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August 24, 2018

Honorable Scott S. Harris

Clerk of the Court
Supreme Court of the United States
1 First Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20543

RE: Luis Segovia, et al. v. United States of America, et al.

S. Ct. No. 17-1463

Dear Mr. Harris:

I write on behalf of my client, the Rock Island County Clerk, and submit this letter
as her response to appellants’ petition for writ of certiorari, which was extended by order of
the Court to July 30, 2018. Appellants are challenging federal and state laws governing the
voting rights of United States citizens who move to certain United States territories.

The Rock Island County Clerk is the local election authority responsible for
managing and administering elections in Rock Island County according to state statute. The
Rock Island County Clerk follows federal and state election laws, as interpreted from time
to time by the courts. The Rock Island County Clerk does not create policy with respect to
elections. The Illinois Attorney General was notified by the Chicago Board of Election
Commissioners, a similarly situated appellee in this matter, about the petition for writ of
certiorari. The purpose of the notice as per Illinois Supreme Court Rule 19(c), provides the
Attorney General “with the opportunity, but not the obligation, to intervene in the cause or
proceeding.” The Illinois Attorney General may, but is not required to, represent the people
of the State of Illinois before the supreme court in all cases in which the State or the people
of the State are interested. 15 ILCS 205/4: Duties of the Attorney General. The Illinois
Attorney General’s Office has declined to appear as the State of Illinois is not a named party
in this proceeding.

The Rock Island County Clerk does not take a position on appellants’ petition for
writ of certiorari. However, if the Court requires additional information, such information
will be provided as promptly as possible.

s/ Patricia Castro
Assistant State’s Attorney
Attorney for Rock Island County Clerk
cc: Parties of Records
See Attached Service List

Luis Segovia, et al. v. United States of America, et al.

S. Ct. No. 17-1463

Attorneys for Petitioners Luis Segovia, Jose Attorney for Board of Election
Antonio Torres, Pamela Lynn Colon, Anthony Commissioners for the City of
Bunten, and Lavonne Wise Chicago and Marisel A.
Geoffrey M. Wyatt Hernandez in her official
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP capacity as Chairwoman of said
1440 New York Avenue, N.W. Board
Washington, D.C. 20005 Adam W. Lasker
202-371-7008 Lasker Law LLC 69 W. Washington St., #800
Chicago, IL 60602
Neil C. Weare 312-269-7900
Equally American Legal Defense & Education
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Terrence M. Burns
Suite 190-413 Daniel M. Noland
Washington, D.C. 20004 Reiter Burns LLP
202-304-1202 311 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 5200
Chicago, IL 60606
Leevin T. Camacho
The Law Office of Leevin T. Camacho Attorney for United States, et al.
194 Hernan Cortez Avenue Noel J. Francisco
Suite 216 Solicitor General
Hagatria, GU 96910 United States Dept. of Justice
617-477-8894 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20530-0001
Semaj Johnson 202-514-2217
Law office of K.A. Rames PC
2111 Company Street, Suite 3
Christiana, St. Croix, VI 00820
Attorney for Voting Rights
Attorney for Virgin Islands Bar Association Scholars
Dwyer Arce
Kutak Rock LLLP Charles E. Buffon
1650 Farnam Street Alec Webley
The Omaha Building Covington & Burling LLP
Omaha, NE 68102 850 Tenth Street, NW
402-346-6000 Washington, DC 20001-4956 202-662-6000

Attorney for Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Luis R. Roman Negron

Carlos Lugo-Fiol Solicitor General
P.O.Box 260150 Department of Justice
San Juan, PR 00926 Office of Solicitor General
787-645-4211 P.O.Box 9020192 San Juan, PR 00902-0192

Attorneys for Constitutional Law Professors as David B. Nolan

Amici Curiae 97 Willow Run Drive
Centerville, MA 02632
Aaron M. Katz 571-277-3265
Ropes & Gray LLP
Prudential Tower
800 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02199-3600

Jonathan R. Ference-Burke
Ropes & Gray LLP
2099 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20006

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