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Campaign Legal Center (CLC) and Utah co-counsel filed a response brief on behalf of the League of Women Voters of Utah, Mormon Women for Ethical Government and individual voters opposing the defendants’ motion to stay (i.e. pause) the case until the U.S. Supreme Court issues a decision in Moore v. Harper.
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion holding that the case was moot due to a law passed prior to the District Court’s judgment. The Fourth Circuit issued a judgment vacating the decision and remanding the case to the District Court.
On July 18, 2022, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in Merrill v. Milligan, urging the court to affirm the trial court’s decision finding that Alabama’s congressional redistricting plan violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. CLC’s brief specifically urges the court to reject Alabama’s argument that Section 2 is unconstitutional and offered numerous alternative maps by which Alabama can eliminate the dilution of Black voters' electoral strength while also satisfying the state’s other designated policy priorities.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) and Utah co-counsel filed a response brief on behalf of the League of Women Voters of Utah, Mormon Women for Ethical Government and individual voters opposing the Utah Legislature’s motion to dismiss the plaintiffs’ partisan gerrymandering lawsuit.
A three-judge panel denied the plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction in a federal court challenge to the two North Dakota State House subdistricts that follow the boundaries of Reservations. The court ruled in favor of the defendants, including the MHA Nation who intervened to defend the subdistrict containing their Reservation, holding that the non-Native plaintiffs had not met their burden of proving that race was a predominate factor in drawing the district boundaries and that the public interest counseled against granting relief since North Dakota’s primary has already begun.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) and UCLA Voting Rights Project filed an amended complaint against Galveston County challenging the county’ drawing of discriminatory Commissioners Court maps in violation of the Voting Rights Act and the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) and Citizens Union filed an amicus brief in support of neither party explaining the harms and undemocratic nature of extreme partisan gerrymandering and urging the New York Court of Appeals to apply the state’s express constitutional standards barring gerrymandering and invalidate any maps that constitute partisan gerrymanders.
Following a four-day trial, a Kansas district court concluded that the congressional map enacted by the Kansas Legislature is a partisan gerrymander that also intentionally and effectively dilutes minority votes in violation of the Kansas Constitution. The court enjoined the use of the map in future elections, including in 2022.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) filed an amicus brief in support of neither party explaining the harms and undemocratic nature of extreme partisan gerrymandering and urging a New York appellate court to apply the state’s express constitutional standards barring gerrymandering and invalidate any maps that constitute partisan gerrymanders.
Following a four-day trial in Wyandotte County District Court, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) and its partners filed proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law, asking the trial court to hold that the Kansas congressional redistricting plan, known as Ad Astra 2, violates the Kansas Constitution because it is an extreme partisan gerrymander and because it intentionally dilutes the votes of minority voters.
Campaign Legal Center submitted this amicus brief to the Maryland Court of Appeals advocating for the court to explicitly rule that partisan gerrymandering violates the Maryland Declaration of Rights.