Democrats could gain a seat in the U.S. House and multiple seats in Georgia’s Legislature if a judge rules Republicans drew maps illegally weakening Black voters’ power.
The trial beginning Tuesday is part of a wave of litigation progressing… Continue reading
A state judge struck down North Florida’s congressional districts Saturday
, rebuffing Gov. Ron DeSantis’ open defiance of anti-gerrymandering protections, finding the governor’s map illegally reduced Black voters’ electoral power.
DeSantis had wagered the state’s Fair Districts Amendment… Continue reading
The future leadership of Alabama’s largest county is in the hands of a federal judge who will decide whether Jefferson County commissioners gerrymandered district lines to dwarf the voting rights of Black residents.
In a five-hour hearing Wednesday Judge… Continue reading
The House majority next year could be determined in a state-by-state fight over redistricting that’s taking place right now.
And Democrats are calling in the big guns.
Former President Barack Obama hosted a fundraiser for the National Democratic Redistricting… Continue reading
The California Supreme Court is out with an important opinion today in Pico Neighborhood Ass’n v. City of Santa Monica
: a ruling on the California Voting Rights Act and some of the ways in which it’s distinct from (and… Continue reading
Candidates are eager to run in competitive House seats in New York next year. There’s just one problem: They have no clear sense of where to campaign.
The interminable legal fight over redistricting
in New York will likely leave… Continue reading
The outcome of a challenge to Wisconsin’s legislative maps is “predetermined” by the court’s liberal majority, conservative Justice Rebecca Bradley wrote in a dissent issued Tuesday.
The court is considering taking up lawsuits filed directly with it, bypassing… Continue reading
If Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Janet Protasiewicz does not recuse from lawsuits challenging the state’s legislative boundaries, Republicans who control the state Legislature might consider impeachment proceedings, the Assembly’s top Republican said Friday.
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, a… Continue reading
Two days after a federal appeals court blocked a new city of Miami voting map drawn by community groups from being used in the November elections, those Miami community groups have challenged that decision. On Sunday, American Civil… Continue reading
A lawsuit aimed at rewriting Wisconsin’s legislative maps to favor Republicans less was filed Wednesday at the state Supreme Court, a day after the state’s highest court flipped to liberal control
for the first time in years.… Continue reading
In a late-night court filing
Friday, the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund and multiple attorneys asked a three-judge panel to direct an official to devise a new map that complies with the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
The… Continue reading
: “In an echo of mid-century southern defiance of school desegregation, the Yellowhammer State’s Republican-controlled legislature
defied the conservative-dominated Court’s directive
to redraw its congressional map with an additional Black-majority district.”
Alabama Political Reporter
The decision by Alabama Republican legislators to seemingly defy a Supreme Court directive to redraw congressional voting maps with a second majority-Black district was part of a larger strategy intended to force the high court to… Continue reading