Case: Common Cause v. Rucho

1:16-cv-01026 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina

Filed Date: Aug. 5, 2016

Closed Date: Oct. 18, 2019

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Case Summary

The following case alleged that North Carolina’s 2016 redistricting plan was an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander. Ultimately, the U.S. Supreme Court determined that partisan gerrymandering was a non-justiciable political question.  The case was filed on August 5, 2016, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. Plaintiffs included an organization advocating for redistricting reform, the North Carolina Democratic Party, and fifteen registered Democrats. Defendants…

The following case alleged that North Carolina’s 2016 redistricting plan was an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander. Ultimately, the U.S. Supreme Court determined that partisan gerrymandering was a non-justiciable political question. 

The case was filed on August 5, 2016, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. Plaintiffs included an organization advocating for redistricting reform, the North Carolina Democratic Party, and fifteen registered Democrats. Defendants included the chairman of the House and Senate redistricting committees, the chairman of the state board of elections, the governor, and the State of North Carolina. Plaintiffs alleged the plan amounted to an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander which aimed to bolster Republican representation at the expense of Democratic voters. They cited instances of officials, including defendants, openly admitting their intention to give Republican candidates an advantage. They brought the following four constitutional claims:

  1. First Amendment – Expression/Association - The plan unconstitutionally burdened voters’ first amendment interest in participating in the electoral process and voters associating with parties or viewpoints.
  2. Fourteenth Amendment - Equal Protection Clause - The plan unconstitutionally and systematically made it more difficult to elect Democrats in ten districts. As such, Democratic voters in these districts were denied the fair opportunity to elect a Democratic candidate as their votes were effectively nullified.
  3. Article I, Section 2 - As part of the “Great Compromise,” U.S. Senators were originally elected by state legislators, not by the public. This was allowed on the condition that representatives of the U.S. House were elected by popular vote as set by Article I, Section 3. Plaintiffs argued that North Carolina’s plan effectively nullified people’s ability to elect their representatives. As such, it violated the condition set in Article I, Section 3.
  4. Article I, Section 4 - This section provides that state legislatures “determine the times, places, and manner of election” of members of the U.S. House. Plaintiffs argue this power is limited to procedural rules and not the power to dictate or control the electoral outcomes.

Represented by private counsel, plaintiffs sought declaratory and injunctive relief. They sought to enjoin the current plan and prevent the North Carolina legislature from creating future plans with the effect of burdening an identifiable group of voters based on political beliefs or party membership. They also sought to block the use of “political data” as a basis for redistricting.

Plaintiffs filed their first amended complaint on September 7, 2016. This added a registered Republican voter as a plaintiff and removed North Carolina’s governor as a defendant. No new claims or arguments were added.

The Fourth Circuit ordered that the case be adjudicated by a three-judge panel on October 25, 2016. The convening of a three-judge panel was required by 28 U.S.C. § 2284 for cases challenging the redistricting of federal congressional districts under the Voting Rights Act. The panel included Circuit Judge James A. Wynn of the Fourth Circuit, District Judge William L. Osteen of the Middle District of North Carolina, and Senior District Judge W. Earl Britt of the Eastern District of North Carolina.

Defendants moved to dismiss for failure to state a claim on October 31, 2016. Specifically, claims for political gerrymandering lacked precedent. They cited Pope v. Blue (809 F. Supp. 392) where similar claims were rejected regarding North Carolina’s 1992 redistricting plan. The case noted that political gerrymander claims could not be established merely because a plan makes it more difficult to elect a voter’s candidate of choice. They also cited Veith v. Jubelirer (541 U.S. 267) where a plurality found a political gerrymandering claim non-justiciable. Further, in Veith the concurrence and dissents did not expressly state that a broad challenge to redistricting plans was justiciable. 

The parties moved to consolidate the case with League of Women Voters of North Carolina v. Rucho on February 2, 2017. The cases involved common and nearly identical questions of law and fact, the same defendants, and the same potential remedies. The court granted the motion five days later, consolidating the cases for purposes of discovery and trial.

Defendants again moved to dismiss on February 21, 2017. It reiterated the same arguments but was addressed towards plaintiffs’ first amended complaint.

The court denied both motions to dismiss on March 3, 2017. The court held that plaintiffs were asserting a novel form of liability and that an early dismissal would be premature. Additionally, they found that the cases cited by defendants were inapplicable. The court adopted a three-part test for determining whether a redistricting plan violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments. The plaintiff would have the burden of proving that (1) the redistricting body enacted the plan with the predominant intent of discriminating against voters supporting a disfavored candidate or party and that (2) the challenged plan had a “large and durable” discriminatory effect on the voters. If the plaintiff establishes both, then (3) the government has the burden of showing a legitimate non-partisan justification for the plan’s discriminatory effect. In sum, the test requires the plaintiffs to show both intent and effect with the defense then rebutting causation. Applying the above test, the court determined that the express intent of the redistricting body was to gain a partisan advantage. Further, the fact that the plan yielded the intended 10 Republican – 3 Democrat partisan split showed it amounted to a successful attempt to dictate the election’s outcome. In light of the above, defendants failed to offer an alternative non-partisan justification. 240 F.Supp.3d 376.

Defendants moved to stay the case on June 26, 2017, pending the U.S. Supreme Court’s determination in Gill v. Whitford. The court denied the motion on August 29, 2017. They reasoned that any potential judicial economy was overridden by the resources already devoted by the parties for trial coupled with the differences between claims in the present case and Whitford.

A bench trial was held from October 16 to October 19, 2017. The court issued its opinion invalidating the 2016 plan on January 9, 2018. The court rejected defendants’ argument that they did not seek to maximize partisan advantage and adhered to traditional redistricting criteria such as compactness, contiguity, and equal population. Empirical studies showed that the plan could not have been explained by the cited traditional redistricting principles. In addition, the record showed that the plan’s drafters intended to achieve a partisan advantage. The court thus enjoined the 2016 plan and ordered the North Carolina legislature to create a new plan within 14 days. 279 F.Supp.3d 587.

Defendants subsequently filed a notice of appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court on January 11, 2018. The Supreme Court issued its order on July 13, 2018, which summarily vacated and remanded the lower court’s decision. This order was issued in light of the Supreme Court’s decision in Gill v. Whitford on June 18, 2018. In sum, Whitford held that plaintiffs must demonstrate an individualized, not generalized, injury from a redistricting plan. 

The three-judge panel issued an opinion on August 27, 2018. They once again ruled in favor of the plaintiffs. However, this time it was found that there was evidence specific to 12 of the 13 districts that established impermissible partisan gerrymandering. This included alternate maps drawn by the legislature’s expert, a bipartisan group of retired state judges, and thousands of computer-generated redistricting plans. 318 F.Supp.3d 777.

Defendants subsequently filed another notice of appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court and moved for an emergency stay on August 31, 2018. On September 12, 2018, the court granted defendants’ emergency motion to stay the case pending the appeal filed on August 31, 2018. However, the Supreme Court issued an order postponing hearing the case on the merits until the March argument session.

On September 4, 2018, the three-judge panel announced it would not order changes to the map before that year’s midterm elections. The court felt that “imposing a new schedule for North Carolina's congressional elections would, at this late juncture, unduly interfere with the State's electoral machinery and likely confuse voters and depress turnout.”

The Supreme Court released its judgment on June 27, 2019. The Court vacated the lower court’s order with costs and remanded with instructions to dismiss the case for lack of jurisdiction, holding that partisan gerrymandering was a non-justiciable political question. This determination contained two key parts.

First, the Supreme Court determined that drawing congressional maps with intent to obtain a partisan advantage was constitutional. The Court interpreted the U.S. Constitution’s Elections Clause to empower state legislatures to regulate the election of congressional representatives but that Congress had the power to make or alter state regulations for federal elections. The court reasoned that Congress would not allow partisan political entities to redistrict if they could not consider partisan lines. Additionally, the Court considered the long tradition of partisan redistricting.

Second, the Court determined there was no judicially manageable test to gauge at what level redistricting for partisan advantage would become unconstitutional. The three-part test employed by the lower court was expressly rebuked for the following reasons: (1) The “predominant intent” prong of the test was borrowed from the test used in racial gerrymandering cases. However, the Supreme Court distinguished those cases as unlike race-based decision making, which was “inherently suspect” redistricting for partisan advantage and was constitutional; (2) with regards to the  “effect” prong, they found that predicting the likely outcome of elections fell outside of judicial expertise; and (3) the last prong, which asked the defendant to provide a legitimate non-partisan reason, simply restated the first “intent” prong. The court also rejected the dissent’s proposal of using a State’s own redistricting criteria as a neutral baseline to measure the partisan gerrymander. Under this test, the distance from the “median” map would indicate the extent of harm. The court determined this test was “indeterminate and arbitrary.” Further, any proposed standard would return to the “the original unanswerable question (how much political motivation and effect is too much?).” 139 S.Ct. 2484.

In response to the Supreme Court’s decision, the three-judge panel dismissed the case for lack of jurisdiction on September 5, 2019.

On October 18, 2019, plaintiffs moved for disallowance of costs for the defendants. As the case was dismissed for lack of jurisdiction and pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1919, it would not be “just” to award costs. In the alternative, the court should reduce the award as the defendants’ bill of costs is largely unreasonable and unsupported. The court granted the motion on April 17, 2020. However, the defendants were still entitled to the costs ordered by the Supreme Court which had vacated the order “with costs.”

The plan at issue in this case was used until the North Carolina state legislature approved a new plan after the 2020 census, which took effect for the 2022 midterm elections.

As of January 2023, no further action has occurred in this case.

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Attorney for Plaintiff

BONDURANT, EMMET J. (North Carolina)

CARTER, JASON J. (North Carolina)

CHRISTMAN, JONATHAN DAVID (North Carolina)

Attorney for Defendant

ASKINS, HAROLD F. (North Carolina)

BROOKS, BRENNAN TYLER (North Carolina)

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18-00422

Supreme Court Docket

Supreme Court of the United States

July 29, 2019

July 29, 2019

Docket
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1:16-cv-01026

Complaint for Declaratory Injunction and Injunctive Relief

Aug. 5, 2016

Aug. 5, 2016

Complaint
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First Amended Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

Sept. 7, 2016

Sept. 7, 2016

Complaint
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Defendant's Memorandum in Support of Motion to Dismiss

Oct. 31, 2016

Oct. 31, 2016

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Memorandum Opinion

March 3, 2017

March 3, 2017

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Memorandum Opinion

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1:16-cv-01026

Order

Sept. 4, 2018

Sept. 4, 2018

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18-00726

18-00422

Opinion

Rucho v. Common Cause

Supreme Court of the United States

June 27, 2019

June 27, 2019

Order/Opinion

Docket

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COMPLAINT THREE JUDGE COURT FOR DECLARATORY JUDGMENT AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0418-1962481.), filed by COY E. BREWER, JR, ALICE L. BORDSEN, NORTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC PARTY, COMMON CAUSE, ROBERT WARREN WOLF, RUSSELL G. WALKER, JR, RICHARD TAFT, LARRY D. HALL, MELZER A. MORGAN, JR, JOHN MORRISON McNEILL, JONES P. BYRD, JOHN W. GRESHAM, WILLIAM H. FREEMAN, DOUGLAS BERGER, CYNTHIA S. BOYLAN, CHERYL LEE TAFT. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - 2016 Contingent Congressional Plan Committee Adopted Criteria, # 2 Exhibit B - 2016 Congressional Redistricting Plan, # 3 Civil Cover Sheet)(SPEAS, EDWIN) (Entered: 08/05/2016)

Aug. 5, 2016

Aug. 5, 2016

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Case Assigned

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NOTICE of Appearance by attorney EDWIN M. SPEAS, JR on behalf of Plaintiffs DOUGLAS BERGER, ALICE L. BORDSEN, CYNTHIA S. BOYLAN, COY E. BREWER, JR, JONES P. BYRD, COMMON CAUSE, WILLIAM H. FREEMAN, JOHN W. GRESHAM, LARRY D. HALL, MELZER A. MORGAN, JR, JOHN MORRISON McNEILL, NORTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC PARTY, CHERYL LEE TAFT, RICHARD TAFT, RUSSELL G. WALKER, JR, ROBERT WARREN WOLF (SPEAS, EDWIN) (Entered: 08/05/2016)

Aug. 5, 2016

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NOTICE of Appearance by attorney CAROLINE P. MACKIE on behalf of Plaintiffs DOUGLAS BERGER, ALICE L. BORDSEN, CYNTHIA S. BOYLAN, COY E. BREWER, JR, JONES P. BYRD, COMMON CAUSE, WILLIAM H. FREEMAN, JOHN W. GRESHAM, LARRY D. HALL, MELZER A. MORGAN, JR, JOHN MORRISON McNEILL, NORTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC PARTY, CHERYL LEE TAFT, RICHARD TAFT, RUSSELL G. WALKER, JR, ROBERT WARREN WOLF (MACKIE, CAROLINE) (Entered: 08/05/2016)

Aug. 5, 2016

Aug. 5, 2016

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CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT filed pursuant to FRCP 7.1(a) by Plaintiff COMMON CAUSE (SPEAS, EDWIN) (Entered: 08/05/2016)

Aug. 5, 2016

Aug. 5, 2016

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NOTICE of Appearance by attorney EMMET J. BONDURANT on behalf of Plaintiffs DOUGLAS BERGER, ALICE L. BORDSEN, CYNTHIA S. BOYLAN, COY E. BREWER, JR, JONES P. BYRD, COMMON CAUSE, WILLIAM H. FREEMAN, JOHN W. GRESHAM, LARRY D. HALL, MELZER A. MORGAN, JR, JOHN MORRISON McNEILL, NORTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC PARTY, CHERYL LEE TAFT, RICHARD TAFT, RUSSELL G. WALKER, JR, ROBERT WARREN WOLF (BONDURANT, EMMET) (Entered: 08/05/2016)

Aug. 5, 2016

Aug. 5, 2016

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NOTICE of Appearance by attorney BENJAMIN W. THORPE on behalf of Plaintiffs DOUGLAS BERGER, ALICE L. BORDSEN, CYNTHIA S. BOYLAN, COY E. BREWER, JR, JONES P. BYRD, COMMON CAUSE, WILLIAM H. FREEMAN, JOHN W. GRESHAM, LARRY D. HALL, MELZER A. MORGAN, JR, JOHN MORRISON McNEILL, NORTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC PARTY, CHERYL LEE TAFT, RICHARD TAFT, RUSSELL G. WALKER, JR, ROBERT WARREN WOLF (THORPE, BENJAMIN) (Entered: 08/05/2016)

Aug. 5, 2016

Aug. 5, 2016

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NOTICE of Appearance by attorney JASON J. CARTER on behalf of Plaintiffs DOUGLAS BERGER, ALICE L. BORDSEN, CYNTHIA S. BOYLAN, COY E. BREWER, JR, JONES P. BYRD, COMMON CAUSE, WILLIAM H. FREEMAN, JOHN W. GRESHAM, LARRY D. HALL, MELZER A. MORGAN, JR, JOHN MORRISON McNEILL, NORTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC PARTY, CHERYL LEE TAFT, RICHARD TAFT, RUSSELL G. WALKER, JR, ROBERT WARREN WOLF (CARTER, JASON) (Entered: 08/05/2016)

Aug. 5, 2016

Aug. 5, 2016

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Case ASSIGNED to CHIEF JUDGE WILLIAM L. OSTEEN, JR and MAGISTRATE JUDGE JOI ELIZABETH PEAKE. Set flag for Magistrate Judge Joi Elizabeth Peake. (Coyne, Michelle)

Aug. 5, 2016

Aug. 5, 2016

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Summons Issued as to All Defendants. (Attachments: # 1 Summons to David R. Lewis, # 2 Summons to Philip E. Berger, # 3 Summons to Timothy K. Moore, # 4 Summons to A. Grant Whitney, Jr., # 5 Summons to Patrick L. McCrory, # 6 Summons to The North Carolina State Board of Elections, # 7 Summons to the State of North Carolina) (Garland, Leah) (Entered: 08/08/2016)

Aug. 8, 2016

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Notice of Right to Consent. Counsel shall serve the attached form on all parties. (Garland, Leah) (Entered: 08/08/2016)

Aug. 8, 2016

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WAIVER OF SERVICE of SUMMONS by COY E. BREWER, JR, ALICE L. BORDSEN, NORTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC PARTY, COMMON CAUSE, ROBERT WARREN WOLF, RUSSELL G. WALKER, JR, RICHARD TAFT, LARRY D. HALL, MELZER A. MORGAN, JR, JOHN MORRISON McNEILL, JONES P. BYRD, JOHN W. GRESHAM, WILLIAM H. FREEMAN, DOUGLAS BERGER, CYNTHIA S. BOYLAN, CHERYL LEE TAFT. PHILIP E. BERGER waiver sent on 8/9/2016, answer due 10/11/2016; DAVID R. LEWIS waiver sent on 8/9/2016, answer due 10/11/2016; TIMOTHY K. MOORE waiver sent on 8/9/2016, answer due 10/11/2016; ROBERT A. RUCHO waiver sent on 8/9/2016, answer due 10/11/2016; STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA waiver sent on 8/9/2016, answer due 10/11/2016; THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS waiver sent on 8/9/2016, answer due 10/11/2016; A. GRANT WHITNEY, JR waiver sent on 8/9/2016, answer due 10/11/2016. (SPEAS, EDWIN) (Entered: 08/10/2016)

Aug. 10, 2016

Aug. 10, 2016

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WAIVER OF SERVICE of SUMMONS by COY E. BREWER, JR, ALICE L. BORDSEN, NORTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC PARTY, COMMON CAUSE, ROBERT WARREN WOLF, RUSSELL G. WALKER, JR, RICHARD TAFT, LARRY D. HALL, MELZER A. MORGAN, JR, JOHN MORRISON McNEILL, JONES P. BYRD, JOHN W. GRESHAM, WILLIAM H. FREEMAN, DOUGLAS BERGER, CYNTHIA S. BOYLAN, CHERYL LEE TAFT. PATRICK L. McCRORY waiver sent on 8/11/2016, answer due 10/11/2016. (SPEAS, EDWIN) (Entered: 08/15/2016)

Aug. 15, 2016

Aug. 15, 2016

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Consent AMENDED COMPLAINT - FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY JUDGMENT AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF - THREE JUDGE PANEL against defendant PHILIP E. BERGER, DAVID R. LEWIS, TIMOTHY K. MOORE, ROBERT A. RUCHO, STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS, A. GRANT WHITNEY, JR, filed by COY E. BREWER, JR, ALICE L. BORDSEN, NORTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC PARTY, COMMON CAUSE, ROBERT WARREN WOLF, RUSSELL G. WALKER, JR, RICHARD TAFT, LARRY D. HALL, MELZER A. MORGAN, JR, JOHN MORRISON McNEILL, JONES P. BYRD, JOHN W. GRESHAM, WILLIAM H. FREEMAN, DOUGLAS BERGER, CYNTHIA S. BOYLAN, CHERYL LEE TAFT, MORTON LURIE. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - 2016 Contingent Congressional Plan Committee Adopted Criteria, # 2 Exhibit B - 2016 Congressional Redistricting Plan)(SPEAS, EDWIN) (Entered: 09/07/2016)

1 Exhibit A - 2016 Contingent Congressional Plan Committee Adopted Criteria

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2 Exhibit B - 2016 Congressional Redistricting Plan

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Sept. 7, 2016

Sept. 7, 2016

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NOTICE of Appearance by attorney EDWIN M. SPEAS, JR on behalf of Plaintiff MORTON LURIE (SPEAS, EDWIN) (Entered: 09/07/2016)

Sept. 7, 2016

Sept. 7, 2016

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NOTICE of Appearance by attorney CAROLINE P. MACKIE on behalf of Plaintiff MORTON LURIE (MACKIE, CAROLINE) (Entered: 09/07/2016)

Sept. 7, 2016

Sept. 7, 2016

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NOTICE of Appearance by attorney EMMET J. BONDURANT on behalf of Plaintiff MORTON LURIE (BONDURANT, EMMET) (Entered: 09/07/2016)

Sept. 7, 2016

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NOTICE of Appearance by attorney JASON J. CARTER on behalf of Plaintiff MORTON LURIE (CARTER, JASON) (Entered: 09/07/2016)

Sept. 7, 2016

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NOTICE of Appearance by attorney BENJAMIN W. THORPE on behalf of Plaintiff MORTON LURIE (THORPE, BENJAMIN) (Entered: 09/07/2016)

Sept. 7, 2016

Sept. 7, 2016

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NOTICE of Appearance by attorney GREGORY L. DISKANT on behalf of Plaintiffs DOUGLAS BERGER, ALICE L. BORDSEN, CYNTHIA S. BOYLAN, COY E. BREWER, JR, JONES P. BYRD, COMMON CAUSE, WILLIAM H. FREEMAN, JOHN W. GRESHAM, LARRY D. HALL, MORTON LURIE, MELZER A. MORGAN, JR, JOHN MORRISON McNEILL, NORTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC PARTY, CHERYL LEE TAFT, RICHARD TAFT, RUSSELL G. WALKER, JR, ROBERT WARREN WOLF (DISKANT, GREGORY) (Entered: 09/07/2016)

Sept. 7, 2016

Sept. 7, 2016

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NOTICE of Appearance by attorney SUSAN R. MILLENKY on behalf of Plaintiffs DOUGLAS BERGER, ALICE L. BORDSEN, CYNTHIA S. BOYLAN, COY E. BREWER, JR, JONES P. BYRD, COMMON CAUSE, WILLIAM H. FREEMAN, JOHN W. GRESHAM, LARRY D. HALL, MORTON LURIE, MELZER A. MORGAN, JR, JOHN MORRISON McNEILL, NORTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC PARTY, CHERYL LEE TAFT, RICHARD TAFT, RUSSELL G. WALKER, JR, ROBERT WARREN WOLF (MILLENKY, SUSAN) (Entered: 09/07/2016)

Sept. 7, 2016

Sept. 7, 2016

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NOTICE of Appearance by attorney ALEXANDER MCCLURE PETERS on behalf of Defendants PHILIP E. BERGER, DAVID R. LEWIS, TIMOTHY K. MOORE, ROBERT A. RUCHO, STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS, A. GRANT WHITNEY, JR (PETERS, ALEXANDER) (Entered: 09/12/2016)

Sept. 12, 2016

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NOTICE of Appearance by attorney JAMES BERNIER, JR on behalf of Defendants PHILIP E. BERGER, DAVID R. LEWIS, TIMOTHY K. MOORE, ROBERT A. RUCHO, STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS, A. GRANT WHITNEY, JR (BERNIER, JAMES) (Entered: 09/12/2016)

Sept. 12, 2016

Sept. 12, 2016

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MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 12 Amended Complaint,,, by PHILIP E. BERGER, DAVID R. LEWIS, TIMOTHY K. MOORE, ROBERT A. RUCHO, STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS, A. GRANT WHITNEY, JR. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(PETERS, ALEXANDER) (Entered: 09/15/2016)

Sept. 15, 2016

Sept. 15, 2016

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Order on Motion for Extension of Time to Answer

Sept. 15, 2016

Sept. 15, 2016

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ORDER granting 22 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer for PHILIP E. BERGER, DAVID R. LEWIS, TIMOTHY K. MOORE, ROBERT A. RUCHO, STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS, and A. GRANT WHITNEY, JR. Answer due by 10/31/2016. Signed by John Brubaker, Clerk of Court, on 09/15/2016. (Brubaker, John)

Sept. 15, 2016

Sept. 15, 2016

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NOTICE of Appearance by attorney THOMAS A. FARR on behalf of Defendants PHILIP E. BERGER, DAVID R. LEWIS, TIMOTHY K. MOORE, ROBERT A. RUCHO, STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS, A. GRANT WHITNEY, JR (FARR, THOMAS) (Entered: 10/13/2016)

Oct. 13, 2016

Oct. 13, 2016

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NOTICE of Appearance by attorney PHILLIP JOHN STRACH on behalf of Defendants PHILIP E. BERGER, DAVID R. LEWIS, TIMOTHY K. MOORE, ROBERT A. RUCHO, STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS, A. GRANT WHITNEY, JR (STRACH, PHILLIP) (Entered: 10/13/2016)

Oct. 13, 2016

Oct. 13, 2016

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NOTICE of Appearance by attorney MICHAEL DOUGLAS MCKNIGHT on behalf of Defendants PHILIP E. BERGER, DAVID R. LEWIS, TIMOTHY K. MOORE, ROBERT A. RUCHO, STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS, A. GRANT WHITNEY, JR (MCKNIGHT, MICHAEL) (Entered: 10/13/2016)

Oct. 13, 2016

Oct. 13, 2016

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RESPONSE in Opposition re (17 in 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP) MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re (1) Complaint,, filed by WILLIAM COLLINS, ELLIOTT FELDMAN, CAROL FAULKNER FOX, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF NORTH CAROLINA, ANNETTE LOVE, MARIA PALMER, GUNTHER PECK, ERSLA PHELPS, JOHN QUINN, III, AARON SARVER, JANIE SMITH SUMPTER, ELIZABETH TORRES EVANS, WILLIS WILLIAMS. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Email Correspondence, # 2 Exhibit Harris v McCrory Order) Associated Cases: 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP, 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP(EARLS, ANITA) (Entered: 10/18/2016)

Oct. 18, 2016

Oct. 18, 2016

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ORDER designating the Honorable James A. Wynn, United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit, the Honorable William L. Osteen, Jr., Chief United States District Judge for the Middle District of North Carolina, and the Honorable W. Earl Britt, Senior United States District Judge the Eastern District of North Carolina, to serve in the hearing and determination of this matter, constituting a district court of three judges as provided by law. Signed on 10/25/2016 by ROGER L. GREGORY, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. (Garland, Leah) (Entered: 10/25/2016)

Oct. 25, 2016

Oct. 25, 2016

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MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM by PHILIP E. BERGER, DAVID R. LEWIS, TIMOTHY K. MOORE, PATRICK L. McCRORY, ROBERT A. RUCHO, STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS, A. GRANT WHITNEY, JR. Responses due by 11/25/2016 (FARR, THOMAS) (Entered: 10/31/2016)

Oct. 31, 2016

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MEMORANDUM filed by Defendants PHILIP E. BERGER, DAVID R. LEWIS, TIMOTHY K. MOORE, PATRICK L. McCRORY, ROBERT A. RUCHO, STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS, A. GRANT WHITNEY, JR re 28 MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM filed by PHILIP E. BERGER, DAVID R. LEWIS, TIMOTHY K. MOORE, PATRICK L. McCRORY, ROBERT A. RUCHO, STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS, A. GRANT WHITNEY, JR. (FARR, THOMAS) (Entered: 10/31/2016)

Oct. 31, 2016

Oct. 31, 2016

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Rule 26(f) Report (Individual). by DOUGLAS BERGER, ALICE L. BORDSEN, CYNTHIA S. BOYLAN, COY E. BREWER, JR, JONES P. BYRD, COMMON CAUSE, WILLIAM H. FREEMAN, JOHN W. GRESHAM, LARRY D. HALL, MORTON LURIE, MELZER A. MORGAN, JR, JOHN MORRISON McNEILL, NORTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC PARTY, CHERYL LEE TAFT, RICHARD TAFT, RUSSELL G. WALKER, JR, ROBERT WARREN WOLF. Responses due by 12/5/2016 (SPEAS, EDWIN) (Entered: 11/10/2016)

Nov. 10, 2016

Nov. 10, 2016

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MEMORANDUM filed by Plaintiffs DOUGLAS BERGER, ALICE L. BORDSEN, CYNTHIA S. BOYLAN, COY E. BREWER, JR, JONES P. BYRD, COMMON CAUSE, WILLIAM H. FREEMAN, JOHN W. GRESHAM, LARRY D. HALL, MORTON LURIE, MELZER A. MORGAN, JR, JOHN MORRISON McNEILL, NORTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC PARTY, CHERYL LEE TAFT, RICHARD TAFT, RUSSELL G. WALKER, JR, ROBERT WARREN WOLF re 30 Rule 26(f) Report (Individual). - Memorandum in Support of Plaintiffs' Rule 26(f) Report filed by DOUGLAS BERGER, ALICE L. BORDSEN, CYNTHIA S. BOYLAN, COY E. BREWER, JR, JONES P. BYRD, COMMON CAUSE, WILLIAM H. FREEMAN, JOHN W. GRESHAM, LARRY D. HALL, MORTON LURIE, MELZER A. MORGAN, JR, JOHN MORRISON McNEILL, NORTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC PARTY, CHERYL LEE TAFT, RICHARD TAFT, RUSSELL G. WALKER, JR, ROBERT WARREN WOLF. (SPEAS, EDWIN) (Entered: 11/10/2016)

Nov. 10, 2016

Nov. 10, 2016

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Rule 26(f) Report (Individual). Responses due by 12/8/2016 by PHILIP E. BERGER, DAVID R. LEWIS, TIMOTHY K. MOORE, ROBERT A. RUCHO, STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS, A. GRANT WHITNEY, JR.(FARR, THOMAS) (Entered: 11/14/2016)

Nov. 14, 2016

Nov. 14, 2016

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RESPONSE in Opposition re 28 MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM filed by DOUGLAS BERGER, ALICE L. BORDSEN, CYNTHIA S. BOYLAN, COY E. BREWER, JR, JONES P. BYRD, COMMON CAUSE, WILLIAM H. FREEMAN, JOHN W. GRESHAM, LARRY D. HALL, MORTON LURIE, MELZER A. MORGAN, JR, JOHN MORRISON McNEILL, NORTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC PARTY, CHERYL LEE TAFT, RICHARD TAFT, RUSSELL G. WALKER, JR, ROBERT WARREN WOLF. Replies due by 12/12/2016. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix A - Shapiro v. McManus, No. 1:13-CV-03233-JKB, 2016 WL 4445320 (D. Md. Aug. 24, 2016), # 2 Appendix B - Whitford v. Gill, No. 15-CV-421, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 160811 (W.D. Wis. Nov. 21, 2016))(SPEAS, EDWIN) (Entered: 11/23/2016)

Nov. 23, 2016

Nov. 23, 2016

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REPLY, filed by Defendants PHILIP E. BERGER, DAVID R. LEWIS, TIMOTHY K. MOORE, PATRICK L. McCRORY, ROBERT A. RUCHO, STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS, A. GRANT WHITNEY, JR, to Response to 28 MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM filed by PHILIP E. BERGER, DAVID R. LEWIS, TIMOTHY K. MOORE, PATRICK L. McCRORY, ROBERT A. RUCHO, STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS, A. GRANT WHITNEY, JR. (FARR, THOMAS) (Entered: 12/07/2016)

Dec. 7, 2016

Dec. 7, 2016

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Motions Submitted: 28 Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim, 30 Rule 26(f) Report (Individual), 32 Rule 26(f) Report (Individual), to CHIEF JUDGE WILLIAM L. OSTEEN, JR. (Welch, Kelly)

Dec. 14, 2016

Dec. 14, 2016

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Motions Submitted

Dec. 14, 2016

Dec. 14, 2016

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MOTION for Pre-Trial Conference by DOUGLAS BERGER, ALICE L. BORDSEN, CYNTHIA S. BOYLAN, COY E. BREWER, JR, JONES P. BYRD, COMMON CAUSE, WILLIAM H. FREEMAN, JOHN W. GRESHAM, LARRY D. HALL, MORTON LURIE, MELZER A. MORGAN, JR, JOHN MORRISON McNEILL, NORTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC PARTY, CHERYL LEE TAFT, RICHARD TAFT, RUSSELL G. WALKER, JR, ROBERT WARREN WOLF. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(SPEAS, EDWIN) (Entered: 12/14/2016)

Dec. 14, 2016

Dec. 14, 2016

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Motion Referred: re: 35 MOTION for Pre-Trial Conference, to CHIEF JUDGE WILLIAM L. OSTEEN, JR. (Welch, Kelly)

Dec. 15, 2016

Dec. 15, 2016

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Motions Referred

Dec. 15, 2016

Dec. 15, 2016

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ORDER signed by CHIEF JUDGE WILLIAM L. OSTEEN, JR on 12/19/2016; that Plaintiffs' Motion to Schedule Pre-Trial Conference in case number 1:16CV1026 (Doc. 35 ) is hereby GRANTED. FURTHER ORDERED that the parties in 1:16CV1164 shall meet and confer as required by LR 16.1(b) and thereafter file an appropriate Rule 26(f) report(s), on or before January 4, 2017. Upon the filing of the Rule 26(f) reports, the Clerk is directed to promptly set a hearing on an initial pretrial conference as required by LR 16.1(c) for each of these cases. The Clerk may confer with all counsel to determine a date upon which all counsel may be available in anticipation of the filing of the pretrial reports. Nevertheless, the pretrial conference will be set at the direction of the court. Associated Cases: 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP, 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP(Garland, Leah) (Entered: 12/19/2016)

Dec. 19, 2016

Dec. 19, 2016

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NOTICE of Hearing: Pretrial Conference set for 2/6/2017 02:00 PM in Greensboro Courtroom #1 before CHIEF JUDGE WILLIAM L. OSTEEN JR. Associated Cases: 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP, 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP (Welch, Kelly) (Entered: 01/13/2017)

Jan. 13, 2017

Jan. 13, 2017

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AMENDED Rule 26(f) Report (Individual) by DOUGLAS BERGER, ALICE L. BORDSEN, CYNTHIA S. BOYLAN, COY E. BREWER, JR, JONES P. BYRD, COMMON CAUSE, WILLIAM H. FREEMAN, JOHN W. GRESHAM, LARRY D. HALL, MORTON LURIE, MELZER A. MORGAN, JR, JOHN MORRISON McNEILL, NORTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC PARTY, CHERYL LEE TAFT, RICHARD TAFT, RUSSELL G. WALKER, JR, ROBERT WARREN WOLF.(SPEAS, EDWIN) (Entered: 02/01/2017)

Feb. 1, 2017

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Motion Submitted: 38 Rule 26(f) Report (Individual), to CHIEF JUDGE WILLIAM L. OSTEEN, JR. (Welch, Kelly)

Feb. 2, 2017

Feb. 2, 2017

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Motions Submitted

Feb. 2, 2017

Feb. 2, 2017

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Joint MOTION to Consolidate Cases. Case to be consolidated with 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP (Joint Consent Motion) by DOUGLAS BERGER, ALICE L. BORDSEN, CYNTHIA S. BOYLAN, COY E. BREWER, JR, JONES P. BYRD, COMMON CAUSE, WILLIAM H. FREEMAN, JOHN W. GRESHAM, LARRY D. HALL, MORTON LURIE, MELZER A. MORGAN, JR, JOHN MORRISON McNEILL, NORTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC PARTY, CHERYL LEE TAFT, RICHARD TAFT, RUSSELL G. WALKER, JR, ROBERT WARREN WOLF. Response to Motion due by 2/23/2017 (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(SPEAS, EDWIN) (Entered: 02/02/2017)

Feb. 2, 2017

Feb. 2, 2017

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MEMORANDUM filed by Plaintiffs DOUGLAS BERGER, ALICE L. BORDSEN, CYNTHIA S. BOYLAN, COY E. BREWER, JR, JONES P. BYRD, COMMON CAUSE, WILLIAM H. FREEMAN, JOHN W. GRESHAM, LARRY D. HALL, MORTON LURIE, MELZER A. MORGAN, JR, JOHN MORRISON McNEILL, NORTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC PARTY, CHERYL LEE TAFT, RICHARD TAFT, RUSSELL G. WALKER, JR, ROBERT WARREN WOLF re 39 Joint MOTION to Consolidate Cases. Case to be consolidated with 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP (Joint Consent Motion) filed by DOUGLAS BERGER, ALICE L. BORDSEN, CYNTHIA S. BOYLAN, COY E. BREWER, JR, JONES P. BYRD, COMMON CAUSE, WILLIAM H. FREEMAN, JOHN W. GRESHAM, LARRY D. HALL, MORTON LURIE, MELZER A. MORGAN, JR, JOHN MORRISON McNEILL, NORTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC PARTY, CHERYL LEE TAFT, RICHARD TAFT, RUSSELL G. WALKER, JR, ROBERT WARREN WOLF. (SPEAS, EDWIN) (Entered: 02/02/2017)

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Motion Submitted: 39 Joint MOTION to Consolidate Case with 1:16cv1164, to CHIEF JUDGE WILLIAM L. OSTEEN, JR. (Welch, Kelly)

Feb. 6, 2017

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Motions Submitted

Feb. 6, 2017

Feb. 6, 2017

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before CHIEF JUDGE WILLIAM L. OSTEEN, JR., in G-1: Pretrial Conference held on 2/6/2017. Attorneys Edwin Speas, Jr., Emmet Bondurant, Benjamin Thorpe and Caroline Mackie appeared on behalf of Plaintiffs Common Cause, et al. Attorneys Anita Earls and Gerald Hebert appeared on behalf of Plaintiffs League of Women Voters of North Carolina, et al. Attorneys Thomas Farr and James Bernier appeared on behalf of the Defendants. For reasons stated on the record, the Court orally grants 39 Joint Consent Motion to Consolidate Cases (1:16CV1026 & 1:16CV1164) for purposes of discovery and trial; Parties conferred and agreed upon scheduling order deadlines as to both cases; Parties to submit a proposed Joint Rule 26(f) Report for the Court's consideration; Court tentatively set this matter for trial on June 26, 2017. (Court Reporter Joseph Armstrong.) Associated Cases: 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP, 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP(Welch, Kelly)

Feb. 6, 2017

Feb. 6, 2017

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Pretrial Conference

Feb. 6, 2017

Feb. 6, 2017

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ORDER signed by CHIEF JUDGE WILLIAM L. OSTEEN, JR on 02/07/2017; that the following actions are consolidated for purposes of discovery and trial: League of Women Voters v. Rucho, No. 1:16-cv-1164, and Common Cause v. Rucho, No. 1:16-cv-1026. All notices, requests, responses, motions and other filings related to both actions must be served on all counsel in each action and bear the case caption for each action that has been consolidated pursuant to this order. Associated Cases: 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP, 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP (Garland, Leah) (Entered: 02/07/2017)

Feb. 7, 2017

Feb. 7, 2017

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JOINT 26(F) REPORT by Plaintiffs DOUGLAS BERGER, ALICE L. BORDSEN, CYNTHIA S. BOYLAN, COY E. BREWER, JR, JONES P. BYRD, COMMON CAUSE, WILLIAM H. FREEMAN, JOHN W. GRESHAM, LARRY D. HALL, MORTON LURIE, MELZER A. MORGAN, JR, JOHN MORRISON McNEILL, NORTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC PARTY, CHERYL LEE TAFT, RICHARD TAFT, RUSSELL G. WALKER, JR, ROBERT WARREN WOLF, WILLIAM COLLINS, ELLIOTT FELDMAN, CAROL FAULKNER FOX, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF NORTH CAROLINA, ANNETTE LOVE, MARIA PALMER, GUNTHER PECK, ERSLA PHELPS, JOHN QUINN, III, AARON SARVER, JANIE SMITH SUMPTER, ELIZABETH TORRES EVANS, WILLIS WILLIAMS. Associated Cases: 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP, 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP(EARLS, ANITA) Modified on 2/15/2017 to properly set out correct event. (Garland, Leah) (Entered: 02/14/2017)

Feb. 14, 2017

Feb. 14, 2017

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NOTICE by DOUGLAS BERGER, ALICE L. BORDSEN, CYNTHIA S. BOYLAN, COY E. BREWER, JR, JONES P. BYRD, COMMON CAUSE, WILLIAM H. FREEMAN, JOHN W. GRESHAM, LARRY D. HALL, MORTON LURIE, MELZER A. MORGAN, JR, JOHN MORRISON McNEILL, NORTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC PARTY, CHERYL LEE TAFT, RICHARD TAFT, RUSSELL G. WALKER, JR, ROBERT WARREN WOLF - Common Cause's Preliminary Outline of Legal Standards (filed per Court's request at the February 6, 2017 status conference) Associated Cases: 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP, 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP(SPEAS, EDWIN) (Entered: 02/15/2017)

Feb. 15, 2017

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MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney SUSAN R. MILLENKY by on behalf of DOUGLAS BERGER, ALICE L. BORDSEN, CYNTHIA S. BOYLAN, COY E. BREWER, JR, JONES P. BYRD, COMMON CAUSE, WILLIAM H. FREEMAN, JOHN W. GRESHAM, LARRY D. HALL, MORTON LURIE, MELZER A. MORGAN, JR, JOHN MORRISON McNEILL, NORTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC PARTY, CHERYL LEE TAFT, RICHARD TAFT, RUSSELL G. WALKER, JR, ROBERT WARREN WOLF. Responses due by 3/9/2017 (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order) Associated Cases: 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP, 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP(MILLENKY, SUSAN) (Entered: 02/16/2017)

Feb. 16, 2017

Feb. 16, 2017

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MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM Plaintiff's Amended Complaint by PHILIP E. BERGER, DAVID R. LEWIS, TIMOTHY K. MOORE, PATRICK L. McCRORY, ROBERT A. RUCHO, STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, A. GRANT WHITNEY, JR. Response to Motion due by 3/14/2017 (FARR, THOMAS) (Entered: 02/21/2017)

Feb. 21, 2017

Feb. 21, 2017

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MEMORANDUM filed by Defendants PHILIP E. BERGER, DAVID R. LEWIS, TIMOTHY K. MOORE, ROBERT A. RUCHO, STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS, A. GRANT WHITNEY, JR re 45 MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM Plaintiff's Amended Complaint filed by PHILIP E. BERGER, DAVID R. LEWIS, TIMOTHY K. MOORE, ROBERT A. RUCHO, STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS, A. GRANT WHITNEY, JR. (FARR, THOMAS) (Entered: 02/21/2017)

Feb. 21, 2017

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ORDER signed by CHIEF JUDGE WILLIAM L. OSTEEN, JR on 03/01/2017 approving without modification 42 RULE 26F (JOINT) in case 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP and 42 RULE 26F (JOINT) in case 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP. Discovery shall be established as Standard. Mediation is not required under LR 16.4 in this case. The parties state that they do not wish to reference the case to a Magistrate Judge or appointment of a master. Trial is expected to take five (5) days and a jury trial has not been demanded. Plaintiff's Amended Pleadings due by 2/10/2017. Defendant's Amended Pleadings due by 2/10/2017. Discovery due by 4/28/2017. Joinder of Parties for Plaintiff due by 2/10/2017. Joinder of Parties for Defendant due by 2/10/2017. Motions due by 5/12/2017. Associated Cases: 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP, 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP (Garland, Leah) (Entered: 03/01/2017)

March 1, 2017

March 1, 2017

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ORDER signed by CHIEF JUDGE WILLIAM L. OSTEEN, JR on 03/01/2017, that the Motion to Withdraw as Counsel (1:16CV1026, Doc. 44 ) is GRANTED and that attorney Susan Millenky is hereby discharged as Plaintiffs counsel. Remaining counsel of record for Plaintiffs shall continue as counsel for Plaintiffs in this matter. Associated Cases: 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP, 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP(Garland, Leah) (Entered: 03/01/2017)

March 1, 2017

March 1, 2017

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ANSWER to Amended Complaint by PHILIP E. BERGER, DAVID R. LEWIS, TIMOTHY K. MOORE, ROBERT A. RUCHO, STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS, A. GRANT WHITNEY, JR. Associated Cases: 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP, 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP(FARR, THOMAS) (Entered: 03/03/2017)

March 3, 2017

March 3, 2017

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MEMORANDUM OPINION signed by JUDGE JAMES A. WYNN, JR., CHIEF JUDGE WILLIAM L. OSTEEN, JR, and JUDGE W. EARL BRITT on 03/03/2017. Associated Cases: 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP, 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP(Garland, Leah) Modified on 5/22/2017 to correct misspelling. (Garland, Leah) (Entered: 03/03/2017)

March 3, 2017

March 3, 2017

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ORDER signed JUDGE JAMES A. WYNN, JR, CHIEF JUDGE WILLIAM L. OSTEEN, JR, and JUDGE W. EARL BRITT on 03/03/2017, that the Defendants' Motion to Dismiss in Case No. 1:16-CV-1026 is DENIED; and it is further ORDERED that the Defendants' Motion to Dismiss First Amended Complaint Filed by League Of Women Voters Of North Carolina ("LWVNC") Plaintiffs in Case No. 1:16-CV-1164 is DENIED; and it is further ORDERED that the Defendants' Motion to Dismiss in Case No. 1:16-CV-1164 (Doc. 30 ) is DENIED, as moot. Associated Cases: 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP, 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP (Garland, Leah) (Entered: 03/03/2017)

March 3, 2017

March 3, 2017

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NOTICE of Appearance by attorney STEVEN B. EPSTEIN on behalf of Plaintiffs DOUGLAS BERGER, ALICE L. BORDSEN, CYNTHIA S. BOYLAN, COY E. BREWER, JR, JONES P. BYRD, COMMON CAUSE, WILLIAM H. FREEMAN, JOHN W. GRESHAM, LARRY D. HALL, MORTON LURIE, MELZER A. MORGAN, JR, JOHN MORRISON McNEILL, NORTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC PARTY, CHERYL LEE TAFT, RICHARD TAFT, RUSSELL G. WALKER, JR, ROBERT WARREN WOLF (EPSTEIN, STEVEN) (Entered: 04/11/2017)

April 11, 2017

April 11, 2017

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NOTICE of Appearance by attorney PETER A. NELSON on behalf of Plaintiffs DOUGLAS BERGER, ALICE L. BORDSEN, CYNTHIA S. BOYLAN, COY E. BREWER, JR, JONES P. BYRD, COMMON CAUSE, WILLIAM H. FREEMAN, JOHN W. GRESHAM, LARRY D. HALL, MORTON LURIE, MELZER A. MORGAN, JR, JOHN MORRISON McNEILL, NORTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC PARTY, CHERYL LEE TAFT, RICHARD TAFT, RUSSELL G. WALKER, JR, ROBERT WARREN WOLF (NELSON, PETER) (Entered: 04/19/2017)

April 19, 2017

April 19, 2017

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NOTICE of Trial Calendar: Bench Trial set for 6/26/2017 09:30 AM in Greensboro Courtroom #1 before CHIEF JUDGE WILLIAM L. OSTEEN JR., JUDGE JAMES A. WYNN, JR., SENIOR JUDGE W. EARL BRITT. Associated Cases: 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP, 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP (Welch, Kelly) (Entered: 05/23/2017)

May 23, 2017

May 23, 2017

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FINAL PRETRIAL DISCLOSURES by WILLIAM COLLINS, ELLIOTT FELDMAN, CAROL FAULKNER FOX, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF NORTH CAROLINA, ANNETTE LOVE, MARIA PALMER, GUNTHER PECK, ERSLA PHELPS, JOHN QUINN, III, AARON SARVER, JANIE SMITH SUMPTER, ELIZABETH TORRES EVANS, WILLIS WILLIAMS. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Attachment 1 Deposition Designations, # 2 Exhibit COLLINS, WILLIAM designations, # 3 Exhibit EVANS, ELIZABETH designations, # 4 Exhibit FELDMAN, ELLIOTT designations, # 5 Exhibit FOX, FAULKNER designations, # 6 Exhibit LOVE, ANNETTE designations, # 7 Exhibit PALMER, MARIA designations, # 8 Exhibit PECK, GUNTHER designations, # 9 Exhibit PHELPS, ERSLA M designations, # 10 Exhibit QUINN, III, JOHN J designations, # 11 Exhibit SARVER, AARON J designations, # 12 Exhibit SUMPTER, JANIE S designations, # 13 Exhibit TROTTER KLENZ, MARY designations, # 14 Exhibit WILLIAMS, WILLIS designations, # 15 Exhibit LEWIS, REPRESENTATIVE DAVID I designations, # 16 Exhibit LEWIS, REPRESENTATIVE DAVID II designations, # 17 Exhibit HOFELLER, THOMAS B I designations, # 18 Exhibit HOFELLER, THOMAS B II designations, # 19 Exhibit RUCHO, SENATOR ROBERT A designations, # 20 Exhibit GIMPEL, JAMES G designations, # 21 Exhibit HOOD III, M.V. designations, # 22 Exhibit TRENDE, SEAN designations) Associated Cases: 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP, 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP(GREENWOOD, RUTH) (Entered: 05/30/2017)

1 Exhibit Attachment 1 Deposition Designations

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2 Exhibit COLLINS, WILLIAM designations

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3 Exhibit EVANS, ELIZABETH designations

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4 Exhibit FELDMAN, ELLIOTT designations

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5 Exhibit FOX, FAULKNER designations

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6 Exhibit LOVE, ANNETTE designations

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7 Exhibit PALMER, MARIA designations

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8 Exhibit PECK, GUNTHER designations

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9 Exhibit PHELPS, ERSLA M designations

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10 Exhibit QUINN, III, JOHN J designations

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11 Exhibit SARVER, AARON J designations

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12 Exhibit SUMPTER, JANIE S designations

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13 Exhibit TROTTER KLENZ, MARY designations

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14 Exhibit WILLIAMS, WILLIS designations

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15 Exhibit LEWIS, REPRESENTATIVE DAVID I designations

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16 Exhibit LEWIS, REPRESENTATIVE DAVID II designations

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17 Exhibit HOFELLER, THOMAS B I designations

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18 Exhibit HOFELLER, THOMAS B II designations

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19 Exhibit RUCHO, SENATOR ROBERT A designations

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20 Exhibit GIMPEL, JAMES G designations

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21 Exhibit HOOD III, M.V. designations

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22 Exhibit TRENDE, SEAN designations

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May 30, 2017

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FINAL PRETRIAL DISCLOSURES by WILLIAM COLLINS, ELLIOTT FELDMAN, CAROL FAULKNER FOX, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF NORTH CAROLINA, ANNETTE LOVE, MARIA PALMER, GUNTHER PECK, ERSLA PHELPS, JOHN QUINN, III, AARON SARVER, JANIE SMITH SUMPTER, ELIZABETH TORRES EVANS, WILLIS WILLIAMS. Associated Cases: 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP, 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP(GREENWOOD, RUTH) (Entered: 05/30/2017)

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(See Amended Document 67 ) PRETRIAL DISCLOSURES by DOUGLAS BERGER, ALICE L. BORDSEN, CYNTHIA S. BOYLAN, COY E. BREWER, JR, JONES P. BYRD, COMMON CAUSE, WILLIAM H. FREEMAN, JOHN W. GRESHAM, LARRY D. HALL, MORTON LURIE, MELZER A. MORGAN, JR, JOHN MORRISON McNEILL, NORTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC PARTY, CHERYL LEE TAFT, RICHARD TAFT, RUSSELL G. WALKER, JR, ROBERT WARREN WOLF. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Deposition Designations, # 2 Exhibit B - Joint Plaintiffs' Exhibit List, # 3 Exhibit C - Common Cause Plaintiffs' Exhibit List) Associated Cases: 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP, 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP(SPEAS, EDWIN) Modified on 6/14/2017 (Welch, Kelly). (Entered: 05/30/2017)

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3 Exhibit C - Common Cause Plaintiffs' Exhibit List

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Exhibit List by WILLIAM COLLINS, ELLIOTT FELDMAN, CAROL FAULKNER FOX, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF NORTH CAROLINA, ANNETTE LOVE, MARIA PALMER, GUNTHER PECK, ERSLA PHELPS, JOHN QUINN, III, AARON SARVER, JANIE SMITH SUMPTER, ELIZABETH TORRES EVANS, WILLIS WILLIAMS. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Attachment 1 Joint Plaintiffs' Exhibit List, # 2 Exhibit Attachment 2 LWVNC Plaintiffs' Exhibit List) Associated Cases: 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP, 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP(GREENWOOD, RUTH) (Entered: 05/30/2017)

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FINAL PRETRIAL DISCLOSURES by PHILIP E. BERGER, DAVID R. LEWIS, TIMOTHY K. MOORE, ROBERT A. RUCHO, STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS, A. GRANT WHITNEY, JR, PHILIP E. BERGER, DAVID R. LEWIS, TIMOTHY K. MOORE, ROBERT A. RUCHO, THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, A. GRANT WHITNEY, JR. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Designations of Deposition Testimony, # 2 Exhibit 2 - Exhibit List (Expect to Offer), # 3 Exhibit 3 - Exhibit List (May Offer)) Associated Cases: 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP, 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP(MCKNIGHT, MICHAEL) (Entered: 05/30/2017)

1 Exhibit 1 - Designations of Deposition Testimony

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2 Exhibit 2 - Exhibit List (Expect to Offer)

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3 Exhibit 3 - Exhibit List (May Offer)

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May 30, 2017

May 30, 2017

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60

NOTICE of Appearance by attorney ANNA E. BODI on behalf of Plaintiffs WILLIAM COLLINS, ELLIOTT FELDMAN, CAROL FAULKNER FOX, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF NORTH CAROLINA, ANNETTE LOVE, MARIA PALMER, GUNTHER PECK, ERSLA PHELPS, JOHN QUINN, III, AARON SARVER, JANIE SMITH SUMPTER, ELIZABETH TORRES EVANS, WILLIS WILLIAMS Associated Cases: 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP, 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP(BODI, ANNA) (Entered: 05/31/2017)

May 31, 2017

May 31, 2017

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61

Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law by PHILIP E. BERGER, DAVID R. LEWIS, TIMOTHY K. MOORE, PATRICK L. McCRORY, ROBERT A. RUCHO, STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS, A. GRANT WHITNEY, JR, PHILIP E. BERGER, DAVID R. LEWIS, TIMOTHY K. MOORE, ROBERT A. RUCHO, THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, A. GRANT WHITNEY, JR. Associated Cases: 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP, 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP(STRACH, PHILLIP) (Entered: 06/05/2017)

June 5, 2017

June 5, 2017

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62

NOTICE of Appearance by attorney MOLLY DANAHY on behalf of Plaintiffs WILLIAM COLLINS, ELLIOTT FELDMAN, CAROL FAULKNER FOX, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF NORTH CAROLINA, ANNETTE LOVE, MARIA PALMER, GUNTHER PECK, ERSLA PHELPS, JOHN QUINN, III, AARON SARVER, JANIE SMITH SUMPTER, ELIZABETH TORRES EVANS, WILLIS WILLIAMS Associated Cases: 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP, 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP(DANAHY, MOLLY) (Entered: 06/05/2017)

June 5, 2017

June 5, 2017

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63

Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law by WILLIAM COLLINS, ELLIOTT FELDMAN, CAROL FAULKNER FOX, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF NORTH CAROLINA, ANNETTE LOVE, MARIA PALMER, GUNTHER PECK, ERSLA PHELPS, JOHN QUINN, III, AARON SARVER, JANIE SMITH SUMPTER, ELIZABETH TORRES EVANS, WILLIS WILLIAMS. Associated Cases: 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP, 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP(GREENWOOD, RUTH) (Entered: 06/05/2017)

June 5, 2017

June 5, 2017

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64

TRIAL BRIEF by Plaintiffs WILLIAM COLLINS, ELLIOTT FELDMAN, CAROL FAULKNER FOX, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF NORTH CAROLINA, ANNETTE LOVE, MARIA PALMER, GUNTHER PECK, ERSLA PHELPS, JOHN QUINN, III, AARON SARVER, JANIE SMITH SUMPTER, ELIZABETH TORRES EVANS, WILLIS WILLIAMS. Associated Cases: 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP, 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP(GREENWOOD, RUTH) (Entered: 06/05/2017)

June 5, 2017

June 5, 2017

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Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law by DOUGLAS BERGER, ALICE L. BORDSEN, CYNTHIA S. BOYLAN, COY E. BREWER, JR, JONES P. BYRD, COMMON CAUSE, WILLIAM H. FREEMAN, JOHN W. GRESHAM, LARRY D. HALL, MORTON LURIE, MELZER A. MORGAN, JR, JOHN MORRISON McNEILL, NORTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC PARTY, CHERYL LEE TAFT, RICHARD TAFT, RUSSELL G. WALKER, JR, ROBERT WARREN WOLF. Associated Cases: 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP, 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP(SPEAS, EDWIN) (Entered: 06/05/2017)

June 5, 2017

June 5, 2017

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66

NOTICE OF HEARING: Final Pretrial Conference set for 6/19/2017 09:30 AM in Greensboro Courtroom #1 before CHIEF JUDGE WILLIAM L. OSTEEN JR. Associated Cases: 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP, 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP(Welch, Kelly) (Entered: 06/08/2017)

June 8, 2017

June 8, 2017

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TEXT ORDER - The parties have submitted a number of questions about trial issues to the Clerk. The majority of those questions and any other pre-trial issues will be addressed at a pre-trial conference scheduled for June 19, 2017. However, in light of the upcoming trial date, two issues will be addressed in this order. First, the parties asked whether there is a pre-trial deadline for filing evidentiary motions and responses. Any pre-trial motions to exclude expert testimony shall be filed on or before Monday, June 19, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. Responses shall be filed on or before 12:00 noon on Thursday, June 22, 2017. A motion to exclude expert testimony shall include as an exhibit the expert report of the challenged witness along with any rebuttal expert reports. The filing of any other motion in limine or evidentiary motion will be addressed during the pre-trial conference. Second, the League Plaintiffs filed their transcript designations along with their pre-trial disclosures. The Common Cause Plaintiffs and Defendants should file their transcript designations at the earliest possible time. [Issued by CHIEF JUDGE WILLIAM L. OSTEEN, JR., on 06/09/2017.] Associated Cases: 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP, 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP. (Cable, Frances)

June 9, 2017

June 9, 2017

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Order

June 9, 2017

June 9, 2017

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67

AMENDED DOCUMENT (Amended Rule 26(a)(3)(A) Pretrial Disclosures) by DOUGLAS BERGER, ALICE L. BORDSEN, CYNTHIA S. BOYLAN, COY E. BREWER, JR, JONES P. BYRD, COMMON CAUSE, WILLIAM H. FREEMAN, JOHN W. GRESHAM, LARRY D. HALL, MORTON LURIE, MELZER A. MORGAN, JR, JOHN MORRISON McNEILL, NORTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC PARTY, CHERYL LEE TAFT, RICHARD TAFT, RUSSELL G. WALKER, JR, ROBERT WARREN WOLF. Amendment to (56 in 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP) Pretrial Disclosures,, . Associated Cases: 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP, 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP(SPEAS, EDWIN) (Entered: 06/13/2017)

June 13, 2017

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DESIGNATION OF DEPOSITION TRANSCRIPT by DOUGLAS BERGER, ALICE L. BORDSEN, CYNTHIA S. BOYLAN, COY E. BREWER, JR, JONES P. BYRD, COMMON CAUSE, WILLIAM H. FREEMAN, JOHN W. GRESHAM, LARRY D. HALL, MORTON LURIE, MELZER A. MORGAN, JR, JOHN MORRISON McNEILL, NORTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC PARTY, CHERYL LEE TAFT, RICHARD TAFT, RUSSELL G. WALKER, JR, ROBERT WARREN WOLF. Associated Cases: 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP, 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP(SPEAS, EDWIN) (Entered: 06/13/2017)

June 13, 2017

June 13, 2017

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69

OBJECTION - Other re (59 in 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP, 58 in 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP) Final Pretrial Disclosures,, by Plaintiffs WILLIAM COLLINS, ELLIOTT FELDMAN, CAROL FAULKNER FOX, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF NORTH CAROLINA, ANNETTE LOVE, MARIA PALMER, GUNTHER PECK, ERSLA PHELPS, JOHN QUINN, III, AARON SARVER, JANIE SMITH SUMPTER, ELIZABETH TORRES EVANS, WILLIS WILLIAMS. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Objections to Defendants' Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit Counter-Designations to Defendants Deposition Designations, # 3 Exhibit Collins Counter-Designations, # 4 Exhibit Feldman Counter-Designations, # 5 Exhibit Love Counter-Designations, # 6 Exhibit Palmer Counter-Designations, # 7 Exhibit Sumpter Counter-Designations, # 8 Exhibit Klenz Counter-Designations) Associated Cases: 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP, 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP(EARLS, ANITA) (Entered: 06/13/2017)

June 13, 2017

June 13, 2017

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70

OBJECTION - Other re (58 in 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP, 59 in 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP) Final Pretrial Disclosures,, by Plaintiffs DOUGLAS BERGER, ALICE L. BORDSEN, CYNTHIA S. BOYLAN, COY E. BREWER, JR, JONES P. BYRD, COMMON CAUSE, WILLIAM H. FREEMAN, JOHN W. GRESHAM, LARRY D. HALL, MORTON LURIE, MELZER A. MORGAN, JR, JOHN MORRISON McNEILL, NORTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC PARTY, CHERYL LEE TAFT, RICHARD TAFT, RUSSELL G. WALKER, JR, ROBERT WARREN WOLF. Associated Cases: 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP, 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP(SPEAS, EDWIN) (Entered: 06/13/2017)

June 13, 2017

June 13, 2017

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71

OBJECTION - Other re (57 in 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP, 56 in 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP) Pretrial Disclosures,, (58 in 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP, 57 in 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP) Exhibit List, (55 in 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP, 56 in 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP) Final Pretrial Disclosures, (54 in 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP, 55 in 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP) Final Pretrial Disclosures,,,,, by Defendants PHILIP E. BERGER, DAVID R. LEWIS, TIMOTHY K. MOORE, ROBERT A. RUCHO, STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS, A. GRANT WHITNEY, JR, PHILIP E. BERGER, DAVID R. LEWIS, TIMOTHY K. MOORE, ROBERT A. RUCHO, THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS, THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, A. GRANT WHITNEY, JR. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Defendants' Objections to Plaintiffs' Joint Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit 2 - Defendants' Objections to Plaintiff LWV's Proposed Exhibits, # 3 Exhibit 3 - Defendants' Objections to Plaintiff Common Cause's Proposed Exhibits, # 4 Exhibit 4 - Defendants' Objections and Counter-Designations of Plaintiffs Designations of Deposition Testimony) Associated Cases: 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP, 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP(MCKNIGHT, MICHAEL) (Entered: 06/13/2017)

June 13, 2017

June 13, 2017

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72

MOTION in Limine to exclude testimony of Sean P. Trende at trial by WILLIAM COLLINS, ELLIOTT FELDMAN, CAROL FAULKNER FOX, ANNETTE LOVE, MARIA PALMER, GUNTHER PECK, ERSLA PHELPS, JOHN QUINN, III, AARON SARVER, JANIE SMITH SUMPTER, ELIZABETH TORRES EVANS, WILLIS WILLIAMS. Response to Motion due by 6/22/2017 Associated Cases: 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP, 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP(GREENWOOD, RUTH) (Entered: 06/19/2017)

June 19, 2017

June 19, 2017

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Pretrial Conference

June 19, 2017

June 19, 2017

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73

BRIEF re (71 in 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP) MOTION in Limine to exclude testimony of Sean P. Trende at trial . (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Expert Report of Sean P. Trende, dated April 3, 2017, # 2 Exhibit 2 - Deposition of Sean P. Trende, dated May 5, 2017, # 3 Exhibit 3 - Curriculum Vitae of Sean P. Trende, # 4 Exhibit 4 Expert Report of Dr. Simon Jackman, dated April 18, 2017, # 5 Exhibit 5 - Bernard Grofman & Gary King, The Future of Partisan Symmetry as a Judicial Test for, # 6 Exhibit 6 Rebuttal Report of Dr. Simon Jackman, dated April 17, 2017, # 7 Exhibit 7 Deposition of James G. Gimpel, dated April 27, 2017, # 8 Exhibit 8 Curriculum Vitae of Dr. Simon Jackman, # 9 Exhibit 9 Curriculum Vitae of Dr. Jowei Chen, # 10 Exhibit 10 Curriculum Vitae of Dr. Jonathan Rodden, # 11 Exhibit 11 American Political Science Association, APSR Submission Guidelines, updated August 26, 2016, # 12 Exhibit 12 Trial Transcript, Whitford v. Nichol, 218 F. Supp. 3d 837, 854 (W.D. Wis. 2016) (No. 1:15-cv-421-bbc), # 13 Exhibit 13 Expert Report of Simon Jackman, dated July 7, 2015, Whitford v. Nichol, 218 F. Supp. 3d 837 (W.D. Wis. 2016) (No. 1:15-cv-421-bbc), # 14 Exhibit 14 Almanac of American Politics 2014, at 1233 (Michael Barone et al. eds., 2014), # 15 Exhibit 15 Michael D. McDonald & Robin E. Best, Unfair Partisan Gerrymanders in Politics and Law: A Diagnostic Applied to Six Cases, 14 Election L.J. 312 (2015), # 16 Exhibit 16 - Samuel S. H. Wang, Three Tests for Practical Evaluation of Partisan Gerrymandering, 68 Stan. L. Rev. 1263 (2016)) Associated Cases: 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP, 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP(GREENWOOD, RUTH) (Entered: 06/19/2017)

1 Exhibit Exhibit 1 - Expert Report of Sean P. Trende, dated April 3, 2017

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2 Exhibit Exhibit 2 - Deposition of Sean P. Trende, dated May 5, 2017

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3 Exhibit Exhibit 3 - Curriculum Vitae of Sean P. Trende

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4 Exhibit Exhibit 4 Expert Report of Dr. Simon Jackman, dated April 18, 2017

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5 Exhibit Exhibit 5 - Bernard Grofman & Gary King, The Future of Partisan Symmetry

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6 Exhibit Exhibit 6 Rebuttal Report of Dr. Simon Jackman, dated April 17, 2017

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7 Exhibit Exhibit 7 Deposition of James G. Gimpel, dated April 27, 2017

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8 Exhibit Exhibit 8 Curriculum Vitae of Dr. Simon Jackman

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9 Exhibit Exhibit 9 Curriculum Vitae of Dr. Jowei Chen

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10 Exhibit Exhibit 10 Curriculum Vitae of Dr. Jonathan Rodden

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11 Exhibit Exhibit 11 American Political Science Association, APSR Submission Guid

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12 Exhibit Exhibit 12 Trial Transcript, Whitford v. Nichol, 218 F. Supp. 3d 837, 8

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13 Exhibit Exhibit 13 Expert Report of Simon Jackman, dated July 7, 2015, Whitford

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14 Exhibit Exhibit 14 Almanac of American Politics 2014, at 1233 (Michael Barone e

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15 Exhibit Exhibit 15 Michael D. McDonald & Robin E. Best, Unfair Partisan Gerryma

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16 Exhibit Exhibit 16 - Samuel S. H. Wang, Three Tests for Practical Evaluation of

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June 19, 2017

June 19, 2017

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before CHIEF JUDGE WILLIAM L. OSTEEN, JR., in G-1: Pretrial Conference held on 6/19/2017. Attorneys Edwin Speas, Jr., Emmet Bondurant, Benjamin Thorpe, Steven Epstein, Anita Earls, Anabelle Harless and Ruth Greenwood appeared on behalf of Plaintiffs. Attorneys Phillip Strach, Michael McKnight and James Bernier, Jr., appeared on behalf of Defendant. On the Court's own motion, the trial in this matter is continued to a date to be determined. Deadline for filing any Motions in Limine remains as today by 5:00 p.m. Responses due within fourteen days. Stipulations, Revised Joint Exhibit list and any motions with respect to expert witness testimony are to be filed one (1) week prior to the new trail date. Parties agree that the estimated trial time remains as five (5) days. (Court Reporter Jane Calhoun.) Associated Cases: 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP, 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP(Welch, Kelly)

June 19, 2017

June 19, 2017

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74

MOTION to Stay by PHILIP E. BERGER, DAVID R. LEWIS, TIMOTHY K. MOORE, ROBERT A. RUCHO, PHILIP E. BERGER, DAVID R. LEWIS, TIMOTHY K. MOORE, ROBERT A. RUCHO. Response to Motion due by 7/17/2017 Associated Cases: 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP, 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP(STRACH, PHILLIP) (Entered: 06/26/2017)

June 26, 2017

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MEMORANDUM filed by Defendants PHILIP E. BERGER, DAVID R. LEWIS, TIMOTHY K. MOORE, ROBERT A. RUCHO, PHILIP E. BERGER, DAVID R. LEWIS, TIMOTHY K. MOORE, ROBERT A. RUCHO re (74 in 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP, 73 in 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP) MOTION to Stay filed by PHILIP E. BERGER, DAVID R. LEWIS, TIMOTHY K. MOORE, ROBERT A. RUCHO, PHILIP E. BERGER, DAVID R. LEWIS, TIMOTHY K. MOORE, ROBERT A. RUCHO. Associated Cases: 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP, 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP(STRACH, PHILLIP) (Entered: 06/26/2017)

June 26, 2017

June 26, 2017

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76

RESPONSE in Opposition re (71 in 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP, 72 in 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP) MOTION in Limine to exclude testimony of Sean P. Trende at trial filed by WILLIS WILLIAMS, ELIZABETH TORRES EVANS, GUNTHER PECK, WILLIAM COLLINS, AARON SARVER, JOHN QUINN, III, ANNETTE LOVE, ELLIOTT FELDMAN, CAROL FAULKNER FOX, MARIA PALMER, ERSLA PHELPS, JANIE SMITH SUMPTER filed by PHILIP E. BERGER, DAVID R. LEWIS, TIMOTHY K. MOORE, ROBERT A. RUCHO, STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS, A. GRANT WHITNEY, JR, PHILIP E. BERGER, DAVID R. LEWIS, TIMOTHY K. MOORE, ROBERT A. RUCHO, THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, A. GRANT WHITNEY, JR. Replies due by 7/17/2017 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Chart of 1992-2016 Congressional Plans - Divided Counties and VTDs) Associated Cases: 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP, 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP(STRACH, PHILLIP) (Entered: 07/03/2017)

July 3, 2017

July 3, 2017

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77

REPLY, filed by Plaintiffs WILLIAM COLLINS, ELLIOTT FELDMAN, CAROL FAULKNER FOX, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF NORTH CAROLINA, ANNETTE LOVE, MARIA PALMER, GUNTHER PECK, ERSLA PHELPS, JOHN QUINN, III, AARON SARVER, JANIE SMITH SUMPTER, ELIZABETH TORRES EVANS, WILLIS WILLIAMS, to Response to (71 in 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP, 72 in 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP) MOTION in Limine to exclude testimony of Sean P. Trende at trial filed by WILLIAM COLLINS, ELLIOTT FELDMAN, CAROL FAULKNER FOX, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF NORTH CAROLINA, ANNETTE LOVE, MARIA PALMER, GUNTHER PECK, ERSLA PHELPS, JOHN QUINN, III, AARON SARVER, JANIE SMITH SUMPTER, ELIZABETH TORRES EVANS, WILLIS WILLIAMS. Associated Cases: 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP, 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP(GREENWOOD, RUTH) (Entered: 07/17/2017)

July 17, 2017

July 17, 2017

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78

RESPONSE in Opposition re (74 in 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP) MOTION to Stay filed by TIMOTHY K. MOORE, PHILIP E. BERGER, ROBERT A. RUCHO, DAVID R. LEWIS filed by WILLIAM COLLINS, ELLIOTT FELDMAN, CAROL FAULKNER FOX, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF NORTH CAROLINA, ANNETTE LOVE, MARIA PALMER, GUNTHER PECK, ERSLA PHELPS, JOHN QUINN, III, AARON SARVER, JANIE SMITH SUMPTER, ELIZABETH TORRES EVANS, WILLIS WILLIAMS. Replies due by 7/31/2017 Associated Cases: 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP, 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP(HARLESS, ANNABELLE) (Entered: 07/17/2017)

July 17, 2017

July 17, 2017

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79

RESPONSE in Opposition re (74 in 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP, 73 in 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP) MOTION to Stay filed by TIMOTHY K. MOORE, PHILIP E. BERGER, ROBERT A. RUCHO, DAVID R. LEWIS filed by DOUGLAS BERGER, ALICE L. BORDSEN, CYNTHIA S. BOYLAN, COY E. BREWER, JR, JONES P. BYRD, COMMON CAUSE, WILLIAM H. FREEMAN, JOHN W. GRESHAM, LARRY D. HALL, MORTON LURIE, MELZER A. MORGAN, JR, JOHN MORRISON McNEILL, NORTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC PARTY, CHERYL LEE TAFT, RICHARD TAFT, RUSSELL G. WALKER, JR, ROBERT WARREN WOLF. Replies due by 7/31/2017 Associated Cases: 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP, 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP(SPEAS, EDWIN) (Entered: 07/17/2017)

July 17, 2017

July 17, 2017

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80

REPLY, filed by Defendants PHILIP E. BERGER, DAVID R. LEWIS, TIMOTHY K. MOORE, ROBERT A. RUCHO, PHILIP E. BERGER, DAVID R. LEWIS, TIMOTHY K. MOORE, ROBERT A. RUCHO, to Response to (73 in 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP) MOTION to Stay filed by PHILIP E. BERGER, DAVID R. LEWIS, TIMOTHY K. MOORE, ROBERT A. RUCHO, PHILIP E. BERGER, DAVID R. LEWIS, TIMOTHY K. MOORE, ROBERT A. RUCHO. Associated Cases: 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP, 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP(STRACH, PHILLIP) (Entered: 07/31/2017)

July 31, 2017

July 31, 2017

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81

NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL AND SUBSTITUTION OF COUNSEL on behalf of Plaintiffs WILLIAM COLLINS, ELLIOTT FELDMAN, CAROL FAULKNER FOX, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF NORTH CAROLINA, ANNETTE LOVE, MARIA PALMER, GUNTHER PECK, ERSLA PHELPS, JOHN QUINN, III, AARON SARVER, JANIE SMITH SUMPTER, ELIZABETH TORRES EVANS, WILLIS WILLIAMS. MOLLY DANAHY is substituted as counsel for Plaintiffs. Attorney MOLLY DANAHY terminated. Associated Cases: 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP, 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP(DANAHY, MOLLY) (Entered: 08/04/2017)

Aug. 4, 2017

Aug. 4, 2017

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82

NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL AND SUBSTITUTION OF COUNSEL on behalf of Plaintiffs WILLIAM COLLINS, ELLIOTT FELDMAN, CAROL FAULKNER FOX, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF NORTH CAROLINA, ANNETTE LOVE, MARIA PALMER, GUNTHER PECK, ERSLA PHELPS, JOHN QUINN, III, AARON SARVER, JANIE SMITH SUMPTER, ELIZABETH TORRES EVANS, WILLIS WILLIAMS. ANNA E. BODI is substituted as counsel for Plaintiffs. Attorney ANNA E. BODI terminated. Associated Cases: 1:16-cv-01164-WO-JEP, 1:16-cv-01026-WO-JEP(BODI, ANNA) (Entered: 08/07/2017)

Aug. 7, 2017

Aug. 7, 2017

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Case Details

State / Territory: North Carolina

Case Type(s):

Election/Voting Rights

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 5, 2016

Closing Date: Oct. 18, 2019

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

A non-profit advocating redistricting reform, the North Carolina Democratic Party, fifteen registered Democrats, and one registered Republican.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Non-profit NON-religious organization

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

North Carolina State Board of Elections (Raleigh, Wake), State

State of North Carolina (Raleigh, Wake), State

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

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

Constitutional Clause(s):

Freedom of speech/association

Equal Protection

Available Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Non-settlement Outcome

Any published opinion

U.S. Supreme Court merits opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Defendant

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Issues

Voting:

Voting: General & Misc.

Redistricting/district composition

Vote dilution