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Format: 12-17-2017
Format: 12-17-2017
SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT The right to vote and the practical ability to exercise that right are essential to a functional, responsive democracy. Active duty servicemembers and veterans have...
September 22, 2017 | Litigation |
Deborah N. Archer — NYU School of Law Civil Rights Clinic
Aderson B. Francois — Institute for Public Representation Georgetown University Law Center
SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT Using its authority under the Elections Clause, Congress passed the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), which prohibits state voter purge laws that “result in the...
September 22, 2017 | Litigation |
Elizabeth B. Wydra — Constitutional Accountability Center
David H. Gans — Constitutional Accountability Center
INTRODUCTION AND SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT The right to vote is foundational to our system of government and essential to all other rights of citizenship. It is so foundational that it cannot...
September 22, 2017 | Litigation |
Sherrilyn A. Ifill — NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc.
Janai S. Nelson — NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc.
Samuel Spital — NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc.
Leah C. Aden — NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc.
Thomas M. Bondy — Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
John Paul Schanapper-Casteras — NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc.
Khai LeQuang — Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Melanie D. Phillips — Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Emily K. Brown — Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Ethan M. Scapelatti — Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Kristina Pieper Trautmann — Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Daniel Robertson — Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT This case is about voting, a right “at the heart of representative government.” Reynolds v. Sims, 377 U.S. 533, 555 (1964). The franchise has expanded throughout our...
September 22, 2017 | Litigation |
Brittany N. Lovejoy — Latham & Watkins LLP
Patrick K. O'Brien — Latham & Watkins LLP
Richard B. Bress — Latham & Watkins LLP
Ryan C. Grover — Latham & Watkins LLP
Savannah K. Burgoyne — Latham & Watkins LLP
SUMMARY OF THE ARGUMENT The outcome of this case will not affect only Petitioner and the state of Ohio. Nor will it just affect the hundreds of thousands of eligible voters in Ohio who...
September 22, 2017 | Litigation |
Emmet J. Bondurant — Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, LLP
Jason J. Carter — Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, LLP
Chad K. Lennon — Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, LLP
Allegra Chapman — Common Cause
SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT I. Under Ohio’s “supplemental process,” the failure to vote is both the reason the state initiates its voter-purge procedure and the most immediate cause of a...
September 22, 2017 | Litigation |
Samuel R. Bagenstos
SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT This case presents the question of whether the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) allows states to initiate the process for removing citizens from the registration rolls...
September 22, 2017 | Litigation |
Paul M. Smith — Campaign Legal Center
Danielle Lang — Campaign Legal Center
SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT Voter inactivity is a poor measure to identify ineligible voters. Ohio presumes that a registrant who has failed to vote in a single federal election has likely moved...
September 22, 2017 | Litigation |
Eric T. Schneiderman — Attorney General State of NY
Barbara D. Underwood — Solicitor General
Steven C. Wu — Deputy Solicitor General
Seth M. Rokosky — Assistant Solicitor General
Xavier Becerra — Attorney General State of Caifornia
George Jepsen — Attorney General State of Connecticut
Matthew P. Denn — Attorney General State of Delaware
Douglas S. Chin — Attorney General State of Hawai'i
Lisa Madigan — Attorney State General State of Illinois
Thomas J. Miller — Attorney State General State of Iowa
Andy Beshear — Attorney State General State of Kentucky
Brian E. Frosh — Attorney State General State of Maryland
Hector Balderas — Attorney General State of New Mexico
Ellen F. Rosenblum — Attorney General State of Oregon
Bob Ferguson — Attorney General State of Washington
Karl A. Racine — Attorney General District of Columbia
SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT Petitioner tries to defend voter registration purges triggered by non-voting as a “longstanding state practice.” Brief for the Petitioner at 2. “Longstanding” as Ohio’...
September 22, 2017 | Litigation |
Linda C. Goldstein — Counsel of Record
Konstantin Medvedovsky — DECHERT LLP
SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT Ohio’s Supplemental Process purports to purge from its rolls those voters who have moved, but, in reality, it targets voters for failure to vote in violation of the National...
September 22, 2017 | Litigation |
Brigida Benitez — Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Jessica I. Rothschild — Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Niyati Shah — AAJC
Terry Ao Minnis — AAJC
John Yang — AAJC
Erin Hustings — National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Education Fund
Jose Perez — LatinoJustice PRLDEF
Joanna E. Cuevas Ingram — LatinoJustice PRLDEF