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The Colorado Supreme Court issued a decision approving the independent redistricting commission’s congressional redistricting plans, over objections of CLC’s client LULAC, and others, that the plan dilutes the electoral influence of Latino voters.
On Aug. 17, 2021, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) submitted the following comments regarding the Colorado Independent Redistricting Commission staff’s preliminary congressional and state legislative plans on behalf of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and the Colorado League of United Latin American Citizens (Colorado LULAC).
The first staff congressional plan proposed to the Colorado Independent Redistricting Commission dilutes the electoral influence of Colorado’s Latino Voters. On Sept. 10, 2021, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) submitted comments to the commission outlining the deficiencies in the proposed plan.
On behalf of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and Colorado LULAC, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) submitted a third set of comments regarding the Colorado Independent Redistricting Commission’s Third Staff Congressional Plan proposal, which violates the Colorado Constitution’s prohibition on maps that dilute the electoral influence of minority voters.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) filed a brief, on behalf of the Colorado League of United Latin American Citizens, contending that the congressional redistricting plan adopted by the independent redistricting commission violates the state constitution’s prohibition on districts that dilute Latino voters’ electoral influence.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) filed a brief, on behalf of the Colorado League of United Latin American Citizens, contending that the Colorado Supreme Court should approve the Legislative Redistricting Commission’s submitted state House and state Senate maps because they comply with the state constitution’s prohibition on districts that dilute Latino voters’ electoral influence.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) submitted a demonstrative plan on behalf of the plaintiffs for Milwaukee-area state assembly districts to remedy vote dilution.
On Sept. 7, 2021, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) filed a First Amended Complaint challenging malapportioned districts and districts that dilute the voting strength of Black voters.
On behalf of Black Leaders Organizing for Communities (BLOC), Voces de la Frontera and League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, and three individual voters, Campaign Legal Center filed the attached complaint in Wisconsin on Aug. 19, 2021 alleging malapportionment of the existing state legislative districts, and asked the court to set a schedule to consider a court-drawn plan in light of the likely impasse between the legislature and the governor.
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.