Case: Texas v. Holder

1:12-cv-00128 | U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Filed Date: Jan. 24, 2012

Closed Date: 2014

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Case Summary

This case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia by the State of Texas on January 24, 2012, which sought judicial approval of its voter ID law. Texas was required by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act to seek either U.S. Department of Justice or federal court "preclearance" of the law, prior to its implementation. The U.S. Department of Justice opposed preclearance. On August 30, 2012, a three-judge federal district court denied the necessary approval, because Texa…

This case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia by the State of Texas on January 24, 2012, which sought judicial approval of its voter ID law. Texas was required by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act to seek either U.S. Department of Justice or federal court "preclearance" of the law, prior to its implementation. The U.S. Department of Justice opposed preclearance. On August 30, 2012, a three-judge federal district court denied the necessary approval, because Texas had not demonstrated that the law would not harm the voting opportunities of minority voters. In an opinion by Justice Tatel, the court emphasized that not every voter ID would fail under Section 5. In fact, the court stated, "voter laws might well be precleared if they ensure (1) that all prospective voters can easily obtain free photo ID, and (2) that any underlying documents required to obtain that ID are truly free of charge." In Texas, however, this was not the case: "The State of Texas enacted a voter ID law that--at least to our knowledge--is the most stringent in the country. That law will almost certainly have retrogressive effect: it imposes strict, unforgiving burdens on the poor, and racial minorities in Texas are disproportionately likely to live in poverty. And crucially, the Texas legislature defeated several amendments that could have made this a far closer case." 888 F.Supp.2d 113.

On December 17, 2012, the court entered judgment against Texas. The case was stayed until the United States Supreme Court issued a final ruling in Shelby County v. Holder. Two days later, Texas appealed the judgment to the Supreme Court.

On June 27, 2013, the Supreme Court vacated the judgment and remanded the case for further consideration in light of Shelby County v. Holder, 133 S.Ct. 2612, in which the Court had held that the Voting Rights Act's preclearance requirement was unconstitutional. Texas v. Holder, 133 S. Ct. 2886 (2013).

On remand, the three-judge District Court dismissed all claims on August 27, 2013.

Some defendant-intervenors sought award of attorney fees and costs. On August 11, 2014, the District Court (Rosemary M. Collyer) held that defendant-intervenors were not a prevailing party and were not entitled to attorney fees and costs. 63 F. Supp. 3d 54 (D.D.C. 2014).

Summary Authors

Jessica Kincaid (3/15/2016)

People

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Judge(s)

Collyer, Rosemary M. (District of Columbia)

Tatel, David S. (District of Columbia)

Wilkins, Robert Leon (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Abbott, Greg (Texas)

Aston, Adam W. (Texas)

Brissenden, Reynolds B. (Texas)

D'Andrea, Arthur C. (Texas)

Frederick, Matthew Hamilton (Texas)

Hodge, Daniel (Texas)

Hughes, John M. (Colorado)

Judge(s)

Collyer, Rosemary M. (District of Columbia)

Tatel, David S. (District of Columbia)

Wilkins, Robert Leon (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Abbott, Greg (Texas)

Aston, Adam W. (Texas)

Brissenden, Reynolds B. (Texas)

D'Andrea, Arthur C. (Texas)

Frederick, Matthew Hamilton (Texas)

Hodge, Daniel (Texas)

Hughes, John M. (Colorado)

McKenzie, John William (Texas)

Mitchell, Jonathan F. (Texas)

Mortara, Adam K. (Illinois)

Spencer, Asha L.I. (Illinois)

Sullivan, James P. (Texas)

Sweeten, Patrick Kinney (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bell-Platts, Meredith E.B. (District of Columbia)

Berkower, Risa (District of Columbia)

Colangelo, Matthew B. (District of Columbia)

Dellheim, Richard A. (District of Columbia)

Fisher, Spencer R. (District of Columbia)

Freeman, Daniel J. (New York)

Gear, Bruce (Maryland)

Maranzano, Jennifer L. (District of Columbia)

Sells, Bryan L. (Georgia)

Westfall, Elizabeth (District of Columbia)

Other Attorney(s)

Abudu, Nancy G. (Georgia)

Adegbile, Debo Patrick (New York)

Aden, Leah C. (New York)

Bledsoe, Gary Lynn (Texas)

Boddie, Elise C. (New York)

Brazil, Kemble Scott (Texas)

Couto, Rebecca McNeil (Texas)

de Leeuw, Michael Birney (New York)

Dunn, Chad W. (Texas)

Figueroa, Luis O. (Texas)

Flaum, Douglas H. (New York)

Greenbaum, Jon M. (District of Columbia)

Harris, Adam M. (New York)

Haygood, Ryan Paul (New Jersey)

Hebert, J. Gerald (Virginia)

Ho, Dale E. (New York)

Judge, Donita (District of Columbia)

Korgaonkar, Natasha (New York)

Lyznik, Karolina J. (Texas)

McDonald, Moffatt Laughlin (Georgia)

Notzon, Robert Stephen (Texas)

O'Connor, Katie (Georgia)

Payton, John (New York)

Pedersen, Amy (District of Columbia)

Perales, Nina (Texas)

Perez, Myrna (New York)

Posner, Mark A. (District of Columbia)

Robertson, Rebecca Lynn (Texas)

Rosenberg, Ezra David (New Jersey)

Saenz, Thomas A. (California)

Spitzer, Arthur (District of Columbia)

Tanner, John K. (District of Columbia)

Vandewalker, Ian Arthur (New York)

Weiser, Wendy R. (New York)

Yeary, Michelle Hart (New Jersey)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:12-cv-00128

Docket [PACER]

Aug. 11, 2014

Aug. 11, 2014

Docket
1

1:12-cv-00128

Expedited Complaint for Declaratory Judgment

Jan. 24, 2012

Jan. 24, 2012

Complaint
16-1

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First Amended Expedited Complaint for Declaratory Judgment

March 12, 2012

March 12, 2012

Complaint
340

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Opinion [3-Judge Court]

888 F.Supp.2d 113

Aug. 30, 2012

Aug. 30, 2012

Order/Opinion
365

1:12-cv-00128

Order

State of Texas v. Holder

Dec. 17, 2012

Dec. 17, 2012

Order/Opinion
365

1:12-cv-00128

Order

State of Texas v. Holder

Dec. 17, 2012

Dec. 17, 2012

Order/Opinion
377

1:12-cv-00128

Opinion

The State of Texas v. Holder

Supreme Court of the United States

133 S.Ct. 2886

July 29, 2013

July 29, 2013

Order/Opinion
386

1:12-cv-00128

Opinion

The State of Texas v. Holder

63 F.Supp.3d 54

Aug. 11, 2014

Aug. 11, 2014

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4211450/state-of-texas-v-holder/

Last updated Aug. 6, 2022, 3:10 a.m.

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COMPLAINT against ERIC H. HOLDER, JR ( Filing fee $ 350, receipt number 4616045513) filed by STATE OF TEXAS. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(rdj) (Main Document 1 replaced on 1/27/2012) (jf, ). (Additional attachment(s) added on 1/27/2012: # 2 Exhibit 1, # 3 Exhibit 2, # 4 Exhibit 3, # 5 Exhibit 4, # 6 Exhibit 5, # 7 Exhibit 6) (zjf, ). Modified on 1/27/2012 (jf, ). (Entered: 01/26/2012)

Jan. 24, 2012

Jan. 24, 2012

PACER

SUMMONS (2) Issued as to ERIC H. HOLDER, JR, U.S. Attorney General and U.S. Attorney (rdj)

Jan. 24, 2012

Jan. 24, 2012

PACER
2

MOTION to Convene Three-Judge Court by STATE OF TEXAS (rdj) (Entered: 01/26/2012)

Jan. 24, 2012

Jan. 24, 2012

PACER
3

ORDER granting 2 Motion to Convene Three-Judge Court. Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on 1/26/2012. (tth) (Entered: 01/26/2012)

Jan. 26, 2012

Jan. 26, 2012

PACER
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USCA ORDER filed in USCA on January 27, 2012 FOR DESIGNATION OF JUDGES TO SERVE ON THREE-JUDGE DISTRICT COURT;designating Circuit Judge David S. Tatel and Judge Robert L. Wilkins to hear and determine this case to serve with District Court Judge Rosemary M. Collyer. The U.S. Circuit Court Judge to preside over this case. (jeb, ) (Entered: 01/27/2012)

Jan. 27, 2012

Jan. 27, 2012

PACER
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MOTION to Intervene as Defendants by ERIC KENNIE, ANNA BURNS, MICHAEL MONTEZ, PENNY POPE, MARC VEASY, JANE HAMILTON, DAVID DE LA FUENTE, LORRAINE BIRABIL, DANIEL CLAYTON, SERGIO DELEON (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(znmw, ) (Entered: 02/01/2012)

Feb. 1, 2012

Feb. 1, 2012

PACER

NOTICE of Hearing: A Telephone Conference is set for 2/9/2012 at 4:45 PM before Judge Rosemary M. Collyer. (cdw)

Feb. 8, 2012

Feb. 8, 2012

PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judges Rosemary M. Collyer, David S. Tatel, and Robert L. Wilkins: Telephone Conference held on 2/9/2012. A further Telephone Conference is set for 3/14/2012 at 4:30 PM in Courtroom 8 before Judge Rosemary M. Collyer (Court Reporter: Rebecca Stonestreet) (cdw)

Feb. 9, 2012

Feb. 9, 2012

PACER
6

RESPONSE re 5 MOTION to Intervene filed by ERIC HIMPTON HOLDER, JR. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Maranzano, Jennifer) (Entered: 02/15/2012)

Feb. 15, 2012

Feb. 15, 2012

PACER
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Memorandum in opposition to re 5 MOTION to Intervene filed by STATE OF TEXAS. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Mitchell, Jonathan) (Entered: 02/16/2012)

Feb. 16, 2012

Feb. 16, 2012

PACER
8

ENTERED IN ERROR..... ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by LORRAINE BIRABIL, ANNA BURNS, DANIEL CLAYTON, DAVID DE LA FUENTE, SERGIO DELEON, JANE HAMILTON, ERIC KENNIE, MICHAEL MONTEZ, PENNY POPE, MARC VEASY.(Dunn, Chad) Modified on 2/24/2012 (znmw, ). (Entered: 02/23/2012)

Feb. 23, 2012

Feb. 23, 2012

PACER
9

REPLY re 5 MOTION to Intervene filed by LORRAINE BIRABIL, ANNA BURNS, DANIEL CLAYTON, DAVID DE LA FUENTE, SERGIO DELEON, JANE HAMILTON, ERIC KENNIE. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit "A")(Dunn, Chad) (Entered: 02/23/2012)

Feb. 23, 2012

Feb. 23, 2012

PACER

NOTICE OF CORRECTED DOCKET ENTRY: Docket Entry 8 Answer to Complaint was entered in error as a separate docket entry and will be refiled if/when the Motion to Intervene is granted. The proposed Answer remains as an exhibit to Docket Entry 9 Reply re 5 Motion to Intervene. (znmw, )

Feb. 24, 2012

Feb. 24, 2012

PACER
10

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 2/8/12., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 2/9/2012. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 4/9/2012.) (rdj) (Entered: 03/08/2012)

March 7, 2012

March 7, 2012

PACER
11

NOTICE of Determination by ERIC HIMPTON HOLDER, JR (Maranzano, Jennifer) (Entered: 03/12/2012)

March 12, 2012

March 12, 2012

RECAP
12

ENTERED IN ERROR.....NOTICE of Appearance by Jennifer Lynn Maranzano on behalf of ERIC HIMPTON HOLDER, JR (Maranzano, Jennifer) Modified on 3/12/2012 (rdj). (Entered: 03/12/2012)

March 12, 2012

March 12, 2012

PACER
13

NOTICE of Appearance by Jennifer Lynn Maranzano on behalf of ERIC HIMPTON HOLDER, JR (Maranzano, Jennifer) (Entered: 03/12/2012)

March 12, 2012

March 12, 2012

PACER

NOTICE OF CORRECTED DOCKET ENTRY: re 12 Notice of Appearance was entered in error and counsel is instructed to refile said pleading using their assigned password/login. ( Refer to LCvR 5.4(b) )(rdj)

March 12, 2012

March 12, 2012

PACER
14

NOTICE of Appearance by Elizabeth Stewart Westfall on behalf of ERIC HIMPTON HOLDER, JR (Westfall, Elizabeth) (Entered: 03/12/2012)

March 12, 2012

March 12, 2012

PACER
15

MOTION to Intervene as Defendants by TEXAS STATE CONFERENCE OF NAACP BRANCHES, MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS OF THE TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Complaint, # 2 Exhibit 2 - Proposed Answer, # 3 Memorandum in Support, # 4 Exhibit A, # 5 Exhibit B, # 6 Exhibit C, # 7 Text of Proposed Order, # 8 Certificate of Disclosure)(znmw, ) (Entered: 03/12/2012)

March 12, 2012

March 12, 2012

PACER
16

MOTION for Leave to File Amended Complaint by STATE OF TEXAS (Attachments: # 1 Supplement Amended Complaint, # 2 Exhibit Ex. 1 to Amended Complaint, # 3 Exhibit Ex. 2 to Amended Complaint, # 4 Exhibit Ex. 3 to Amended Complaint, # 5 Exhibit Ex. 4 to Amended Complaint, # 6 Exhibit Ex. 5 to Amended Complaint, # 7 Exhibit Ex. 6 to Amended Complaint, # 8 Exhibit Ex. 7 to Amended Complaint, # 9 Text of Proposed Order Proposed order)(Mitchell, Jonathan) (Entered: 03/12/2012)

March 12, 2012

March 12, 2012

PACER

NOTICE of Hearing: A Telephone Conference is set for 3/14/2012 at 4:30 PM before Judge Rosemary M. Collyer. (lcrmc2)

March 13, 2012

March 13, 2012

PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judges Rosemary M. Collyer, David S. Tatel, and Robert L. Wilkins: Telephone Conference held on 3/14/2012. A further Telephone Conference is set for 3/21/2012 at 4:30 PM. (Court Reporter: Rebecca Stonestreet) (cdw)

March 14, 2012

March 14, 2012

PACER
17

ORDER granting 5 Motion to Intervene; granting 15 Motion to Intervene; granting 16 Motion for Leave to File Amended Complaint; setting a telephone conference for March 21, 2012 at 4:30 p.m.; mandating that discovery regarding discriminatory purpose be completed by April 16, 2012; and setting forth a briefing schedule on the privilege issue. See order for further details. Signed by Judges David S. Tatel, Rosemary M. Collyer, and Robert L. Wilkins on 3/15/2012. (lcrmc2) (Entered: 03/15/2012)

March 15, 2012

March 15, 2012

PACER
23

ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by LORRAINE BIRABIL, ANNA BURNS, DANIEL CLAYTON, DAVID DE LA FUENTE, SERGIO DELEON, JANE HAMILTON, ERIC KENNIE, MICHAEL MONTEZ, PENNY POPE, MARC VEASY.(rdj) (Entered: 03/20/2012)

March 15, 2012

March 15, 2012

PACER
24

ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS OF THE TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, TEXAS STATE CONFERENCE OF NAACP BRANCHES.(rdj) (Entered: 03/20/2012)

March 15, 2012

March 15, 2012

PACER
25

AMENDED COMPLAINT against ERIC HIMPTON HOLDER, JR filed by STATE OF TEXAS. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit 6, # 7 Exhibit 7)(rdj) (Entered: 03/20/2012)

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March 15, 2012

March 15, 2012

RECAP
18

MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Ezra D. Rosenberg, :Firm- Dechert LLP, :Address- 902 Carnegie Center, Suite 500, Princeton, NJ 08540. Phone No. - 609.955.3200. Fax No. - 609.955.3259 by MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS OF THE TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, TEXAS STATE CONFERENCE OF NAACP BRANCHES (Attachments: # 1 Declaration Ezra Rosenberg)(Posner, Mark) (Entered: 03/16/2012)

March 16, 2012

March 16, 2012

PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 18 Motion for Leave for Ezra D. Rosenberg to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on 3/19/2012. (lcrmc2)

March 19, 2012

March 19, 2012

PACER
19

NOTICE of Appearance by Daniel J. Freeman on behalf of ERIC HIMPTON HOLDER, JR (Freeman, Daniel) (Entered: 03/19/2012)

March 19, 2012

March 19, 2012

PACER
21

MOTION to Intervene as Defendants by TEXAS LEAGUE OF YOUNG VOTERS EDUCATION FUND, IMANI CLARK, KIESSENCE CULBREATH, DEMARIANO HILL, FELICIA JOHNSON, DOMINIQUE MONDAY, BRIANNA WILLIAMS (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Text of Proposed Order, # 3 Proposed Answer, # 4 Corporate Disclosure Statement)(znmw, ) (Entered: 03/20/2012)

March 19, 2012

March 19, 2012

PACER
20

NOTICE of Appearance by Bruce I. Gear on behalf of ERIC HIMPTON HOLDER, JR (Gear, Bruce) (Entered: 03/20/2012)

March 20, 2012

March 20, 2012

PACER
22

NOTICE of Appearance by John Payton on behalf of IMANI CLARK, KIESSENCE CULBREATH, DEMARIANO HILL, FELICIA JOHNSON, DOMINIQUE MONDAY, TEXAS LEAGUE OF YOUNG VOTERS EDUCATION FUND, BRIANNA WILLIAMS (Payton, John) (Entered: 03/20/2012)

March 20, 2012

March 20, 2012

PACER
26

NOTICE of Joint Proposed Scheduling Order by ERIC HIMPTON HOLDER, JR (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Joint Scheduling Order)(Freeman, Daniel) (Entered: 03/21/2012)

March 21, 2012

March 21, 2012

PACER
27

NOTICE of Appearance by Joseph Gerald Hebert on behalf of LORRAINE BIRABIL, ANNA BURNS, DANIEL CLAYTON, DAVID DE LA FUENTE, SERGIO DELEON, JANE HAMILTON, ERIC KENNIE, MICHAEL MONTEZ, PENNY POPE, MARC VEASY (Hebert, Joseph) (Entered: 03/21/2012)

March 21, 2012

March 21, 2012

PACER
28

MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- RYAN P. HAYGOOD, NATASHA M. KORGAONKAR, and LEAH C. ADEN, :Firm- NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., :Address- 99 Hudson St., Suite 1600, New York, NY 10013. Phone No. - 212.965.2200. Fax No. - 212.226.7592 by IMANI CLARK, KIESSENCE CULBREATH, DEMARIANO HILL, FELICIA JOHNSON, DOMINIQUE MONDAY, TEXAS LEAGUE OF YOUNG VOTERS EDUCATION FUND, BRIANNA WILLIAMS (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Ryan P. Haygood, # 2 Declaration of Natasha M. Korgaonkar, # 3 Declaration of Leah C. Aden, # 4 Text of Proposed Order)(Payton, John) (Entered: 03/21/2012)

March 21, 2012

March 21, 2012

PACER
29

STATUS REPORT by ERIC HIMPTON HOLDER, JR. (Freeman, Daniel) (Entered: 03/21/2012)

March 21, 2012

March 21, 2012

PACER

MINUTE ORDER. A telephone conference is scheduled for April 3, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on 3/21/2012. (lcrmc2)

March 21, 2012

March 21, 2012

PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Rosemary M. Collyer: Telephone Conference held on 3/21/2012. (Court Reporter: Crystal Pilgrim) (cdw)

March 21, 2012

March 21, 2012

PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 21 Motion to Intervene and granting 28 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. The Intervenor-Defendants are permitted to intervene pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 24(b). Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on 3/22/2012. (lcrmc2)

March 22, 2012

March 22, 2012

PACER
30

NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Hamilton Frederick on behalf of STATE OF TEXAS (Frederick, Matthew) (Entered: 03/22/2012)

March 22, 2012

March 22, 2012

PACER
31

ANSWER to 25 Amended Complaint by IMANI CLARK, KIESSENCE CULBREATH, DEMARIANO HILL, FELICIA JOHNSON, DOMINIQUE MONDAY, TEXAS LEAGUE OF YOUNG VOTERS EDUCATION FUND, BRIANNA WILLIAMS. Related document: 25 Amended Complaint filed by STATE OF TEXAS.(rdj) (Entered: 03/22/2012)

March 22, 2012

March 22, 2012

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32

NOTICE of Appearance by Adam W. Aston on behalf of STATE OF TEXAS (Aston, Adam) (Entered: 03/22/2012)

March 22, 2012

March 22, 2012

PACER
33

NOTICE of ESI Agreement by ERIC HIMPTON HOLDER, JR (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit ESI Agreement)(Freeman, Daniel) (Entered: 03/22/2012)

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March 22, 2012

March 22, 2012

PACER
34

MOTION for Protective Order by STATE OF TEXAS (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Deposition Letter, # 2 Exhibit RFPs, # 3 Exhibit ROGs, # 4 Text of Proposed Order)(Mitchell, Jonathan) (Entered: 03/22/2012)

March 22, 2012

March 22, 2012

PACER
38

MOTION to Intervene as Defendants by TEXAS LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF TEXAS, JUSTICE SEEKERS, PETER JOHNSON, RONALD WRIGHT, DONALD WRIGHT (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(znmw, ) (Entered: 03/23/2012)

March 22, 2012

March 22, 2012

PACER
35

MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Wendy Weiser, :Firm- The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law School, :Address- 161 Avenue of the Americas, Floor 12, New York, NY 10013-1205. Phone No. - (646) 292-8318. Fax No. - (212) 463-7308 by MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS OF THE TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, TEXAS STATE CONFERENCE OF NAACP BRANCHES (Attachments: # 1 Declaration)(Posner, Mark) (Entered: 03/23/2012)

March 23, 2012

March 23, 2012

PACER
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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Myrna Perez, :Firm- THE BRENNAN CENTER FOR JUSTICE AT NYU LAW SCHOOL, :Address- 161 Avenue of the Americas, Floor 12, New York, NY 10013-1205. Phone No. - (646) 292-8329. Fax No. - (212) 463-7308 by MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS OF THE TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, TEXAS STATE CONFERENCE OF NAACP BRANCHES (Attachments: # 1 Declaration)(Posner, Mark) (Entered: 03/23/2012)

March 23, 2012

March 23, 2012

PACER
37

MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Ian Arthur Vandewalker, :Firm- The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law School, :Address- 161 Avenue of the Americas, Floor 12, New York, NY 10013-1205. Phone No. - (646) 292-8362. Fax No. - (212) 463-7308 by MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS OF THE TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, TEXAS STATE CONFERENCE OF NAACP BRANCHES (Attachments: # 1 Declaration)(Posner, Mark) (Entered: 03/23/2012)

March 23, 2012

March 23, 2012

PACER
39

NOTICE by ERIC HIMPTON HOLDER, JR (Freeman, Daniel) (Entered: 03/23/2012)

March 23, 2012

March 23, 2012

PACER
40

NOTICE of Filing by STATE OF TEXAS (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit of Keith Ingram)(Frederick, Matthew) (Entered: 03/23/2012)

March 23, 2012

March 23, 2012

PACER
42

MOTION to Intervene as Defendants by VICTORIA RODRIGUEZ, NICOLE RODRIGUEZ, SOUTHWEST VOTER REGISTRATION EDUCATION PROJECT, MI FAMILIA VOTA EDUCATION FUND (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Text of Proposed Order, # 3 Proposed Answer, # 4 Corporate Disclosure Statement)(znmw, ) (Entered: 03/26/2012)

March 23, 2012

March 23, 2012

PACER
41

Memorandum in opposition to re 38 MOTION to Intervene filed by STATE OF TEXAS. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit U.S.'s First Interrogatories, # 2 Exhibit Intervenors' First Interrogatories)(Mitchell, Jonathan) (Entered: 03/26/2012)

March 26, 2012

March 26, 2012

PACER
43

SCHEDULING ORDER. Trial in this case is set for July 9, 2012. Fact discovery shall be completed by June 15, 2012. A pretrial conference is set for June 28, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. See order for further details. Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on 3/27/2012. (lcrmc2) (Entered: 03/27/2012)

March 27, 2012

March 27, 2012

PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 35 Motion for Leave for Wendy Weiser to Appear Pro Hac Vice; granting 36 Motion for Leave for Myrna Perez to Appear Pro Hac Vice; and granting 37 Motion for Leave for Ian Arthur Vandewalker to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on 3/27/2012. (lcrmc2)

March 27, 2012

March 27, 2012

PACER

MINUTE ORDER. Pursuant to the telephone conference held today, the United States shall file a notice today with the relevant case law supporting its position that Texas law does not prohibit the disclosure of the database information it is seeking from Texas. Texas shall respond to this notice by 12:00 p.m. EST March 30, 2012. Additionally, by no later than 12:00 p.m. EST on March 29, 2012, Texas shall file a notice with the Court identifying each and every database for which it contends it cannot disclose relevant data. As part of this identification, Texas shall identify each field of data contained within the database (e.g., name, address, SSN, etc.) and which of these specific fields it contends it cannot disclose. Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on 3/27/2012. (lcrmc2)

March 27, 2012

March 27, 2012

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Fact Discovery closes6/15/2012. Bench Trial set for 7/9/2012 at 9:30 AM in Courtroom 8 before Judges Rosemary M. Collyer, David S. Tatel, and Robert L. Wilkins. Pretrial Conference set for 6/28/2012 at 2:00 PM in Courtroom 8 before Judges Rosemary M. Collyer, David S. Tatel, and Robert L. Wilkins. (cdw)

March 27, 2012

March 27, 2012

PACER
44

MOTION for Protective Order by ERIC HIMPTON HOLDER, JR (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Proposed Protective Order, # 2 Exhibit Memorandum of Understanding)(Freeman, Daniel) (Entered: 03/27/2012)

March 27, 2012

March 27, 2012

PACER
45

MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Katie O'Connor, :Firm- ACLLU Foundation, :Address- 230 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta GA 30303. Phone No. - 404-523-2721. Fax No. - 404-653-0331 by TEXAS LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS (Tanner, John) (Entered: 03/27/2012)

March 27, 2012

March 27, 2012

PACER
46

MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Nancy G. Abudu, :Firm- ACLU Foundation, :Address- 230 Peachtree St NW Atlanta GA 30303. Phone No. - 404-523-2721. Fax No. - 404-653=0331 by TEXAS LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS (Tanner, John) (Entered: 03/27/2012)

March 27, 2012

March 27, 2012

PACER
47

MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- M. Laughlin McDonald, :Firm- ACLU Foundation, :Address- 230 Peachtree St. NW Atlanta GA 30303. Phone No. - 404-523-2721. Fax No. - 404-653-0331 by TEXAS LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS (Tanner, John) (Entered: 03/27/2012)

March 27, 2012

March 27, 2012

PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Rosemary M. Collyer: Telephone Conference held on 3/27/2012. (Court Reporter: Crystal Pilgrim) (cdw)

March 27, 2012

March 27, 2012

PACER
48

MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Michelle Hart Yeary, :Firm- Dechert LLP, :Address- 902 Carnegie Center Suite 500 Princeton, NJ 08540. Phone No. - 609 955-3200. Fax No. - 609 955-3295 by MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS OF THE TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (Attachments: # 1 Declaration)(Posner, Mark) (Entered: 03/28/2012)

March 28, 2012

March 28, 2012

PACER
49

RULE 26a1 STATEMENT. (Korgaonkar, Natasha) (Entered: 03/28/2012)

March 28, 2012

March 28, 2012

PACER
50

NOTICE OF DEATH OF COUNSEL by IMANI CLARK, KIESSENCE CULBREATH, DEMARIANO HILL, FELICIA JOHNSON, DOMINIQUE MONDAY, TEXAS LEAGUE OF YOUNG VOTERS EDUCATION FUND, BRIANNA WILLIAMS (Haygood, Ryan) (Entered: 03/28/2012)

March 28, 2012

March 28, 2012

PACER
51

REPLY to opposition to motion re 38 MOTION to Intervene filed by TEXAS LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS. (Tanner, John) (Entered: 03/28/2012)

March 28, 2012

March 28, 2012

PACER
52

NOTICE of confidential database information by STATE OF TEXAS (Mitchell, Jonathan) (Entered: 03/29/2012)

March 29, 2012

March 29, 2012

PACER
53

ANSWER to 25 Amended Complaint by MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS OF THE TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, TEXAS STATE CONFERENCE OF NAACP BRANCHES. Related document: 25 Amended Complaint filed by STATE OF TEXAS.(Rosenberg, Ezra) (Entered: 03/29/2012)

March 29, 2012

March 29, 2012

PACER
54

Memorandum in opposition to re 44 MOTION for Protective Order filed by STATE OF TEXAS. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Kennie Criminal History)(Mitchell, Jonathan) (Entered: 03/29/2012)

March 29, 2012

March 29, 2012

PACER
55

Memorandum in opposition to re 34 MOTION for Protective Order filed by MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS OF THE TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, TEXAS STATE CONFERENCE OF NAACP BRANCHES. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit G)(Rosenberg, Ezra) (Entered: 03/29/2012)

March 29, 2012

March 29, 2012

PACER
56

NOTICE of Appearance by Meredith E.B. Bell-Platts on behalf of ERIC HIMPTON HOLDER, JR (Bell-Platts, Meredith) (Entered: 03/29/2012)

March 29, 2012

March 29, 2012

PACER
57

Memorandum in opposition to re 34 MOTION for Protective Order filed by ERIC HIMPTON HOLDER, JR. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit, # 5 Exhibit)(Freeman, Daniel) (Entered: 03/29/2012)

March 29, 2012

March 29, 2012

PACER
58

MEMORANDUM in Support re 44 MOTION for Protective Order, and in Opposition re 52 NOTICE of confidential database information filed by ERIC HIMPTON HOLDER, JR. by MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS OF THE TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, TEXAS STATE CONFERENCE OF NAACP BRANCHES. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C)(Rosenberg, Ezra) Modified to add link on 3/30/2012 (znmw, ). (Entered: 03/29/2012)

March 29, 2012

March 29, 2012

PACER
59

Unopposed MOTION for Leave to File Reply Memorandum by ERIC HIMPTON HOLDER, JR (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Reply Memorandum)(Freeman, Daniel) (Entered: 03/29/2012)

March 29, 2012

March 29, 2012

PACER

MINUTE ORDER re 44 MOTION for Protective Order filed by ERIC HIMPTON HOLDER, JR. The Court will enter the protective order proposed by the United States with the following insertion: A producing party may elect to identify Confidential Information as "eyes only" or similarly to restrict its use to attorneys of record, their associates, staff and assistants working on this litigation, and their experts and experts' staffs. Information, documents, and databases so marked shall be returned, including all copies, to the producing party at the end of the litigation including appeals if any. Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on 3/30/2012. (lcrmc2, )

March 30, 2012

March 30, 2012

PACER

MINUTE ORDER. The United States and Texas shall be prepared for oral argumentation on Texas's 34 Motion for Protective Order at the April 3, 2012 telephone conference. It is not anticipated, unless the panel has specific questions for the Defendant-Intervenors, that the Court will hear argumentation from the Defendant-Intervenors. The telephone conference is scheduled for one hour. Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on 3/30/2012. (lcrmc2)

March 30, 2012

March 30, 2012

PACER

MINUTE ORDER. The State of Texas is directed and ordered to turn over the full social security numbers to the Department of Justice with its Driver's License database today, March 30, 2012. Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on 3/30/2012. (lcrmc2)

March 30, 2012

March 30, 2012

PACER

MINUTE ORDER superseding prior MINUTE ORDER. Per the telephone conference, Texas is directed and ordered to produce to the United States Attorney's Office in Austin, TX the full social security numbers along with the other information produced in the Driver's License database on April 2, 2012 by no later than the hour identified by the United States Attorney's Office for overnight courier delivery to Washington, D.C. Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on 3/30/2012. (lcrmc2)

March 30, 2012

March 30, 2012

PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Rosemary M. Collyer: Telephone Conference held on 3/30/2012. (cdw)

March 30, 2012

March 30, 2012

PACER
65

PROTECTIVE ORDER. Signed by Judges Rosemary M. Collyer, David S. Tatel, and Robert L. Wilkins on March 30, 2012. (cdw) (Entered: 04/04/2012)

March 30, 2012

March 30, 2012

PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 45 Motion for Leave for Katie O'Connor to Appear Pro Hac Vice; granting 46 Motion for Leave for Nancy G. Abudu to Appear Pro Hac Vice; granting 47 Motion for Leave for M. Laughlin McDonald to Appear Pro Hac Vice; granting 48 Motion for Leave for Michelle Hart Yeary to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Mr. McDonald has appeared five times before this Court pro hac vice within the past five years. He is directed to submit an application to become a member of the bar forthwith. Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on 4/2/2012. (lcrmc2)

April 2, 2012

April 2, 2012

PACER
60

REPLY to opposition to motion re 34 MOTION for Protective Order filed by STATE OF TEXAS. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Letter to DOJ)(Mitchell, Jonathan) (Entered: 04/02/2012)

April 2, 2012

April 2, 2012

PACER

MINUTE ORDER. At oral argument on 34 Texas's motion for protective order, the United States indicated that it can submit information that provides a factual basis in support of its request for discovery from Texas legislators. The United States is ordered to submit, by no later than April 10, 2012, such information. Texas may respond no later than April 13, 2012. In light of these deadlines, the April 9, 2012 deadline requiring depositions to commence and the April 20, 2012 deadline for the United States to inform the Court whether it intends to assert discriminatory purpose (set forth in the Court's 17 and 43 Scheduling Orders) are VACATED. Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on 4/3/2012. (lcrmc2, )

April 3, 2012

April 3, 2012

PACER
61

MOTION for Leave to File document under seal by STATE OF TEXAS (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Mitchell, Jonathan) (Entered: 04/03/2012)

April 3, 2012

April 3, 2012

PACER
62

NOTICE OF FILING REDACTED DOCUMENT by STATE OF TEXAS (The original PDF Document contained privacy information and was restricted pursuant to the E-Government Act.) (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Redacted Kennie Arrest Record)(Mitchell, Jonathan) (Entered: 04/03/2012)

April 3, 2012

April 3, 2012

PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judges Rosemary M. Collyer, David S. Tatel, and Robert L. Wilkins: Telephone Conference held on 4/3/2012. (Court Reporter: Crystal Pilgrim) (cdw)

April 3, 2012

April 3, 2012

PACER
63

ERRATA by STATE OF TEXAS 25 Amended Complaint filed by STATE OF TEXAS. (Attachments: # 1 Errata Amended Complaint)(Mitchell, Jonathan) (Entered: 04/04/2012)

April 4, 2012

April 4, 2012

PACER
64

Amended MOTION to Intervene by PETER JOHNSON, JUSTICE SEEKERS, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF TEXAS, TEXAS LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS, DONALD WRIGHT, RONALD WRIGHT (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Abudu, Nancy) (Entered: 04/04/2012)

April 4, 2012

April 4, 2012

PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 61 Motion for Leave to seal document. Exhibit 1 to 44 Opposition to Motion for Protective Order shall be sealed. Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on 4/5/2012. (lcrmc2)

April 5, 2012

April 5, 2012

PACER

ORDER denying as moot 59 Motion for Leave to File Reply. The Court has entered, with minor changes, the protective order requested by the United States. Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on 4/5/2012. (lcrmc2)

April 5, 2012

April 5, 2012

PACER
66

NOTICE of Appearance by Dale E. Ho on behalf of IMANI CLARK, KIESSENCE CULBREATH, DEMARIANO HILL, FELICIA JOHNSON, DOMINIQUE MONDAY, TEXAS LEAGUE OF YOUNG VOTERS EDUCATION FUND, BRIANNA WILLIAMS (Ho, Dale) (Entered: 04/05/2012)

April 5, 2012

April 5, 2012

PACER
67

MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Gary L. Bledsoe, :Firm- Law Office of Gary L. Bledsoe and Associates, :Address- 316 W. 12th Street, #307, Austin, TX 78701. Phone No. - 5123229992. Fax No. - 5123220840 by TEXAS STATE CONFERENCE OF NAACP BRANCHES (Notzon, Robert) (Entered: 04/05/2012)

April 5, 2012

April 5, 2012

PACER
68

ANSWER to 25 Amended Complaint by ERIC HIMPTON HOLDER, JR. Related document: 25 Amended Complaint filed by STATE OF TEXAS.(Freeman, Daniel) (Entered: 04/09/2012)

April 9, 2012

April 9, 2012

PACER

MINUTE ORDER. A telephone conference regarding the parties' discovery dispute is set for 3:00 p.m. this afternoon. Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on 4/10/2012. (lcrmc2)

April 10, 2012

April 10, 2012

PACER
69

MEMORANDUM re Telephone Conference by ERIC HIMPTON HOLDER, JR. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit, # 5 Exhibit, # 6 Exhibit, # 7 Exhibit, # 8 Exhibit, # 9 Exhibit, # 10 Exhibit, # 11 Exhibit, # 12 Exhibit, # 13 Exhibit, # 14 Exhibit, # 15 Exhibit, # 16 Exhibit, # 17 Exhibit, # 18 Exhibit, # 19 Exhibit, # 20 Exhibit, # 21 Exhibit, # 22 Exhibit, # 23 Exhibit, # 24 Exhibit, # 25 Exhibit, # 26 Exhibit, # 27 Exhibit, # 28 Exhibit, # 29 Exhibit, # 30 Exhibit, # 31 Exhibit, # 32 Exhibit, # 33 Exhibit, # 34 Exhibit, # 35 Exhibit, # 36 Exhibit)(Freeman, Daniel) (Entered: 04/10/2012)

April 10, 2012

April 10, 2012

PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Rosemary M. Collyer: Telephone Conference held on 4/10/2012. A further Telephone Conference is set for 4/16/2012 at 12:30 PM before Judge Rosemary M. Collyer. (Court Reporter: Crystal Pilgrim) (cdw)

April 10, 2012

April 10, 2012

PACER
70

NOTICE Regarding Production of Legislative History by STATE OF TEXAS (Frederick, Matthew) (Entered: 04/11/2012)

April 11, 2012

April 11, 2012

PACER
71

NOTICE of Appearance by Debo P. Adegbile on behalf of IMANI CLARK, KIESSENCE CULBREATH, DEMARIANO HILL, FELICIA JOHNSON, DOMINIQUE MONDAY, TEXAS LEAGUE OF YOUNG VOTERS EDUCATION FUND, BRIANNA WILLIAMS (Adegbile, Debo) (Entered: 04/11/2012)

April 11, 2012

April 11, 2012

PACER
72

NOTICE of Appearance by Jon M. Greenbaum on behalf of MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS OF THE TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, TEXAS STATE CONFERENCE OF NAACP BRANCHES (Greenbaum, Jon) (Entered: 04/11/2012)

April 11, 2012

April 11, 2012

PACER

MINUTE ORDER. To memorialize the Order issued by the Court at the telephonic hearing in this matter on April 10, 2012, the State of Texas shall turn over all relevant fields in the driver's license database and the concealed handgun database to the intervenors in the same manner they were turned over to the United States except that the social security numbers in each database shall be limited to the last four digits. Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on 4/12/12. (lcrmc2)

April 12, 2012

April 12, 2012

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: District of Columbia

Case Type(s):

Election/Voting Rights

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Jan. 24, 2012

Closing Date: 2014

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

State of Texas

Plaintiff Type(s):

State Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Advancement Project

MALDEF

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

U.S., Federal

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Non-settlement Outcome

Any published opinion

U.S. Supreme Court merits opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Issues

General:

Voting access

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

Voting:

Voter ID

National Origin/Ethnicity:

Hispanic