Analysis by Democracy Docket shows that congressional maps could change in 12 states before 2024 due to litigation. At least 40 districts are being challenged.
Already, we can see the first rumblings of the next Republican legal strategies echoing in lawsuits, court filings and legal opinions across the country.
In June, SCOTUS issued its decision in Allen v. Milligan, which upheld Section 2 of the VRA. In light of this decision, over 30 ongoing lawsuits with pending Section 2 claims will proceed in due course.
Virginia’s Felony Disenfranchisement Provision Faces a New Legal Challenge Under This 150-Year-Old Law
At the end of June, pro-voting groups resurrected the 150-year-old Virginia Readmission Act as the basis for a novel legal challenge to the Virginia Constitution’s lifetime ban on voting for individuals with any felony conviction.
Elected officials, experts, activists and litigants react to the diverging decisions from the recent SCOTUS term.
A state court ordered New York’s IRC to redraw its congressional map. New York’s highest court will likely have the final say.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2022-23 term ended on June 30, with the release of the final opinions and the last order list. The term proved to be an important one for democracy, with two landmark voting rights cases and a slew of smaller decisions influencing our elections.
In 2020, John Eastman, an attorney for then-President Donald Trump, presented the most extreme version of the fringe independent state legislature theory in pursuit of overturning the presidential election results.
In a Missed “Opportunity To Learn From Its Mistakes,” Supreme Court Leaves Mississippi’s Felony Disenfranchisement Provision in Place
On Friday, June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to weigh in a lawsuit challenging Mississippi’s 1890 felony disenfranchisement provision.
Some recent rulings by state courts demonstrate how they can use the gavel to advance — or hinder — voting rights in their respective states.