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U.S. Supreme Court Cases Resource Center

Jenner & Block
Aug 3, 2006

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on December 12, 2005 to hear challenges to the Texas congressional redistricting plan passed in 2003.

Below are links to the documents currently before the Court in this case.

The Court consolidated four appeals from a three-judge federal district court's ruling that had upheld the map against all challenges.  The Court held a two-hour oral argument on March 1, 2006, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The cases are League of United Latin American Citizens v. Perry, 05-204; Travis County v. Perry, 05-254; Jackson v. Perry, 05-276; and GI Forum of Texas v. Perry, 05-439.

Jenner & Block Partners Paul M. Smith and Sam Hirsch represent the Jackson appellants, a group of Democratic voters and officeholders who allege that the map violates the Constitution because the Texas Legislature redrew a lawful districting plan in the middle of the decade, for the sole purpose of maximizing partisan advantage.  The Jackson appellants also contend that the 2003 plan dilutes African-American voting strength in and around Fort Worth, in violation of the Voting Rights Act, and that the map's South Texas districts are excessively race-driven, in violation of the Equal Protection Clause.

The Court's decision and other documents in Vieth v. Jubelirer, a 2004 case also concerning congressional redistricting, is available by clicking here.

Summer 2006 Remedial Proceedings on Remand

Order Setting Oral Argument (6/29/06) Order Directing Parties to Tender Courtesy Copies (7/10/06) Motion For Leave to Participate as an Amicus Curiae Pro Se (7/12/06) Application for Leave to File Petition in Intervention (7/13/06)

  • Petition in Intervention (7/13/06)
  • Remedial Brief of the Jackson Plaintiffs (7/14/06)
  • Remedial Brief of the Jackson Plaintiffs - Exhibit A (7/14/06)
  • Remedial Brief of the Jackson Plaintiffs - Exhibit B (7/14/06)
  • Trial Brief in Support of a Remedial Order by GI Forum of Texas (7/14/06)
  • Trial Brief in Support of a Remedial Order by American GI Forum of Texas - Exhibit 1 (7/14/06)
  • Trial Brief in Support of a Remedial Order by American GI Forum of Texas - Exhibit 2 (7/14/06)
  • Travis County and the City of Austin's Amended Response Brief on Remedy (7/21/06)
  • Travis County and the City of Austin's Response Brief - Exhibit 1 (7/14/06)
  • Travis County and the City of Austin's Response Brief - Exhibit 2 (7/14/06)
  • Travis County and the City of Austin's Response Brief - Exhibit 3 (7/14/06)
  • Travis County and the City of Austin's Response Brief - Exhibit 4 (7/14/06)
  • Notice by Texas Coalition of Black Democrats Plan (7/14/06)
  • Notice by Texas Coalition of Black Democrats Plan Report 1 (7/14/06)
  • Notice by Texas Coalition of Black Democrats Plan Report 2 (7/14/06)
  • Proposed Remedy By Plaintiff LULAC (7/14/06)
  • Proposed Remedy By Plaintiff LULAC - Exhibit A (7/14/06)
  • Proposed Remedy By Plaintiff LULAC - Exhibit B (7/14/06)
  • Proposed Remedy By Plaintiff LULAC - Exhibit C (7/14/06)
  • Texas NAACP Brief on Remedial Considerations (7/14/06)
  • Motion to Intervene and Submission of Proposed Remedial Redistricting Plan by Congressmen Bonilla, Cuellar and Smith (7/14/06)
  • Remedial Proposal of A.J. Pate (7/14/06)
  • Remedial Proposal of A.J. Pate - Maps (7/14/06)
  • Remedial Proposal of A.J. Pate - Statistics (7/14/06)
  • Remedial Proposal of A.J. Pate - Appendix (7/14/06)
  • State Defendants' Opening Brief in the Remedial Phase (7/14/06)
  • State Defendants' Brief in the Remedial Phase - Exhibit C (7/14/06)
  • State Defendants' Brief in the Remedial Phase - Exhibit D (7/14/06)
  • State Defendants' Brief in the Remedial Phase - Exhibit E (7/14/06)
  • State Defendants' Brief in the Remedial Phase - Exhibit E1 (7/14/06)
  • State Defendants' Brief in the Remedial Phase - Exhibit E2 (7/14/06)
  • State Defendants' Brief in the Remedial Phase - Exhibit E2 continued (7/14/06)
  • State Defendants' Brief in the Remedial Phase - Exhibit E3 (7/14/06)
  • State Defendants' Brief in the Remedial Phase - Exhibit E3 continued (7/14/06)
  • State Defendants' Brief in the Remedial Phase - Exhibits E4-7 (7/14/06)
  • State Defendants' Brief in the Remedial Phase - Exhibit F (7/14/06)
  • Remedial Proposal and Brief of Party Henderson (7/14/06)
  • Remedial Proposal and Brief of Party Henderson - Exhibit (7/14/06)
  • Motion of Congresssman Cuellar to Intervent or Appear as Amicus for Written and Oral Comment (7/19/06)
  • Remedial Response Brief of the Jackson Plaintiffs (7/21/06)
  • Remedial Response Brief of the Jackson Plaintiffs - Exhibit A (7/21/06)
  • Remedial Response Brief of the Jackson Plaintiffs - Exhibit B (7/21/06)
  • Remedial Response Brief of the Jackson Plaintiffs - Exhibit C (7/21/06)
  • Remedial Response Brief of the Jackson Plaintiffs - Exhibit D (7/21/06)
  • Remedial Response Brief of the Jackson Plaintiffs - Exhibit E (7/21/06)
  • Remedial Response Brief of the Jackson Plaintiffs - Exhibit F (7/21/06)
  • Remedial Response Brief of the Jackson Plaintiffs - Exhibit G (7/21/06)
  • Order Granting Motions (7/21/06)
  • GI Forum Response Brief to Remedial Proposals (7/21/06)
  • Travis County and the City of Austin's Amended Response Brief on Remedy (7/21/06)
  • LULAC Reply to Proposed Remedy (7/21/06)
  • Texas NAACP Response Brief on Remedial Plans (7/21/06)
  • Memorandum of Congressmen Bonilla and Smith Regarding Proposed Remedial Redistricting Plans (7/21/06)
  • State Defendants' Response Brief in the Remedial Phase (7/21/06)
  • Defendant State Democratic Party's Remedial Response Brief (7/21/06)
  • Memorandum of Congressmen Bonilla and Smith Regarding Amended Bipartisan Compromise Plan (7/25/06)
  • Motion of Nazirite Ruben Flores Perez to Intervene or in the Alternative to Appear as Amicus for Written Comment (7/26/06)
  • Memorandum of Intervenor Congressman Cuellar in Support of Amended Bipartisan Compromise Plan (7/27/06)
  • Notice of Hearing (7/31/06)
  • Notice of Filing of Letters of Support for Plan 1425(C) (8/2/06)
  • Second Notice of Filing of Letters of Support for Plan 1425(C) (8/2/06)
  • Opinion of Remedy (8/4/06)
  • Order Regarding 2006 Special Elections (8/4/2006)
  • Order Regarding 2006 Special Elections - Appendix A (8/4/2006)
  • Order Regarding 2006 Special Elections - Appendix B (8/4/2006)
  • Order Regarding 2006 Special Elections - Appendix C (8/4/2006)
  • U.S. Supreme Court Decision

    Parties' Merits Briefs

  • Brief for Appellants GI Forum, et al. - GI Forum of Texas v. Perry (1/10/06)
  • Appellant’s Brief on the Merits - League of United Latin American Citizens v. Perry (1/10/06)
  • Brief for the Texas State-Area Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Support of Appellants (1/10/06)
  • Brief For Appellee Charles Soechting in Support of Appellants (1/10/06)
  • Brief of Appellee Frenchie Henderson in Support of Appellant Travis County, et al. (12/23/05)
  • State Appellees’ Brief (2/1/06)
  • Brief of Appellees Tina Benkiser, Chairman, Republican Party Of Texas, and John Denoyelles (2/1/06)
  • Reply Brief For Appellants - Jackson v. Perry (2/22/06)
  • Reply Brief for Travis County Appellants - Travis County v. Perry (2/22/06)
  • Reply Brief for Appellants GI Forum, et al. - GI Forum of Texas v. Perry (2/22/06)
  • Appellant LULAC’S Reply Brief - League of United Latin American Citizens v. Perry (2/22/06)
  • Reply Brief of the Texas State-Area Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (2/22/06) 
  • Reply Brief of Appellee Frenchie Henderson in Support of Appellants (2/7/06)
  • Motion for Leave to File a Supplemental Brief After Oral Argument, and Supplemental Brief in Support Of Appellants by Charles Soechting (3/9/06)
  • Motion for Leave to File Supplemental Brief After Oral Argument, and Supplemental Brief by Travis County Appellants (3/13/06)
  • Joint Appendix:
  • Amicus Briefs

    Oral Argument Transcript

    Parties' Motions

  • State Appellees' Supplemental Letter (1/23/06)
  • Motion of the United States as Amicus Curiae for Divided Argument and to Participate in Oral Argument (2/8/06)
  • Motion of Appellees Tina Benkiser, Chairman, Republican Party of Texas, and John DeNoyelles for Divided Argument (2/8/06)
  • Withdrawl of Motion of Appellees Tina Benkiser, Chairman, Republican Party of Texas, and John DeNoyelles for Divided Argument (2/10/06)

  • U.S. Supreme Court Orders

  • Orders on Travis County, Soechting Motions for Leave to File a Supplemental Brief After Argument (3/20/06)

  • 2005 U.S. Supreme Court Filings

  • Jurisdictional Statement of Travis County (8/24/05)
  • Jurisdictional Statement of League of United Latin American Citizens (8/9/05)
  • Jurisdictional Statement of GI Forum of Texas (10/3/05)

  • Prior U.S. Supreme Court Filings & Order

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