Perez et al v. Perry et al
ORDER GRANTING 708 Motion to Expedite. The panel will conduct a hearing at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, August 31, 2012 in Courtroom 2. Any party objecting to this conference or the time and date shall file an objection by 2:30 today. Signed by Judge Orlando L. Garcia. (kh, )
In the United States District Court
Western District of Texas
Shannon Perez, et. al.
Rick Perry, et. al.
On this day came on to be considered a motion by certain Plaintiffs for an
expedited conference in this case (docket no. 708). The motion is granted.
The panel will conduct a hearing at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, August 31, 2012
in Courtroom 2. Any party objecting to this conference or the time and date
shall file an objection by 2:30 today.
This court's understanding of the status of this litigation is as follows:
The 2012 general election is proceeding and will be conducted in
accordance with this court's interim plans.
2. On August 28, the District Court for the District of Columbia issued a
three-judge order denying preclearance. The state has publicly announced that
it will file a direct appeal of that ruling. This Court does not presently intend to
exercise its authority to remedy the Section 5 violations found by the D.C. Court
until all appeals to the United States Supreme Court have been exhausted.
Any Plaintiff who contemplates arguing that the Court’s interim plans
may not be used to conduct the November general election must be prepared to
present statutory or caselaw in support of any such argument.
The court will permit discussion of any matter that any party wishes to
raise. In fairness, however, any such party should file an advisory in advance,
to alert the court and other parties as to what matters might be presented.
It is so ORDERED.
SIGNED this 30th day of August, 2012.
ORLANDO L. GARCIA
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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