Common Cause Urges Supreme Court to Reject Stay Request for Order to Redraw North Carolina Congressional Districts
January 17, 2018
Today, Common Cause filed a brief in Common Cause v. Rucho urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a stay request of a federal court ruling which ordered that the North Carolina Legislature redraw the state’s unconstitutionally gerrymandered congressional districts by January 24. The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina Middle District ruled last week that the Legislature had unconstitutionally drawn congressional district lines with the intent and effect of creating a severe partisan advantage for one side.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Oral Argument Focuses on Maps and Unrepresentative Congressional Delegation
January 17, 2018
Every Pennsylvanian deserves a representative voice in Washington. Unfortunately our congressional delegation does not reflect the citizens of the Commonwealth because of the legislators who drew the maps for purely partisan gain.
Rally at the Supreme Court This Morning To End Voter Purges
January 10, 2018
Common Cause members and other voting rights activists gathered for a rally outside the Supreme Court this morning as the justices heard a landmark challenge to an Ohio law that state officials have used to lift the registrations of about 2 million voters
Ohio Case Invites High Court to Stand Up for Voting Rights
January 8, 2018
In Husted v. A Philip Randolph Institute, the Supreme Court has a chance to stop states from purging non-voters from the voter rolls.
Common Cause Files Brief in Challenge to Outrageous Partisan Political Gerrymander of Pennsylvania Congressional Districts
January 5, 2018
Today, Common Cause filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in support of a challenge to the state’s extreme partisan political gerrymander. Despite a roughly equal split in votes between the parties in each election since the 2011 redistricting, Republicans have consistently won 13 of the state’s 18 congressional seats. If successful, the case could result in the Court ordering the redrawing of the districts before the 2018 election.