Rose v. Raffensperger - Friend-of-the-Court Brief

On March 29, 2024, CLC joined with FairVote, RepresentUs, and Protect Democracy to submit an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court in support of the plaintiffs’ petition for the Court to review the Eleventh Circuit’s decision in Rose v Raffensperger, a challenge to Georgia’s at-large system of election for the state’s Public Service Commission under the Voting Rights Act. 

The brief emphasizes the purpose and requirements of the first part of the Gingles test—clarifying that there is no requirement for plaintiffs to present an adequate remedy at the liability stage—and the range of options available to remedy vote dilution under the VRA including non-plurality at-large electoral systems.