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Voters Not Politicians' motion to intervene was granted in the Daunt v. Benson case by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan.
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a January 15 opinion by U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman finding that Secretary Ross lied about his reasons for adding the citizenship question to the 2020 Census.
On Thursday, June 27, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court decided 5-4 that partisan gerrymandering claims present political questions beyond the reach of the federal courts.
On May 30, 2019, a unanimous 6th Circuit panel upheld all challenged provisions of Kentucky’s ethics and campaign finance laws. The appellate court found that the provisions barring state legislators from receiving gifts and campaign contributions from state lobbyists were constitutional, and that plaintiffs—one sitting state senator and one legislative candidate—lacked standing to challenge the corresponding restrictions on lobbyists themselves.
Today the 5th Circuit affirmed the multi-million dollar verdict in the corruption case in Houston that CLC tried with Texas attorney Chad Dunn in 2016.
On February 28, 2019, the United States General Services Administration (GSA) settled with the Campaign Legal Center (CLC). CLC sued the GSA over its refusal to release travel information in response to CLC's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. GSA agreed to pay CLC $33,000 in attorney fees.
On July 31, 2018, the Michigan State Supreme Court issued its opinion in the Michigan redistricting ballot initiative case. The Supreme Court affirmed the lower court's decision, allowing the redistricting measure to be voted on by Michigan's citizens in November, 2018.
On Friday, January 4, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it was taking two partisan gerrymandering challenges, out of North Carolina and Maryland. Oral arguments were scheduled for March 2019.
The district court in Maine denied plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction to enjoin the results of the election conducted using Ranked Choice Voting.
Today, the Court issued this opinion from Judge Niemeyer, Judge Bredar, and Judge Russell. This opinion was issued in conjunction with a judgment that directed Maryland to institute redistricting reform.
Today, the Court issued this judgment that grants the plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment and denies the defendants' Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment. This ensures that Maryland will undergo redistricting reform.
The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the district court in favor of the challenge to racial gerrymandering in Texas state house district 90. The Court reversed the district court’s ruling that two other districts intentionally discriminated against minority voters. Campaign Legal Center submitted an amicus brief with the National Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund in support of the lower court’s ruling for all three districts.
A court in Richmond determined that the state of Virginia illegally sorted voters into districts based on their race.
The Supreme Court in Virginia issued a decision upholding the eleven state legislative districts that were challenged as being in violation of the state constitution and prioritizing partisan criteria. Partisan gerrymandering is a threat to effective democracy and increasingly problematic.
On March 19, 2018, the Supreme Court denied an application by the state to stay the ruling.
On February 6, 2018, the Supreme Court denied CLC's motion for an expedited oral argument. Justice Ginsburg and Justice Sotomayor would grant the motion.
The Supreme Court granted North Carolina's emergency application to stay the decision by the lower court, which struck down its maps and ordered them to be redrawn.