Petition Filed

No. 21-1087

John H. Merrill, Alabama Secretary of State, et al. v. Marcus Caster, et al.

from the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

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Docket Entries

CIRCULATED

Amicus brief of District of Columbia not accepted for filing.( (In an granted consolidated case, it's only required to file in the lead case 21-1086). September 01, 2022)

The record from the U.S.C.A. 11th Circuit is electronic and located on Pacer.

Record requested from the 11th Circuit.

ARGUMENT SET FOR Tuesday, October, 4, 2022. VIDED.

Upon consideration of the motion to modify or amend the question presented, the question presented in these cases is amended as follows: Whether the State of Alabama’s 2021 redistricting plan for its seven seats in the United States House of Representatives violated section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, 52 U. S. C. §10301. VIDED.

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. 21-1086. Subsequent filings in these cases must therefore be submitted through the electronic filing system in No. 21-1086. 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.”

This case is consolidated with No. 21-1086, and a total of one hour is allotted for oral argument. The question presented in these cases is: Whether the District Courts in these cases correctly found a violation of section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, 52 U. S. C. §10301.

Application (21A376) referred to the Court.

Application (21A376) granted by the Court. The application is treated as a petition for a writ of certiorari before judgment (No. 21-1087). Respondents do not oppose treating the application as a petition for a writ of certiorari before judgment and do not oppose granting the petition (although they do oppose granting a stay). With that fact taken into account, the petition is granted. The district court's January 24, 2022 preliminary injunction in No. 2:21-cv-1536 is stayed pending further order of the Court. Justice Kavanaugh, with whom Justice Alito joins, concurring in grant of applications for stay. (Detached opinion). The Chief Justice dissenting from grant of applications for stay. (Detached opinion). Justice Kagan, with whom Justice Breyer and Justice Sotomayor join, dissenting from grant of applications for stays. (Detached opinion).

Response to application from respondents Marcus Caster, et al. filed.

Reply of applicants John Merrill, et al. filed.

Motion for leave to file amici curiae brief filed by United States Representatives from Alabama. VIDED.

Motion for leave to file amicus curiae brief filed by Alabama Center for Law and Liberty. VIDED.

Motion for leave to file amicus curiae brief filed by The National Republican Redistricting Trust.

Motion for leave to file amici curiae brief filed by Louisiana, et al. VIDED.

Motion for Leave to File Amicus Brief and Amicus Brief of The National Republican Redistricting Trust not accepted for filing. (February 01, 2022 - Brief uploaded in wrong case)

Response to application (21A376) requested by Justice Thomas, due by noon on Wednesday, February 2, 2022.

Petition for a writ of certiorari before judgment filed. (Response due March 9, 2022)

Application (21A376) for a stay or injunctive relief pending appeal, submitted to Justice Thomas.

Parties

John H. Merrill, Alabama Secretary of State, et al., Petitioner, represented by Edmund Gerard LaCour Jr.

Marcus Caster, et al., Respondent, represented by Abha Khanna

Amici Curiae

Alabama Center for Law and Liberty, Amicus Curiae, represented by Matthew James Clark

District of Columbia, Amicus Curiae, represented by Caroline Sage Van Zile

 
Last updated: September 25, 2022