Today, we’re taking a look at where things stand in redistricting litigation — where maps could change before 2022 and where litigation could impact the maps used in 2024 and beyond.
Over the past few years, coverage has increased around how the U.S. Supreme Court handles emergency requests through its “shadow docket.” This term has popped up most recently when the Court has intervened in redistricting, determining the fate of districts for years to come.
April lawsuits bring May court activity! Over the course of May we can expect multiple courtroom hearings and potential decisions on voting rights and district lines in over 10 states.
In today’s piece, we’re looking back on six states that enacted redistricting reforms in the last decade to see how successful each reform was (or not) at leading to a fairer congressional map.
Just three states have yet to enact new congressional maps for this year’s midterms: Florida, Missouri and New Hampshire Here’s what went down — and where things currently stand — in the final three states.
2022 has already seen extensive voting rights and redistricting litigation. As it appears, April showers bring…even more court action! Below we highlight cases across the country with likely court action over the next month.
Florida was not expected to have a particularly contentious process. But redistricting soon became bogged down in a standoff between Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) and the Legislature that may force courts to draw the map.
In Georgia and Ohio, Republicans are employing a new strategy to get away with gerrymanders — creating delays in the legal process until it’s too late to overturn illegal maps before an election.
Voting rights and redistricting litigation is expected to take center stage in courtrooms in 2022. As we head into March, we want to highlight voting rights and redistricting cases across 14 states to keep an eye on over the next month.
With Louisiana finally starting to vote on draft proposals for new maps, every state has begun the redistricting process. Here’s an update of where redistricting stands as the battle begins shifting from the statehouse to the courtroom.
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