Case: Bethune-Hill v. Virginia State Board of Elections

3:14-cv-00852 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Filed Date: Dec. 22, 2014

Closed Date: Sept. 17, 2020

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Case Summary

This case involved a constitutional challenge to Virginia's 2011 House of Delegates Redistricting Plan.   On December 22, 2014, 12 voters from 12 districts filed a lawsuit against the Virginia State Board of Elections and Virginia Department of Elections in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.  The case was considered by a three-judge panel, in accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 2284, comprised of Senior District Judge Robert E. Payne, District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee, and Circ…

This case involved a constitutional challenge to Virginia's 2011 House of Delegates Redistricting Plan.  

On December 22, 2014, 12 voters from 12 districts filed a lawsuit against the Virginia State Board of Elections and Virginia Department of Elections in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.  The case was considered by a three-judge panel, in accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 2284, comprised of Senior District Judge Robert E. Payne, District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee, and Circuit Judge Barbara Milano Keenan.

The plaintiffs alleged that the Redistricting Plan had racially gerrymandered their districts in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.  They argued that the Virginia General Assembly had drawn each of the challenged districts to have an African-American voting age population that met or exceeded a pre-determined 55% threshold. According to the plaintiffs, this threshold was set without justification or consideration for compliance with the Voting Rights Act but instead as an effort to pack the challenged districts and diminish the influence of African-American voters in the surrounding Districts.  

The defendants responded by arguing that race was not the predominant consideration in the Redistricting Plan, that the plan was tailored to comply with the Voting Rights Act, and that the Redistricting Plan did not have a discriminatory purpose or effect.

On October 15, 2015, a divided three-judge panel agreed with the defendants that race was not the predominant factor in the creation of 11 of the 12 challenged districts. In the remaining district, the court held that race was a predominant factor but that the General Assembly was pursuing a compelling state interest in a manner narrowly tailored to achieve that interest.

The plaintiffs appealed directly to the Supreme Court, which held oral arguments in December 2016 and issued an opinion on March 1, 2017. The Court held that the District Court had applied an incorrect legal standard to determine that race did not predominate in 11 challenged districts, clarifying that race may predominate even if a redistricting plan is developed in accordance with traditional redistricting principles. But the Court affirmed the District Court's holding regarding the remaining district, concluding that the predominant use of race in that district was narrowly tailored to serve a compelling interest. The Court remanded the case back to the District Court to consider the extent to which race directed the shape of the 11 districts and, if race predominated, whether strict scrutiny was satisfied.  

On remand, the three-judge District Court panel held on June 26, 2018 that the plaintiffs demonstrated that race was the predominant factor and that the defendants failed to show that the use of race was narrowly tailored to serve a compelling state interest in compliance with the Voting Rights Act.  The Virginia House of Delegates and its Speaker (the "House"), who had intervened as defendants, appealed the District Court's decision to the Supreme Court and filed a motion to stay with the District Court while the Supreme Court appeal was pending. The Supreme Court accepted certiorari but the District Court refused to stay its proceedings.

The District Court then appointed a Special Master to assist and advise on the redistricting remedy, and the Special Master filed his first report on December 7, 2018.  On December 13, 2018, the House filed an emergency application to the Supreme Court to stay the District Court's remedial proceedings while the 2018 Supreme Court appeal was pending, which was denied by the Supreme Court on January 8, 2019.  On February 14, 2019, after each party submitted responses and alternatives to the Special Master's report and several court-ordered revisions to the report, the court ordered the state to implement the Special Master's Final Remedial Plan.

The Virginia Attorney General announced that the State would not seek an appeal of the District Court's order, but the Virginia House of Delegates and its Speaker again appealed the District Court's decision to the Supreme Court. On June 17, 2019, the Supreme Court held that the Virginia House of Delegates and its Speaker lacked standing to pursue an appeal.

On September 17, 2020, the District Court awarded approximately $4 million in attorneys' fees and costs to the plaintiffs.

Summary Authors

Lindsey Johnson (10/19/2022)

Lindsey Johnson (11/7/2022)

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Attorney for Plaintiff

Branch, Aria Christine (Virginia)

Attorney for Defendant

Braden, Effrem Mark (Virginia)

Expert/Monitor/Master/Other

Abdul-Sabur, Wakeel (Virginia)

Adams, John Christian (Virginia)

Breit, Jeffrey Arnold (Virginia)

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Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document
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Complaint

Dec. 22, 2014

Dec. 22, 2014

Complaint
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Memorandum Opinion

May 26, 2015

May 26, 2015

Order/Opinion

114 F.Supp.3d 114

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Plaintiffs' Corrected Amended Complaint

June 16, 2015

June 16, 2015

Complaint
109

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District Court Order

Oct. 22, 2015

Oct. 22, 2015

Order/Opinion
108

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Memorandum Opinion

Oct. 22, 2015

Oct. 22, 2015

Order/Opinion

141 F.Supp.3d 141

15-680

Opinion

Supreme Court of the United States

March 1, 2017

March 1, 2017

Order/Opinion

580 U.S. 580

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Order

Sept. 6, 2017

Sept. 6, 2017

Order/Opinion
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Factual Stipulation

Sept. 27, 2017

Sept. 27, 2017

Other
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Order

June 26, 2018

June 26, 2018

Order/Opinion
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Memorandum Opinion

June 26, 2018

June 26, 2018

Order/Opinion

326 F.Supp.3d 326

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Docket

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COMPLAINT against James B. Alcorn, Kimberly Bowers, Edgardo Cortes, Charlie Judd, Virginia Department of Elections, Virginia State Board of Elections ( Filing fee $ 400.00, receipt number 34683027635.), filed by Alfreda Gordon, Vivian Williamson, Atoy Carrington, Tavarris Spinks, Golden Bethune-Hill, Sheppard Roland Winston, Cherrelle Hurt, Christa Brooks, Davinda Davis, Terrell Kingwood, Mattie Mae Urquhart, Chauncey Brown. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Receipt, # 3 Cover Letter)(tdai, ) (Entered: 12/23/2014)

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Dec. 22, 2014

Dec. 22, 2014

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Summons Issued as to James B. Alcorn, Kimberly Bowers, Edgardo Cortes, Charlie Judd, Virginia Department of Elections, Virginia State Board of Elections. Summonses issued and given to messenger as requested in cover letter. (tdai, ) (Entered: 12/23/2014)

Dec. 22, 2014

Dec. 22, 2014

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Motion to appear Pro Hac Vice by Marc Erik Elias and Certification of Local Counsel John K. Roche Filing fee $ 75, receipt number 0422-4255740. by Golden Bethune-Hill, Christa Brooks, Chauncey Brown, Atoy Carrington, Davinda Davis, Alfreda Gordon, Cherrelle Hurt, Terrell Kingwood, Tavarris Spinks, Mattie Mae Urquhart, Vivian Williamson, Sheppard Roland Winston. (Roche, John) (Entered: 01/05/2015)

Jan. 5, 2015

Jan. 5, 2015

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Motion to appear Pro Hac Vice by Kevin John Hamilton and Certification of Local Counsel John K. Roche Filing fee $ 75, receipt number 0422-4255751. by Golden Bethune-Hill, Christa Brooks, Chauncey Brown, Atoy Carrington, Davinda Davis, Alfreda Gordon, Cherrelle Hurt, Terrell Kingwood, Tavarris Spinks, Mattie Mae Urquhart, Vivian Williamson, Sheppard Roland Winston. (Roche, John) (Entered: 01/05/2015)

Jan. 5, 2015

Jan. 5, 2015

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Motion to appear Pro Hac Vice by Elisabeth C. Frost and Certification of Local Counsel John K. Roche Filing fee $ 75, receipt number 0422-4255754. by Golden Bethune-Hill, Christa Brooks, Chauncey Brown, Atoy Carrington, Davinda Davis, Alfreda Gordon, Cherrelle Hurt, Terrell Kingwood, Tavarris Spinks, Mattie Mae Urquhart, Vivian Williamson, Sheppard Roland Winston. (Roche, John) (Entered: 01/05/2015)

Jan. 5, 2015

Jan. 5, 2015

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Motion to appear Pro Hac Vice by Abha Khanna and Certification of Local Counsel John K. Roche Filing fee $ 75, receipt number 0422-4255756. by Golden Bethune-Hill, Christa Brooks, Chauncey Brown, Atoy Carrington, Davinda Davis, Alfreda Gordon, Cherrelle Hurt, Terrell Kingwood, Tavarris Spinks, Mattie Mae Urquhart, Vivian Williamson, Sheppard Roland Winston. (Roche, John) (Entered: 01/05/2015)

Jan. 5, 2015

Jan. 5, 2015

PACER
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ORDER granting 4 Motion for Pro hac vice. Appointed Kevin John Hamilton for Golden Bethune-Hill, Christa Brooks, Chauncey Brown, Atoy Carrington, Davinda Davis, Alfreda Gordon, Cherrelle Hurt, Terrell Kingwood, Tavarris Spinks, Mattie Mae Urquhart, Vivian Williamson, Sheppard Roland Winston. Signed by District Judge Robert E. Payne on 1/8/15. (tdai, ) (Entered: 01/08/2015)

Jan. 8, 2015

Jan. 8, 2015

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ORDER IT APPEARING to the undersigned Chief Judge of the Fourth Judicial Circuit of the United States that a civil action was filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia wherein the plaintiffs allege, inter alia, that Virginia's Congressional Districts 63, 69, 70, 71, 74, 75, 77, 80, 89, 90, 92, and 95 are racial gerrymanders in violation of the Equal Protection Clause. I DO HEREBY DESIGNATE the Honorable Barbara Milano Keenan, United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit; the Honorable Robert E. Payne, Senior United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia; and the Honorable Gerald Bruce Lee, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, to serve in the hearing and determination of this matter, as provided by law, the three to constitute a district court of three judges as provided by 28 U.S.C. § 2284. Signed by William B. Traxler, Jr., Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on 1/8/15. Copy sent to counsel for plaintiffs. (tdai, ) (Entered: 01/09/2015)

Jan. 8, 2015

Jan. 8, 2015

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ORDER granting 3 Motion for Pro hac vice. Appointed Marc Erik Elias for Golden Bethune-Hill, Christa Brooks, Chauncey Brown, Atoy Carrington, Davinda Davis, Alfreda Gordon, Cherrelle Hurt, Terrell Kingwood, Tavarris Spinks, Mattie Mae Urquhart, Vivian Williamson, Sheppard Roland Winston. Signed by District Judge Robert E. Payne on 1/8/15. (tdai, ) (Entered: 01/09/2015)

Jan. 9, 2015

Jan. 9, 2015

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ORDER granting 5 Motion for Pro hac vice. Appointed Elisabeth Carmel Frost for Golden Bethune-Hill, Christa Brooks, Chauncey Brown, Atoy Carrington, Davinda Davis, Alfreda Gordon, Cherrelle Hurt, Terrell Kingwood, Tavarris Spinks, Mattie Mae Urquhart, Vivian Williamson, Sheppard Roland Winston. Signed by District Judge Robert E. Payne on 1/8/15. (tdai, ) (Entered: 01/09/2015)

Jan. 9, 2015

Jan. 9, 2015

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ORDER granting 6 Motion for Pro hac vice. Appointed Golden Bethune-Hill, Christa Brooks, Chauncey Brown, Atoy Carrington, Davinda Davis, Alfreda Gordon, Cherrelle Hurt, Terrell Kingwood, Tavarris Spinks, Mattie Mae Urquhart, Vivian Williamson, Sheppard Roland Winston. Signed by District Judge Robert E. Payne on 1/8/15. (tdai, ) (Entered: 01/09/2015)

Jan. 9, 2015

Jan. 9, 2015

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SUMMONS Returned Executed. James B. Alcorn served on 1/12/2015, answer due 2/2/2015; Kimberly Bowers served on 1/12/2015, answer due 2/2/2015; Edgardo Cortes served on 1/12/2015, answer due 2/2/2015; Charlie Judd served on 1/14/2015, answer due 2/4/2015; Virginia Department of Elections served on 1/12/2015, answer due 2/2/2015; Virginia State Board of Elections served on 1/12/2015, answer due 2/2/2015. (tdai, ) (Entered: 01/27/2015)

Jan. 20, 2015

Jan. 20, 2015

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MOTION to Intervene by Virginia House of Delegates, William J. Howell. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Proposed Order)(Mcknight, Katherine) (Entered: 01/23/2015)

Jan. 23, 2015

Jan. 23, 2015

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Memorandum in Support re 12 MOTION to Intervene filed by William J. Howell, Virginia House of Delegates. (Mcknight, Katherine) (Entered: 01/23/2015)

Jan. 23, 2015

Jan. 23, 2015

RECAP

Electronic Fee Payment - Pro Hac Vice

Jan. 29, 2015

Jan. 29, 2015

PACER
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MOTION for Extension of Time to File Responsive Pleading (unopposed) by James B. Alcorn, Kimberly Bowers, Edgardo Cortes, Charlie Judd, Virginia Department of Elections, Virginia State Board of Elections. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Brundage, Jeffrey) (Entered: 01/29/2015)

Jan. 29, 2015

Jan. 29, 2015

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Motion to appear Pro Hac Vice by Daniel Ari Glass and Certification of Local Counsel Jeffrey Paul Brundage Filing fee $ 75. by James B. Alcorn, Kimberly Bowers, Edgardo Cortes, Charlie Judd, Virginia Department of Elections, Virginia State Board of Elections. (Brundage, Jeffrey) (Entered: 01/29/2015)

Jan. 29, 2015

Jan. 29, 2015

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Motion to appear Pro Hac Vice by Kathleen Angell Gallagher and Certification of Local Counsel Jeffrey Paul Brundage Filing fee $ 75, receipt number 0422-4292795. by James B. Alcorn, Kimberly Bowers, Edgardo Cortes, Charlie Judd, Virginia Department of Elections, Virginia State Board of Elections. (Brundage, Jeffrey) (Entered: 01/29/2015)

Jan. 29, 2015

Jan. 29, 2015

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NOTICE of Appearance by Jennifer Marie Walrath on behalf of William J. Howell, Virginia House of Delegates (Walrath, Jennifer) (Entered: 01/30/2015)

Jan. 30, 2015

Jan. 30, 2015

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Motion to appear Pro Hac Vice by E. Mark Braden and Certification of Local Counsel Jennifer M. Walrath Filing fee $ 75, receipt number 0422-4294270. by William J. Howell, Virginia House of Delegates. (Walrath, Jennifer) (Entered: 01/30/2015)

Jan. 30, 2015

Jan. 30, 2015

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ORDER granting 15 Motion of Time to File Responsive Pleading (unopposed). It is further ORDERED that the defendants, Virginia State Board of Elections, Charlie Judd, Kimberly Bowers, James B. Alcorn, the Virginia Department of Elections, and Edgardo Cortes, shall file their Answers and any other motions with respect to the Complaint by February 18, 2015. It is so ORDERED. Signed by Magistrate Judge David J. Novak on 1/30/15. (tdai, ) (Entered: 01/30/2015)

Jan. 30, 2015

Jan. 30, 2015

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NOTICE by James B. Alcorn, Kimberly Bowers, Edgardo Cortes, Charlie Judd, Virginia Department of Elections, Virginia State Board of Elections re 12 MOTION to Intervene (Brundage, Jeffrey) (Entered: 02/02/2015)

Feb. 2, 2015

Feb. 2, 2015

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RESPONSE to Motion re 12 MOTION to Intervene filed by Golden Bethune-Hill, Christa Brooks, Chauncey Brown, Atoy Carrington, Davinda Davis, Alfreda Gordon, Cherrelle Hurt, Terrell Kingwood, Tavarris Spinks, Mattie Mae Urquhart, Vivian Williamson, Sheppard Roland Winston. (Roche, John) (Entered: 02/02/2015)

Feb. 2, 2015

Feb. 2, 2015

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ORDER granting 16 Motion for Pro hac vice. Appointed Daniel Ari Glass for James B. Alcorn, Kimberly Bowers, Edgardo Cortes, Charlie Judd, Virginia Department of Elections, and Virginia State Board of Elections. Signed by District Judge Robert E. Payne on 2/2/2015. (sbea, ) (Entered: 02/02/2015)

Feb. 2, 2015

Feb. 2, 2015

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ORDER granting 17 Motion for Pro hac vice. Appointed Kathleen Angell Gallagher for James B. Alcorn, Kimberly Bowers, Edgardo Cortes, Charlie Judd, Virginia Department of Elections, and Virginia State Board of Elections. Signed by District Judge Robert E. Payne on 2/2/2015. (sbea, ) (Entered: 02/02/2015)

Feb. 2, 2015

Feb. 2, 2015

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ORDER granting 19 Motion for Pro hac vice. Appointed Effrem Mark Braden for Virginia House of Delegates and William J. Howell. Signed by District Judge Robert E. Payne on 2/2/2015. (sbea, ) (Entered: 02/02/2015)

Feb. 2, 2015

Feb. 2, 2015

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Notice of Correction

Feb. 3, 2015

Feb. 3, 2015

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ORDER granting 12 Motion to Intervene to Intervene by Virginia House of Delegates, William J. Howell. The Defendant-Intervenors are directed forthwith to file and serve their Answer. It is so ORDERED. Signed by Magistrate Judge David J. Novak on 2/3/15. (tdai, ) (Entered: 02/03/2015)

Feb. 3, 2015

Feb. 3, 2015

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ANSWER to 1 Complaint,, by William J. Howell, Virginia House of Delegates.(Mcknight, Katherine) (Entered: 02/03/2015)

Feb. 3, 2015

Feb. 3, 2015

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Set/Reset Hearings

Feb. 5, 2015

Feb. 5, 2015

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ORDER Having consulted with counsel, and for the reasons stated on the record on February 5, 2015, it is ordered that a bench trial shall be held on July 7-9, 2015. The trial will be held in the Albert V. Bryan United States Courthouse located at 401 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314. It is further ordered that next Thursday, February 12, 2015, counsel shall submit their proposed Initial Pretrial Order and Scheduling Order. It is so ORDERED. Signed by Magistrate Judge David J. Novak on 2/5/14. (tdai, ) (Entered: 02/05/2015)

Feb. 5, 2015

Feb. 5, 2015

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NOTICE of Appearance by Anthony F. Troy on behalf of James B. Alcorn, Kimberly Bowers, Edgardo Cortes, Charlie Judd, Virginia Department of Elections, Virginia State Board of Elections (Troy, Anthony) (Entered: 02/10/2015)

Feb. 10, 2015

Feb. 10, 2015

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Proposed Joint Initial Pretrial, Scheduling, and Discovery Plan by Golden Bethune-Hill, Christa Brooks, Chauncey Brown, Atoy Carrington, Davinda Davis, Alfreda Gordon, Cherrelle Hurt, Terrell Kingwood, Tavarris Spinks, Mattie Mae Urquhart, Vivian Williamson, Sheppard Roland Winston.(Roche, John) (Entered: 02/12/2015)

Feb. 12, 2015

Feb. 12, 2015

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ANSWER to 1 Complaint,, by James B. Alcorn, Kimberly Bowers, Edgardo Cortes, Charlie Judd, Virginia Department of Elections, Virginia State Board of Elections.(Brundage, Jeffrey) (Entered: 02/18/2015)

Feb. 18, 2015

Feb. 18, 2015

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NOTICE by James B. Alcorn, Kimberly Bowers, Charlie Judd re 1 Complaint,, of Substitution Pursuant to FRCP 25(d) (Brundage, Jeffrey) (Entered: 02/18/2015)

Feb. 18, 2015

Feb. 18, 2015

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NOTICE of Appearance by Godfrey Thadeus Pinn, Jr on behalf of Virginia State Board of Elections (Pinn, Godfrey) (Main Document 33 replaced on 2/20/2015) (tdai, ). (Entered: 02/20/2015)

Feb. 20, 2015

Feb. 20, 2015

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TRANSCRIPT of conference call held on February 24, 2015, before Judge Robert E. Payne, Court Reporter Peppy Peterson, Telephone number 804-916-2267. NOTICE RE REDACTION OF TRANSCRIPTS: The parties have thirty (30) calendar days to file with the Court a Notice of Intent to Request Redaction of this transcript. If no such Notice is filed, the transcript will be made remotely electronically available to the public without redaction after 90 calendar days. The policy is located on our website at www.vaed.uscourts.gov Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the court reporter before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER Redaction Request due 3/30/2015. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 4/29/2015. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 5/28/2015.(peterson, peppy) (Entered: 02/27/2015)

Feb. 27, 2015

Feb. 27, 2015

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INITIAL PRETRIAL, Scheduling and Discovery Order Signed by District Judge Robert E. Payne on 3/2/15. (sneal, ) (Entered: 03/03/2015)

March 3, 2015

March 3, 2015

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Motion to appear Pro Hac Vice by Bruce Van Spiva and Certification of Local Counsel John Roche Filing fee $ 75, receipt number 0422-4361561. by Golden Bethune-Hill, Christa Brooks, Chauncey Brown, Atoy Carrington, Davinda Davis, Alfreda Gordon, Cherrelle Hurt, Terrell Kingwood, Tavarris Spinks, Mattie Mae Urquhart, Vivian Williamson, Sheppard Roland Winston. (Roche, John) (Entered: 03/17/2015)

March 17, 2015

March 17, 2015

PACER
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ORDER granting 36 Motion for Pro hac vice. Appointment of Bruce Van Spiva for Golden Bethune-Hill, Christa Brooks, Chauncey Brown, Atoy Carrington, Davinda Davis, Alfreda Gordon, Cherrelle Hurt, Terrell Kingwood, Tavarris Spinks, Mattie Mae Urquhart, Vivian Williamson, Sheppard Roland Winston. Signed by District Judge Robert E. Payne on 3/18/15. (tdai, ) (Entered: 03/19/2015)

March 18, 2015

March 18, 2015

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Motion to appear Pro Hac Vice by William Benjamin Stafford and Certification of Local Counsel John K. Roche Filing fee $ 75, receipt number 0422-4366350. by Golden Bethune-Hill, Christa Brooks, Chauncey Brown, Atoy Carrington, Davinda Davis, Alfreda Gordon, Cherrelle Hurt, Terrell Kingwood, Tavarris Spinks, Mattie Mae Urquhart, Vivian Williamson, Sheppard Roland Winston. (Roche, John) (Entered: 03/19/2015)

March 19, 2015

March 19, 2015

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Consent MOTION TO MODIFY THE INITIAL PRETRIAL, SCHEDULING AND DISCOVERY ORDER by Golden Bethune-Hill, Christa Brooks, Chauncey Brown, Atoy Carrington, Davinda Davis, Alfreda Gordon, Cherrelle Hurt, Terrell Kingwood, Tavarris Spinks, Mattie Mae Urquhart, Vivian Williamson, Sheppard Roland Winston. (Roche, John) (Entered: 03/19/2015)

March 19, 2015

March 19, 2015

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ORDER granting 38 Motion for Pro hac vice. Appointment of William Benjamin Stafford for Golden Bethune-Hill, Christa Brooks, Chauncey Brown, Atoy Carrington, Davinda Davis, Alfreda Gordon, Cherrelle Hurt, Terrell Kingwood, Tavarris Spinks, Mattie Mae Urquhart, Vivian Williamson, Sheppard Roland Winston. Signed by District Judge Robert E. Payne on 3/19/15. (tdai, ) (Entered: 03/20/2015)

March 20, 2015

March 20, 2015

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CONSENT ORDER GRANTING JOINT MOTION TO MODIFY THE INITIAL PRETRIAL, SCHEDULING AND DISCOVERY ORDER. See Order for complete details and deadlines. Signed by District Judge Robert E. Payne on 3/24/15. (tdai, ) (Entered: 03/24/2015)

March 24, 2015

March 24, 2015

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Consent MOTION EXTEND DEADLINE FOR MOTIONS TO COMPEL REGARDING PRIVILEGE CLAIMS by Golden Bethune-Hill, Christa Brooks, Chauncey Brown, Atoy Carrington, Davinda Davis, Alfreda Gordon, Cherrelle Hurt, Terrell Kingwood, Tavarris Spinks, Mattie Mae Urquhart, Vivian Williamson, Sheppard Roland Winston. (Roche, John) (Entered: 03/27/2015)

March 27, 2015

March 27, 2015

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Motion to appear Pro Hac Vice by Ryan Spear and Certification of Local Counsel John K. Roche Filing fee $ 75, receipt number 0422-4382988. by Golden Bethune-Hill, Christa Brooks, Chauncey Brown, Atoy Carrington, Davinda Davis, Alfreda Gordon, Cherrelle Hurt, Terrell Kingwood, Tavarris Spinks, Mattie Mae Urquhart, Vivian Williamson, Sheppard Roland Winston. (Roche, John) (Entered: 03/30/2015)

March 30, 2015

March 30, 2015

PACER
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ORDER granting 43 Motion for Pro hac vice. Appointment of Ryan Spear for Golden Bethune-Hill, Christa Brooks, Chauncey Brown, Atoy Carrington, Davinda Davis, Alfreda Gordon, Cherrelle Hurt, Terrell Kingwood, Tavarris Spinks, Mattie Mae Urquhart, Vivian Williamson, Sheppard Roland Winston. Signed by District Judge Robert E. Payne on 3/31/15. (tdai, ) (Entered: 03/31/2015)

March 31, 2015

March 31, 2015

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STATUS REPORT Regarding Discovery by Golden Bethune-Hill, Christa Brooks, Chauncey Brown, Atoy Carrington, Davinda Davis, Alfreda Gordon, Cherrelle Hurt, Terrell Kingwood, Tavarris Spinks, Mattie Mae Urquhart, Vivian Williamson, Sheppard Roland Winston. (Roche, John) (Entered: 04/01/2015)

April 1, 2015

April 1, 2015

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CONSENT ORDER GRANTING JOINT MOTION TO EXTEND DEADLINE FORMOTIONS TO COMPEL REGARDING PRIVILEGE CLAIMS re 42 Consent Motion. Signed by District Judge Robert E. Payne on 4/1/15. (tdai, ) (Entered: 04/01/2015)

April 1, 2015

April 1, 2015

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47

NOTICE of Appearance by Aria Christine Branch on behalf of Golden Bethune-Hill (Branch, Aria) (Entered: 04/08/2015)

April 8, 2015

April 8, 2015

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48

MOTION to Compel amd Memorandum in Support by Golden Bethune-Hill, Christa Brooks, Chauncey Brown, Atoy Carrington, Davinda Davis, Alfreda Gordon, Cherrelle Hurt, Terrell Kingwood, Tavarris Spinks, Mattie Mae Urquhart, Vivian Williamson, Sheppard Roland Winston. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Roche, John) (Entered: 04/13/2015)

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April 13, 2015

April 13, 2015

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Declaration re 48 MOTION to Compel amd Memorandum in Support (Ryan Spear) by Golden Bethune-Hill, Christa Brooks, Chauncey Brown, Atoy Carrington, Davinda Davis, Alfreda Gordon, Cherrelle Hurt, Terrell Kingwood, Tavarris Spinks, Mattie Mae Urquhart, Vivian Williamson. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A-F)(Roche, John) (Entered: 04/13/2015)

April 13, 2015

April 13, 2015

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Memorandum in Opposition re 48 MOTION to Compel amd Memorandum in Support filed by William J. Howell, Virginia House of Delegates. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D)(Mcknight, Katherine) (Entered: 04/21/2015)

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April 21, 2015

April 21, 2015

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Reply to Motion re 48 MOTION to Compel amd Memorandum in Support, RESPONSE in Support filed by Golden Bethune-Hill, Christa Brooks, Chauncey Brown, Atoy Carrington, Davinda Davis, Alfreda Gordon, Cherrelle Hurt, Terrell Kingwood, Tavarris Spinks, Mattie Mae Urquhart, Vivian Williamson, Sheppard Roland Winston. (Roche, John) (Entered: 04/27/2015)

April 27, 2015

April 27, 2015

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NOTICE of Appearance by Richard Bryan Raile on behalf of William J. Howell, Virginia House of Delegates (Raile, Richard) (Entered: 04/28/2015)

April 28, 2015

April 28, 2015

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ORDER that for the reasons stated on the record on May 14, 2015, the Defendants shall file their motion to quash by May 20, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.; the Intervenor-Defendants and Plaintiffs shall file their responses by May 22, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.; and the Defendants shall file their reply by May 25, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. It is so ORDERED. Signed by District Judge Robert E. Payne on 05/14/2015. (ccol, ) (Entered: 05/15/2015)

May 15, 2015

May 15, 2015

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TRANSCRIPT of proceedings held on May 14, 2015, before Judge Robert E. Payne, Court Reporter Peppy Peterson, Telephone number 804-916-2267. NOTICE RE REDACTION OF TRANSCRIPTS: The parties have thirty (30) calendar days to file with the Court a Notice of Intent to Request Redaction of this transcript. If no such Notice is filed, the transcript will be made remotely electronically available to the public without redaction after 90 calendar days. The policy is located on our website at www.vaed.uscourts.gov Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the court reporter before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER Redaction Request due 6/15/2015. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 7/15/2015. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 8/13/2015.(peterson, peppy) (Entered: 05/15/2015)

May 15, 2015

May 15, 2015

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55

Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery by Golden Bethune-Hill, Christa Brooks, Chauncey Brown, Atoy Carrington, Davinda Davis, Alfreda Gordon, Cherrelle Hurt, Terrell Kingwood, Tavarris Spinks, Mattie Mae Urquhart, Vivian Williamson, Sheppard Roland Winston. (Roche, John) (Entered: 05/20/2015)

May 20, 2015

May 20, 2015

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ORDER granting 55 Consent Motion for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery. It is further ORDERED that 35 Initial Pretrial, Scheduling and Discovery Order is AMENDED to reflect that the discovery cutoff shall be May 28, 2015. In all other respects the 35 Initial Pretrial, Scheduling and Discovery Order shall remain in full force and effect. It is so ORDERED. Signed by District Judge Robert E. Payne on 5/21/15. (tdai, ) (Entered: 05/21/2015)

May 21, 2015

May 21, 2015

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ORDER The Court hereby ORDERS that paragraph 13 of the 35 Initial Pretrial, Scheduling and Discovery Order be MODIFIED as follows: Each Party shall file a trial brief with the Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 19, 2015. It is so ORDERED. Signed by District Judge Robert E. Payne on 5/21/15. (tdai, ) (Entered: 05/22/2015)

May 22, 2015

May 22, 2015

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ORDER The Court will convene a pretrial conference by telephone at 2:00 p.m., June 4, 2015. Counsel are invited to submit any agenda items that need to be discussed or resolved at the conference. Proposed agenda items shall be filed by June 2, 2015. SEE ORDER FOR COMPLETE DETAILS. It is so ORDERED. Signed by District Judge Robert E. Payne on 5/21/15. (tdai, ) (Entered: 05/22/2015)

May 22, 2015

May 22, 2015

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MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by District Judge Robert E. Payne on 5/26/15. (tdai, ) (Entered: 05/26/2015)

May 26, 2015

May 26, 2015

Clearinghouse
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ORDER granting in part and denying in part 48 Motion to Compel. SEE ORDER FOR COMPLETE DETAILS. It is so ORDERED. Signed by District Judge Robert E. Payne on 5/26/15. (tdai, ) (Entered: 05/26/2015)

May 26, 2015

May 26, 2015

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Joint MOTION for Extension to Extend Deadline to File Motions in Limine by Golden Bethune-Hill, Christa Brooks, Chauncey Brown, Atoy Carrington, Davinda Davis, Alfreda Gordon, Cherrelle Hurt, Terrell Kingwood, Tavarris Spinks, Mattie Mae Urquhart, Vivian Williamson, Sheppard Roland Winston. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Roche, John) (Entered: 05/29/2015)

May 29, 2015

May 29, 2015

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Response to 58 Order, (May 22, 2015) (Joint) filed by Golden Bethune-Hill, Christa Brooks, Chauncey Brown, Atoy Carrington, Davinda Davis, Alfreda Gordon, Cherrelle Hurt, Terrell Kingwood, Tavarris Spinks, Mattie Mae Urquhart, Vivian Williamson. (Roche, John) (Entered: 06/02/2015)

June 2, 2015

June 2, 2015

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Telephone Conference

June 4, 2015

June 4, 2015

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63

ORDER granting 61 Joint Motion for Extension to Extend Deadline to File Motions in Limine. 35 Initial Pretrial, Scheduling and Discovery Order is AMENDED to reflect that the briefing on motions in limine as follows: #1) Motions in limine filed by June 9, 2015; #2) Responses filed by June 15, 2015; #3) Replies filed by June 18, 2015. It is so ORDERED. Signed by District Judge Robert E. Payne on 6/3/15. (tdai, ) (Entered: 06/04/2015)

June 4, 2015

June 4, 2015

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ORDER pursuant to the Court's Order dated May 26, 2015 re 60, the Intervenor-Defendants submitted documents to the Court for in camera review. The Intervenor-Defendants' claims of privilege are upheld with the exception of those entries numbered 22, 23, and 24 because the communications are not substantively privileged. Entries 22 through 24 shall be produced immediately. It is so ORDERED. Signed by District Judge Robert E. Payne on 06/08/2015. (ccol, ) (Entered: 06/09/2015)

June 9, 2015

June 9, 2015

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ORDER It is hereby ORDERED that post-trial opening briefs shall be filed simultaneously by each side on July 20, 2015 and post-trial reply briefs shall be filed on July 27, 2015. The parties will be notified if the Court requires oral argument. It is so ORDERED. Signed by Magistrate Judge David J. Novak on 6/9/15. (tdai, ) (Entered: 06/09/2015)

June 9, 2015

June 9, 2015

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Joint MOTION to Amend/Correct 1 Complaint,, by Golden Bethune-Hill, Christa Brooks, Chauncey Brown, Atoy Carrington, Davinda Davis, Alfreda Gordon, Cherrelle Hurt, Terrell Kingwood, Tavarris Spinks, Mattie Mae Urquhart, Vivian Williamson, Sheppard Roland Winston. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A (Amended Complaint))(Roche, John) (Entered: 06/12/2015)

June 12, 2015

June 12, 2015

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ORDER that the JOINT MOTION TO ALLOW FILING OF AMENDED COMPLAINT 66 is granted. It is further ORDERED that the plaintiffs shall electronically file their Amended Complaint forthwith. Signed by District Judge Robert E. Payne on 6/15/2015. (sbea, ) (Entered: 06/15/2015)

June 15, 2015

June 15, 2015

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AMENDED COMPLAINT against Virginia State Board of Elections, James B. Alcorn, Virginia Department of Elections, Edgardo Cortes, Clara Belle Wheeler, Singleton B. McAllister, Virginia House of Delegates, William J. Howell filed by Plaintiffs.(Roche, John) Modified text on 6/16/2015 (tdai, ). (Entered: 06/15/2015)

June 15, 2015

June 15, 2015

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Notice of Correction

June 16, 2015

June 16, 2015

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69

ORDER for the reasons stated on the record on June 4, 2015, if the bench trial scheduled for July 7-9, 2015 is not concluded within that time, the trial will resume and conclude on July 13, 2015. It is so ORDERED. Signed by District Judge Robert E. Payne on 6/15/15. (tdai, ) (Entered: 06/16/2015)

June 16, 2015

June 16, 2015

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70

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings held on June 4, 2015, before Judge Robert E. Payne, Court Reporter Peppy Peterson, Telephone number 804-916-2267. NOTICE RE REDACTION OF TRANSCRIPTS: The parties have thirty (30) calendar days to file with the Court a Notice of Intent to Request Redaction of this transcript. If no such Notice is filed, the transcript will be made remotely electronically available to the public without redaction after 90 calendar days. The policy is located on our website at www.vaed.uscourts.gov Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the court reporter before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER Redaction Request due 7/16/2015. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 8/17/2015. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 9/14/2015.(peterson, peppy) (Entered: 06/16/2015)

June 16, 2015

June 16, 2015

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AMENDED COMPLAINT Corrected against James B. Alcorn, Edgardo Cortes, Singleton B. McAllister, Virginia Department of Elections, Virginia State Board of Elections, Clara Belle Wheeler, filed by Alfreda Gordon, Vivian Williamson, Atoy Carrington, Tavarris Spinks, Thomas Calhoun, Golden Bethune-Hill, Sheppard Roland Winston, Cherrelle Hurt, Christa Brooks, Davinda Davis, Mattie Mae Urquhart, Chauncey Brown.(Roche, John) Modified text on 6/16/2015 (tdai, ). (Entered: 06/16/2015)

June 16, 2015

June 16, 2015

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TRIAL BRIEF by William J. Howell, Virginia House of Delegates. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit 6, # 7 Exhibit 7, # 8 Exhibit 8, # 9 Exhibit 9, # 10 Exhibit 10, # 11 Exhibit 11, # 12 Exhibit 12, # 13 Exhibit 13, # 14 Exhibit 14, # 15 Exhibit 15, # 16 Exhibit 16, # 17 Exhibit 17, # 18 Exhibit 18, # 19 Exhibit 19, # 20 Exhibit 20, # 21 Exhibit 21, # 22 Exhibit 22, # 23 Exhibit 23, # 24 Exhibit 24, # 25 Exhibit 25, # 26 Exhibit 26, # 27 Exhibit 27, # 28 Exhibit 28, # 29 Exhibit 29)(Walrath, Jennifer) (Entered: 06/19/2015)

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June 19, 2015

June 19, 2015

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TRIAL BRIEF by James B. Alcorn, Edgardo Cortes, Singleton B. McAllister, Virginia Department of Elections, Virginia State Board of Elections, Clara Belle Wheeler. (Brundage, Jeffrey) (Entered: 06/19/2015)

June 19, 2015

June 19, 2015

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TRIAL BRIEF by Golden Bethune-Hill, Christa Brooks, Chauncey Brown, Thomas Calhoun, Atoy Carrington, Davinda Davis, Alfreda Gordon, Cherrelle Hurt, Tavarris Spinks, Mattie Mae Urquhart, Vivian Williamson, Sheppard Roland Winston. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix Part 1, # 2 Appendix Part 2)(Branch, Aria) (Entered: 06/19/2015)

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June 19, 2015

June 19, 2015

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75

Witness List by Golden Bethune-Hill, Christa Brooks, Chauncey Brown, Thomas Calhoun, Atoy Carrington, Davinda Davis, Alfreda Gordon, Cherrelle Hurt, Tavarris Spinks, Mattie Mae Urquhart, Vivian Williamson, Sheppard Roland Winston. (Branch, Aria) (Entered: 06/19/2015)

June 19, 2015

June 19, 2015

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Exhibit List by Golden Bethune-Hill, Christa Brooks, Chauncey Brown, Thomas Calhoun, Atoy Carrington, Davinda Davis, Alfreda Gordon, Cherrelle Hurt, Tavarris Spinks, Mattie Mae Urquhart, Vivian Williamson, Sheppard Roland Winston.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Branch, Aria) (Entered: 06/19/2015)

June 19, 2015

June 19, 2015

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Exhibit List by James B. Alcorn, Edgardo Cortes, Singleton B. McAllister, Virginia Department of Elections, Virginia State Board of Elections, Clara Belle Wheeler.. (Brundage, Jeffrey) (Entered: 06/22/2015)

June 22, 2015

June 22, 2015

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Witness List by James B. Alcorn, Edgardo Cortes, Singleton B. McAllister, Virginia Department of Elections, Virginia State Board of Elections, Clara Belle Wheeler. (Brundage, Jeffrey) (Entered: 06/22/2015)

June 22, 2015

June 22, 2015

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Witness and Exhibit List by William J. Howell, Virginia House of Delegates.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Walrath, Jennifer) (Attachment 1 replaced on 6/23/2015) (tdai, ). (Entered: 06/22/2015)

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June 22, 2015

June 22, 2015

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80

Rebuttal Witness List by Golden Bethune-Hill, Christa Brooks, Chauncey Brown, Thomas Calhoun, Atoy Carrington, Davinda Davis, Alfreda Gordon, Cherrelle Hurt, Tavarris Spinks, Mattie Mae Urquhart, Vivian Williamson, Sheppard Roland Winston. (Branch, Aria) (Entered: 06/23/2015)

June 23, 2015

June 23, 2015

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Objection to 79 Exhibit List filed by Golden Bethune-Hill, Christa Brooks, Chauncey Brown, Thomas Calhoun, Atoy Carrington, Davinda Davis, Alfreda Gordon, Cherrelle Hurt, Terrell Kingwood, Tavarris Spinks, Mattie Mae Urquhart, Vivian Williamson, Sheppard Roland Winston. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A-B, # 2 Exhibit G, # 3 Exhibit H-M, # 4 Exhibit N-O)(Branch, Aria) (Entered: 06/25/2015)

June 25, 2015

June 25, 2015

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82

NOTICE of Filing of Exhibits re 81 Objection by Golden Bethune-Hill, Christa Brooks, Chauncey Brown, Thomas Calhoun, Atoy Carrington, Davinda Davis, Alfreda Gordon, Cherrelle Hurt, Tavarris Spinks, Mattie Mae Urquhart, Vivian Williamson, Sheppard Roland Winston, (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit C-F)(Branch, Aria) Modified text on 6/26/2015 (tdai, ). (Entered: 06/25/2015)

June 25, 2015

June 25, 2015

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83

Statement of Undisputed Facts by Golden Bethune-Hill, Christa Brooks, Chauncey Brown, Thomas Calhoun, Atoy Carrington, Davinda Davis, Alfreda Gordon, Cherrelle Hurt, Tavarris Spinks, Mattie Mae Urquhart, Vivian Williamson, Sheppard Roland Winston. (Branch, Aria) (Entered: 06/26/2015)

June 26, 2015

June 26, 2015

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84

Objection to Defendant-Intervenors' Deposition Designations filed by Golden Bethune-Hill, Christa Brooks, Chauncey Brown, Thomas Calhoun, Atoy Carrington, Davinda Davis, Alfreda Gordon, Cherrelle Hurt, Tavarris Spinks, Mattie Mae Urquhart, Vivian Williamson, Sheppard Roland Winston. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Declaration of Bruce V. Spiva)(Branch, Aria) (Entered: 06/26/2015)

June 26, 2015

June 26, 2015

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EXHIBIT to Statement of Undisputed Facts by Golden Bethune-Hill, Christa Brooks, Chauncey Brown, Thomas Calhoun, Atoy Carrington, Davinda Davis, Alfreda Gordon, Cherrelle Hurt, Tavarris Spinks, Mattie Mae Urquhart, Vivian Williamson, Sheppard Roland Winston.. (Branch, Aria) (Entered: 06/29/2015)

June 29, 2015

June 29, 2015

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Notice of Correction

June 30, 2015

June 30, 2015

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86

STIPULATION re 84 Objection, by William J. Howell, Virginia House of Delegates. (Mcknight, Katherine) (Entered: 07/01/2015)

July 1, 2015

July 1, 2015

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87

STIPULATION Regarding Exhibits by Golden Bethune-Hill, Christa Brooks, Chauncey Brown, Thomas Calhoun, Atoy Carrington, Davinda Davis, Alfreda Gordon, Cherrelle Hurt, Tavarris Spinks, Mattie Mae Urquhart, Vivian Williamson, Sheppard Roland Winston. (Branch, Aria) (Entered: 07/01/2015)

July 1, 2015

July 1, 2015

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88

Response to 81 Objection, filed by William J. Howell, Virginia House of Delegates. (Walrath, Jennifer) (Entered: 07/01/2015)

July 1, 2015

July 1, 2015

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NOTICE by Golden Bethune-Hill, Christa Brooks, Chauncey Brown, Thomas Calhoun, Atoy Carrington, Davinda Davis, Alfreda Gordon, Cherrelle Hurt, Tavarris Spinks, Mattie Mae Urquhart, Vivian Williamson, Sheppard Roland Winston Notice of Filing of Proofs of Service of Trial Subpoenas (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit)(Branch, Aria) (Entered: 07/02/2015)

July 2, 2015

July 2, 2015

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NOTICE by Golden Bethune-Hill, Christa Brooks, Chauncey Brown, Thomas Calhoun, Atoy Carrington, Davinda Davis, Alfreda Gordon, Cherrelle Hurt, Tavarris Spinks, Mattie Mae Urquhart, Vivian Williamson, Sheppard Roland Winston Notice of Filing of Conformed Set of Designated Discovery (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit)(Branch, Aria) (Entered: 07/02/2015)

July 2, 2015

July 2, 2015

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Motion to appear Pro Hac Vice by Dalton Lamar Oldham Jr. and Certification of Local Counsel Jennifer Walrath Filing fee $ 75, receipt number 0422-4528209. by William J. Howell, Virginia House of Delegates. (Walrath, Jennifer) (Entered: 07/02/2015)

July 2, 2015

July 2, 2015

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Reply to 88 Response In Support of Objections to Defendant-Intervenors' Proposed Trial Exhibits filed by Golden Bethune-Hill, Christa Brooks, Chauncey Brown, Thomas Calhoun, Atoy Carrington, Davinda Davis, Alfreda Gordon, Cherrelle Hurt, Tavarris Spinks, Mattie Mae Urquhart, Vivian Williamson, Sheppard Roland Winston. (Branch, Aria) (Entered: 07/02/2015)

July 2, 2015

July 2, 2015

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ORDER granting 91 Motion for Pro hac vice. Appointed Dalton Lamar Oldham, Jr. for William J. Howell, and Virginia House of Delegates. Signed by District Judge Robert E. Payne on 7/6/15. (tdai, ) (Entered: 07/07/2015)

July 7, 2015

July 7, 2015

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before District Judge Robert E. Payne, Judge Gerald Lee, and Circuit Judge Keenan:Bench Trial Day 1 held on 7/7/2015. Appearances: Kevin Hamilton, Bruce Spiva and Aria Branch for Pltffs; Godfrey Pinn, Dan Glass and Tony Troy for Defts; Kate McKnight, Jennifer Walrath and Mark Braden for Deft-Intervenors. Pltff adduced evidence. Bench Trial set to continue 7/8/2015 at 10:00 AM in Alexandria Courtroom 900 before District Judge Robert E. Payne. (Court Reporter Peppy Peterson, Norman Linnell.)(tbul, ) (Entered: 07/07/2015)

July 7, 2015

July 7, 2015

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Case Details

State / Territory: Virginia

Case Type(s):

Election/Voting Rights

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 22, 2014

Closing Date: Sept. 17, 2020

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Citizens and registered voters in 12 Virginia House of Delegates Districts

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Perkins Coie

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Virginia House of Delegates, State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

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

Constitutional Clause(s):

Equal Protection

Available Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

U.S. Supreme Court merits opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Declaratory Judgment

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Amount Defendant Pays: $4,000,000

Issues

Voting:

Voting: General & Misc.

Redistricting/district composition

Vote dilution

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination