CLC Asked to File Expedited Brief for NC Gerrymandering Case
Today, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina issued an order asking for parties in League of Women Voters of North Carolina v. Rucho to submit briefs responding to questions raised by the Supreme Court last week in their decision on the partisan gerrymandering case out of Wisconsin, Gill v. Whitford. CLC and the Southern Coalition for Social Justice (SCSJ) are representing the League and individual plaintiffs in the case and will be filing a brief by the deadline set today: July 11.
Ruth Greenwood, senior legal counsel, voting rights and redistricting, released the following statement:
“We welcome the speedy process requested by the lower court and look forward to our return to the Supreme Court, so we can get a ruling on partisan gerrymandering that finally declares that voters, not lawmakers, come first. Our clients in North Carolina demand fair maps with no further delay. We will be back to the Supreme Court, possibly as early as next term.”