Amicus curiae translates to “friend of the court.” After reviewing all 36 amicus briefs submitted in Merrill v. Milligan, we’re highlighting just a handful of the most insightful, provocative or compelling briefs.
On Oct. 4, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that could fundamentally alter the landmark Voting Rights Act. In our third Voter Testimony piece, we review the post-trial briefs and transcripts from the seven-day hearing held in January in Milligan v. Merrill.
The dog days of summer are over, and now we’re turning to the fall and fast-approaching midterm elections. What does the next month look like in the voting rights world?
Racially discriminatory maps can be challenged multiple ways in court. In this Explainer, we break down the difference between racial gerrymandering and racial vote dilution claims and when you might see them in lawsuits.
The summer months may be slower, but the voting rights world is not taking a vacation this August. Democracy Docket is currently tracking 156 lawsuits across 39 states.
No redistricting process has been more fraught than Ohio. It finally has maps in place — but only for this year. In today’s piece we’re recapping what went wrong in Ohio — and what it means for the country as a whole.
In its upcoming term, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide two crucial voting rights cases that have the potential to upend our country’s current election landscape. What’s at stake as the Court places fundamental rights in limbo yet again?
Activity in courts is certain to increase with the temperatures this July. We’re watching at least seven states for significant courtroom activity and potential decisions affecting voting rights.
In our second Voter Testimony piece, we examine a case challenging Louisiana’s congressional map. We parse through the lawsuit to understand the very real harm that inadequate representation inflicts on Black communities in Louisiana.
Redistricting is about more than just who will control Congress. It’s about who will have a voice — and who won’t. In this piece, we highlight four communities that were split up and silenced by Republican redistricting.
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