Nix v. HolderPetition for certiorari denied on November 12, 2012
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|12-81||D.C. Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2012|
Issue: (1) Whether the 2006 version of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 exceeds Congress’ enforcement powers under the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments given that: (a) Congress retained a three-decade-old formula for selecting the jurisdictions that will be covered by the preclearance procedure; and (b) Congress significantly expanded the substantive standard for denying preclearance by abrogating two of the Court’s decisions that had narrowly construed it; (2) whether the Justice Department mooted petitioners’ appeal when it unilaterally purported to “reconsider” and “withdraw” the particular preclearance objection that was injuring petitioners, but failed to demonstrate that Section 5 could not reasonably be expected to injure petitioners in the future.
Plain English Summary:
- Petition of the day (Ben Cheng)