Billie Johnson v. Wisconsin Elections Commission

Appeal Number 2021AP001450 - OA

Supreme Court

CASE HISTORY
Status
Court
Filing Date
Anticipated Due Date
Activity
PEND
SC
11-01-2021
Response
Comment: response briefs due, but not required, from all parties by 12:00 noon

PEND
SC
10-25-2021
Response
Comment: briefs addressing questions set forth in 2nd court order of 10/14/2021 due from all parties by 12:00 noon

PEND
SC
11-04-2021
Response
Comment: joint stipulation of facts and law identifying and listing disputed facts & suggested procedure for resolution, due from petitioners, intervenor-petitioners, respondents, and intervenor-respondents by 12:00 noon

PEND
SC
10-28-2021
Response
Comment: answer to omnibus amended petition due from respondents and intervenor-respondents by 12:00 noon

PEND
SC
10-21-2021
Response
Comment: single omnibus amended petition addressing allegations and claims due from petitioners and intervenor-petitioners by 12:00 noon; NO additional memoranda permitted

RECV
SC
08-23-2021
Motion for Stay
Filed By: Richard Esenberg
Submit Date: 8-23-2021
Comment: motion for stay embedded in petition, see Page 1 (b), Page 13 "Statement of Relief Sought"

OCCD
SC
10-15-2021
Fee Paid
Comment: Invoice No: 20030; Receipt No: 21R 002394

OCCD
SC
10-15-2021
Fee Paid
Comment: Invoice No: 20019; Receipt No: 21R 002393

OCCD
SC
10-15-2021
Invoice Issued
Comment: Invoice No: 20030

OCCD
SC
10-15-2021
Invoice Issued
Comment: Invoice No: 20019

OCCD
SC
10-14-2021
Caption Amended

OCCD
SC
10-14-2021
Court Order
IT IS ORDERED that the parties (including all intervenors) shall file simultaneous briefs addressing the following questions:
1.) Under the relevant state and federal laws, what factors should we consider in evaluating or creating new maps?
2.) The petitioners ask us to modify existing maps using a "least-change" approach. Should we do so, and if not, what approach should we use?
3.) Is the partisan makeup of districts a valid factor for us to consider in evaluating or creating new maps?
4.) As we evaluate or create new maps, what litigation process should we use to determine a constitutionally sufficient map?
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that each party shall file an initial brief on or before 12:00 noon, October 25, 2021, and each party may file a response brief on or before 12:00 noon, November 1, 2021. The form, length, pagination, appendix, and certification requirements shall be the same as those governing standard appellate briefing in this court for a brief-in chief and a response brief;
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that all filings in this matter shall be filed as an attachment in pdf format to an email addressed to clerk@wicourts.gov. See Wis. Stat. 809.70, 809.80 and 809.81. A paper original and 10 copies of each filed document must be received by the clerk of this court by 12:00 noon of the business day following submission by email, with the document bearing the following notation on the top of the first page: "This document was previously filed via email"; and
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that requests for additional briefing or extensions will be viewed with disfavor.

OCCD
SC
10-13-2021
Response
Comment: WILL Response to Motions to Intervene

OCCD
SC
10-13-2021
Response
Comment: WILL Response to Letter Briefs

OCCD
SC
10-13-2021
Response
Comment: Wisconsin Legislature Response to Letter Briefs

OCCD
SC
10-13-2021
Response
Comment: Wisconsin Legislature Response to Motions to Intervene

OCCD
SC
10-13-2021
Response
Comment: Wisconsin Elections Commission Response to Letter Briefs

OCCD
SC
10-13-2021
Response
Comment: Congressmen Response to Motions to Intervene

OCCD
SC
10-13-2021
Response
Comment: Congressmen Response to Letter Briefs

OCCD
SC
10-13-2021
Response
Comment: Lisa Hunter (et al.) Response to Letter Briefs

OCCD
SC
10-13-2021
Response
Comment: Lisa Hunter (et al.) Response to Motions to Intervene

OCCD
SC
10-13-2021
Response
Comment: BLOC Response to Letter Briefs

OCCD
SC
10-13-2021
Response
Comment: Citizen Mathematicians Response to Motions to Intervene

OCCD
SC
10-13-2021
Response
Comment: Citizen Mathematicians and Scientists Response to Letter Briefs

OCCD
SC
10-13-2021
Response
Comment: parties, each amicus, and each proposed intervenor may file a single response to the letter briefs addressing timing, which shall not exceed 15 pages if a monospaced font is used or 3,300 words if a proportional serif font is used, by no later than 12:00 p.m. on October 13, 2021;

OCCD
SC
10-13-2021
Response
Comment: parties, amici, and proposed intervenors may each file a single response to the collective motions to intervene no later than 12:00 p.m. on October 13, 2021, provided that amici who seek to intervene may file only a single response to the proposed intervention motions, which shall be filed in their capacity as amici. Each response shall not exceed 15 pages if a monospaced font is used or 3,300 words if a proportional serif font is used;

OCCD
SC
10-11-2021
Motion for Pro Hac Vice status
Filed By: Sarah Zylstra
Submit Date: 10-11-2021
Decision: (G) Grant
Decision Date: 10-12-2021
IT IS ORDERED that the motions are granted. A copy of Supreme Court Rule (SCR)
10.03(4), setting forth the requirements for attorneys appearing pro hac vice, is attached to each
moving party's order.
Comment: Attorney David Bradford w/ exhibit 10-12-2021

OCCD
SC
10-07-2021
Motion for Pro Hac Vice status
Filed By: (St. John, Kevin)
Submit Date: 10-7-2021
Decision: (G) Grant
Decision Date: 10-12-2021
IT IS ORDERED that the motions are granted. A copy of Supreme Court Rule (SCR)
10.03(4), setting forth the requirements for attorneys appearing pro hac vice, is attached to each
moving party's order.
Comment: Attorneys Jeffrey M. Harris, Taylor A.R. Meehan, and James P. McGlone w/ exhibits

OCCD
SC
10-06-2021
Other Brief
Letter Brief (WEC)
Filed By: Steven Kilpatrick
Comment: Wisconsin Elections Commission Letter Brief (WEC)

OCCD
SC
10-06-2021
Motion for Miscellaneous Relief
Filed By: Misha Tseytlin
Submit Date: 10-6-2021
Decision: (N) No Action
Decision Date: 10-14-2021
IT IS ORDERED that each of the pending motions to intervene is granted;
The intervenor-petitioners have each submitted with their motions to intervene a proposed complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief/petition for original action. The court wishes to have one controlling petition, rather than multiple petitions in this action. Therefore, no later than 12:00 noon on October 21, 2021, the petitioners and the intervenor-petitioners shall file a single omnibus amended petition that, in numbered paragraph form, restates the previously asserted allegations and claims advanced by petitioners Billie Johnson, et al., and states the allegations and claims of each intervening petitioner as provided in its proposed complaints/petition, with those claims and allegations consolidated to the extent possible. No additional memorandum of law shall accompany the omnibus amended petition. This omnibus amended petition shall supersede the previously filed petition in this action;
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that no later than 12:00 noon on October 28, 2021, the respondents and intervenor-respondents shall each file an answer to the omnibus amended petition;
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that no later than 12:00 noon on November 4, 2021, the petitioners, intervenor-petitioners, respondents, and intervenor-respondents shall prepare and submit a joint stipulation of facts and law; and shall identify and list disputed facts, if any, and suggest a procedure for resolving them; and
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that all filings in this matter shall be filed as an attachment in pdf format to an email addressed to clerk@wicourts.gov. See, Wis. Stat. 809.14, 809.70, 809.80, and 809.81. A paper original and 10 copies of each filed document must be received by the clerk of this court by 12:00 p.m. of the business day following submission by email, with the document bearing the following notati
Comment: Proposed Petition for Original Action; Congressmen Glenn Grothman, Mike Gallagher, Bryan Steil, Tom Tiffany, and Scott Fitzgerald

OCCD
SC
10-06-2021
Comment: Congressmen Glenn Grothman, Mike Gallagher, Bryan Steil, Tom Tiffany, and Scott Fitzgerald

OCCD
SC
10-06-2021
Motion to Intervene
Filed By: Misha Tseytlin
Submit Date: 10-6-2021
Decision: (G) Grant
Decision Date: 10-14-2021
IT IS ORDERED that each of the pending motions to intervene is granted;
The intervenor-petitioners have each submitted with their motions to intervene a proposed complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief/petition for original action. The court wishes to have one controlling petition, rather than multiple petitions in this action. Therefore, no later than 12:00 noon on October 21, 2021, the petitioners and the intervenor-petitioners shall file a single omnibus amended petition that, in numbered paragraph form, restates the previously asserted allegations and claims advanced by petitioners Billie Johnson, et al., and states the allegations and claims of each intervening petitioner as provided in its proposed complaints/petition, with those claims and allegations consolidated to the extent possible. No additional memorandum of law shall accompany the omnibus amended petition. This omnibus amended petition shall supersede the previously filed petition in this action;
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that no later than 12:00 noon on October 28, 2021, the respondents and intervenor-respondents shall each file an answer to the omnibus amended petition;
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that no later than 12:00 noon on November 4, 2021, the petitioners, intervenor-petitioners, respondents, and intervenor-respondents shall prepare and submit a joint stipulation of facts and law; and shall identify and list disputed facts, if any, and suggest a procedure for resolving them; and
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that all filings in this matter shall be filed as an attachment in pdf format to an email addressed to clerk@wicourts.gov. See, Wis. Stat. 809.14, 809.70, 809.80, and 809.81. A paper original and 10 copies of each filed document must be received by the clerk of this court by 12:00 p.m. of the business day following submission by email, with the document bearing the following notation o
Comment: Proposed Intervenors: Congressmen Glenn Grothman, Mike Gallagher, Bryan Steil, Tom Tiffany, and Scott Fitzgerald

OCCD
SC
10-06-2021
Motion to Intervene
Filed By: Aria Branch
Submit Date: 10-6-2021
Decision: (G) Grant
Decision Date: 10-14-2021
IT IS ORDERED that each of the pending motions to intervene is granted;
The intervenor-petitioners have each submitted with their motions to intervene a proposed complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief/petition for original action. The court wishes to have one controlling petition, rather than multiple petitions in this action. Therefore, no later than 12:00 noon on October 21, 2021, the petitioners and the intervenor-petitioners shall file a single omnibus amended petition that, in numbered paragraph form, restates the previously asserted allegations and claims advanced by petitioners Billie Johnson, et al., and states the allegations and claims of each intervening petitioner as provided in its proposed complaints/petition, with those claims and allegations consolidated to the extent possible. No additional memorandum of law shall accompany the omnibus amended petition. This omnibus amended petition shall supersede the previously filed petition in this action;
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that no later than 12:00 noon on October 28, 2021, the respondents and intervenor-respondents shall each file an answer to the omnibus amended petition;
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that no later than 12:00 noon on November 4, 2021, the petitioners, intervenor-petitioners, respondents, and intervenor-respondents shall prepare and submit a joint stipulation of facts and law; and shall identify and list disputed facts, if any, and suggest a procedure for resolving them; and
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that all filings in this matter shall be filed as an attachment in pdf format to an email addressed to clerk@wicourts.gov. See, Wis. Stat. 809.14, 809.70, 809.80, and 809.81. A paper original and 10 copies of each filed document must be received by the clerk of this court by 12:00 p.m. of the business day following submission by email, with the document bearing the following notation on t
Comment: Proposed Intervenors: Lisa Hunter, Jacob Zabel, Jennifer Oh, John Persa, Geraldine Schertz, and Kathleen Qualheim

OCCD
SC
10-06-2021
Motion for Miscellaneous Relief
Filed By: Aria Branch
Submit Date: 10-6-2021
Decision: (N) No Action
Decision Date: 10-14-2021
IT IS ORDERED that each of the pending motions to intervene is granted;
The intervenor-petitioners have each submitted with their motions to intervene a proposed complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief/petition for original action. The court wishes to have one controlling petition, rather than multiple petitions in this action. Therefore, no later than 12:00 noon on October 21, 2021, the petitioners and the intervenor-petitioners shall file a single omnibus amended petition that, in numbered paragraph form, restates the previously asserted allegations and claims advanced by petitioners Billie Johnson, et al., and states the allegations and claims of each intervening petitioner as provided in its proposed complaints/petition, with those claims and allegations consolidated to the extent possible. No additional memorandum of law shall accompany the omnibus amended petition. This omnibus amended petition shall supersede the previously filed petition in this action;
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that no later than 12:00 noon on October 28, 2021, the respondents and intervenor-respondents shall each file an answer to the omnibus amended petition;
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that no later than 12:00 noon on November 4, 2021, the petitioners, intervenor-petitioners, respondents, and intervenor-respondents shall prepare and submit a joint stipulation of facts and law; and shall identify and list disputed facts, if any, and suggest a procedure for resolving them; and
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that all filings in this matter shall be filed as an attachment in pdf format to an email addressed to clerk@wicourts.gov. See, Wis. Stat. 809.14, 809.70, 809.80, and 809.81. A paper original and 10 copies of each filed document must be received by the clerk of this court by 12:00 p.m. of the business day following submission by email, with the document bearing the following notation
Comment: Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief; Lisa Hunter et al.

OCCD
SC
10-06-2021
Filed By: Aria Branch
Comment: Lisa Hunter, Jacob Zabel, Jennifer Oh, John Persa, Geraldine Schertz, and Kathleen Qualheim

OCCD
SC
10-06-2021
Filed By: Mel Barnes
Comment: Black Leaders Organizing for Communities, Voces de la Frontera, the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, Cindy Fallona, Lauren Stephenson, and Rebecca Alwin

OCCD
SC
10-06-2021
Filed By: Tamara Packard
Comment: Janet Bewley, State Senate Democratic Minority Leader

OCCD
SC
10-06-2021
Motion to Intervene
Filed By: Tamara Packard
Submit Date: 10-6-2021
Decision: (G) Grant
Decision Date: 10-14-2021
IT IS ORDERED that each of the pending motions to intervene is granted;
The intervenor-petitioners have each submitted with their motions to intervene a proposed complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief/petition for original action. The court wishes to have one controlling petition, rather than multiple petitions in this action. Therefore, no later than 12:00 noon on October 21, 2021, the petitioners and the intervenor-petitioners shall file a single omnibus amended petition that, in numbered paragraph form, restates the previously asserted allegations and claims advanced by petitioners Billie Johnson, et al., and states the allegations and claims of each intervening petitioner as provided in its proposed complaints/petition, with those claims and allegations consolidated to the extent possible. No additional memorandum of law shall accompany the omnibus amended petition. This omnibus amended petition shall supersede the previously filed petition in this action;
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that no later than 12:00 noon on October 28, 2021, the respondents and intervenor-respondents shall each file an answer to the omnibus amended petition;
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that no later than 12:00 noon on November 4, 2021, the petitioners, intervenor-petitioners, respondents, and intervenor-respondents shall prepare and submit a joint stipulation of facts and law; and shall identify and list disputed facts, if any, and suggest a procedure for resolving them; and
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that all filings in this matter shall be filed as an attachment in pdf format to an email addressed to clerk@wicourts.gov. See, Wis. Stat. 809.14, 809.70, 809.80, and 809.81. A paper original and 10 copies of each filed document must be received by the clerk of this court by 12:00 p.m. of the business day following submission by email, with the document bearing the following notation o
Comment: Proposed Intervenor: Janet Bewley, State Senate Democratic Minority Leader

OCCD
SC
10-06-2021
Filed By: (St. John, Kevin)
Comment: Wisconsin Legislature

OCCD
SC
10-06-2021
Motion to Intervene
Filed By: (St. John, Kevin)
Submit Date: 10-6-2021
Decision: (G) Grant
Decision Date: 10-14-2021
IT IS ORDERED that each of the pending motions to intervene is granted;
The intervenor-petitioners have each submitted with their motions to intervene a proposed complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief/petition for original action. The court wishes to have one controlling petition, rather than multiple petitions in this action. Therefore, no later than 12:00 noon on October 21, 2021, the petitioners and the intervenor-petitioners shall file a single omnibus amended petition that, in numbered paragraph form, restates the previously asserted allegations and claims advanced by petitioners Billie Johnson, et al., and states the allegations and claims of each intervening petitioner as provided in its proposed complaints/petition, with those claims and allegations consolidated to the extent possible. No additional memorandum of law shall accompany the omnibus amended petition. This omnibus amended petition shall supersede the previously filed petition in this action;
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that no later than 12:00 noon on October 28, 2021, the respondents and intervenor-respondents shall each file an answer to the omnibus amended petition;
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that no later than 12:00 noon on November 4, 2021, the petitioners, intervenor-petitioners, respondents, and intervenor-respondents shall prepare and submit a joint stipulation of facts and law; and shall identify and list disputed facts, if any, and suggest a procedure for resolving them; and
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that all filings in this matter shall be filed as an attachment in pdf format to an email addressed to clerk@wicourts.gov. See, Wis. Stat. 809.14, 809.70, 809.80, and 809.81. A paper original and 10 copies of each filed document must be received by the clerk of this court by 12:00 p.m. of the business day following submission by email, with the document bearing the following notation o
Comment: Proposed Intervenors: Wisconsin Legislature

OCCD
SC
10-06-2021
Filed By: Lucas Vebber
Comment: WILL

OCCD
SC
10-06-2021
Filed By: Anthony Russomanno
Comment: Governor Tony Evers

OCCD
SC
10-06-2021
Motion for Miscellaneous Relief
Filed By: Michael May
Submit Date: 10-6-2021
Decision: (N) No Action
Decision Date: 10-14-2021
IT IS ORDERED that each of the pending motions to intervene is granted;
The intervenor-petitioners have each submitted with their motions to intervene a proposed complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief/petition for original action. The court wishes to have one controlling petition, rather than multiple petitions in this action. Therefore, no later than 12:00 noon on October 21, 2021, the petitioners and the intervenor-petitioners shall file a single omnibus amended petition that, in numbered paragraph form, restates the previously asserted allegations and claims advanced by petitioners Billie Johnson, et al., and states the allegations and claims of each intervening petitioner as provided in its proposed complaints/petition, with those claims and allegations consolidated to the extent possible. No additional memorandum of law shall accompany the omnibus amended petition. This omnibus amended petition shall supersede the previously filed petition in this action;
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that no later than 12:00 noon on October 28, 2021, the respondents and intervenor-respondents shall each file an answer to the omnibus amended petition;
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that no later than 12:00 noon on November 4, 2021, the petitioners, intervenor-petitioners, respondents, and intervenor-respondents shall prepare and submit a joint stipulation of facts and law; and shall identify and list disputed facts, if any, and suggest a procedure for resolving them; and
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that all filings in this matter shall be filed as an attachment in pdf format to an email addressed to clerk@wicourts.gov. See, Wis. Stat. 809.14, 809.70, 809.80, and 809.81. A paper original and 10 copies of each filed document must be received by the clerk of this court by 12:00 p.m. of the business day following submission by email, with the document bearing the following notation
Comment: Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief; Citizen Mathematicians and Scientists Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief (Citizens Mathematicians)

OCCD
SC
10-06-2021
Filed By: Michael May
Comment: Citizen Mathematicians and Scientists

OCCD
SC
10-06-2021
Certificate of Filing by Mail
Comment: re: Motion to Intervene and Letter Brief for Governer Tony Evers

OCCD
SC
10-06-2021
Motion to Intervene
Filed By: Anthony Russomanno
Submit Date: 10-6-2021
Decision: (G) Grant
Decision Date: 10-14-2021
IT IS ORDERED that each of the pending motions to intervene is granted;
The intervenor-petitioners have each submitted with their motions to intervene a proposed complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief/petition for original action. The court wishes to have one controlling petition, rather than multiple petitions in this action. Therefore, no later than 12:00 noon on October 21, 2021, the petitioners and the intervenor-petitioners shall file a single omnibus amended petition that, in numbered paragraph form, restates the previously asserted allegations and claims advanced by petitioners Billie Johnson, et al., and states the allegations and claims of each intervening petitioner as provided in its proposed complaints/petition, with those claims and allegations consolidated to the extent possible. No additional memorandum of law shall accompany the omnibus amended petition. This omnibus amended petition shall supersede the previously filed petition in this action;
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that no later than 12:00 noon on October 28, 2021, the respondents and intervenor-respondents shall each file an answer to the omnibus amended petition;
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that no later than 12:00 noon on November 4, 2021, the petitioners, intervenor-petitioners, respondents, and intervenor-respondents shall prepare and submit a joint stipulation of facts and law; and shall identify and list disputed facts, if any, and suggest a procedure for resolving them; and
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that all filings in this matter shall be filed as an attachment in pdf format to an email addressed to clerk@wicourts.gov. See, Wis. Stat. 809.14, 809.70, 809.80, and 809.81. A paper original and 10 copies of each filed document must be received by the clerk of this court by 12:00 p.m. of the business day following submission by email, with the document bearing the following notati
Comment: Proposed Intervenor: Governor Tony Evers

OCCD
SC
10-06-2021
Motion to Intervene
Filed By: Michael May
Submit Date: 10-6-2021
Decision: (G) Grant
Decision Date: 10-14-2021
IT IS ORDERED that each of the pending motions to intervene is granted;
The intervenor-petitioners have each submitted with their motions to intervene a proposed complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief/petition for original action. The court wishes to have one controlling petition, rather than multiple petitions in this action. Therefore, no later than 12:00 noon on October 21, 2021, the petitioners and the intervenor-petitioners shall file a single omnibus amended petition that, in numbered paragraph form, restates the previously asserted allegations and claims advanced by petitioners Billie Johnson, et al., and states the allegations and claims of each intervening petitioner as provided in its proposed complaints/petition, with those claims and allegations consolidated to the extent possible. No additional memorandum of law shall accompany the omnibus amended petition. This omnibus amended petition shall supersede the previously filed petition in this action;
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that no later than 12:00 noon on October 28, 2021, the respondents and intervenor-respondents shall each file an answer to the omnibus amended petition;
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that no later than 12:00 noon on November 4, 2021, the petitioners, intervenor-petitioners, respondents, and intervenor-respondents shall prepare and submit a joint stipulation of facts and law; and shall identify and list disputed facts, if any, and suggest a procedure for resolving them; and
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that all filings in this matter shall be filed as an attachment in pdf format to an email addressed to clerk@wicourts.gov. See, Wis. Stat. 809.14, 809.70, 809.80, and 809.81. A paper original and 10 copies of each filed document must be received by the clerk of this court by 12:00 p.m. of the business day following submission by email, with the document bearing the following notation on t
Comment: Proposed Intervenors: Citizen Mathematicians and Scientists

OCCD
SC
10-06-2021
Response
Comment: parties and prospective intervenors are each directed to submit simultaneous letter briefs no later than 4:00 p.m. on October 6, 2021, addressing the following question regarding date for redistricting

OCCD
SC
10-06-2021
Response
Comment: any prospective intervenor must file a motion to intervene together with a supporting memorandum addressing the requirements of Wis. Stat. (Rule) 809.09 no later than 4:00 p.m. on October 6, 2021;

OCCD
SC
09-29-2021
Fee Paid
Comment: Receipt No: 21R 002259

OCCD
SC
09-29-2021
Fee Paid
Comment: Receipt No: 21R 002258

OCCD
SC
09-29-2021
Invoice Issued
Comment: Invoice No: 20015

OCCD
SC
09-29-2021
Invoice Issued
Comment: Invoice No: 20007

OCCD
SC
09-24-2021
Motion to Intervene
Filed By: Douglas Poland
Submit Date: 9-24-2021
Decision: (G) Grant
Decision Date: 10-14-2021
IT IS ORDERED that each of the pending motions to intervene is granted;
The intervenor-petitioners have each submitted with their motions to intervene a proposed complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief/petition for original action. The court wishes to have one controlling petition, rather than multiple petitions in this action. Therefore, no later than 12:00 noon on October 21, 2021, the petitioners and the intervenor-petitioners shall file a single omnibus amended petition that, in numbered paragraph form, restates the previously asserted allegations and claims advanced by petitioners Billie Johnson, et al., and states the allegations and claims of each intervening petitioner as provided in its proposed complaints/petition, with those claims and allegations consolidated to the extent possible. No additional memorandum of law shall accompany the omnibus amended petition. This omnibus amended petition shall supersede the previously filed petition in this action;
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that no later than 12:00 noon on October 28, 2021, the respondents and intervenor-respondents shall each file an answer to the omnibus amended petition;
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that no later than 12:00 noon on November 4, 2021, the petitioners, intervenor-petitioners, respondents, and intervenor-respondents shall prepare and submit a joint stipulation of facts and law; and shall identify and list disputed facts, if any, and suggest a procedure for resolving them; and
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that all filings in this matter shall be filed as an attachment in pdf format to an email addressed to clerk@wicourts.gov. See, Wis. Stat. 809.14, 809.70, 809.80, and 809.81. A paper original and 10 copies of each filed document must be received by the clerk of this court by 12:00 p.m. of the business day following submission by email, with the document bearing the following notation o
Comment: Proposed Intervenors: Black Leaders Organizing for Communities, Voces de la Frontera, The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, Cindy Fallona, Lauren Stephenson, and Rebecca Alwin

OCCD
SC
09-24-2021
Court Order
*citation amended top of page 3- order text remained the same
Comment: Amended Order of 9/22/2021

OCCD
SC
09-24-2021
Letter/Correspondence
Comment: Letter from Attorney Mortara re: address update

OCCD
SC
09-22-2021
Court Order
(***continuation of 9/22/2021 court order re: POA***)

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that if the court determines that additional briefing or a reply will assist the court, it will request additional briefing; given the time sensitive nature of this action, unsolicited briefing and requests for briefing extensions will be disfavored;
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that all filings in this matter shall be filed as an attachment in pdf format to an email addressed to clerk@wicourts.gov. See Wis. Stat. 809.14, 809.80, and 809.81. A paper original and 10 copies of each filed document must be received by the clerk of this court by 4:00 p.m. of the business day following submission by email, with the document bearing the following notation on the top of the first page: "This document was previously filed via email."


REBECCA GRASSL BRADLEY, J., wrote concuuring
REBECCA FRANK DALLET, J., wrote dissenting
JUSTICES ANN WALSH BRADLEY and JILL KAROFSKY joined dissenting

Comment: ***continuation of 9/22/2021 court order re: POA***

OCCD
SC
09-20-2021
Motion for Pro Hac Vice status
Filed By: Douglas Poland
Submit Date: 9-20-2021
Decision: (G) Grant
Decision Date: 9-21-2021
IT IS ORDERED that the motions are granted. A copy of Supreme Court Rule (SCR) 10.03(4), setting forth the requirements for attorneys appearing pro hac vice, is attached to the moving party's order.
Comment: Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice of Nonresident Attorney Mark P. Gaber, Affidavit in Support of Motion, Affidavit of Mark P. Gaber, SCR 10.03(4) application materials

OCCD
SC
09-17-2021
Motion for Pro Hac Vice status
Filed By: Douglas Poland
Submit Date: 9-17-2021
Decision: (G) Grant
Decision Date: 9-20-2021
IT IS ORDERED that the motion is granted. A copy of Supreme Court Rule (SCR) 10.03(4), setting forth the requirements for attorneys appearing pro hac vice, is attached to the moving party's order.
Motion Response
Filed By: Supreme Court Supreme Court
Submit Date: 9-21-2021
Comment: Attorney Annabelle E. Harless for BLOC+ Motion for Pro Hac Vice status Attachment to Order

OCCD
SC
09-17-2021
Letter/Correspondence
Comment: Letter (with exhibit) from Atty. Tseytlin on behalf of the Congressmen re: new development

OCCD
SC
09-13-2021
Motion for Pro Hac Vice status
Filed By: Charles Curtis
Submit Date: 9-13-2021
Decision: (G) Grant
Decision Date: 9-15-2021
IT IS ORDERED that the motion is granted. A copy of SCR 10.03(4), setting forth the
requirements for attorneys appearing pro hac vice, is attached to the moving party's order.
Comment: all applications & proof of payments attached

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09-08-2021
Notice of Appearance
Comment: AAG Kilpatrick for State

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09-08-2021
Notice of Appearance
Comment: AAG Bellavia for State

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09-08-2021
Filed By: Daniel Suhr
Comment: Daniel Suhr

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09-08-2021
Filed By: Misha Tseytlin
Comment: Congressmen Glenn Grothman, Mike Gallagher, Bryan Steil, Tom Tiffany, and Scott Fitzgerald

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09-08-2021
Filed By: (St. John, Kevin)
Comment: Wisconsin Legislature

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09-08-2021
Brief of Amicus Curiae
Brief of Amicus Curiae (BLOC)
Filed By: Douglas Poland
Comment: Black Leaders Organizing for Communities, Voces de la Frontera, The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, Cindy Fallona, Lauren Stephenson, Rebecca Alwin, Helen Harris, Woodrow Wioson Cain, II, Nina Cain, Tracie Y. Horton, Pastor Sean Tatum, Melody McCurtis, Barbara Toles, and Edward Wade, Jr.

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09-08-2021
Filed By: Charles Curtis
Comment: Lisa Hunter, Jacob Zabel, Jennifer Oh, John Persa, Geraldine Schertz, and Kathleen Qualheim

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09-08-2021
Response
Comment: paper copies of previously filed non-party motions and briefs due by 4:00pm

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09-07-2021
Motion to File Amicus/Non-Party Brief
Filed By: Douglas Poland
Submit Date: 9-7-2021
Decision: (G) Grant
Decision Date: 9-8-2021
IT IS ORDERED that each of the motions is granted. All non-party briefs and appendices filed together with the motions are accepted for filing.
Comment: Black Leaders Organizing for Communities ("BLOC"), Voces de la Frontera ("Voces"), League of Women Voters of Wisconsin ("LWVWI"(, Cindy Fallona, Lauren Stephenson, Rebecca Alwin, Helen Harris, Woodrow Wilson Cain, II, Nina Cain, Tracie Y. Horton, Pastor Sean Tatum, Melody McCurtis, Barbara Toles, and Edward Wade, Jr.

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09-07-2021
Motion to File Amicus/Non-Party Brief
Filed By: Charles Curtis
Submit Date: 9-7-2021
Decision: (G) Grant
Decision Date: 9-8-2021
IT IS ORDERED that each of the motions is granted. All non-party briefs and appendices filed together with the motions are accepted for filing.
Comment: Lisa Hunter, Jacob Zabel, Jennifer Oh, John Persa, Geraldine Schertz, and Kathleen Qualheim (Attorney Charles G. Curtis, Jr.)

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09-07-2021
Motion to File Amicus/Non-Party Brief
Filed By: Misha Tseytlin
Submit Date: 9-7-2021
Decision: (G) Grant
Decision Date: 9-8-2021
IT IS ORDERED that each of the motions is granted. All non-party briefs and appendices filed together with the motions are accepted for filing.
Comment: Congressmen Glenn Grothman, Mike Gallagher, Bryan Steil, Tom Tiffany, and Scott Fitzgerald (Attorneys Misha Tseytlin and Kevin LeRoy)

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09-07-2021
Motion to File Amicus/Non-Party Brief
Filed By: (St. John, Kevin)
Submit Date: 9-7-2021
Decision: (G) Grant
Decision Date: 9-8-2021
IT IS ORDERED that each of the motions is granted. All non-party briefs and appendices filed together with the motions are accepted for filing.
Comment: Wisconsin Legislature (Attorneys Kevin M. St. John and Adam Mortara)

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09-07-2021
Motion to File Amicus/Non-Party Brief
Filed By: Daniel Suhr
Submit Date: 9-7-2021
Decision: (G) Grant
Decision Date: 9-8-2021
IT IS ORDERED that each of the motions is granted. All non-party briefs and appendices filed together with the motions are accepted for filing.
Comment: Attorney Daniel Suhr

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09-07-2021
Response
Comment: non-party motions and briefs due via email by 4:00pm

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09-03-2021
Certificate of Service
Comment: re: Response to POA

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09-03-2021
Notice of Appearance
Comment: AAG Keckhaver for AAG Gibson

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09-03-2021
Response
Comment: response to petition due from all respondents by 4:00pm via email; paper original(s) + 10 paper copies due by 4:30pm

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08-26-2021
Court Order
ORD that respondents, WEC, Marge Bostelmann, Julie Glancey, Ann Jacobs, Dean Knudson, Robert Spindell, Jr., & Mark Thomsen, all in their official capacities as members of the WEC, shall file one or more responses to the petition by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, 9/3/21. Each response shall be filed as an attachment in pdf format to an email addressed to clerk@wicourts.gov. See Wis. Stat. 809.14, 809.80, and 809.81. The respondents shall also ensure that a paper original & 10 copies of each response are received by the clerk of this court by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, 9/3/21, with the following notation on the top of the first page: This document was previously filed via email. FRO that any non-party that wishes to file a non-party brief amicus curiae in support of or in opposition to the petition must file a motion for leave of the court to file a non-party brief pursuant to the requirements of Wis. Stat. (Rule) 809.19(7). Non-parties should also consult this courts Internal Operating Procedure III.B.6.c. concerning the nature of non-parties who may be granted leave to file a non-party brief. A proposed non-party brief must accompany the motion for leave to file it. Any proposed non-party brief shall not exceed 15 pages if a monospaced font is used or 3,300 words if a proportional serif font is used. leave with the proposed non-party brief attached shall be filed no later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, and shall be filed as an attachment in pdf format to an email addressed to clerk@wicourts.gov. The non-party shall also ensure a paper original and 10 copies of the brief are received by the clerk of this court by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, with the following notation on the top of the first page: This document was previously filed via email. Any submission by a non-party that does not comply with Wis. Stat. (Rule) 809.19(7) and any proposed non-party brief for which this court does not grant leave will not be considered by the court.

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08-23-2021
Caption Amended

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08-23-2021
Fee Paid
Comment: Receipt No: 21R 001942

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08-23-2021
Petition for an Original Action
Filed By: Richard Esenberg
Submit Date: 8-23-2021
Decision: (G) Grant
Decision Date: 9-22-2021
IT IS ORDERED that the petition for leave to commence an original action is granted;
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that any prospective intervenor must file a motion to intervene together with a supporting memorandum addressing the requirements of Wis. Stat. (Rule) 809.09 no later than 4:00 p.m. on October 6, 2021;
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the parties, amici, and proposed intervenors may each file a single response to the collective motions to intervene no later than 12:00 p.m. on October 13, 2021, provided that amici who seek to intervene may file only a single response to the proposed intervention motions, which shall be filed in their capacity as amici. Each response shall not exceed 15 pages if a monospaced font is used or 3,300 words if a proportional serif font is used;
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the parties and prospective intervenors are each directed to submit simultaneous letter briefs no later than 4:00 p.m. on October 6, 2021, addressing the following question:
When (identify a specific date) must a new redistricting plan be in place, and what key factors were considered to identify this date?
Amici may, but are not required to file a response to this question. The simultaneous letter briefs shall not exceed 15 pages if a monospaced font is used or 3,300 words if a proportional serif font is used;
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the parties, each amicus, and each proposed intervenor may file a single response to the letter briefs addressing timing, which shall not exceed 15 pages if a monospaced font is used or 3,300 words if a proportional serif font is used, by no later than 12:00 p.m. on October 13, 2021;
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that if the court determines that additional briefing or a reply will assist the court, it will request additional briefing; given the time sensitive nature of this action, unsolicited briefing and requests for briefing e
Comment: Petition with Memorandum in Support