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Docket for 14-232
No. 14-232
Title:
Wesley W. Harris, et al., Appellants
v.
Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, et al.
Docketed:August 28, 2014
Lower Ct:United States District Court for the District of Arizona
  Case Nos.:(12-0894)
  Decision Date:April 29, 2014
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Aug 25 2014 Statement as to jurisdiction filed. (Response due September 29, 2014)
Sep 15 2014 Order extending time to file response to statement as to jurisdiction to and including October 29, 2014.
Sep 17 2014 Waiver of right of appellee Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett to respond filed.
Oct 20 2014 Order further extending time to file response to statement as to jurisdiction to and including November 13, 2014.
Nov 13 2014 Motion to dismiss or affirm filed by appellees Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, et al.
Dec 2 2014 Reply of appellants Wesley W. Harris, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Dec 3 2014 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 9, 2015.
Jun 25 2015 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 29, 2015.
Jun 30 2015 PROBABLE JURISDICTION NOTED.
Jul 24 2015 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the appellants.
Jul 29 2015 The time to file the joint appendix and appellants' brief on the merits is extended to and including September 4, 2015.
Jul 29 2015 The time to file appellees' brief on the merits is extended to and including October 26, 2015.
Jul 31 2015 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.
Sep 4 2015 Brief of appellee Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan in support of appellants filed.
Sep 4 2015 Joint appendix filed.
Sep 4 2015 Brief of appellants Wesley W. Harris, et al. filed.
Sep 10 2015 Brief amicus curiae of Southern Coalition for Social Justice in support of neither party filed.
Oct 9 2015 SET FOR ARGUMENT on Tuesday, DECEMBER 8, 2015
Oct 19 2015 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.
Oct 19 2015 Record requested from U.S.D.C. District of Arizona.
Oct 26 2015 Brief of appellee Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission filed.
Oct 27 2015 CIRCULATED
Oct 30 2015 Motion for divided argument filed by appellee Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan in support of appellants.
Nov 2 2015 Brief amicus curiae of the United States filed. (Distributed)
Nov 2 2015 Brief amici curiae of Former Officials of the U.S. Department of Justice Who Enforced the Voting Rights Act filed. (Distributed)
Nov 2 2015 Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Nov 2 2015 Brief amici curiae of The Navajo Nation and Leonard Gorman filed. (Distributed)
Nov 2 2015 Brief amicus curiae of Samuel S. Wang, Ph.D. filed. (Distributed)
Nov 2 2015 Brief amici curiae of Professors Nicholas Stephanoupolis and Simon Jackman filed. (Distributed)
Nov 24 2015 Motion for divided argument filed by appellee Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan in support of appellants. GRANTED.
Nov 24 2015 Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Nov 25 2015 Reply of appellant Wesley W. Harris, et al. (Distributed)
Nov 25 2015 Letter and 8 1/2 x 11 inch copies of exhibits that appear in appellants' brief on the merits received.
Nov 25 2015 Reply of appellee Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan in support of appellants filed. (Distributed)
Dec 8 2015 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.)
Apr 20 2016 Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Breyer, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.
May 23 2016 JUDGMENT ISSUED



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Appellants:
Mark F. Hearne II. Arent Fox LLP(314) 296-4000
    Counsel of Record112 S. Hanley Rd., Suite 200
Clayton, MO  63105
thor@arentfox.com
Party name: Wesley W. Harris, et al.
Attorneys for Appellees:
John Robert Lopez IV. Solicitor General(602) 542-3333
    Counsel of Record 1275 West Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ  85007
John.Lopez@azag.gov
Party name: Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan in support of appellants
 
Paul M. Smith Jenner & Block LLP(202) 639-6060
    Counsel of Record1099 New York Avenue, N.W.
Suite 900
Washington, DC  20001
psmith@jenner.com
Party name: Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission
 
Mark Brnovich Arizona Attorney General(602) 542-5025
1275 West Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ  85007-2926
Party name: Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan in support of appellants
 
Michele Forney Arizona Attorney General's Office(602) 542-7826
1275 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ  85007
michele.forney@azag.gov
Party name: Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett
 
Mary R. O'Grady Osborn Maledon PA(602) 640-9000
2929 North Central Avenue
Suite 2100
Phoenix, AZ  85012-2793
mogrady@omlaw.com
Party name: Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, et al.
Other:
Judith M. Dworkin 4250 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Fourth Floor(480) 425-2615
Scottsdale, AZ  85251
Judith.Dworkin@sackstierney.com
Party name: The Navajo Nation and Leonard Gorman
 
Anita S. Earls Southern Coalition for Social Justice(919) 323-3380
1415 W. Highway 54, Suite 101
Durham, NC  27707
anita@scsj.org
Party name: Southern Coalition for Social Justice in support of neither party
 
Sarah Elaine Harrington Assistant to the Solicitor General
Department of Justice
Washington, DC  20530
SupremeCtBriefs@USDOJ.gov
Party name: United States
 
J. Gerald Hebert The Campaign Legal Center(202) 736-2200
1411 K Street, NW, Suite 1400
Washington, DC  20005
ghebert@campaignlegalcenter.org
Party name: Former Officials of the U.S. Department of Justice Who Enforced the Voting Rights Act
 
David N Rosen David Rosen & Associates PC(203) 787-3513
400 Orange St.
New Haven, CT  06511
drosen@davidrosenlaw.com
Party name: Samuel S. Wang, Ph.D.
 
Thomas G. Saunders Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, LLP(202) 663-6536
1875 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20006
thomas.saunders@wilmerhale.com
Party name: Professors Nicholas Stephanoupolis and Simon Jackman
 
Donald B. Verrilli Jr. Solicitor General(202) 514-2217
United States Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20530-0001
SupremeCtBriefs@USDOJ.gov
Party name: United States
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