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Supreme Court Rejects Radical Re-Write of Constitution in Evenwel Redistricting Case

April 4, 2016

Today the U.S. Supreme Court voted 8-0 in Evenwel v. Abbott to allow states to continue to count total population when drawing state legislative districts after each census. The plaintiffs sought an unprecedented change to the U.S. Constitution forbidding states from using census counts of total population and requiring them to draw districts with equal number of voters. The City of Los Angeles was a lead drafter of a brief Common Cause organized that the Los Angeles County, San Francisco, and 16 other counties and cities across the country joined to oppose this change.

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