They say everything’s bigger in Texas — and that includes courtroom dockets. Here, in the first entry in our new series, we round up all the voting-related cases we’re keeping an eye on in the Lone Star State.
Amicus curiae translates to “friend of the court.” After reviewing all 36 amicus briefs submitted in Merrill v. Milligan, we’re highlighting just a handful of the most insightful, provocative or compelling briefs.
On Oct. 4, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that could fundamentally alter the landmark Voting Rights Act. In our third Voter Testimony piece, we review the post-trial briefs and transcripts from the seven-day hearing held in January in Milligan v. Merrill.
Next term, the six conservative justices on the U.S. Supreme Court could gut what remains of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
The dog days of summer are over, and now we’re turning to the fall and fast-approaching midterm elections. What does the next month look like in the voting rights world?
Given the U.S. Supreme Court’s interest in the independent state legislature theory, its partisan implications are well worth investigating.
Racially discriminatory maps can be challenged multiple ways in court. In this Explainer, we break down the difference between racial gerrymandering and racial vote dilution claims and when you might see them in lawsuits.
The summer months may be slower, but the voting rights world is not taking a vacation this August. Democracy Docket is currently tracking 156 lawsuits across 39 states.
No redistricting process has been more fraught than Ohio. It finally has maps in place — but only for this year. In today’s piece we’re recapping what went wrong in Ohio — and what it means for the country as a whole.
On Tuesday, July 19, the Ohio Supreme Court struck down the state’s current congressional map for being a partisan gerrymander that favored Republicans in violation of the Ohio Constitution.
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