CLC, Utahns Fight for Fair Maps in Utah Supreme Court
This morning, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) argued before the Utah Supreme Court in a lawsuit challenging Utah’s gerrymandered congressional voting map and asking the court to reinstate Prop 4, a citizen-led initiative that prohibited partisan gerrymandering.
CLC represents the League of Women Voters of Utah (LWV Utah), Mormon Women for Ethical Government (MWEG) and a bipartisan group of individual voters in the lawsuit. Mark Gaber, senior director of redistricting at CLC, presented oral arguments on behalf of the plaintiffs.
CLC, LWV Utah and MWEG issued the following joint statement after oral arguments concluded:
“Voters should be the ones to choose their politicians, not the other way around. Instead of following this basic democratic principle, the Utah legislature gerrymandered their congressional voting map to lock in power and blatantly ignored the will of Utah’s voters in the process.
The Utah constitution makes it very clear that voters have a right to reform their government. We urge the Utah Supreme Court to affirm Utahns' constitutional rights so every vote counts equally and every voice is heard."
More information about the lawsuit can be found here.