ACRU

No Gerrymandering Here

In its February 2nd amicus brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in North Carolina v. Covington, the ACRU argued that (1) the district court used a novel theory of racial gerrymandering to review the legislature’s map that removed all racial data (2) the district court imposed a de facto quota that the U.S. Supreme Court rejected last decade, and (3) the district court’s decision erodes the federal judiciary’s credibility, because the court so eagerly displaced the North Carolina General Assembly as the primary mapmaker. Read the entire brief here.