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Case: 16-3547

Document: 15

Filed: 10/07/2016

Pages: 2

UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SEVENTH CIRCUIT

Everett McKinley Dirksen United States Courthouse


Room 2722 - 219 S. Dearborn Street
Chicago, Illinois 60604

Office of the Clerk


Phone: (312) 435-5850
www.ca7.uscourts.gov

ORDER
October 7, 2016
By the Court:
PATRICK HARLAN, et al.,
Plaintiffs - Appellees
v.
Nos. 16-3547 & 16-3597

CHARLES W. SCHOLZ, Chairman, Illinois State Board of Elections, et al.,


Defendants - Appellants
and
DAVID D. ORR, Cook County Clerk,
Intervening Defendant - Appellee, Cross - Appellant

Originating Case Information:


District Court No: 1:16-cv-07832
Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division
District Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan

The following are before the court:


1. PLAINTIFFS-APPELLEES STATEMENT CONSOLIDATING AND EXPEDITING
CASES, filed on October 5, 2016, by counsel for the appellees.
2. DEFENDANTS-APPELLANTS STATEMENT OPPOSING AN EXPEDITED
APPEAL, filed on October 6, 2016, by counsel for the appellants.
3. COOK COUNTY CLERK DAVID ORRS STATEMENT SUPPORTING
CONSOLIDATING APPEALS AND OPPOSING EXPEDITED BRIEFING, filed on
October 6, 2016, by counsel for the intervening defendant.

Case: 16-3547

Document: 15

Filed: 10/07/2016

Pages: 2

Appeal Nos. 16-3547 and 16-3597

Page 2

IT IS ORDERED that the requests to consolidate are GRANTED, and these cases are
CONSOLIDATED for purposes of briefing and disposition.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the request to expedite is DENIED. The briefing
schedule is as follows:
1. The appellants shall file their openings briefs and required short appendices on or
before November 10, 2016.
2. The appellees shall file their consolidated brief on or before December 12, 2016.
3. The appellants shall file their consolidated reply briefs, if any, or before
December 27, 2016.
Counsel for appellants are encouraged to avoid unnecessary duplication by filing a joint
brief or a joint appendix or by adopting parts of a co-appellants brief.
Important Scheduling Notice !
Notices of hearing for particular appeals are mailed shortly before the date of oral argument. Criminal appeals are
scheduled shortly after the filing of the appellant's main brief; civil appeals after the filing of the appellee's brief. If you
foresee that you will be unavailable during a period in which your particular appeal might be scheduled, please write
the clerk advising him of the time period and the reason for such unavailability. Session data is located at
http://www.ca7.uscourts.gov/cal/calendar.pdf. Once an appeal is formally scheduled for a certain date, it is very difficult
to have the setting changed. See Circuit Rule 34(e).

form name: c7_Order_BTC(form ID: 178)