Decided

No. 19-465

Peter B. Chiafalo, Levi Jennet Guerra, and Esther Virginia John v. Washington

from the Supreme Court of Washington

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Docket Entries

MANDATE ISSUED.

JUDGMENT ISSUED.

Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Kagan, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Ginsburg, Breyer, Alito, Sotomayor, Gorsuch, and Kavanaugh, JJ., joined. Thomas, J. filed an opinion concurring in the judgment, in which Gorsuch, J., joined as to Part II.

Argued. For petitioners: L. Lawrence Lessig, Cambridge, Mass. For respondent: Noah Purcell, Solicitor General, Olympia, Wash.

Letter from counsel for petitioner filed. (Distributed)

Reply of petitioners Peter Bret Chiafalo, et al. filed. (Distributed)

ORAL ARGUMENT POSTPONED.

Brief of respondent Washington filed. (Distributed)

CIRCULATED

This case is no longer consolidated with No. 19-518, CO Dept. of State v. Baca, and one hour is allotted for oral argument in this case.

Letter from Clerk of Court to counsel of record noting that Justice Sotomayor will not continue to participate in No. 19-518.

Brief amicus curiae of Making Every Vote Count Foundation in support of neither party filed. VIDED.

Brief amicus curiae of Professor Michael T. Morley in support of neither party filed. VIDED.

Brief amicus curiae of Professor Edward B. Foley in support of neither party filed. VIDED

Brief amicus curiae of Vinz Koller filed. VIDED.

Brief amicus curiae of Jerry H. Goldfeder filed. VIDED.

Brief amicus curiae of Professor Derek T. Muller in support of neither party filed. VIDED.

Brief amici curiae of Michael L. Rosin, et al. filed. VIDED.

Brief amicus curiae of Independence Institute filed. VIDED

Brief amicus curiae of Citizens for Self-Governance filed. VIDED.

The record received from the Supreme Court of Washington has been electronically filed.

Brief of Presidential Electors filed. VIDED.

Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix in No. 19-465 GRANTED.

Record requested from the Supreme Court of Washington.

SET FOR ARGUMENT on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 (amended March 10, 2020).

Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed (in 19-465).

Motion of Colorado Department of State to extend the time to file the joint appendix as to No. 19-518 is granted and the time is extended to and including April 1, 2020.

Motion of Colorado Department of State for an extension of time to file the joint appendix filed (in 19-518).

Application (19A894) of Presidential Electors to file a consolidated opening brief on the merits in excess of the word limit is granted by Justice Sotomayor provided that the brief does not exceed 16,000 words.

Blanket Consent filed by Washington. VIDED.

Blanket Consent filed by Colorado Department of State. VIDED.

Application (19A894) of Presidential Electors to file a consolidated opening brief on the merits in excess of the word limit, submitted to Justice Sotomayor. VIDED.

Blanket Consent filed by Peter Bret Chiafalo, et al., and Micheal Baca, et al. VIDED.

Petitioners in No. 19-465 and respondents in No. 19-518 shall file opening and reply briefs on the merits under the schedule set forth in Rules 25.1 and 25.3. Respondent in No. 19-465 and petitioner in No. 19-518 shall file response briefs on the merits under the schedule set forth in Rule 25.2.

Because the Court has consolidated these cases for briefing and oral argument, future filings and activity in the cases will now be reflected on the docket of No. 19-465. Subsequent filings in these cases must therefore be submitted through the electronic filing system in No. 19-465. Each document submitted in connection with one or more of these cases must include on its cover the case number and caption for each case in which the filing is intended to be submitted. Where a filing is submitted in fewer than all of the cases, the docket entry will reflect the case number(s) in which the filing is submitted; a document filed in all of the consolidated cases will be noted as “VIDED.”

Petition GRANTED. The petition for a writ of certiorari in No. 19-518 is granted. The cases are consolidated, and a total of one hour is allotted for oral argument. VIDED.

DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/17/2020.

DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/10/2020.

Rescheduled.

DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/13/2019.

Reply of petitioners Peter Bret Chiafalo, et al. filed.

Brief of respondent Washington in opposition filed. (February 10, 2020 - PDF with appendix provided)

Brief amicus curiae of Vinz Koller filed.

Brief of respondent Washington in opposition filed.

Brief amici curiae of Michael L. Rosin & David G. Post filed.

Amicus brief of Michael L. Rosin & David G. Post not accepted for filing. (November 06, 2019) (Corrected efiling submitted)

Blanket Consent filed by Petitioners, Peter Bret Chiafalo, et al.

Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 8, 2019)

Application (19A138) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until October 20, 2019.

Application (19A138) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from August 21, 2019 to October 20, 2019, submitted to Justice Kagan.

Parties

Colorado Department of State, Petitioner, represented by Eric Reuel Olson

Peter Bret Chiafalo, et al., Petitioner, represented by L. Lawrence Lessig

Washington, Respondent, represented by Noah Guzzo Purcell

Amici Curiae

Campaign Legal Center and Issue One, Amicus Curiae, represented by Tobias Samuel Loss-Eaton

Citizens for Self-Governance, Amicus Curiae, represented by Rita Martin Dunaway

Independence Institute, Amicus Curiae, represented by David Benjamin Kopel

Jerry H. Goldfeder, Amicus Curiae, represented by Jerry H. Goldfeder

Making Every Vote Count Foundation, Amicus Curiae, represented by Jerrold Joseph Ganzfried

Michael L. Rosin & David G. Post, Amicus Curiae, represented by Michael Nicholas Donofrio

Professor Derek T. Muller, Amicus Curiae, represented by Ian Seth Speir

Professor Edward B. Foley, Amicus Curiae, represented by Jessica Ring Amunson

Professor Michael T. Morley, Amicus Curiae, represented by Michael T. Morley

Professor Robert W. Bennett, Amicus Curiae, represented by Jack Samuel Tenenbaum

Public Citizen, Inc., Amicus Curiae, represented by Scott Lawrence Nelson

South Dakota and 44 States and the District of Columbia, Amicus Curiae, represented by Paul S. Swedlund

The Republican National Committee, Amicus Curiae, represented by Michael Eugene Toner

Vinz Koller, Amicus Curiae, represented by Andrew John Dhuey

 
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