West Virginia Judiciary

Clerk's Office - Cases of Interest

2011 Gubernatorial Election Cases


2011 Legislative Redistricting Cases
House of Delegates Redistricting
State ex rel. COOPER v. TENNANT, Sec'y of State, et. al., No. 11-1405 State ex rel. ANDES, et al. v. TENNANT, Sec'y of State, et. al., No. 11-1447 State ex rel. COUNTY COMM'N OF MONROE COUNTY, etc. v. THOMPSON, Speaker, et. al., No. 11-1516

Senate Redistricting
State ex rel. CALLEN, et al. v. TENNANT, Sec'y of State, No. 11-1517 State ex rel. COOPER, et al. v. TENNANT, Sec'y of State, No. 11-1525
Date Document Title
2/13/2012 Opinion (McHugh, J.)
10/13/2011 Petition for Writ of Mandamus (Cooper) (House)
10/13/2011 Appendix to Petition (Cooper)(House) NOTE: Peitioner's Exhibit No. 1, consisting of the text of House Bill 201, is on file in the Clerk's office, or is available online.
10/17/2011 Scheduling Order - Responses due November 4, 2011 (Cooper)(House)
10/21/2011 Petition for a Writ of Prohibition (Andes)
10/21/2011 Appendix to Petition (Andes)
10/24/2011 Scheduling Order - Responses due November 4, 2011 (Andes)
10/28/2011 Motion to Intervene (Thompson)
11/1/2011 Order - Thompson's motion to intervene in case Nos. 11-1405 and11-1447 is granted.
11/2/2011 Petitioners' Response to House Speaker's Motion to Intervene (Andes)
11/4/2011 Petition for Writ of Prohibition (Monroe County Commission)
11/4/2011 Appendix to Petition (Monroe County Comission)
11/4/2011 Secretary of State Natalie Tennant's Consolidated Response to the Petitions for a Writ of Mandamus and a Writ of Prohibition
11/4/2011 Petition for Writ of Mandamus (Callen)
11/4/2011 Appendix to Petition (Callen)
11/4/2011 Intervenor, Speaker of the House of Delegates, Richard Thompson's Combined Response to Petition for Writ of Mandamus and Petition for Writ of Prohibition
11/4/2011 Intervenor Richard Thompson's Appendix
11/4/2011 Motion for Leave to File Amicus Brief filed by West Virginia AFL-CIO and West Virginia Citizen's Action Group, along with the proposed Amicus Brief in case 11-1405 (Cooper)(House)
11/7/2011 Petition for Writ of Mandamus (Cooper)(Senate)
11/7/2011 Appendix to Petition (Cooper)(Senate) NOTE: Peitioner's Exhibit No. 1, consisting of the text of Senate Bill 1006, is on file in the Clerk's office, or is available online.
11/8/2011 Scheduling Order - Responses to petitions filed by Monroe County Commission, Callen, and Cooper (Senate) are due on Monday November 14, 2011.
11/8/2011 Order granting motion to file Amici Curiae Brief on behalf of West Virginia AFL-CIO and West Virginia Citizen's Action Group (Cooper)
11/9/2011 Rule to Show Cause - Rule 20 argument scheduled for Thursday Nov. 17 at 10:00 a.m. Previous deadline for responses still applies. The order of argument and the time allotted to each party will be provided at a later date.
11/14/2011 Summary Response filed by Respondent Tennant (Monroe County Commission)
11/14/2011 Consolidated Response filed by Respondent Tennant (Callen)(Cooper)(Senate)
11/14/2011 Response filed by Respondent Thompson, with an Appendix in support (Monroe County Commission)
11/14/2011 Response to Motion to File Amicus Brief (Cooper)(House)
11/15/2011 Rule 20 Notice of Argument - House and Senate cases to be argued separately. Each petitioner allotted fifteen minutes of argument. Respondents allotted thirty minutes of argument.
11/23/2011 Order - The writs of mandamus and prohibition prayed for by the petitioners are denied, with an opinion by Justice McHugh to follow in due course. Justice Benjamin dissents to the holding that House Bill 201 does not violate the West Virginia Constitution, and reserves the right to file a separate opinion to follow in due course. The Clerk is directed to issue the mandate forthwith.