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Reiter Burns LLP

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Suite 5200
Chicago IL 60606
312 982 0090
tburns@reiterburns.com

August 24, 2018

Via Federal Express


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:

We are writing on behalf of our clients, the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners and
Marisel A. Hernandez in her official capacity as Chairwoman of said Board (“CBEC”), for their
response to appellants’ petition for writ of certiorari, which was extended to August 29, 2018, by
order of court. The appellants are challenging, inter alia, federal and state laws governing the
voting rights of United States citizens who move to certain United States territories.

Pursuant to state statute, the CBEC is responsible for the management and administration
of elections in the City of Chicago. The CBEC does not create policy, but follows federal and
state law pertaining to elections, as interpreted from time to time by the courts, to ensure a
transparent, impartial and accurate election system. As such, CBEC has given notice to the Illinois
Attorney General of the appellants’ petition for writ of certiorari. As set forth in Illinois Supreme
Court Rule 19(c), the purpose of the notice provides the Attorney General “with the opportunity,
but not the obligation, to intervene in the cause or proceeding.” Illinois statute provides that the
Illinois Attorney General has the duty to appear for and 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 has declined to
appear as the State of Illinois is not a named party in this proceeding.

To be clear, the CBEC takes no position on appellants’ petition for writ of certiorari.
However, if the court should require additional information, we will provide such information as
promptly as possible.

Respectfully,
REITER BURNS LLP
Attorneys for Chicago Board of Election
Commissioners

s/ Terrence M. Burns
Terrence M. Burns
Daniel M. Noland

cc: Parties of Record


(See Attached Service List)
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 Karen Kinney in her official
Antonio Torres, Pamela Lynn Colon, Anthony capacity as Rock Island County Clerk
Bunten, and Lavonne Wise Patricia Castro
Geoffrey M. Wyatt Rock Island State's Attorney Office
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP 210 15th Street
1440 New York Avenue, N.W. Rock Island, IL 61201
Washington, DC 20005 309-558-3232
202-371-7008 castrop@co.rock-island.il.us
geoffrey.wyatt@skadden.com

Neil C. Weare Attorney for Board of Election


Equally American Legal Defense & Education Commissioners for the City of Chicago and
Fund Marisel A. Hernandez in her official capacity
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW as Chairwoman of said Board
Suite 190-413 Adam W. Lasker
Washington, D.C. 20004 Lasker Law LLC
202-304-1202 69 W. Washington St., #800
Chicago, IL 60602
Leevin T. Camacho 312-269-7900
The Law Office of Leevin T. Camacho ElectionAttorney@gmail.com
194 Hernan Cortez Avenue
Suite 216
Hagatria, GU 96910
617-477-8894

Semaj Johnson Attorney for United States, et al.


Law Offices of K.A. Rames PC Noel J. Francisco
2111 Company Street, Suite 3 Solicitor General
Christiana, St. Croix, VI 00820 United States Department of Justice
340-773-7284 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
202-514-2217
SupremeCtBriefs@USDOJ.gov
Attorney for Virgin Islands Bar Association Attorney for Voting Rights Scholars
Dwyer Arce Charles Edward Buffon
Kutak Rock LLP Alec Webley
1650 Farnam Street Covington & Burling LLP
The Omaha Building 850 Tenth Street, NW
Omaha, NE 68102 Washington, DC 20001-4956
402-346-6000 202-662-6000
Dwyer.Arce@KutakRock.com cbuffon@cov.com
awebley@cov.com

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 the Solicitor General
787-645-4211 P.O. Box 9020192
clugofiol@gmail.com San Juan, PR 00902-0192
787-724-2165
lrroman@justicia.pr.gov

Attorneys for Constitutional Law Professors as David B. Nolan


Amici Curiae 97 Willow Run Drive
Aaron M. Katz Centerville, MA 02632
Ropes & Gray LLP 571-277-3265
Prudential Tower davidbriannolansr@gmail.com
800 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02199-3600
617-951-7117
aaron.katz@ropesgray.com

Attorneys for Constitutional Law Professors as


Amici Curiae
Jonathan R. Ference-Burke
Ropes & Gray LLP
2099 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20006
202-508-4731
jonathan.ference-burke@ropesgray.com