Calendar of Upcoming Deadlines and Hearings

2017 and 2018 likely will see a flurry of activity in redistricting cases around the country.

A calendar of upcoming deadlines and hearings in key redistricting cases including partisan gerrymandering cases in Wisconsin, North Carolina, and Maryland, and racial gerrymandering cases in North Carolina and Virginia.

May 11, 2017

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  • PG stands for Partisan Gerrymandering Claims
  • RG stands for Racial Gerrymandering Claims
  • VRA stands for Voting Rights Act Claims

DATE

CASE

 STATE 

 CASE TYPE 

EVENT

May 12, 2017 League of Women Voters v. Rucho and Common Cause v. Rucho NC PG Dispositive motions due at the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina

May 16, 2017

NC

RG

Parties’ briefs on remaining fact findings and legal conclusions due at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia 

May 17, 2017

Vesilind v. Virginia Board of Elections

VA

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Appellees’ response brief due at the Virginia Supreme Court

May 24, 2017 Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama AL RG Deadline for filing notice of passage of remedial legislative plans, if any, with the U.S. District Court for Middle District of Alabama

Spring/Summer 2017

North Carolina v. Covington

NC

PG

U.S. Supreme Court decision whether to take merits briefing anticipated

Spring/Summer 2017

Dickson v. Rucho

NC

PG

U.S. Supreme Court decision whether to take merits briefing anticipated

Spring/Summer 2017

Cooper v. Harris

NC

RG

Decision from the U.S. Supreme Court on racial gerrymandering claims

Spring/Summer 2017

Harris v. Cooper

NC

PG

U.S. Supreme Court decision whether to take merits briefing on partisan gerrymandering anticipated

Spring/Summer 2017 Gill v. Whitford WI PG U.S. Supreme Court decision whether to take merits briefing anticipated
June 2, 2017 Benisek v. Lamone MD PG Deadline for completion of disclosure process
June 2, 2017 Benisek v. Lamone MD PG Deadline for completion of expert discovery 
June 26, 2017 Perez v. Texas TX VRA Deadline for completion of fact discovery
June 26-July 3, 2017 League of Women Voters v. Rucho and Common Cause v. Rucho NC PG Trial date at the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
July 3, 2017 Perez v. Texas TX VRA Pretrial disclosures due at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
July 7, 2017 Perez v. Texas TX VRA Pretrial conference before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
July 10-15, 2017 Perez v. Texas TX VRA Trial before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Summer/Fall 2017

Benisek v. Lamone

MD

PG

Possible trial at the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland