8/1: Last Wednesday, The American Civil Rights Union filed an amicus brief in Michael C. Turazai, et al., v. Gretchen Brandt, et. al.
7/27: The ACRU filed an amicus brief in support of a Petition for Writ of Certiorari in the Pennsylvania redistricting case.
3/5: Former Pennsylvania Governor Dick Thornburgh has filed a brief opposed to the court-drawn redistricting map.
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.
2/26: ACRU’s Policy Board member and senior fellow Ken Blackwell points out the clear bias on the part of Pennsylvania Democrats in the state's redistricting case.
2/20: Republicans are fighting a court-drawn Pennsylvania map that may endanger several of the GOP seats, citing problems with the process.
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.
There aren’t many issues the U.S. Supreme Court has managed to sidestep, but political gerrymandering is one of them. Until now.
The ACLU faces disappointment in and out of court.