Case: Fletcher v. Lamone

8:11-cv-03220 | U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Filed Date: Nov. 10, 2011

Closed Date: 2012

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Case Summary

On November 10, 2011, nine African-American voters in Maryland filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland against Maryland, under Sections 2 and 5 of the Voting Rights Act and 42 U.S.C. §1983. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked for both declaratory and injunctive relief alleging that Maryland intentionally violated minority rights after the 2010 Census by only creating two minority-majority districts (out of eight total) despite 40% of the populat…

On November 10, 2011, nine African-American voters in Maryland filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland against Maryland, under Sections 2 and 5 of the Voting Rights Act and 42 U.S.C. §1983. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked for both declaratory and injunctive relief alleging that Maryland intentionally violated minority rights after the 2010 Census by only creating two minority-majority districts (out of eight total) despite 40% of the population being a minority.

The plaintiffs argued that Maryland's approach to census data that required prisoners to be considered at their last known address, rather than at their correctional facility (and eliminating any prisoners whose last known address was outside the state from consideration) violated the Voting Rights Act, as well as the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments. Over 70% of those not considered were black. The District Court (Judge Roger Titus) granted a motion allowing for a three-judge panel to hear the case (2011 WL 5854636) and later denied a motion to intervene by six additional Maryland residents (2011 WL 6097770).

On December 23, 2011, the three-judge panel (opinion written by Judge Paul Niemeyer) granted Maryland's motion for summary judgment because states are allowed to tinker with census data as long as their method was not haphazard, inconsistent, or conjectural (831 F.Supp.2d 887). The Supreme Court summarily affirmed (without opinion) on June 25, 2012, 133 S.Ct. 29.

Summary Authors

Jonathan Forman (6/10/2013)

People

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Judge(s)

Niemeyer, Paul Victor (Maryland)

Titus, Roger W. (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Mayes, James Paul (North Carolina)

Torchinsky, Jason Brett (Virginia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Friedman, Dan (Maryland)

Rowe, Kathryn M. (Maryland)

Snyder, Adam Dean (Maryland)

Sullivan, Steven M. (Maryland)

Other Attorney(s)

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Judge(s)

Niemeyer, Paul Victor (Maryland)

Titus, Roger W. (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Mayes, James Paul (North Carolina)

Torchinsky, Jason Brett (Virginia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Friedman, Dan (Maryland)

Rowe, Kathryn M. (Maryland)

Snyder, Adam Dean (Maryland)

Sullivan, Steven M. (Maryland)

Other Attorney(s)

Ho, Dale E. (New York)

Jeon, Deborah A. (Maryland)

Kajstura, Aleks (Massachusetts)

Quereshi, Ajmel (District of Columbia)

Smith, Clarence Paul (Maryland)

Wagner, Peter J. (Massachusetts)

Wright, Brenda (Massachusetts)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

Oct. 16, 2012 Docket
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Complaint

Nov. 10, 2011 Complaint
1-1

Attachments to Complaint

Nov. 10, 2011 Complaint
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Memorandum Opinion

2011 WL 5854636

Nov. 21, 2011 Order/Opinion
36

Memorandum Opinion (Denying Individual Petitioners' Motion to Intervene)

2011 WL 6097770

Dec. 5, 2011 Order/Opinion
54

Opinion of the Three-Judge Court

831 F.Supp.2d 887

Dec. 23, 2011 Order/Opinion
63

Denial of Cert

Supreme Court of the United States

133 S.Ct. 29, 183 L.Ed.2d 671

June 25, 2012 Order/Opinion

Resources

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Fletcher v. Lamone

Prison Gerrymandering Project

Fletcher v. Lamone was the first case to go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court that challenged a state law that ended prison-based gerrymandering. On June 25, 2012, the Supreme Court summarily aff… June 25, 2012 https://www.prisonersofthecensus.org/fletcher/

Docket

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Last updated May 11, 2022, 8 p.m.

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COMPLAINT against Linda H. Lamone, Robert L. Walker ( Filing fee $ 350 receipt number 84637018140.), filed by Michael Harris, Trevelyn Otts, Janis Hagey, Winnie Mae Campbell, Robina Spruill, Julia L. Williams, Patricia Fletcher, Michael Thompson, Donald M. Glover. (Attachments: # 1 A, # 2 B, # 3 C, # 4 D, # 5 E, # 6 F, # 7 G, # 8 H, # 9 I, # 10 Civil Cover Sheet)(ranks, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/10/2011)

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8 H

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10 Civil Cover Sheet

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Nov. 10, 2011 RECAP
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MOTION to Convene Three-Judge Court by Winnie Mae Campbell, Patricia Fletcher, Donald M. Glover, Janis Hagey, Michael Harris, Trevelyn Otts, Robina Spruill, Michael Thompson, Julia L. Williams Responses due by 11/28/2011 (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Certificate of Service, # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(ranks, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/10/2011)

Nov. 10, 2011 PACER
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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Jason Torchinsky by Winnie Mae Campbell, Patricia Fletcher, Donald M. Glover, Janis Hagey, Michael Harris, Trevelyn Otts, Robina Spruill, Michael Thompson, Julia L. Williams(Receipt # 84637018140 Filing Fee $50.00) (ranks, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/10/2011)

Nov. 10, 2011 PACER
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Summons Issued 21 days as to Linda H. Lamone, Robert L. Walker. (ranks, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/10/2011)

Nov. 10, 2011 PACER
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Case Reassigned to Judge Roger W Titus. Judge William D Quarles, Jr no longer assigned to the case. (pkf, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/10/2011)

Nov. 10, 2011 PACER
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MEMORANDUM AND ORDER scheduling a telephone status conference on November 16, 2011 at 2:30 p.m.. Signed by Judge Roger W Titus on 11/15/11. (cms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/15/2011)

Nov. 15, 2011 RECAP
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NOTICE of Appearance by Steven M Sullivan on behalf of All Defendants (Sullivan, Steven) (Entered: 11/15/2011)

Nov. 15, 2011 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Adam Dean Snyder on behalf of All Defendants (Snyder, Adam) (Entered: 11/15/2011)

Nov. 15, 2011 PACER
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PAPERLESS ORDER granting 3 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice for attorney Jason Torchinsky on behalf of Winnie Mae Campbell, Donald Glover, Janis Hagey, Michael Harris, Trevelyn Otts, Robina Spruill, Michael Thompson, and Julia L. Williams. Directing attorney Jason Torchinsky to register on-line for CM/ECF at https://www.mdd.uscourts.gov/attyregB/inputProHac.asp. Signed by Clerk on 11/16/11. (cmns, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/16/2011)

Nov. 16, 2011 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Dan Friedman on behalf of All Defendants (Friedman, Dan) (Entered: 11/16/2011)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Kathryn M Rowe on behalf of All Defendants (Rowe, Kathryn) (Entered: 11/16/2011)

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MEMORANDUM AND ORDER directing defendants to file any opposition to plaintiff's motion to convene by 11/18/2011 at 2:00 p.m. Plaintiffs are directed to file their reply by 11/21/11 at 2:00 p.m.. Signed by Judge Roger W Titus on 11/16/11. (cms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/16/2011)

Nov. 16, 2011 RECAP
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MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by Winnie Mae Campbell, Patricia Fletcher, Donald M. Glover, Janis Hagey, Michael Harris, Trevelyn Otts, Robina Spruill, Michael Thompson, Julia L. Williams Responses due by 12/5/2011 (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum In Support, # 2 Declaration, # 3 Exhibit A, # 4 Exhibit B, # 5 Exhibit C, # 6 Exhibit D, # 7 Exhibit E, # 8 Exhibit F, # 9 Exhibit G, # 10 Exhibit H, # 11 Text of Proposed Order, # 12 Certificate of Service)(Torchinsky, Jason) Modified on 12/5/2011 (courtesy copy rec'd & submitted to chambers 12/5/11 rs)(rss, Deputy Clerk). (Entered: 11/18/2011)

Nov. 18, 2011 PACER
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MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim by Linda H. Lamone, Robert L. Walker Responses due by 12/5/2011 (Attachments: # 1 Opposition to Motion for Three-Judge Panel and Memorandum in Support of Motion to Dismiss, # 2 Proposed Order)(Friedman, Dan) Hard copies received 11/21/11. Modified on 11/21/2011 (cms, Deputy Clerk). (Entered: 11/18/2011)

Nov. 18, 2011 PACER
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MOTION Proposed Schedule by Winnie Mae Campbell, Patricia Fletcher, Donald M. Glover, Janis Hagey, Michael Harris, Trevelyn Otts, Robina Spruill, Michael Thompson, Julia L. Williams Responses due by 12/8/2011 (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order, # 2 Certificate of Service)(Torchinsky, Jason) (Entered: 11/21/2011)

Nov. 21, 2011 PACER
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RESPONSE re 14 MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim filed by Winnie Mae Campbell, Patricia Fletcher, Donald M. Glover, Janis Hagey, Michael Harris, Trevelyn Otts, Robina Spruill, Michael Thompson, Julia L. Williams. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(Torchinsky, Jason) Modified on 12/5/2011 (courtesy copy rec'd & submitted to chambers 12/5/11 rs) (rss, Deputy Clerk). (Entered: 11/21/2011)

Nov. 21, 2011 PACER
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MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Roger W Titus on 11/21/2011. (rank, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/21/2011)

Nov. 21, 2011 RECAP
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ORDER granting 2 Motion to convene a three-Judge. Signed by Judge Roger W Titus on 11/21/2011. (rank, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/21/2011)

Nov. 21, 2011 PACER
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RESPONSE re 15 MOTION Proposed Schedule filed by Linda H. Lamone, Robert L. Walker. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Snyder, Adam) (Entered: 11/27/2011)

Nov. 27, 2011 PACER
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ORDER appointing a three judge court. Signed by Chief Judge William B. Traxler, Jr. (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit) on 11/23/11. (cms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/29/2011)

Nov. 28, 2011 PACER
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MEMORANDUM AND ORDER granting in part and denying in part 15 Plaintiffs Motion to Propose Schedule. Signed by Judge Roger W Titus on 12/1/11. (cms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/01/2011)

Dec. 1, 2011 RECAP
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MOTION to Intervene by C. James Olson, C. Paul Smith, Ronald George, Carl F. Middledorf, Antonio Wade Campbell, Philip J. Smith Responses due by 12/19/2011 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Attachment A - proposed Complaint, # 2 Exhibit Attachment B - Exhibit Maps, # 3 Supplement Memorandum in Support, # 4 Supplement Attachment C - Circuit Ct. Memo, # 5 Text of Proposed Order Order, # 6 Affidavit Certificate of Service)(Smith, Clarence) (Entered: 12/01/2011)

Dec. 1, 2011 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Deborah A Jeon on behalf of Maryland State Conference of NAACP Branches, Somerset County Branch of the NAACP, American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland (Jeon, Deborah) (Entered: 12/02/2011)

Dec. 2, 2011 PACER
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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Brenda Wright ( Filing fee $ 50, receipt number 0416-3269149.) by DEMOS: A Network for Action and Ideas, Prison Police Initiative (Jeon, Deborah) Modified on 12/7/2011 (cmnss, Deputy Clerk). (Entered: 12/02/2011)

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Aleks Kajstura ( Filing fee $ 50, receipt number 0416-3269271.) by Prison Police Initiative (Jeon, Deborah) (Entered: 12/02/2011)

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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Peter Wagner ( Filing fee $ 50, receipt number 0416-3269329.) by Prison Police Initiative (Jeon, Deborah) (Entered: 12/02/2011)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Ajmel Quereshi on behalf of Howard University School of Law, Civil Rights Clinic (Quereshi, Ajmel) (Entered: 12/02/2011)

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(FILED IN ERROR) MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Dale Ho ( Filing fee $ 50, receipt number 0416-3269681.) by Howard University School of Law, Civil Rights Clinic (Quereshi, Ajmel) Modified on 12/7/2011 (cmnss, Deputy Clerk). (Entered: 12/02/2011)

Dec. 2, 2011 PACER
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RESPONSE in Opposition re 22 MOTION to Intervene filed by Linda H. Lamone, Robert L. Walker. Replies due by 12/19/2011. (Brockman, William) (Entered: 12/02/2011)

Dec. 2, 2011 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to File Amicus by Howard University School of Law, Civil Rights Clinic Responses due by 12/19/2011 (Quereshi, Ajmel) (Entered: 12/02/2011)

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Supplemental to 31 MOTION for Leave to File Amicus filed by Howard University School of Law, Civil Rights Clinic Proposed Amicus Brief. (Quereshi, Ajmel) Modified on 12/5/2011 (courtesy copy rec'd & submitted to chambers 12/5/11 rs) (rss, Deputy Clerk). (Entered: 12/02/2011)

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MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claimor in the Alternative for Summary Judgment, and Review by Three-Judge Panel by Linda H. Lamone, Robert L. Walker Responses due by 12/19/2011 (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum, Opposition to Preliminary Injunction, # 2 Exhibit 1, # 3 Exhibit 2, # 4 Exhibit 3, # 5 Errata 4, # 6 Exhibit 5, # 7 Exhibit 6, # 8 Exhibit 7, # 9 Exhibit 8, # 10 Exhibit 9, # 11 Exhibit 10, # 12 Exhibit 11, # 13 Exhibit 12, # 14 Exhibit 13, # 15 Exhibit 14, # 16 Exhibit 15, # 17 Exhibit 16, # 18 Exhibit 17, # 19 Exhibit 18, # 20 Exhibit 19, # 21 Exhibit 20, # 22 Exhibit 21, # 23 Exhibit 22, # 24 Exhibit 23, # 25 Exhibit 24)(Snyder, Adam) (Entered: 12/02/2011)

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MOTION Leave to Exceed Page Limit re 33 MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claimor in the Alternative for Summary Judgment, and Review by Three-Judge Panel by Linda H. Lamone, Robert L. Walker Responses due by 12/19/2011 (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Granting Leave to Exceed Page Limit)(Sullivan, Steven) (Entered: 12/02/2011)

Dec. 2, 2011 PACER
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Text of Proposed Order re 33 MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claimor, in the Alternative, for Summary Judgment, and Review by Three-Judge Panel (Proposed Order) by Robert L. Walker Responses due by 12/22/2011 (Snyder, Adam) Modified on 12/6/2011 (cms, Deputy Clerk). (Entered: 12/03/2011)

Dec. 3, 2011 PACER
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MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Roger W Titus on 12/2/2011. (rss, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/05/2011)

Dec. 5, 2011 RECAP
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ORDER Denying 22 MOTION to Intervene by C. James Olson, C. Paul Smith, Ronald George, Carl F. Middledorf, Antonio Wade Campbell, Philip J. Smith. Petitioners are granted leave to file a memorandum as amicus curiae onor before December 7, 2011. Signed by Judge Roger W Titus on 12/2/2011. (rss, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/05/2011)

Dec. 5, 2011 PACER
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PAPERLESS ORDER granting 24 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice for attorney Brenda Wright on behalf of Demos. Directing attorney Brenda Wright to register on-line for CM/ECF at https://www.mdd.uscourts.gov/attyregB/inputProHac.asp. Signed by Clerk on 12/7/11. (cmnss, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/07/2011)

Dec. 7, 2011 PACER
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PAPERLESS ORDER granting 25 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice for attorney Aleks Kajstura on behalf of Prison Policy Initiative. Directing attorney Aleks Kajstura to register on-line for CM/ECF at https://www.mdd.uscourts.gov/attyregB/inputProHac.asp. Signed by Clerk on 12/7/11. (cmnss, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/07/2011)

Dec. 7, 2011 PACER
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PAPERLESS ORDER granting 26 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice for attorney Peter Wagner on behalf of Prison Policy Initiative. Directing attorney Peter Wagner to register on-line for CM/ECF at https://www.mdd.uscourts.gov/attyregB/inputProHac.asp. Signed by Clerk on 12/7/11. (cmnss, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/07/2011)

Dec. 7, 2011 PACER
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OPENING BRIEF Brief of C. James Olson et al by C. James Olson. Responses due by 1/9/2012 (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(Smith, Clarence) Hard copies received 12/9/11. Modified on 12/9/2011 (cms, Deputy Clerk). (Entered: 12/07/2011)

Dec. 7, 2011 PACER
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RESPONSE to Motion re 33 MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claimor in the Alternative for Summary Judgment, and Review by Three-Judge Panel filed by Winnie Mae Campbell, Patricia Fletcher, Donald M. Glover, Janis Hagey, Michael Harris, Trevelyn Otts, Robina Spruill, Michael Thompson, Julia L. Williams. Replies due by 12/27/2011. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service, # 2 Affidavit, # 3 Affidavit, # 4 Affidavit, # 5 Affidavit, # 6 Affidavit, # 7 Affidavit, # 8 Affidavit, # 9 Affidavit, # 10 Affidavit, # 11 Affidavit, # 12 Affidavit, # 13 Affidavit, # 14 Affidavit, # 15 Affidavit, # 16 Affidavit, # 17 Affidavit, # 18 Affidavit)(Torchinsky, Jason) Hard copies received 12/12/11. Modified on 12/12/2011 (cms, Deputy Clerk). (Entered: 12/07/2011)

Dec. 7, 2011 RECAP
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MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages by Winnie Mae Campbell, Patricia Fletcher, Donald M. Glover, Janis Hagey, Michael Harris, Trevelyn Otts, Robina Spruill, Michael Thompson, Julia L. Williams Responses due by 12/27/2011 (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Torchinsky, Jason) (Entered: 12/07/2011)

Dec. 7, 2011 PACER
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ORDER granting 44 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages. Signed by Judge Roger W Titus on 12/7/11. (cms, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/08/2011)

Dec. 7, 2011 PACER
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Second CORRECTED 29 MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Dale Ho by NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund, Inc.. The fee has already been paid.(Quereshi, Ajmel) Modified on 1/12/2012 (nrm, Deputy Clerk). (Entered: 12/09/2011)

Dec. 9, 2011 PACER
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NOTICE by Winnie Mae Campbell, Patricia Fletcher, Donald M. Glover, Janis Hagey, Michael Harris, Trevelyn Otts, Robina Spruill, Michael Thompson, Julia L. Williams Supplemental Authority (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service, # 2 Appendix, # 3 Appendix, # 4 Appendix)(Torchinsky, Jason) Hard copies received 12/13/11. Modified on 12/13/2011 (cms, Deputy Clerk). (Entered: 12/09/2011)

Dec. 9, 2011 PACER
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REPLY to Response to Motion re 33 MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claimor in the Alternative for Summary Judgment, and Review by Three-Judge Panel filed by Linda H. Lamone, Robert L. Walker. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 26, # 2 Exhibit 27, # 3 Exhibit 28, # 4 Exhibit 29, # 5 Exhibit 30, # 6 Exhibit 31, # 7 Exhibit 32, # 8 Exhibit 33, # 9 Exhibit 34, # 10 Exhibit 35)(Snyder, Adam) (Entered: 12/13/2011)

Dec. 13, 2011 PACER
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Memorandum re 13 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction Surreply filed by Winnie Mae Campbell, Patricia Fletcher, Donald M. Glover, Janis Hagey, Michael Harris, Trevelyn Otts, Robina Spruill, Michael Thompson, Julia L. Williams. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service, # 2 Affidavit, # 3 Affidavit, # 4 Affidavit)(Torchinsky, Jason) (Entered: 12/16/2011)

Dec. 16, 2011 PACER
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NOTICE by Linda H. Lamone re 33 MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claimor in the Alternative for Summary Judgment, and Review by Three-Judge Panel Notice of Supplemental Authority (Attachments: # 1 Supplement Authority)(Snyder, Adam) (Entered: 12/18/2011)

Dec. 18, 2011 PACER
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Bench Trial held on 12/20/2011 before Circuit Judge Paul V. Niemeyer and District Judges Alexander Williams, Jr. and Roger W Titus. (Court Reporter: Tracy Dunlap) (hbm, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/20/2011)

Dec. 20, 2011 PACER
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Amicus Curiae APPEARANCE entered by Clarence Paul Smith on behalf of C. James Olson. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(Smith, Clarence) (Entered: 12/21/2011)

Dec. 21, 2011 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to File Post Trial Brief by Winnie Mae Campbell, Patricia Fletcher, Donald M. Glover, Janis Hagey, Michael Harris, Trevelyn Otts, Robina Spruill, Michael Thompson, Julia L. Williams Responses due by 1/9/2012 (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Post Trial Brief, # 2 Text of Proposed Order, # 3 Certificate of Service)(Torchinsky, Jason) (Entered: 12/22/2011)

Dec. 22, 2011 PACER
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OPINION of the Three-Judge Court. Signed by Judge Paul V. Niemeyer for the Court on 12/23/2011. (rank, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/23/2011)

Dec. 23, 2011 RECAP
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ORDER denying 13 Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim ; denying 14 Motion to dismiss for Failure to State a claim; denying Defendants' Motion to dismiss and Defendants' alternative Motion for Summary Judgment 33 and 35 is granted; granting 34 Motion for leave to Exceed Page Limit ; granting 31 Motion for Leave to File an Amicus Curiae Brief; granting 46 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice; granting 53 Motion for Leave to File Post Trial Brief; entering judgment for costs for Defendants; and directing the Clerk to CLOSE this case. Signed by Clerk on 12/23/2011. (rank, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/23/2011)

Dec. 23, 2011 PACER
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BENCH TRIAL EXHIBIT LIST received on 12/20/2011 by Winnie Mae Campbell, Patricia Fletcher, Donald M. Glover, Janis Hagey, Michael Harris, Trevelyn Otts, Robina Spruill, Michael Thompson and Julia L. Williams. (hbm, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/27/2011)

Dec. 27, 2011 RECAP
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BENCH TRIAL EXHIBIT LIST received on 12/10/2011 by Linda H. Lamone and Robert L. Walker. (hbm, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/27/2011)

Dec. 27, 2011 RECAP
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Stipulation re: Return of exhibits to Counsel. (hbm, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/27/2011)

Dec. 27, 2011 PACER
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PAPERLESS ORDER granting 46 Corrected Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice for attorney Dale Ho on behalf of NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund, Inc. Directing attorney Dale Ho to register on-line for CM/ECF at https://www.mdd.uscourts.gov/attyregB/inputProHac.asp Signed by Clerk on 1/12/12. (nrm, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/12/2012)

Jan. 12, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE OF APPEAL to the U.S. Supreme Court by Winnie Mae Campbell, Patricia Fletcher, Donald M. Glover, Janis Hagey, Michael Harris, Trevelyn Otts, Robina Spruill, Michael Thompson, Julia L. Williams. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(Torchinsky, Jason) Modified on 1/24/2012 (krc, Deputy Clerk). (Entered: 01/20/2012)

Jan. 20, 2012 PACER
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FILED IN ERROR] Transmission of Notice of Appeal and Docket Sheet to US Court of Appeals re 60 Notice of Appeal,. IMPORTANT NOTICE: To access forms which you are required to file with the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit please go to http://www.ca4.uscourts.gov and click on Forms & Notices. (krc, Deputy Clerk) Modified on 1/24/2012 (krc, Deputy Clerk). (Entered: 01/23/2012)

Jan. 23, 2012 PACER
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ORDER of USCA "ADMINISTRATIVELY" closing the appeal as to 60 Notice of Appeal, filed by Patricia Fletcher, Michael Harris, Michael Thompson, Winnie Mae Campbell, Robina Spruill, Donald M. Glover, Julia L. Williams, Trevelyn Otts, Janis Hagey (krc, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/26/2012)

Jan. 25, 2012 PACER
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Correspondence from the Supreme Court of the United States regarding entry of Order Affirming the Judgment. (Attachments: # 1 Envelope)(kns, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/29/2012)

June 27, 2012 PACER
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Correspondence re: Certified Copy of Judgment from Supreme Court. (Attachments: # 1 Cover Letter)(bas, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/16/2012)

Oct. 16, 2012 PACER

State / Territory: Maryland

Case Type(s):

Election/Voting Rights

Key Dates

Filing Date: Nov. 10, 2011

Closing Date: 2012

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Nine African-Americans voters in Maryland claiming that the new redistricting plan intentionally discriminates against racial minorities

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

State of Maryland, State

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Voting Rights Act, section 2, 52 U.S.C. § 10301 (previously 42 U.S.C. § 1973)

Voting Rights Act, section 5, 52 U.S.C. § 10304 (previously 42 U.S.C. § 1973c)

Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201

Constitutional Clause(s):

Equal Protection

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Non-settlement Outcome

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Defendant

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Issues

General:

Voting

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

Voting:

Redistricting/district composition

Vote dilution