On Friday, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) intervened in three redistricting cases in Georgia challenging the state’s legislative and congressional maps under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA).
After a federal court struck down Georgia’s legislative and congressional maps last week, yesterday, a judge paused a separate case challenging the state’s maps.
Today, trial begins in Agee v. Benson, a federal lawsuit brought by Black voters who are challenging Michigan’s state House and state Senate maps under the Voting Rights Act and U.S. Constitution.
On Thursday, Oct. 26, a federal judge struck down Georgia’s legislative and congressional maps after finding that the maps violate the Voting Rights Act (VRA).
A proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution that would implement an independent redistricting commission in the state suffered a setback yesterday after the group leading the proposal discovered a single typographical error in the amendment’s previously approved summary.
On Wednesday, Oct. 25, North Carolina Republicans passed new congressional and legislative maps as well as a county board of commissioners map.
On Wednesday, Oct. 25, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a decision that maintains a 1992 consent decree requiring Louisiana to have a majority-Black district in Orleans Parish for state Supreme Court elections.
On Thursday, Oct. 19, the U.S. Supreme Court denied pro-voting parties’ emergency applications, which asked the Court to pause and reverse a ruling from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that could delay the implementation of a fair congressional map in Louisiana.
After yearslong litigation, a state Supreme Court flip and a decision reversal, North Carolina Republicans unveiled new congressional and legislative drafts as well as a county board of commissioners map this afternoon.
Federal Judge Strikes Down Galveston County, Texas Commissioners Court Districts for Violating Voting Rights Act
On Friday, Oct. 13, a federal judge struck down the districts for Galveston County, Texas’ commissioners court for diluting Black and Latino voting power in violation of Section 2 of the VRA.