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Case: Texas v. United States

1:11-cv-01303 | U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Filed Date: July 19, 2011

Closed Date: April 4, 2017

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Case Summary

On July 19, 2011, the state of Texas filed suit against the United States in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. The state asked for a declaratory judgment, alleging that the Department of Justice inappropriately declared Texas's new districting plan to be retrogressive (that is, discriminatory, because it diluted minority voting power). Arguments focused primarily on the demographics of the state of Texas and its new districting map. O…

On July 19, 2011, the state of Texas filed suit against the United States in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. The state asked for a declaratory judgment, alleging that the Department of Justice inappropriately declared Texas's new districting plan to be retrogressive (that is, discriminatory, because it diluted minority voting power). Arguments focused primarily on the demographics of the state of Texas and its new districting map. On November 8, 2011, the District Court (Judge Thomas Griffith) denied Texas's motion for summary judgment, holding that Texas improperly relied solely on demographic data in formulating its plans and that there were genuine issues of material fact. 831 F. Supp. 2d 244.

On August 28, 2012, the District Court held that Texas had not met its burden of showing that the new U.S. Congressional and State House plans were not retrogressive or its burden of proving that its U.S. Congressional and State Senate plans were not enacted with a discriminatory purpose, and therefore denied declaratory judgment. 887 F. Supp. 2d 133. Texas sought review in the Supreme Court, and the case was held while the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act was under review in Shelby County v. Holder.

On June 25, 2013, the Supreme Court held in the Shelby County case that the Voting Rights Act was unconstitutional in part, striking down Section 4 of the Act, the "coverage" provision, which controlled which jurisdictions were obligated to seek DOJ preclearance of voting-related changes. 570 U.S. 529. The next day, the Court vacated the opinion in this case and remanded the case to the District Court for the District of Columbia. 570 U.S. 928.

On July 3, 2013, Texas moved to dismiss as moot all claims brought in its original complaint. It advanced two arguments in support of dismissal. First, on June 23, 2013, while Texas's appeal was pending and before the Supreme Court had announced its decision in Shelby County, the Texas legislature adopted a new set of redistricting plans that replaced those challenged in this case. Second, Shelby County (which held the VRA's coverage formula unconstitutional) had removed Texas from the preclearance regime of Section 5. Texas argued that these two factors had mooted it claims. On December 3, 2013, a three-judge panel for the District Court for the District of Columbia (Judge Thomas B. Griffith writing for the Court) agreed that the controversy had been mooted, and dismissed all claims. Mem. & Order, Dec. 3, 2013.

On December 17, 2013, several parties (individual voters, elected state representatives, and civil rights advocacy groups) who had intervened as defendants earlier in the litigation moved for attorney fees and costs totaling $1,096,770.01. The intervenors argued that they were prevailing parties and thus entitled to fees and costs under the VRA-specifically, under § 1973l(e) of the VRA, 42 U.S.C. § 1973l(e), and subsection (b) of 42 U.S.C. § 1988. These sections allow courts to, at their discretion, award the prevailing party reasonable fees and costs if the underlying action was to enforce the voting guarantees of the Fourteenth or Fifteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution.

On June 18, 2014, the District Court (Judge Rosemary M. Collyer) granted the intervenors' motion for attorney fees and costs in full. Texas v. United States, Civil Action No. 11-1303 (RMC), 2014 WL 2758597, at *11 (D.D.C. June 18, 2014). Describing the issue as a "case study in how not to respond to a motion for attorney fees and costs," id. at *1, Judge Rosemary chastised Texas for failing to respond (other than by means of a three-page "Advisory" filing) to the intervenors' motion. Finding that Texas's "Advisory" filing presented no substantive legal opposition, the Court thus granted the motion.

On July 16, 2014, Texas appealed the order granting attorney fees to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The June 18 order was stayed pending this appeal.

On August 18, 2015, the Judge Patricia A. Millett of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued an opinion affirming the District Court’s fee award. Judge Millett found that Texas failed to follow the District Court’s rules for responding to motions for attorneys’ fees and did not challenge the District Court’s use of its rules on appeal. Judge Millett proceeded to identify numerous flaws in Texas’ argument that the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County made the intervenors ineligible for attorneys’ fees. Concluding that “Texas gets no second bite at the apple now” after its procedural missteps, Judge Millett affirmed the District Court’s fee award. 798 F.3d 1108.

After the Court of Appeals issued its opinion, the intervenors moved for additional attorneys’ fees to cover the costs of appeal, and Texas failed to secure Supreme Court review. 136 S. Ct. 981. On March 17, 2016, the Court of Appeals remanded the intervenor’s motion for additional attorneys’ fees, now augmented by the costs of opposing Supreme Court review, to the District Court for fact-finding.

After almost a year of litigation over the additional attorneys’ fees, Judge Collyer issued an order and opinion granting the intervenors most of their requested fees on March 30, 2017. Judge Collyer noted that prevailing parties challenging voting plans or procedures are entitled to attorneys’ fees under 42 U.S.C. § 1988(b). The parties disputed whether undetermined fees should be calculated using the intervenors’ attorneys’ rates from private practice or the more conservative Laffey Matrix, a “commonly used” tool in the D.C. Circuit. Judge Collyer selected a generous form of the Laffey Matrix as most appropriate given the skill of the intervenors’ attorneys and the complexity of the litigation but reduced one fee award by 7.6 hours for work on a motion that was never filed.

The case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Jonathan Forman (6/30/2013)

Greg in den Berken (10/27/2014)

Timothy Leake (11/8/2018)

Hope Brinn (5/13/2020)

Related Cases

Shelby County v. Holder, District of Columbia (2010)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attrorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4211289/parties/state-of-texas-v-united-states-of-america/


Judge(s)

Collyer, Rosemary M. (District of Columbia)

Griffith, Thomas Beall (District of Columbia)

Howell, Beryl Alaine (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Colmenero, Angela Veronica (Texas)

Frederick, Matthew Hamilton (Texas)

Hughes, John M. (Colorado)

Keller, Ashley C (Illinois)

Mattax, David C (Texas)

Mitchell, Jonathan F. (Texas)

Mortara, Adam K. (Illinois)

Judge(s)

Collyer, Rosemary M. (District of Columbia)

Griffith, Thomas Beall (District of Columbia)

Howell, Beryl Alaine (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Colmenero, Angela Veronica (Texas)

Frederick, Matthew Hamilton (Texas)

Hughes, John M. (Colorado)

Keller, Ashley C (Illinois)

Mattax, David C (Texas)

Mitchell, Jonathan F. (Texas)

Mortara, Adam K. (Illinois)

Schenck, David John (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Freeman, Daniel J (District of Columbia)

McLeod, Michelle Andrea (District of Columbia)

Michel, Olimpia E (District of Columbia)

Nobile, Thornton Russell (District of Columbia)

Sells, Bryan L (District of Columbia)

Sitton, Janie Allison (District of Columbia)

Velarde, Ray (Texas)

Other Attorney(s)

Avila, Joaquin (Washington)

Bledsoe, Gary Lynn (Texas)

Bono, Marisa (Texas)

Castillo, Jorge Martin (New York)

Couto, Rebecca McNeil (Texas)

Devaney, John M. (District of Columbia)

Dunn, Chad W. (Texas)

Elias, Marc Erik (District of Columbia)

Garza, Jose (Texas)

Hamilton, Kevin J. (Washington)

Hebert, J. Gerald (Virginia)

Hicks, Renea (Texas)

Lyznik, Karolina J. (Texas)

Notzon, Robert Stephen (Texas)

Perales, Nina (Texas)

Posner, Mark A. (District of Columbia)

Riggs, Allison Jean (North Carolina)

Smith, Paul M. (District of Columbia)

Soares, Karen M (District of Columbia)

Tanner, John K. (District of Columbia)

Vera, Luis R. Jr. (Texas)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

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1:11-cv-01303

0:14-05151

Docket [PACER]

June 13, 2017

June 13, 2017

Docket
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Complaint for Declaratory Judgment Pursuant to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and Request for Three-Court Judge

July 19, 2011

July 19, 2011

Complaint
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Order

Aug. 16, 2011

Aug. 16, 2011

Order/Opinion
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Order

Sept. 8, 2011

Sept. 8, 2011

Order/Opinion
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Order

Oct. 7, 2011

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Nov. 8, 2011

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Memorandum Opinion

Dec. 22, 2011

Dec. 22, 2011

Order/Opinion
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Final Judgment

Aug. 28, 2012

Aug. 28, 2012

Order/Opinion
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Memorandum Opinion

Aug. 28, 2012

Aug. 28, 2012

Order/Opinion
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Notice of Appeal to Supreme Court

Oct. 19, 2012

Oct. 19, 2012

Correspondence

Resources

Docket

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COMPLAINT against ERIC H. HOLDER, JR, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ( Filing fee $ 350, receipt number 4616040839) filed by STATE OF TEXAS. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5, # 6 Civil Cover Sheet)(rdj) (Entered: 07/20/2011)

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

July 19, 2011

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MOTION to Convene Three-Judge Court by STATE OF TEXAS (rdj) (Entered: 07/20/2011)

July 20, 2011

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NOTICE of Filing by STATE OF TEXAS re 2 MOTION to Convene Three-Judge Court (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Schenck, David) (Entered: 07/20/2011)

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ORDER granting 2 Motion to Convene Three-Judge Court. Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on July 21, 2011. (cdw) (Entered: 07/21/2011)

July 21, 2011

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MOTION to Intervene as Defendants by WENDY DAVIS, MARC VEASEY, JOHN JENKINS, VICKI BARGAS, ROMEO MUNOZ (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Answer, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(znmw, ) (Entered: 07/22/2011)

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July 21, 2011

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RESPONSE re 5 MOTION to Intervene filed by ERIC H. HOLDER, JR, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Unpublished Orders)(Freeman, Daniel) (Entered: 07/27/2011)

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July 27, 2011

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USCA ORDER filed in USCA on 07/27/11 FOR DESIGNATION OF JUDGES TO SERVE ON THREE-JUDGE DISTRICT COURT: designating Circuit Judge Thomas B. Griffith, Judge Rosemary M. Collyer, and Judge Beryl A. Howell to hear and determine this case. The U.S. Circuit Court Judge to preside over this case. (ds) (Entered: 07/27/2011)

July 27, 2011

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Memorandum in opposition to re 5 MOTION to Intervene filed by STATE OF TEXAS. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Schenck, David) (Entered: 08/03/2011)

Aug. 3, 2011

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REPLY to opposition to motion re 5 MOTION to Intervene filed by VICKI BARGAS, WENDY DAVIS, JOHN JENKINS, ROMEO MUNOZ, MARC VEASEY. (Hebert, Joseph) (Entered: 08/08/2011)

Aug. 8, 2011

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MOTION to Expedite and Statement of Points and Authorities in Support by STATE OF TEXAS (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Schenck, David) (Entered: 08/11/2011)

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ORDER granting 5 Motion to Intervene as Defendants pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 24(b)(1). Defendant-Intervenors shall file an Answer to the Complaint no later than August 24, 2011. See attached Order for further details. Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on 8/16/2011.(lcrmc1) (Entered: 08/16/2011)

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Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Defendant-Intervenors answer to complaint due by 8/24/2011. (cdw)

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Defendant-Intervenors' ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by VICKI BARGAS, WENDY DAVIS, JOHN JENKINS, ROMEO MUNOZ, MARC VEASEY.(Hebert, Joseph) (Entered: 08/17/2011)

Aug. 17, 2011

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MOTION to Intervene as a defendant by MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS, TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Exhibit Answer, # 3 Exhibit 7.1 Certificate, # 4 Text of Proposed Order)(jf, ) (Entered: 08/18/2011)

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MOTION to Intervene as Defendants by GREG GONZALES, LISA AGUILAR, DANIEL LUCIO, VICTOR GARZA, BLANCA GARCIA, JOSEPHINE MARTINEZ, KATRINA TORRES, NINA JO BAKER (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Exhibit Answer, # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(jf, ) (Entered: 08/19/2011)

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Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Telephone Conference set for 9/21/2011 at 4:30 PM before Judge Rosemary M. Collyer. (cdw)

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MINUTE ORDER: Pursuant to the telephone conference held on August 17, 2011, the United States shall file its Answer to the Complaint no later than 3:00 p.m. on September 19, 2011. The parties shall meet and confer on scheduling prior to the next telephone conference with the Court. Plaintiff shall file its Motion for Summary Judgment no later than September 14, 2011. A telephone status conference is scheduled for September 21, 2011, at 4:30 p.m. Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on 8/17/2011.(lcrmc1)

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Rosemary M. Collyer: Telephone Conference held on 8/17/2011. (cdw)

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Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: USA's Answer to complaint due by 9/19/2011. Plaintiff's Summary Judgment motions due by 9/14/2011. Telephone Conference set for 9/21/2011 at 4:30 PM before Judge Rosemary M. Collyer. (cdw)

Aug. 17, 2011

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RESPONSE re 13 MOTION to Intervene filed by MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS, TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 14 MOTION to Intervene filed by JOSEPHINE MARTINEZ, BLANCA GARCIA, DANIEL LUCIO, KATRINA TORRES, GREG GONZALES, LISA AGUILAR, NINA JO BAKER, VICTOR GARZA by VICKI BARGAS, WENDY DAVIS, JOHN JENKINS, ROMEO MUNOZ, MARC VEASEY. (Hebert, Joseph) Modified event title on 8/22/2011 (znmw, ). (Entered: 08/21/2011)

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MOTION to Intervene as a Defendant by TEXAS LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Answer, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(znmw, ) (Entered: 08/22/2011)

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MOTION to Intervene as a Defendant by TEXAS LATINO REDISTRICTING TASK FORCE (Attachments: # 1 Declaration - Karolina Lyznik, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit B - Proposed Answer, # 4 Corporate Disclosure Statement, # 5 Text of Proposed Order)(znmw, ) (Additional attachment(s) added on 8/23/2011: # 6 Memorandum in Support) (znmw, ). (Entered: 08/22/2011)

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Kevin J. Hamilton, :Firm- Perkins Coie LLP, :Address- 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4800, Seattle, WA 98101-3099. Phone No. - 206.359.8000. Fax No. - 206.359.9000 by LISA AGUILAR, NINA JO BAKER, BLANCA GARCIA, VICTOR GARZA, GREG GONZALES, DANIEL LUCIO, JOSEPHINE MARTINEZ, KATRINA TORRES (Attachments: # 1 Declaration Declaration of Kevin Hamilton, # 2 Proposed Order Pro Hac Vice K. Hamilton)(Devaney, John) (Entered: 08/23/2011)

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Renea Hicks, :Firm- Law Offices of Max Renea Hicks, :Address- 101 West 6th Street, Suite 504, Austin, Texas, 78701. Phone No. - (512) 480-8231. Fax No. - (512) 480-9105 by LISA AGUILAR, NINA JO BAKER, BLANCA GARCIA, VICTOR GARZA, GREG GONZALES, DANIEL LUCIO, JOSEPHINE MARTINEZ, KATRINA TORRES (Attachments: # 1 Declaration Declaration of Renea Hicks, # 2 Proposed Order Pro Hac Vice Renea Hicks)(Devaney, John) (Entered: 08/23/2011)

Aug. 23, 2011

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ERRATA and Corrected Pages by LISA AGUILAR, NINA JO BAKER, BLANCA GARCIA, VICTOR GARZA, GREG GONZALES, DANIEL LUCIO, JOSEPHINE MARTINEZ, KATRINA TORRES 14 MOTION to Intervene filed by JOSEPHINE MARTINEZ, BLANCA GARCIA, DANIEL LUCIO, KATRINA TORRES, GREG GONZALES, LISA AGUILAR, NINA JO BAKER, VICTOR GARZA. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit 1: Corrected Pages)(Devaney, John) (Entered: 08/24/2011)

Aug. 24, 2011

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RESPONSE re 17 MOTION to Intervene, 16 MOTION to Intervene, 13 MOTION to Intervene, 14 MOTION to Intervene filed by ERIC H. HOLDER, JR, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. (Freeman, Daniel) (Entered: 08/24/2011)

Aug. 24, 2011

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Memorandum in opposition to re 17 MOTION to Intervene, 16 MOTION to Intervene, 13 MOTION to Intervene, 14 MOTION to Intervene filed by STATE OF TEXAS. (Schenck, David) (Entered: 08/26/2011)

Aug. 26, 2011

Aug. 26, 2011

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NOTICE of Appearance by John M. Devaney on behalf of LISA AGUILAR, NINA JO BAKER, BLANCA GARCIA, VICTOR GARZA, GREG GONZALES, DANIEL LUCIO, JOSEPHINE MARTINEZ, KATRINA TORRES (Devaney, John) (Entered: 08/26/2011)

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Rebecca M. Couto, :Firm- MALDEF, :Address- 110 Broadway, Suite 300, San Antonio, Texas 78205. Phone No. - 210-224-5476. Fax No. - 210-224-5382 by TEXAS LATINO REDISTRICTING TASK FORCE (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Rebecca M. Couto in Support of Motion for Pro Hac Vice Appearance, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Perales, Nina) (Entered: 08/31/2011)

Aug. 31, 2011

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Marisa Bono, :Firm- MALDEF, :Address- 110 Broadway, Suite 300, San Antonio, Texas 78205. Phone No. - 210-224-5476. Fax No. - 210-224-5382 by TEXAS LATINO REDISTRICTING TASK FORCE (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Marisa Bono in Support of Motion for Pro Hac Vice Appearance, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Perales, Nina) (Entered: 08/31/2011)

Aug. 31, 2011

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REPLY to opposition to motion re 14 MOTION to Intervene filed by LISA AGUILAR, NINA JO BAKER, BLANCA GARCIA, VICTOR GARZA, GREG GONZALES, DANIEL LUCIO, JOSEPHINE MARTINEZ, KATRINA TORRES. (Devaney, John) (Entered: 09/02/2011)

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REPLY to opposition to motion re 16 MOTION to Intervene, 13 MOTION to Intervene Joint Reply by TLBC and MALC to Plaintiff;s Oppositionot Intervention filed by TEXAS LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS. (Tanner, John) (Entered: 09/05/2011)

Sept. 5, 2011

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MOTION to Intervene as Defendants by TEXAS STATE CONFERENCE OF NAACP BRANCHES, JUANITA WALLACE, BILL LAWSON, HOWARD JEFFERSON, ERICKA CAIN, NELSON LINDER, REGINALD LILLIE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(znmw, ) (Entered: 09/06/2011)

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REPLY to opposition to motion re 17 MOTION to Intervene in Further Support filed by TEXAS LATINO REDISTRICTING TASK FORCE. (Perales, Nina) (Entered: 09/06/2011)

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ERRATA Correction by TEXAS LATINO REDISTRICTING TASK FORCE 29 Reply to opposition to Motion filed by TEXAS LATINO REDISTRICTING TASK FORCE. (Perales, Nina) (Entered: 09/07/2011)

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ERRATA Statement of Correction by TEXAS LATINO REDISTRICTING TASK FORCE 29 Reply to opposition to Motion filed by TEXAS LATINO REDISTRICTING TASK FORCE. (Perales, Nina) (Entered: 09/07/2011)

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ORDER granting 13 14 16 17 28 Motions to Intervene as Defendants pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 24(b)(1). All Defendant-Intervenors shall file Answers to the Complaint no later than September 15, 2011. See attached Order for further details. Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on 9/8/2011. (lcrmc1) (Entered: 09/08/2011)

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ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS, TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.(rdj) (Entered: 09/08/2011)

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LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS, TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES identifying Corporate Parent NONE for MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS, TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. (rdj) (Entered: 09/08/2011)

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ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by LISA AGUILAR, NINA JO BAKER, BLANCA GARCIA, VICTOR GARZA, GREG GONZALES, DANIEL LUCIO, JOSEPHINE MARTINEZ, KATRINA TORRES.(rdj) (Entered: 09/08/2011)

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ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by TEXAS LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS.(rdj) (Entered: 09/08/2011)

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ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by TEXAS LATINO REDISTRICTING TASK FORCE.(rdj) (Entered: 09/08/2011)

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LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by TEXAS LATINO REDISTRICTING TASK FORCE identifying Corporate Parent NONE for TEXAS LATINO REDISTRICTING TASK FORCE. (rdj) (Entered: 09/08/2011)

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ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by ERICKA CAIN, HOWARD JEFFERSON, BILL LAWSON, REGINALD LILLIE, NELSON LINDER, TEXAS STATE CONFERENCE OF NAACP BRANCHES, JUANITA WALLACE.(rdj) (Entered: 09/08/2011)

Sept. 8, 2011

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MINUTE ORDER granting 18 19 24 25 Motions for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Attorneys Kevin J. Hamilton, Renea Hicks, Rebecca M. Couto and Marisa Bono are now admitted pro hac vice to this Court for this matter. Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on 9/9/11. (lcrmc1)

Sept. 9, 2011

Sept. 9, 2011

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MOTION to Intervene as a Defendant by LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Certificate of Service, # 3 Text of Proposed Order, # 4 Proposed Answer, # 5 Corporate Disclosure Statement)(znmw, ) (Entered: 09/12/2011)

Sept. 12, 2011

Sept. 12, 2011

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MOTION for Summary Judgment Statement of Material Facts in Support and Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support by STATE OF TEXAS (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order, # 2 Exhibit 1, # 3 Exhibit 2, # 4 Exhibit 3, # 5 Exhibit 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, # 26 Exhibit 25, # 27 Exhibit 26, # 28 Exhibit 27, # 29 Exhibit 28, # 30 Exhibit 29, # 31 Exhibit 30a, # 32 Exhibit 30b, # 33 Exhibit 31a, # 34 Exhibit 31b, # 35 Exhibit 32a, # 36 Exhibit 32b, # 37 Exhibit 33a, # 38 Exhibit 33b, # 39 Exhibit 34a, # 40 Exhibit 34b, # 41 Exhibit 34c, # 42 Exhibit 34d, # 43 Exhibit 35, # 44 Exhibit 36)(Schenck, David) (Entered: 09/14/2011)

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Sept. 14, 2011

Sept. 14, 2011

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ANSWER to 1 Complaint by LISA AGUILAR, NINA JO BAKER, BLANCA GARCIA, VICTOR GARZA, GREG GONZALES, DANIEL LUCIO, JOSEPHINE MARTINEZ, KATRINA TORRES.(Devaney, John) (Entered: 09/15/2011)

Sept. 15, 2011

Sept. 15, 2011

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Jose Garza, :Firm- Law Office of Jose Garza, :Address- 7414 Robin Rest Drive, San Antonio, TX 98209. Phone No. - 210.392.2856. by MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS, TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (Attachments: # 1 Declaration Declaration of Jose Garza, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Posner, Mark) (Entered: 09/19/2011)

Sept. 19, 2011

Sept. 19, 2011

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44

MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Joaquin Avila, :Firm- Law Office of Joaquin Avila, :Address- P.O. Box 33687, Seattle, Washington 98133. Phone No. - 206.724.3731. by MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS, TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (Attachments: # 1 Declaration Joaquin Avila, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Posner, Mark) (Entered: 09/19/2011)

Sept. 19, 2011

Sept. 19, 2011

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ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by ERIC H. HOLDER, JR, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.(Freeman, Daniel) (Entered: 09/19/2011)

Sept. 19, 2011

Sept. 19, 2011

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Allison Riggs, :Firm- Southern Coalition for Social Justice, :Address- 1415 West Highway 54, Suite 101, Durham, NC 27707. Phone No. - 919-323-3380. Fax No. - 919-323-3942 by ERICKA CAIN, HOWARD JEFFERSON, BILL LAWSON, REGINALD LILLIE, NELSON LINDER, TEXAS STATE CONFERENCE OF NAACP BRANCHES, JUANITA WALLACE (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Notzon, Robert) (Entered: 09/19/2011)

Sept. 19, 2011

Sept. 19, 2011

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Gary L. Bledsoe, :Firm- Law Offices of Gary L. Bledsoe and Associates, :Address- 316 West 12th Street, Suite 307 Austin, Texas 78701. Phone No. - 5123229992. Fax No. - 5213220840 by ERICKA CAIN, HOWARD JEFFERSON, BILL LAWSON, REGINALD LILLIE, NELSON LINDER, TEXAS STATE CONFERENCE OF NAACP BRANCHES, JUANITA WALLACE (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Notzon, Robert) (Entered: 09/19/2011)

Sept. 19, 2011

Sept. 19, 2011

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MOTION to Intervene by TEXAS DEMOCRATIC PARTY, BOYD RICHIE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(jf, ) (Entered: 09/20/2011)

Sept. 19, 2011

Sept. 19, 2011

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RESPONSE re 40 MOTION to Intervene, 48 MOTION to Intervene filed by ERIC H. HOLDER, JR, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. (Freeman, Daniel) (Entered: 09/21/2011)

Sept. 21, 2011

Sept. 21, 2011

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50

Notice re 48 MOTION to Intervene (Amending Certificate of Conference) by BOYD RICHIE, TEXAS DEMOCRATIC PARTY (Dunn, Chad) Modified on 9/22/2011 to correct event(rdj). (Entered: 09/21/2011)

Sept. 21, 2011

Sept. 21, 2011

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Rosemary M. Collyer: Telephone Conference held on 9/21/2011. (Court Reporter: Bowles Reporting Services) (cdw)

Sept. 21, 2011

Sept. 21, 2011

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51

SCHEDULING ORDER. Parties shall file a list of districts in Texas that are the subject of dispute in this litigation and notice to the Court of the identity of Defendant-Intervenors' administrative representative no later than 5 p.m. on September 23, 2011. All discovery shall be completed no later than October 25, 2011. Defendants' oppositions to Plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgment shall be filed no later than October 25, 2011; replies shall be filed no later than October 31, 2011. See attached Order for further details. Signed by Judge Thomas B. Griffith, Judge Rosemary M. Collyer, and Judge Beryl A. Howell on 9/22/2011. (lcrmc1) (Entered: 09/22/2011)

Sept. 22, 2011

Sept. 22, 2011

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MINUTE ORDER granting 43 44 46 47 Motions for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Attorneys Jose Garza, Joaquin Avila, Allison J. Riggs, and Gary L. Bledsoe are now admitted pro hac vice to this Court for this matter. Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on 9/22/2011. (lcrmc1)

Sept. 22, 2011

Sept. 22, 2011

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: List due by 5:00 PM on 9/23/2011. Plaintiff's Rule 26(a)(2) due by 10/3/2011. Defendant's Rule 26(a)(2) due by 10/8/2011. Discovery closes 10/25/2011. Response to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 10/25/2011. Reply to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 10/31/2011. (cdw)

Sept. 22, 2011

Sept. 22, 2011

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MINUTE ORDER. The Court ENTERS DECLARATORY JUDGMENT in favor of the State of Texas with respect to the Texas State Board of Education electoral redistricting plan and finds that such plan has neither the purpose nor the effect of denying or abridging the right to vote on account of race, color, or membership in a language minority group within the meaning of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. 1973c. The Court further ORDERS that the electoral redistricting plan for the Texas State Board of Education may be implemented immediately. Signed by Judge Thomas B. Griffith, Judge Rosemary M. Collyer, and Judge Beryl A. Howell on 9/22/2011. (lcrmc1)

Sept. 22, 2011

Sept. 22, 2011

PACER
52

NOTICE of Davis-Veasey Intervenors' Statement of Position Regarding Senate Districts by VICKI BARGAS, WENDY DAVIS, ROMEO MUNOZ, MARC VEASEY (Hebert, Joseph) (Entered: 09/23/2011)

Sept. 23, 2011

Sept. 23, 2011

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53

Civil Statement and Identification of Issues. (Freeman, Daniel) (Entered: 09/23/2011)

Sept. 23, 2011

Sept. 23, 2011

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NOTICE of Administrator Designation by VICKI BARGAS, WENDY DAVIS, JOHN JENKINS, ROMEO MUNOZ, MARC VEASEY (Hebert, Joseph) (Entered: 09/23/2011)

Sept. 23, 2011

Sept. 23, 2011

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Motion Hearing set for 11/2/2011 at 9:30 AM in Courtroom 8, Prettyman Building, 2nd Floor, before Judge Rosemary M. Collyer. (cdw)

Sept. 23, 2011

Sept. 23, 2011

PACER

MINUTE ORDER scheduling oral argument on 41 Plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgment for November 2, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. in Courtroom 8. Signed by Judge Thomas B. Griffith, Judge Rosemary M. Collyer, and Judge Beryl A. Howell on 9/23/2011. (lcrmc1)

Sept. 23, 2011

Sept. 23, 2011

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ORDER granting 40 Motion to Intervene as Defendant by the League of United Latin American Citizens ("LULAC") pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 24(b)(1). LULAC shall file an Answer to the Complaint no later than October 6, 2011. See attached Order for further details. Signed by Judge Thomas B. Griffith, Judge Rosemary M. Collyer, and Judge Beryl A. Howell on 9/29/2011. (lcrmc1) (Entered: 09/29/2011)

Sept. 29, 2011

Sept. 29, 2011

PACER

Set/Reset Hearings: Telephone Conference set for 9/30/2011 at 10:30 AM before Judge Rosemary M. Collyer. (cdw)

Sept. 29, 2011

Sept. 29, 2011

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Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: LULAC's answer to complaint due by 10/6/2011. (cdw)

Sept. 29, 2011

Sept. 29, 2011

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WITHDRAWN PURSUANT TO NOTICE FILED 10/3/11.....MOTION for Trial by LISA AGUILAR, NINA JO BAKER, BLANCA GARCIA, VICTOR GARZA, GREG GONZALES, DANIEL LUCIO, JOSEPHINE MARTINEZ, KATRINA TORRES (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Devaney, John) Modified on 10/3/2011 (rdj). (Entered: 09/30/2011)

Sept. 30, 2011

Sept. 30, 2011

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MINUTE ORDER. Pursuant to the telephone status conference held in open court on 9/30/2011, the United States shall file, no later than 5 p.m. E.S.T. on October 3, 2011, a list of elections on which it has based its conclusions in the Identification of Issues 53 that Texas's electoral redistricting plans will have a retrogressive effect on the ability of minority voters to elect their candidates of choice. It is FURTHER ORDERED that those Defendant-Intervenors who agree with the United States' analysis regarding Texas's noncompliance with Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. 1973c, shall file a notice of joinder in the United States' opposition and shall not provide separate briefing on those issues. Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on 9/30/2011. (lcrmc1)

Sept. 30, 2011

Sept. 30, 2011

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Rosemary M. Collyer: Telephone Conference held on 9/30/2011. (Court Reporter: Crystal Pilgrim) (cdw)

Sept. 30, 2011

Sept. 30, 2011

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WITHDRAWAL of Motion by LISA AGUILAR, NINA JO BAKER, BLANCA GARCIA, VICTOR GARZA, GREG GONZALES, DANIEL LUCIO, JOSEPHINE MARTINEZ, KATRINA TORRES. (Devaney, John) (Entered: 10/03/2011)

Oct. 3, 2011

Oct. 3, 2011

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NOTICE of Elections Considered by ERIC H. HOLDER, JR, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (Attachments: # 1 Ex. 1, # 2 Ex. 2, # 3 Ex. 3, # 4 Ex. 4, # 5 Ex. 5, # 6 Ex. 6, # 7 Ex. 7, # 8 Ex. 8, # 9 Ex. 9, # 10 Ex. 10, # 11 Ex. 11, # 12 Ex. 12)(Freeman, Daniel) (Entered: 10/03/2011)

Oct. 3, 2011

Oct. 3, 2011

PACER
59

Memorandum in opposition to re 48 MOTION to Intervene filed by STATE OF TEXAS. (Schenck, David) (Entered: 10/03/2011)

Oct. 3, 2011

Oct. 3, 2011

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60

NOTICE Identification of Expert Witness by STATE OF TEXAS (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Alford CV)(Schenck, David) (Entered: 10/03/2011)

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Oct. 3, 2011

Oct. 3, 2011

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NOTICE of Designation of Expert Witness by VICKI BARGAS, WENDY DAVIS, JOHN JENKINS, ROMEO MUNOZ, MARC VEASEY (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Hebert, Joseph) (Entered: 10/06/2011)

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Oct. 6, 2011

Oct. 6, 2011

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NOTICE of Identification of Expert Witness by LISA AGUILAR, NINA JO BAKER, BLANCA GARCIA, VICTOR GARZA, GREG GONZALES, DANIEL LUCIO, JOSEPHINE MARTINEZ, KATRINA TORRES (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Devaney, John) (Entered: 10/07/2011)

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Oct. 7, 2011

Oct. 7, 2011

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NOTICE of Expert Designation by MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS, TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Kousser CV)(Posner, Mark) (Entered: 10/07/2011)

1 Exhibit Kousser CV

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Oct. 7, 2011

Oct. 7, 2011

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NOTICE of Designation of Expert Witnesses by ERIC H. HOLDER, JR, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Handley CV, # 2 Exhibit Arrington CV)(Freeman, Daniel) (Entered: 10/07/2011)

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Oct. 7, 2011

Oct. 7, 2011

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ORDER denying without prejudice the 48 Motion to Intervene by the Texas Democratic Party and Boyd Richie. See attached Order for further details. Signed by Judge Thomas B. Griffith, Judge Rosemary M. Collyer, and Judge Beryl A. Howell on 10/7/2011. (lcrmc1) (Entered: 10/07/2011)

Oct. 7, 2011

Oct. 7, 2011

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NOTICE of Designation of Expert Witnesses by ERICKA CAIN, HOWARD JEFFERSON, BILL LAWSON, LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS, REGINALD LILLIE, NELSON LINDER, TEXAS LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS, TEXAS STATE CONFERENCE OF NAACP BRANCHES, JUANITA WALLACE (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A Saenz CV, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit B Korbel CV, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit C Murray CV)(Riggs, Allison) (Entered: 10/08/2011)

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3 Exhibit Exhibit C Murray CV

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Oct. 8, 2011

Oct. 8, 2011

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NOTICE of Identification of Expert Witnesses by TEXAS LATINO REDISTRICTING TASK FORCE (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Engstrom CV, # 2 Exhibit Flores CV, # 3 Exhibit Chapa CV, # 4 Exhibit Chapa Report, # 5 Exhibit Chapa Trial Testimony, # 6 Exhibit Gonzalez Baker CV, # 7 Exhibit Gonzalez Baker Report, # 8 Exhibit Tijerina CV, # 9 Exhibit Tijerina Expert Report, # 10 Exhibit Tijerina Trial Testimony)(Perales, Nina) (Entered: 10/08/2011)

1 Exhibit Engstrom CV

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2 Exhibit Flores CV

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3 Exhibit Chapa CV

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4 Exhibit Chapa Report

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5 Exhibit Chapa Trial Testimony

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6 Exhibit Gonzalez Baker CV

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7 Exhibit Gonzalez Baker Report

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8 Exhibit Tijerina CV

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9 Exhibit Tijerina Expert Report

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10 Exhibit Tijerina Trial Testimony

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Oct. 8, 2011

Oct. 8, 2011

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Jorge M. Castillo, :Firm- Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, :Address- One New York Plaza, New York, New York 10004. Phone No. - 212-859-8000. Fax No. - 212-859-4000 by TEXAS LATINO REDISTRICTING TASK FORCE (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Jorge M. Castillo, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Perales, Nina) (Entered: 10/12/2011)

Oct. 12, 2011

Oct. 12, 2011

PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Karen M. Soares on behalf of TEXAS LATINO REDISTRICTING TASK FORCE (znmw, ) (Entered: 10/13/2011)

Oct. 12, 2011

Oct. 12, 2011

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Rosemary M. Collyer: Telephone Conference held on 10/12/2011. (cdw)

Oct. 12, 2011

Oct. 12, 2011

PACER
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ERRATA - Declaration of Jorge M. Castillo by TEXAS LATINO REDISTRICTING TASK FORCE 68 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Jorge M. Castillo, :Firm- Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, :Address- One New York Plaza, New York, New York 10004. Phone No. - 212-859-8000. Fax No. - 212-859-4000 filed by TEXAS LATINO REDISTRICTING TASK FORCE. (Perales, Nina) (Entered: 10/13/2011)

Oct. 13, 2011

Oct. 13, 2011

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71

TRANSCRIPT OF PROCEEDINGS before Judge Rosemary M. Collyer. Telephonic Conference held on 9/21/2011; Page Numbers: 1-60. Date of Issuance:10/14/2011. Court Reporter/Transcriber Bowles Reporting Service, Telephone number (860) 464-1083, For the first 90 days after this filing date, the transcript may be viewed at the courthouse at a public terminal or purchased from the court reporter referenced above. After 90 days, the transcript may be accessed via PACER. Other transcript formats, (multi-page, condensed, CD or ASCII) may be purchased from the court reporter.NOTICE RE REDACTION OF TRANSCRIPTS: The parties have twenty-one days to file with the court and the court reporter any request to redact personal identifiers from this transcript. If no such requests are filed, the transcript will be made available to the public via PACER without redaction after 90 days. The policy, which includes the five personal identifiers specifically covered, is located on our website at ww.dcd.uscourts.gov. Redaction Request due 11/3/2011. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 11/13/2011. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 1/11/2012.(znmw, ) (Entered: 10/14/2011)

Oct. 13, 2011

Oct. 13, 2011

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MINUTE ORDER granting 68 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Attorney Jorge M. Castillo is now admitted pro hac vice to this Court for this matter. Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on 10/13/2011. (lcrmc1)

Oct. 13, 2011

Oct. 13, 2011

PACER
72

NOTICE of Filing of Expert Report of John Alford, Ph.D. by STATE OF TEXAS re 60 Notice (Other) (Attachments: # 1 Declaration Expert Report of John Alford, Ph.D.)(Schenck, David) (Entered: 10/14/2011)

Oct. 14, 2011

Oct. 14, 2011

PACER

MINUTE ORDER directing the Defendants to submit three courtesy copies of their oppositions to Plaintiff's motion for summary judgment no later than 3:00 p.m. on October 26, 2011. Each copy should be in a three-ring binder with tabbed exhibits. This Order does not apply to any notices of joinder in the United States' opposition. The filing date for all oppositions remains October 25, 2011. Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on 10/24/2011.(lcrmc1)

Oct. 24, 2011

Oct. 24, 2011

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Response to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 10/25/2011. PLEASE MAKE NOTE OF THIS DEADLINE. (cdw) Modified on 10/24/2011 cdw). Modified on 10/24/2011 (cdw).

Oct. 24, 2011

Oct. 24, 2011

PACER
73

NOTICE of Appearance by Thornton Russell Nobile on behalf of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (Nobile, Thornton) (Entered: 10/25/2011)

Oct. 25, 2011

Oct. 25, 2011

PACER
74

Memorandum in opposition to re 41 MOTION for Summary Judgment Statement of Material Facts in Support and Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support Jointly filed by LISA AGUILAR, NINA JO BAKER, VICKI BARGAS, ERICKA CAIN, WENDY DAVIS, BLANCA GARCIA, VICTOR GARZA, GREG GONZALES, HOWARD JEFFERSON, JOHN JENKINS, BILL LAWSON, LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS, REGINALD LILLIE, NELSON LINDER, DANIEL LUCIO, JOSEPHINE MARTINEZ, MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS, TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, ROMEO MUNOZ, TEXAS LATINO REDISTRICTING TASK FORCE, TEXAS LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS, TEXAS STATE CONFERENCE OF NAACP BRANCHES, KATRINA TORRES, MARC VEASEY, JUANITA WALLACE. (Posner, Mark) (Entered: 10/25/2011)

Oct. 25, 2011

Oct. 25, 2011

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Memorandum in opposition to re 41 MOTION for Summary Judgment Statement of Material Facts in Support and Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support Second Memorandum Jointly filed by LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS, MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS, TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration Dr. J. Morgan Kousser, # 2 Exhibit Kousser CV)(Posner, Mark) (Entered: 10/25/2011)

Oct. 25, 2011

Oct. 25, 2011

PACER
76

Memorandum in opposition to re 41 MOTION for Summary Judgment Statement of Material Facts in Support and Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support filed by VICKI BARGAS, WENDY DAVIS, JOHN JENKINS, ROMEO MUNOZ, MARC VEASEY. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support oints and Authorities, # 2 Statement of Facts Material Facts in Dispute, # 3 Text of Proposed Order, # 4 Exhibit 1, # 5 Exhibit 2, # 6 Exhibit 3, # 7 Exhibit 4, # 8 Exhibit 5, # 9 Exhibit 6, # 10 Exhibit 7, # 11 Exhibit 8, # 12 Exhibit 9, # 13 Exhibit 10, # 14 Exhibit 11, # 15 Exhibit 12, # 16 Exhibit 13, # 17 Exhibit 14, # 18 Exhibit 15, # 19 Exhibit 16, # 20 Exhibit 17, # 21 Exhibit 18, # 22 Exhibit 19, # 23 Exhibit 20, # 24 Exhibit 21A, # 25 Exhibit 21B, # 26 Exhibit 21C, # 27 Exhibit 22A, # 28 Exhibit 22B, # 29 Exhibit 22C, # 30 Exhibit 23, # 31 Exhibit 24, # 32 Exhibit 25, # 33 Exhibit 26, # 34 Exhibit 27, # 35 Exhibit 28, # 36 Exhibit 29, # 37 Exhibit 30, # 38 Exhibit 31)(Hebert, Joseph) (Entered: 10/25/2011)

Oct. 25, 2011

Oct. 25, 2011

PACER
77

Memorandum in opposition to re 41 MOTION for Summary Judgment Statement of Material Facts in Support and Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support filed by LISA AGUILAR, NINA JO BAKER, BLANCA GARCIA, VICTOR GARZA, GREG GONZALES, DANIEL LUCIO, JOSEPHINE MARTINEZ, KATRINA TORRES. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order, # 2 Declaration, # 3 Exhibit Exhibits 1-19, # 4 Exhibit Exhibits 20-30)(Devaney, John) (Entered: 10/25/2011)

Oct. 25, 2011

Oct. 25, 2011

PACER
78

Memorandum in opposition to re 41 MOTION for Summary Judgment Statement of Material Facts in Support and Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support filed by TEXAS LATINO REDISTRICTING TASK FORCE. (Attachments: # 1 Statement of Material Facts Still in Dispute)(Perales, Nina) (Entered: 10/25/2011)

Oct. 25, 2011

Oct. 25, 2011

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79

Memorandum in opposition to re 41 MOTION for Summary Judgment Statement of Material Facts in Support and Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support filed by ERIC H. HOLDER, JR, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. (Attachments: # 1 Statement of Facts, # 2 Memorandum in Support, # 3 Exhibit Benchmark and Proposed Maps, # 4 Exhibit TLC Guidance, # 5 Exhibit Giberson Depo, # 6 Exhibit Handley House Report, # 7 Exhibit Downton Depo, # 8 Exhibit Alford Report, # 9 Exhibit Arrington Report, # 10 Exhibit Perez Tr Transcript, # 11 Exhibit V Gonzales Decl, # 12 Exhibit Longoria Decl, # 13 Exhibit Martinez Fischer Decl, # 14 Exhibit Hochberg Decl, # 15 Exhibit Winkler Decl, # 16 Exhibit Handley Cong Report, # 17 Exhibit Ruiz Mendelsohn Decl, # 18 Exhibit Rodriguez Decl, # 19 Exhibit RPV Analysis C23, # 20 Exhibit Solomons Depo, # 21 Exhibit Interiano Depo, # 22 Exhibit Pena Depo, # 23 Exhibit Farias Decl, # 24 Exhibit Garza Depo, # 25 Exhibit Floor Debate, # 26 Exhibit Coleman Decl, # 27 Exhibit Cantu Decl, # 28 Exhibit Hernandez Decl, # 29 Exhibit Rosas Decl, # 30 Exhibit Veasy Decl, # 31 Exhibit Martinez Fischer Depo, # 32 Exhibit Veasy Depo, # 33 Text of Proposed Order)(Freeman, Daniel) (Entered: 10/26/2011)

Oct. 25, 2011

Oct. 25, 2011

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Case Details

State / Territory: District of Columbia

Case Type(s):

Election/Voting Rights

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: July 19, 2011

Closing Date: April 4, 2017

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

State of Texas, seeking approval for its redistricting plan

Plaintiff Type(s):

State Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

United States, Federal

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Non-settlement Outcome

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Attorneys fees

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Amount Defendant Pays: $1,096,770.01

Issues

General:

Voting

Discrimination-basis:

National origin discrimination

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

Voting:

Redistricting/district composition

Vote dilution

National Origin/Ethnicity:

Hispanic