Diamond v. Torres
A group of Pennsylvania residents who are Democrats filed a suit against state elections officials, contending that the state’s 2011 congressional map is a partisan gerrymander in violation of the Elections Clause, and the First and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution. The plaintiffs allege the Republican legislature drew the map with the intent of maximizing Republican power by cracking and packing Democratic-affiliated voters into specific districts to dilute their voting power and deny them a realistic opportunity to elect their candidates of choice.
The plaintiffs have asked the court to expeditiously declare the congressional plan invalid and an injunction prohibiting the legislative from administering any elections processes under the plan for 2018.
Key Court Documents
- Complaint (November 9, 2017)