SCOTUS Denies Expedited Review of North Carolina Partisan Gerrymander Leaving Voters in Limbo
February 6, 2018
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the motion for expedited review of Common Cause v. Rucho in the wake of the Court granting a stay in the case after a unanimous decision from a three-judge federal court had ruled North Carolina’s congressional districts unconstitutional and ordered them redrawn by January 24, 2018.
Court Refuses Fast Track for NC Gerrymandering Challenge
February 6, 2018
The Supreme Court denied an expedited review but gerrymandering challenge is very much alive.
Common Cause Seeks Quick Supreme Court Ruling on Gerrymandering
January 24, 2018
Common Cause is inviting the U.S. Supreme Court to resolve questions about the constitutionality of partisan gerrymandering once and for all.
Common Cause Urges SCOTUS to Expedite Review of North Carolina’s Partisan Gerrymander to Protect Voters
January 23, 2018
Today, Common Cause filed a motion in the U.S. Supreme Court in Common Cause v. Rucho urging the court to expedite its review of the case in order to provide relief to North Carolina voters in time for 2018 congressional elections. Last week the Supreme Court granted a stay in the case after a unanimous decision from a three-judge federal court had ruled North Carolina’s congressional districts unconstitutional and ordered them redrawn by January 24, 2018. In today’s brief the successful plaintiffs argue that hearing the North Carolina General Assembly’s appeal on a slower standard schedule will unfairly result in North Carolinians voting this November in congressional districts ruled to be an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander. This would be a fourth congressional election cycle using an unconstitutional map.
PA High Court Joins Movement for Fair Districts
January 22, 2018
It’s increasingly clear that courts across the country are ready to declare that partisan gerrymandering is unconstitutional and insist that political maps that allow voters to choose our elected officials, not permit officials to choose their voters.