Lawsuit filed on behalf of a former Republican legislator challenging Idaho’s legislative map drawn with 2020 census data. The complaint argues that the new map violates the Idaho Constitution “because it divides more counties externally than needed to meet standards of equal protection” and asks the court to either adopt a plan that splits fewer counties or order the bipartisan redistricting commission to redraw the map. The case was consolidated with three others challenging the state’s new legislative map, with this case designated as the lead case. The Idaho Supreme Court upheld the map, finding that the commission “‘reasonably determined’ the number of counties that must be divided to comply with the Equal Protection Clause.” On July 14, Ada County petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court for a writ of certiorari. Oct. 3, the U.S. Supreme Court denied Ada County’s petition for a writ of certiorari.
Case Documents (U.s. supreme court)