In 2022, voters in six states cast ballots in congressional districts that have been ruled in violation of either the 14th Amendment, Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) or state constitutions.
Black voters in Georgia are taking the state’s congressional map to trial, arguing it violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.
At the end of its term, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated a decision that struck down Ohio’s congressional map. Now, litigation that could determine the fate of Ohio’s 2024 congressional map is back in the Ohio Supreme Court.
Republicans gerrymandered away Florida’s 5th District — and with it three decades of Black representation.
As they did in the 1950s, Republican lawmakers have once again defied the U.S. Supreme Court by enacting a congressional map with only one majority-Black district.
Following Supreme Court’s Voting Rights Act Decision, a Redistricting Case Out of Galveston County, Texas Heads to Trial
On Aug. 8, 2023, a federal district court will hold a trial in a local redistricting lawsuit out of Galveston County, Texas involving claims brought under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.
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.
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.
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.
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