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Docket for 12-96
No. 12-96
Title:
Shelby County, Alabama, Petitioner
v.
Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General, et al.
Docketed:July 24, 2012
Lower Ct:United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  Case Nos.:(11-5256)
  Decision Date:May 18, 2012
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Jul 20 2012 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 23, 2012)
Aug 7 2012 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the respondent.
Aug 8 2012 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.
Aug 15 2012 Order extending time to file response to petition to and including September 24, 2012.
Aug 20 2012 Brief amicus curiae of Cato Institute filed. VIDED.
Aug 23 2012 Brief amicus curiae of Mountain States Legal Foundation filed.
Aug 23 2012 Brief amici curiae of Former Department of Justice Officials filed.
Aug 23 2012 Brief amici curiae of Arizona, et al. filed.
Aug 23 2012 Brief amicus curiae of Alaska filed.
Aug 23 2012 Brief amicus curiae of National Black Chamber of Commerce filed.
Aug 23 2012 Brief amici curiae of Pacific Legal Foundation, et al. filed.
Sep 24 2012 Brief of respondents Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General in opposition filed.
Sep 24 2012 Brief of Respondents-Intervenors in opposition filed.
Oct 9 2012 Reply of petitioner Shelby County, Alabama filed. (Distributed)
Oct 10 2012 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 26, 2012.
Oct 26 2012 Record Requested .
Oct 29 2012 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 2, 2012.
Oct 29 2012 Record received from the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (one box).
Oct 29 2012 Record received from the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (two boxes).
Nov 5 2012 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 9, 2012.
Nov 9 2012 Petition GRANTED limited to the following Question: Whether Congress´┐Ż decision in 2006 to reauthorize Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act under the pre-existing coverage formula of Section 4(b) of the Voting Rights Act exceeded its authority under the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments and thus violated the Tenth Amendment and Article IV of the United States Constitution.
Nov 15 2012 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the respondent.
Nov 21 2012 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.
Nov 30 2012 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel on behalf of all respondents-intervenors.
Dec 18 2012 SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Dec 26 2012 Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed.)
Dec 26 2012 Brief of petitioner Shelby County, Alabama filed.
Dec 27 2012 Brief amici curiae of John Nix, et al. filed.
Dec 28 2012 Brief amicus curiae of Judicial Education Project filed.
Dec 28 2012 Brief amicus curiae of Justice and Freedom Fund filed.
Dec 28 2012 Brief amicus curiae of Mountain States Legal Foundation filed.
Jan 2 2013 Brief amicus curiae of Southeastern Legal Foundation filed.
Jan 2 2013 Brief amicus curiae of National Black Chamber of Commerce filed.
Jan 2 2013 Brief amici curiae of Arizona, et al. filed.
Jan 2 2013 Brief amici curiae of Pacific Legal Foundation, et al. filed.
Jan 2 2013 Brief amicus curiae of Landmark Legal Foundation filed.
Jan 2 2013 Brief amici curiae of Former Government Officials filed. (Distributed)
Jan 2 2013 Brief amicus curiae of Reason Foundation filed. (Distributed)
Jan 2 2013 Brief amici curiae of Abraham Lincoln Foundation for Public Policy Research, Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 2 2013 Brief amicus curiae of Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence filed. (Distributed)
Jan 2 2013 Brief amicus curiae of Cato Institute filed. (Distributed)
Jan 2 2013 Brief amicus curiae of Texas filed. (Distributed)
Jan 2 2013 Brief amicus curiae of Project 21 filed. (Distributed)
Jan 2 2013 Brief amicus curiae of Alabama filed. (Distributed)
Jan 2 2013 Brief amicus curiae of Merced County, California, in support of no party filed. (Distributed)
Jan 2 2013 Brief amicus curiae of Alaska filed. (Distributed)
Jan 2 2013 Brief amicus curiae of American Unity Legal Defense Fund filed.
Jan 2 2013 Request from counsel for amicus curiae Merced County to lodge non-record materials cited in its brief.
Jan 4 2013 CIRCULATED.
Jan 23 2013 Brief amici curiae of Professor Broussard, Named Students, and Organizations filed.
Jan 25 2013 Brief of respondent-intervenors Earl Cunningham, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 25 2013 Brief of respondent Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General filed. (Distributed)
Jan 25 2013 Brief of respondent Respondent-Intervenor Bobby Lee Harris filed. (Distributed)
Jan 25 2013 Brief of respondents Respondent-Intervenors Bobby Pierson, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 29 2013 Record received from the U.S.C.A. for the District of Columbia Circuit. (1 Box)
Jan 30 2013 Motion for divided argument filed by respondents Bobby Pierson, et al.
Jan 31 2013 Brief amicus curiae of National Bar Association filed. (Distributed)
Jan 31 2013 Brief amicus curiae of Hon. Congressman John Lewis filed. (Distributed)
Feb 1 2013 Brief amici curiae of Reps. F. James Sensenbrenner, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 1 2013 Brief amici curiae of Dick Thornburgh, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 1 2013 Brief amicus curiae of Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law filed. (Distributed)
Feb 1 2013 Brief amicus curiae of Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid filed. (Distributed)
Feb 1 2013 Brief amicus curiae of Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 1 2013 Brief amici curiae of Gabriel Chin, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 1 2013 Brief amici curiae of Constitutional Law Scholars, and Constitutional Accountability Center filed. (Distributed)
Feb 1 2013 Brief amici curiae of Professors Richard L. Engstrom, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 1 2013 Brief amici curiae of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 1 2013 Brief amici curiae of Marcia L. Fudge, member of Congress and Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 1 2013 Brief amici curiae of Political Science and Law professors filed. (Distributed)
Feb 1 2013 Brief amici curiae of Jurisdictions that have bailed out filed. (Distributed)
Feb 1 2013 Brief amicus curiae of National Lawyers Guild filed. (Distributed)
Feb 1 2013 Brief amicus curiae of American Bar Association filed. (Distributed)
Feb 1 2013 Brief amici curiae of National Latino Organizations filed. (Distributed)
Feb 1 2013 Brief amici curiae of Section 5 litigation intervenors filed. (Distributed)
Feb 1 2013 Brief amici curiae of Alabama legislative black caucus and Alabama Association of Black County Officials filed. (Distributed)
Feb 1 2013 Brief amici curiae of New York, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 1 2013 Brief amici curiae of Senator C. Bradley Hutto, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 1 2013 Brief amici curiae of Navajo Nation, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 1 2013 Brief amici curiae of Joaquin Avila, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 1 2013 Brief amici curiae of Asian American public interest groups filed. (Distributed)
Feb 1 2013 Brief amici curiae of Historians and Social Scientists filed. (Distributed)
Feb 1 2013 Brief amici curiae of Ellen D. Katz and the Voting Rights Initiative filed. (Distributed)
Feb 1 2013 Brief amici curiae of Alaska Federation of Natives, Alaska Native Voters and Tribes filed. (Distributed)
Feb 1 2013 Brief amici curiae of City of New York, et al. filed. (Distributed).
Feb 15 2013 Motion for divided argument filed by respondents Bobby Pierson, et al. GRANTED.
Feb 19 2013 Reply of petitioner Shelby County, Alabama filed. (Distributed)
Feb 27 2013 Argued. For petitioner: Bert W. Rein, Washington, D. C. For respondents: Donald B. Verrilli, Jr., Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. For respondents Bobby Pierson, et al.: Debo P. Adegbile, New York, N. Y.
Jun 25 2013 Judgment REVERSED. Roberts, C. J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, and Alito, JJ., joined. Thomas, J., filed a concurring opinion. Ginsburg, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan, JJ., joined.
Jul 29 2013 JUDGMENT ISSUED.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioner:
Bert W. Rein Wiley Rein LLP(202) 719-7000
    Counsel of Record1776 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20006
brein@wileyrein.com
Party name: Shelby County, Alabama
Attorneys for Respondents:
Debo P. Adegbile NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc.(212) 965-2249
    Counsel of Record99 Hudson Street, 16th Floor.
New York, NY  10013
dadegbile@naacpldf.org
Party name: respondent-intervenors Earl Cunningham, et al.
 
Jon M. Greenbaum Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law(202) 662-8315
    Counsel of Record1401 New York Avenue, NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC  20005
jgreenbaum@lawyerscommittee.org
Party name: Respondent-Intervenor Bobby Lee Harris
 
Laughlin McDonald American Civil Liberties Union Foundation(404) 523-2721
    Counsel of Record230 Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA  30303-1504
lmcdonald@aclu.org
Party name: Respondent - Intervenors Bobby Pierson, et al.
 
Donald B. Verrilli Jr. Solicitor General(202) 514-2217
    Counsel of Record United States Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20530-0001
SupremeCtBriefs@USDOJ.gov
Party name: Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General
Other:
Deborah N. Archer New York Law School Racial Justice Project(212)-431-2138
185 West Broadway
New York, NY  10013
deborah.archer@nyls.edu
Party name: Hon. Congressman John Lewis
 
Garrard R. Beeney Sullivan & Cromwell LLP(212) 558-4000
125 Broad Street
New York, NY
beeneyg@sullcrom.com
Party name: Senator C. Bradley Hutto, et al.
 
Laurel G. Bellows President(312) 988-5000
American Bar Association
321 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL  60054
abapresident@americanbar.org
Party name: American Bar Association
 
Paula S. Bickett Chief Counsel, Civil Appeals(602) 542-8304
Office of Attorney General
1275 West Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ  85007-2926
paula.bickett@azag.gov
Party name: Arizona,
 
James U. Blacksher P.O. Box 636 (205) 591-7238
Birmingham, AL  35201
jblacksher@ns.sympatico.ca
Party name: Alabama legislative black caucus and Alabama Association of Black County Officials
 
Patricia A. Broussard Florida A & M University (407) 254-3293
College of Law
201 Beggs Avenue
Orlando, FL  32801
patricia.broussard@famu.edu
Party name: Professor Broussard, Named Students, and Organizations
 
Peter Buscemi Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP(202) 739-5190
1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC  20004
pbuscemi@morganlewis.com
Party name: Professors Richard L. Engstrom, et al.
 
Michael A. Cardozo Corporation Counsel of the City of New York(212) 356-2500
100 Church Street
New York,, NY  10007
lkoerner@law.nyc.gov
Party name: City of New York, et al.
 
Michael A. Carvin Jones Day(202) 879-3939
51 Louisiana Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20001
macarvin@jonesday.com
Party name: John Nix, et al.
 
Jonathan M. Cohen Gilbert Oshinsky LLP(202) 772-2200
1100 New York Avenue, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC  20005
cohenj@gotofirm.com
Party name: National Bar Association
 
 
Monte Cooper Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP(650) 514-7400
1000 Marsh Road
Menlo Park, CA  94025
mcooper@orrick.com
Party name: Asian American public interest groups
 
Douglas R. Cox Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP(202) 955-8500
1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20036
dcox@gibsondunn.com
Party name: Reason Foundation
 
Charles G. Curtis Jr. Arnold & Porter LLP(202) 942-5000
555 Twelfth Street, NW
Washington, DC  20004
Charles.Curtis@aporter.com
Party name: Ellen D. Katz and the Voting Rights Initiative
 
Michael B. de Leeuw Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP(212) 859-8000
One New York Plaza
New York, NY  10004
Michael.deLeeuw@friedfrank.com
Party name: Section 5 litigation intervenors
 
J. Scott Detamore Mountain States Legal Foundation(303) 292-2021
2596 South Lewis Way
Lakewood, CO  80227
detamore@mountainstateslegal.com
Party name: Mountain States Legal Foundation
 
Judith M. Dworkin 4250 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Fourth Floor(480)-425-2615
Scottsdale, AZ  85251
Judith.Dworkin@sackstierney.com
Party name: Navajo Nation, et al.
 
Anita S. Earls Southern Coalition for Social Justice(919) 323-3380
1415 W. Highway 54
Suite 101
Durham, NC  27707
anita@sourthercoalition.org
Party name: Political Science and Law professors
 
Marc E. Elias Perkins Coie, LLP(202) 654-6200
700 Thirteenth Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC  20005-3960
melias@perkinscoie.com
Party name: Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid
 
James N. Fincher 2222 M Street Room 309(209)-385-7564
Merced, CA  95340
Party name: Merced County, California, in support of no party
 
Aderson B. Francois Associate Professor of Law(202) 806-8065
Supervising Attorney Civil Rights Clinic
Howard University School of Law
2900 Van Ness Street NW
Washington, DC  20008
Afrancois@law.howard.edu
Party name: Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement, Inc.
 
David Gespass Gespass & Johnson(205) 323-5966
P. O. Box 550242
Birmingham, AL  35255
pass.gandjlaw@gmail.com
Party name: National Lawyers Guild
 
Jeffrey T. Green Northwestern Univ. Supreme Court Practicum(312) 503-8576
375 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL  60611
jeffrey-green@law.northwestern.edu
Party name: Gabriel Chin, et al.
 
Mark Haddad Sidley Austin LLP(213) 896-6000
555 West Fifth Street
49th Floor
Los Angeles, CA  90013
mhaddad@sidley.com
Party name: National Latino Organizations
 
Douglas Hallward-Driemeier Ropes & Gray LLP(202) 508-4600
One Metro Center
700 12th Street, NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC  20005
Douglas.Hallward-Driemeier@ropesgray.com
Party name: Dick Thornburgh, et al.
 
Jeffrey Matthew Harris Bancroft PLLC(202) 234-0090
1919 M Street, NW
Suite 470
Washington, DC  20036
jharris@bancroftpllc.com
Party name: Former Government Officials
 
J. Gerald Hebert The Campaign Legal Center(202) 736-2200
215 E Street, NE
Washington, DC  20002
ghebert@campaignlegalcenter.org
Party name: Jurisdictions that have bailed out
 
James L. Hirsen 505 S. Villa Real Drive(714) 283-8880
Suite 208
Anaheim Hills, CA  92807
hirsen@earthlink.net
Party name: Justice and Freedom Fund
 
Derek T. Ho Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, P.L.L.C.(202)-326-7931
1615 M Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC  20036-3209
dho@khhte.com
Party name: Historians and Social Scientists
 
Matthew Michael Hoffman Goodwin Proctor LLP(202)-346-4000
901 New York Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC  20001
Party name: The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund, et al.
 
Richard P. Hutchinson 3100 Broadway, Suite 1110(816) 931-5559
Kansas City, MO  64111
rpetehutch@aol.com
Party name: Landmark Legal Foundation
 
Erik S. Jaffe Erik S. Jaffe, P.C.(202) 237-8165
5101 34th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20008
jaffe@esjpc.com
Party name: Project 21
 
Pamela S. Karlan Stanford Law School(650) 725-4851
Supreme Court Litigation Clinic
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA  94305-8610
karlan@stanford.edu
Party name: Reps. F. James Sensenbrenner, et al.
 
Leonard J. Koerner New York City Law Department(212) 356-2500
100 Church Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY  10007
lkoerner@law.nyc.gov
Party name: City of New York, et al.
 
Steven J. Lechner Mountain States Legal Foundation(303) 292-2021
2596 South Lewis Way
Lakewood, CO  80227
lechner@mountainstateslegal.com
Party name: Mountain States Legal Foundation
 
Jonathan F. Mitchell Solicitor General of Texas(512) 936-1695
Texas Attorney General's Office
P.O. Box 12548 (MC 059)
Austin, TX  78711-2548
jonathan.mitchell@oag.state.tx.us
Party name: Texas
 
John C. Neiman Jr. Solicitor General(334) 242-7300
Office of the Alabama Attorney General
501 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, AL  36104
jneiman@ago.state.al.us
Party name: Alabama
 
John J. Park Jr. Strickland Brockington Lewis LLP(678) 347-2208
1170 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 2200
Atlanta, GA  30309
jjp@sbllaw.net
Party name: American Unity Legal Defense Fund
 
Margaret Paton-Walsh State of Alaska(907)-269-6612
1301 W. 4th Avenue, Suite 200
Anchorage, AK  99501-1994
margaret.paton-walsh@alaska.gov
Party name: Alaska
 
Kieran P. Ringgenberg 1999 Harrison St 9th Floor(510)-874-1000
Oakland, CA  94612
kringgenberg@bsfllp.com
Party name: Joaquin Avila, et al.
 
David B. Rivkin Jr. Baker & Hostetler LLP(202) 861-1731
1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20036
drivkin@bakerlaw.com
Party name: National Black Chamber of Commerce
 
Ilya Shapiro Cato Institute(202) 842-0200
1000 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC  20001
ishapiro@cato.org
Party name: Cato Institute
 
Paul M. Smith Jenner & Block LLP(202) 639-6000
1099 New York Avenue, N.W.
Suite 900
Washington, DC  20001
psmith@jenner.com
Party name: Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law
 
Danielle Spinelli Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP(202) 663-6000
1875 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20006
danielle.spinelli@wilmerhale.com
Party name: Marcia L. Fudge, member of Congress and Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, et al.
 
Aaron M. Streett Baker Botts L.L.P.(713) 229-1234
One Shell Plaza, 910 Louisiana Street
Houston, TX  77002-4995
aaron.streett@bakerbotts.com
Party name: Southeastern Legal Foundation
 
Joshua P. Thompson Pacific Legal Foundation(916)-419-7111
930 G Street
Sacramento, CA  95814
jpt@pacificlegal.org
Party name: Pacific Legal Foundation, et al.
 
Herbert W. Titus William J. Olson, PC(703) 356-5070
370 Maple Avenue West, Suite 4
Vienna, VA  22180 - 5615
wjo@mindspring.com
Party name: Abraham Lincoln Foundation for Public Policy Research, Inc., et al.
 
James Thomas Tucker Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP(702) 727-1248
300 South 4th Street - 11 Floor
Las Vegas, NV  89101
james.tucker@wilsonelser.com
Party name: Alaska Federation of Natives, Alaska Native Voters and Tribes
 
Barbara D. Underwood Solicitor General(212) 416-8016
Office of the Attorney General
120 Broadway, 25th Floor
New York, NY  10463
barbara.underwood@ag.ny.gov
Party name: New York, et al.
 
Margaret Paton Walsh 1031 W. 4th Avenue Suite 200(907)-269-6612
Anchorage, AK  99501-1994
Margaret.Paton-Walsh@alaska.gov
Party name: Alaska
 
Christian J. Ward Yetter Coleman LLP(512)-533-0150
221 West 6th Street
Suite 750
Austin, TX  78701
cward@yettercoleman.com
Party name: Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence
 
Richard K. Willard Steptoe & Johnson LLP(202) 429-3000
1330 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20036
Party name: Judicial Education Project
 
Elizabeth B. Wydra Constitutional Accountability Center(202) 296-6889
1200 18th St., N.W., Suite 501
Washington, DC  20036
elizabeth@theusconstitution.org
Party name: Constitutional law scholars and Constitutional Accountability Center
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