Voting rights litigation can cover a wide range of topics, all of which are important to ensuring that every eligible voter has the chance to participate in the political process and have their voice heard.
Voting rights litigation focuses on addressing all barriers to or attacks on the ballot box, no matter how small they may seem.
There’s a special type of redistricting litigation going on in Wisconsin called impasse litigation. In today’s Explainer, we walk through what it is, where else we might be seeing it and what the courts can do in these cases.
Courts hold immense power when it comes to voting rights, but there are many terms that are unique to the legal profession, which can make it hard to follow along.
Courts have played a critical role in redistricting over the past few decades, helping to ensure that districts are fair and representative. We break down some of the most crucial redistricting cases in our nation’s history.
Redistricting can be a fraught process often leveraged by Republicans to pass unfair and unconstitutional maps, and some of the best protection voters have against disenfranchisement is through the courts.
The ruling in Brnovich v. DNC limits an already weakened VRA, but lawsuits can and will still be brought to protect voting rights. While the courtroom battles will continue, passing federal legislation remains crucial.
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