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.
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.
Some recent rulings by state courts demonstrate how they can use the gavel to advance — or hinder — voting rights in their respective states.
Today, the Court ruled that state legislatures aren’t free to draw congressional maps free from constraints. In doing so, the Court turned back a major threat to American democracy that could have upended elections across the country.