Incoming DOJ Deputy Assistant AG for Civil Rights Worked Defending Redistricting Plans

David Lat lists a number of Jones Day lawyers going to work for the Trump administration. Among those listed is attorney John M. Gore to be the deputy assistant attorney general for civil rights in the DOJ.

According to Gore’s bio, his has been “actively involved in legislative redistricting litigation.” Under experience, the following redistricting-related cases are listed:

Hempstead’s Town Council redistricting plan is successfully defended against voters’ preliminary injunction action
Jones Day successfully defended the Town Council of the Town of Hempstead, New York, and the Town of Hempstead, New York, in a preliminary injunction action seeking a court imposed redistricting plan.

New York Senate successfully defends redistricting plan against voters’ preliminary injunction action
Jones Day successfully defended New York Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos, Chairman of the New York State Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment (“LATFOR”) Senator Michael F. Nozzolio, and LATFOR member Welquis R. Lopez in a preliminary injunction action seeking a court-imposed redistricting plan.

President of Florida Senate obtains preclearance from Department of Justice for redistricting plan
Jones Day successfully represented President of the Florida Senate Mike Haridopolos in preclearance proceedings before the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

New York Senate obtains preclearance from Department of Justice for redistricting plan
Jones Day successfully represented New York Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos in preclearance proceedings before the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

South Carolina state legislative redistricting plan survives voters’ claims of Equal Protection Clause and Voting Rights Act violations
Jones Day represented Glenn F. McConnell, the President Pro Tempore of the South Carolina State Senate, in a three-judge federal district court case challenging the Senate districts under the Equal Protection Clause and Voting Rights Act.

Senate Majority Leader Skelos wins on appeal in suit challenging the constitutionality of New York’s Senate redistricting plan
Jones Day successfully defended Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos before the trial court and on appeal, in a suit challenging the constitutionality of New York’s redistricting plan for the state Senate.

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