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On July 9, 2021, CLC presented testimony to the Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission in support of ending prison gerrymandering using the reallocation method.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has affirmed the dismissal of the plaintiffs’ case, upholding Michigan’s independent redistricting commission as consistent with the First Amendment.
The Census Bureau produced a briefing memo for former Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross about the Census Bureau’s plan for estimating the undocumented immigrant population in response to Campaign Legal Center's (CLC) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the bureau. The memo includes strategic analysis on three options that the bureau considered using to carry out the Trump administration’s plan to exclude undocumented immigrants from the apportionment count.
This issue brief examines how the Census Bureau’s decision to use differential privacy to protect the confidentiality of the 2020 Census data will impact redistricting and voting rights.
On March 31, 2021, the district court issued an opinion declaring that Virginia Beach’s system of election violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act by diluting the voting strength of Black, Latino, and Asian American voters, enjoining the use of that system and granting the plaintiffs’ request for attorneys’ fees, costs and expenses.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) submitted an open letter calling on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to establish a new routine use exception that would enable the Federal Bureau of Prisons to share the data necessary to allow states and localities to implement two pro-democracy reforms: enacting universal enfranchisement and abolishing prison gerrymandering. The League of Women Voters and the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs joined in support.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) submitted testimony to support a bill that would abolish prison gerrymandering in Connecticut. The testimony stated that Connecticut’s system of prison gerrymandering distorts the redistricting process and deprives Connecticut communities of fair and equal representation.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) organized a coalition sign on letter of 11 organizations to oppose a bill that would reinstate prison-based gerrymandering in Maryland. The letter advocates for the protection of the “No Representation Without Population Act” – which was in danger of repeal – to ensure that incarcerated individuals are counted as residents in the place they lived prior to their imprisonment.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) submitted testimony to oppose the repeal of the “No Representation Without Population Act”, which was being considered by the Maryland state legislature with S.B. 619. The testimony stated that reinstating prison-based gerrymandering in Maryland would distort the redistricting process and deprive Maryland communities of fair and equal representation.