Georgia Congressional Redistricting Challenge (Common Cause)
Common Cause v. Raffensperger
Lawsuit filed on behalf of Common Cause, the League of Women Voters of Georgia and individual voters challenging Georgia’s new congressional map. Specifically, the plaintiffs argue that the Republican-controlled General Assembly used race as the predominant factor in drawing the 6th, 13th and 14th Congressional Districts without any compelling state reason or to comply with the Voting Rights Act (VRA). The lawsuit asks the court to block the challenged districts from being used in future elections and to order the creation of a new map that complies with the U.S. Constitution and the VRA. The plaintiffs did not seek relief for the 2022 election cycle. Litigation that could impact the status of the map for the 2024 election cycle is ongoing. This case was consolidated with Georgia State Conference of the NAACP v. Georgia for all purposes including discovery and trial.