League of Women Voters of Michigan v. Johnson
The League of Women Voters of Michigan and eleven Democratic voters filed a lawsuit in federal district court contending that Michigan's 2011 state legislative and congressional maps are unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders in violation of the First and Fourteenth Amendments. The plaintiffs argue that the legislature unconstitutionally marginalized Democratic constituencies by cracking and packing Democratic voters while efficiently spreading Republican voters across safe Republican districts.
The plaintiffs have asked the court to strike down the maps and establish new maps if the legislature does not pass a constitutional redistricting plan.
On January 23, Defendant Secretary of State Ruth Johnson filed a motion to stay further proceedings pending the resolution of Gill v. Whitford and Benisek v. Lamone at the Supreme Court, and a motion to dismiss for a lack of standing. On March 14, the court denied the defendant's motion to stay. The court set oral argument on the defendant's motion to dismiss for March 19.
- Complaint (December 22, 2017)
- Application for Three-Judge Court and Memorandum of Points and Authorities (December 22, 2017)
- Order Granting Application for Three-Judge Court (December 27, 2017)
- Order Designating Three-Judge Court (January 4, 2018)
- Defendant's Motion to Stay and Dismiss for Lack of Standing (January 23, 2018)
- Plaintiffs' Response to the Defendant's Motion to Stay and to Dismiss (February 6, 2018)
- Scheduling Order and Notice of Hearing (February 7, 2018)
- Defendants' Reply in Further Support of Her Motion to Stay or Dismiss (February 20, 2018)
- Motion to Intervene by Republican Congressional Delegation (February 28, 2018)
- Amended Motion to Intervene by Republican Congressional Delegation (March 7, 2018)
- Order Denying Defendants' Motion to Stay (March 14, 2018)
- Plaintiffs' Response to Motion to Intervene by Republican Congressional Delegation (March 14, 2018)
- Plaintiffs' Brief in Support of Response to Motion to Intervene by Republican Congressional Delegation (March 14, 2018)
- Superseding Scheduling Order and Notice of Hearing (March 14, 2018)