Political gerrymandering is back before the Supreme Court this term in two cases, one of which is Rucho.
7/27: The ACRU filed an amicus brief in support of a Petition for Writ of Certiorari in the Pennsylvania redistricting case.
3/7: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s map likely fails its own gerrymandering standards, because it skews so heavily democratic. The map submitted by the ACRU had more compact districts and fewer political subdivision splits.
2/5: ACRU tells the Supreme Court that the district court undermined judicial credibility by imposing a last minute legislative map on North Carolina, using a series of highly novel factual findings and legal theories.
1/18: ACRU’s amicus brief argued that the district court’s demand for a redrawn legislative map was unreasonable.
The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin has found that the Republican-authored districting had the effect of disadvantaging Democrats despite meeting all other state redistricting criteria.