State of Tennessee

Tennessee Legislative Redistricting Challenge

Moore v. Lee

Lawsuit filed on behalf of Democratic voters challenging Tennessee’s new state House and Senate maps. The plaintiffs argue that Republicans in the Tennessee Legislature unnecessarily split counties to create state House districts and numbered state Senate districts nonconsecutively in violation of the state constitution. The lawsuit alleges that Republicans created the legislative districts “to ensure maximum partisan advantage for the incumbent Republican supermajority” and they should be blocked and replaced with legal maps. The three-judge panel temporarily blocked the state Senate map as litigation continues, but declined to block the state House map. The state appealed this decision to the Tennessee Supreme Court, which vacated the injunction blocking the state Senate map. Litigation is ongoing before the trial court.

Case Documents (trial court)

Case Documents (TN Supreme court)

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