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Docket for 15-680
No. 15-680
Title:
Golden Bethune-Hill, et al., Appellants
v.
Virginia State Board of Elections, et al.
Docketed:November 23, 2015
Linked with 16A887
Lower Ct:United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  Case Nos.:(3:14-cv-852)
  Decision Date:October 22, 2015
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Nov 20 2015 Statement as to jurisdiction filed. (Response due December 23, 2015)
Dec 4 2015 Waiver of right of appellees Virginia State Board of Elections, et al. to respond filed.
Dec 22 2015 Motion to dismiss or affirm filed by appellees Virginia House of Delegates, and Speaker William J. Howell.
Dec 30 2015 Reply of appellants Golden Bethune-Hill, et al., Appellants filed.
Jan 6 2016 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 22, 2016.
Jan 11 2016 Record requested from the U.S.D.C. Eastern Dist. of Virginia.
Jan 13 2016 Record Requested .
Jan 21 2016 Record received from the USDC-Eastern District of Virginia (3 boxes). The remainder of the record is electronic and available on PACER.
Jan 27 2016 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 19, 2016.
Feb 22 2016 Supplemental brief of appellants Golden Bethune-Hill, et al., Appellants filed. (Distributed)
Feb 23 2016 Supplemental brief of appellees Virginia House of Delegates, and Speaker William J. Howell filed. (Distributed)
May 23 2016 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 26, 2016.
May 31 2016 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 2, 2016.
Jun 6 2016 PROBABLE JURISDICTION NOTED.
Jun 23 2016 Record from U.S.D.C. Eastern District of Virginia has been returned.
Jun 30 2016 The time to file the joint appendix and appellants' brief on the merits is extended to and including September 7, 2016.
Jun 30 2016 The time to file appellees' and intervenor-appellees' brief on the merits is extended to and including October 7, 2016.
Sep 7 2016 Joint appendix filed. (6 Volumes)
Sep 7 2016 Brief of appellants Golden Bethune-Hill, et al. filed.
Sep 9 2016 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs in support, of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for Appellants.
Sep 13 2016 Brief amicus curiae of OneVirginia2021: Virginians for Fair Redistricting filed.
Sep 14 2016 Brief amicus curiae of United States supporting vacatur in part and affirmance in part filed.
Sep 14 2016 Brief amicus curiae of Constitutional Accountability Center filed.
Sep 14 2016 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for Appellees.
Sep 14 2016 Brief amici curiae of NAACP and Virginia NAACP filed.
Sep 14 2016 Brief amici curiae of Campaign Legal Center, et al. filed.
Sep 14 2016 Brief amicus curiae of Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in support of neither party filed.
Oct 3 2016 Extension of time within which to file appellees' and intervenor-appellees' brief on the merits to and including October 17, 2016.
Oct 12 2016 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.
Oct 17 2016 Brief of appellees Virginia House of Delegates, and Speaker William J. Howell filed.
Oct 20 2016 Brief amici curiae of Southeastern Legal Foundation, and the Center for Equal Opportunity filed.
Oct 21 2016 SET FOR ARGUMENT on Monday, December 5, 2016
Oct 21 2016 Motion of the Acting Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Oct 24 2016 Brief amici curiae of Political Scientists Thomas L. Brunell, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Oct 24 2016 Brief amici curiae of National Black Chamber of Commerce and The Hispanic Leadership Fund filed. (Distributed)
Oct 24 2016 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.
Oct 26 2016 CIRCULATED.
Nov 1 2016 Record requested from the U.S.D.C. Eastern Dist. of Virginia.
Nov 4 2016 Letter from Appellants opposing National Black Chamber of Commerce and the Hispanic Leadership Fund's proposed lodging.
Nov 4 2016 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.
Nov 14 2016 Motion of the Acting Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Nov 16 2016 Reply of appellants Golden Bethune-Hill, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Dec 5 2016 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.
Mar 1 2017 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.
Mar 10 2017 Application (16A887) to issue the judgment forthwith, submitted to Justice Kennedy.
Mar 14 2017 Response Requested by Justice Kennedy due no later than Thursday, March 16, 2017.
Mar 16 2017 Response to application from respondent Virginia House of Delegates and Speaker William J. Howell filed.
Mar 20 2017 Application (16A887) denied by Justice Kennedy.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Appellants:
Marc E. Elias Perkins Coie LLP(202) 654-6200
    Counsel of Record700 Thirteenth Street, NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC  20005-3960
melias@perkinscoie.com
Party name: Golden Bethune-Hill, et al.
Attorneys for Appellees:
Paul D. Clement Kirkland & Ellis LLP(202) 879-5000
    Counsel of Record655 Fifteenth Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20005
paul.clement@kirkland.com
Party name: Virginia House of Delegates and Speaker William J. Howell
 
Stuart A. Raphael Solicitor General of Virginia(804) 786-7240
    Counsel of Record Office of the Attorney General
202 North Ninth Street
Richmond, VA  23219
sraphael@oag.state.va.us
Party name: 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
 
Efrem M. Braden Baker & Hostetler LLP(202) 861-1504
1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 1100
Washington, DC  20036
mbraden@bakerlaw.com
Party name: Virginia House of Delegates, and Speaker William J. Howell
Other:
Jessica Ring Amunson Jenner & Block LLP(202) 639-6000
1099 New York Ave., NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC  20001
jamunson@jenner.com
Party name: Campaign Legal Center, et al.
 
Michael B. de Leeuw 45 Broadway, Suite 1600 (212) 908-1331
New York, NY  10006
mdeleeuw@cozen.com
Party name: Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in support of neither party
 
Anita S. Earls Southern Coalition for Social Justice(919) 794-4198
1415 W. NC Highway 54, Suite 101
Durham, NC  27707
anita@scsj.org
Party name: NAACP and Virginia NAACP
 
Noel J. Francisco Acting 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
 
Irv Gornstein Counselor to the Solicitor General(202) 514-2201
Department of Justice
Washington, DC
Party name: United States
 
Brianne Jenna Gorod Constitutional Accountability Center(202) 296-6889
1200 18th Street, NW
Suite 501
Washington, DC  20036
brianne@theusconstitution.org
Party name: Constitutional Accountability Center
 
Marguerite Mary Leoni Parrinello Gross & Leoni LLP(415) 389-6800
2350 Kerner Blvd. Ste.250
San Rafael, CA  94901
mleoni@nmgovlaw.com
Party name: Political Scientists Thomas L. Brunell, et al.
 
Gregory E. Lucyk 300 Seneca Road (804) 920-7031
Richmond, VA  23226
gglucy@comcast.net
Party name: OneVirginia2021: Virginians for Fair Redistricting
 
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: Southeastern Legal Foundation, and the Center for Equal Opportunity
 
Jason Brett Torchinsky Holtzman Vogel Josefiak Torchinsky, PLLC(540)-341-8808
45 North Hill Drive Suite 100
Warrenton, VA  20186
jtorchinsky@hvjt.law
Party name: National Black Chamber of Commerce and The Hispanic Leadership Fund
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