Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

The court will release orders from the March 16 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday and Wednesday.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Sveen v. Melin. Amy Howe has our preview.

Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District Number One v. Holder

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-322 D. D.C. Apr 29, 2009
Jun 22, 2009 8-1 Roberts OT 2008

Issue: Whether the appellant is eligible to bail out from the preclearance requirement of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, and whether Congress provided sufficient justification of current voting discrimination when extended the requirement in 2006 for another twenty-five years.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 8-1, in an opinion by Chief Justice John Roberts on June 22, 2009.

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