On Friday, Jan. 20, North Carolina Republican legislators asked the North Carolina Supreme Court to rehear a case over the state’s congressional and legislative maps, a blatantly partisan move after control of the state Supreme Court flipped to red in the 2022 midterm elections.
On Tuesday, Jan. 17, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) submitted a brief in a lawsuit filed on behalf of Fair Fight and two voters alleging that True the Vote, a right-wing “election integrity” organization that has been accused of voter intimidation since 2012, violated Section 11(b) of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), which prevents voter intimidation.
On Tuesday, Jan. 17, the Arizona Court of Appeals unanimously affirmed a trial court’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the Arizona Republican Party and its chairwoman challenging the state’s no-excuse mail-in voting system.
On Friday, Jan. 13, a Pennsylvania court denied state Rep. Bryan Cutler’s (R) request to block the Allegheny County Board of Elections and Pennsylvania Department of State from holding special elections on Feb. 7 for three state House vacancies.
On Wednesday, Jan. 11, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument regarding an appeal of a lower court decision dismissing a lawsuit challenging Arkansas’ state House map for violating Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.
On Tuesday, Jan. 10, Ryan L. Heath, filed a petition for a writ of mandamus against Maricopa County, Arizona Judge Peter A. Thompson.
On Wednesday, Jan. 11, a three-judge panel of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania heard oral argument in a case challenging state Rep. Joanna McClinton’s (D) ability to act as speaker and majority leader of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, which Democrats narrowly won in the 2022 midterm elections
On Friday, Jan. 6, the Associated Press reported that over 16,000 mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania were disqualified during the 2022 midterm elections, a majority of which were from Democrats.
On Friday, Jan. 6, the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless, Ohio Federation of Teachers, Ohio Alliance for Retired Americans and Union Veterans Council sued over Ohio’s new voter suppression law, House Bill 458, which was enacted earlier today.
On Friday, Jan. 6, a three-judge panel struck down the current configuration of South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District after finding that it is a racial gerrymander in violation of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.