Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the March 24 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton. Ronald Mann has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC. Ronald Mann has our preview.

Shelby County v. Holder

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12-96 D.C. Cir. Feb 27, 2013
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Jun 25, 2013 5-4 Roberts OT 2012
 
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Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys work for or contribute to this blog in various capacities, is among the counsel to Representative F. James Sensenbrenner et al., who filed an amicus brief in support of the respondent in this case.

Holding: Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional; its formula can no longer be used as a basis for subjecting jurisdictions to preclearance.

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Judgment: Reversed, 5-4, in an opinion by Chief Justice Roberts on June 25, 2013. Justice Thomas filed a concurring opinion. Justice Ginsburg filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Breyer, Justice Sotomayor and Justice Kagan joined.

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Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys work for or contribute to this blog in various capacities, is among the counsel to Representative F. James Sensenbrenner et al., who filed anamicus brief in support of the respondent in this case.   Holding: Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional; its formula can no longer be used as a basis for subjecting jurisdictions to preclearance.   JudgmentReversed, 5-4, in an opinion by Chief Justice Roberts on June 25, 2013. Justice Thomas filed a concurring opinion. Justice Ginsburg filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Breyer, Justice Sotomayor and Justice Kagan joined.
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