The entire 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will reconsider its established Voting Rights Act precedent that permits distinct minority communities to be combined for the purposes of Section 2 vote dilution claims.
Yesterday, the Ohio Supreme Court dismissed a trio of lawsuits challenging the state’s legislative maps.
Today, the New Mexico Supreme Court unanimously upheld the state’s congressional map, keeping in place the current map for 2024 and the rest of the redistricting cycle.
Last week, a three-judge panel on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided that Georgia can continue to hold at-large elections for its Public Service Commission despite a lower court finding that the elections dilute the voting power of Black voters.
Today, a 2-1 panel on a Tennessee trial court ordered the Tennessee Legislature to redraw the state Senate map and upheld the state’s House map.
If Allen was the only VRA victory of the year, it would be a good year. But the impact of this landmark decision didn’t extend just to Alabama.
From private funding of elections to the redistricting process and hand counting, here are some lingering and new democracy myths to be debunked this holiday season.
This morning the Wisconsin Supreme Court held oral argument in a legislative redistricting lawsuit to determine if the state Assembly and Senate maps need to be redrawn ahead of 2024.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court is holding oral argument in a lawsuit challenging Wisconsin’s Assembly and Senate maps. The petitioners — a group of Wisconsin voters — argue that the legislative districts are extreme partisan gerrymanders in violation of multiple provisions of the state constitution.
Black voters today filed a federal lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s new state Senate districts that were enacted last month by the Republican-controlled Legislature.