Louisiana Impasse Litigation (NAACP)
NAACP Louisiana State Conference v. Ardoin
Lawsuit filed on behalf of the Louisiana State Conference of the NAACP, Power Coalition for Equity and Justice and individual voters challenging Louisiana’s congressional map based on 2010 census data following the release of 2020 census data. Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) vetoed the map drawn with 2020 census data that was passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature because it does not include a second majority-Black district out of six total districts. Because of this impasse and the unlikelihood that the Legislature will pass a new map in time, the plaintiffs argue that it is time for the state court system to step in to ensure that the old, malapportioned map based on 2010 census data is not used in future elections. The lawsuit asks the court to block the current map and implement a new map using 2020 census data that adheres to the constitutional requirement of one person, one vote. The case was consolidated with Bullman v. Ardoin; all future filings and updates can be found on that case page.