virginia (3 boxes). The remainder of the record is electronic and available on PACER.

Record Requested.

Record requested from the U.S.D.C. Eastern Dist. of Virginia.

DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 22, 2016.

Reply of appellants Golden Bethune-Hill, et al., Appellants filed.

Motion to dismiss or affirm filed by appellees Virginia House of Delegates, and Speaker William J. Howell.

Waiver of right of appellees Virginia State Board of Elections, et al. to respond filed.

Statement as to jurisdiction filed. (Response due December 23, 2015)

Parties

Golden Bethune-Hill, et al., Appellant, represented by Marc E. Elias

Virginia House of Delegates and Speaker William J. Howell, Appellant, represented by Paul D. Clement

Virginia House of Delegates, and Speaker William J. Howell, Appellant, represented by Efrem M. Braden

Virginia State Board of Elections, Virginia Department of Elections, and James B. Alcorn, Edgardo Cortes, Clara Belle Wheeler, and Singleton B. McAllister, in their official capacities, Appellant, represented by Stuart A. Raphael

Amici Curiae

Campaign Legal Center, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Jessica Ring Amunson

Constitutional Accountability Center, Amicus Curiae, represented by Brianne Jenna Gorod

Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in support of neither party, Amicus Curiae, represented by Michael B. de Leeuw

NAACP and Virginia NAACP, Amicus Curiae, represented by Anita S. Earls

National Black Chamber of Commerce and The Hispanic Leadership Fund, Amicus Curiae, represented by Jason Brett Torchinsky

OneVirginia2021: Virginians for Fair Redistricting, Amicus Curiae, represented by Gregory E. Lucyk

Political Scientists Thomas L. Brunell, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Marguerite Mary Leoni

Southeastern Legal Foundation, and the Center for Equal Opportunity, Amicus Curiae, represented by John J. Park Jr.

United States, Amicus Curiae, represented by Irv Gornstein

 
Last updated: October 17, 2017