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Media Advisory – June 21, 2016, Oral Argument in No. 16-1468(L), N.C. State Conference of the NAACP v. Patrick McCrory

June 20, 2016

Case Information: Appeal from a judgment of the Middle District of North Carolina upholding changes to North Carolina's voting procedures in House Bill 589 as not in violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, or the Fourteenth, Fifteenth and Twenty-Sixth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

Argument Date & Time:  Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 10:00 a.m.

Location: Lewis F. Powell, Jr., United States Courthouse, 1000 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219. Courthouse entrances on Main Street and Bank Street open at 7:00 a.m. For directions, parking, and entry information, see Visiting the Court.

Security Screening: Bring photo identification and allow sufficient time to pass through security screening. Do not bring restricted items, such as electronic devices, weapons, food, or beverages. See Electronic Device Policy.

Courtroom:  Butzner En Banc Courtroom (Room 201)
Overflow Courtroom:  An audio-video feed will be broadcast to the Red Courtroom (Room 412).

Panel: Argument will be heard by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. The identity of the panel will be released on the morning of argument, and it will be posted with the audio file at Listen to Oral Arguments between 2:00-3:00 p.m on June 21, 2016.

Counsel Presenting Arguments:
Appellants - Penda Hair, Marc E. Elias, Allison J. Riggs, and Anna Baldwin
Appellees - Thomas A. Farr

Public Seating: Public seating will be on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Reserved Media Seating: The deadline for reserved media seating is Monday, June 20, 2016. One representative from each news organization may request reserved seating on the Contact page of the court's Web site by selecting the Media Seating category in the dropdown menu. Include your name, title, news organization, address, email address, and phone number with your request for media seating. Media representatives who are not on the reserved seating list may use public seating on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Press Conferences: Press conferences, media interviews and other public gatherings must be conducted off the courthouse property and courthouse steps and must not impede public access to the courthouse.

Oral Argument Audio: The court will post a link to the audio file of the oral argument on its Listen to Oral Arguments page on June 21, 2016, between 2:00-3:00 p.m. You can register to receive oral argument audio links via RSS Feed or Email Subscription.

Links:  District Court's Opinion
            Oral Argument Calendar (with link to Briefs through PACER)