Common Cause, the North Carolina Democratic Party, and a group of North Carolina voters filed a lawsuit, Common Cause v. Rucho, raising partisan gerrymandering allegations over the state’s 2016 remedial congressional map.
Republican legislative leaders in the Pennsylvania state senate and eight Congressmen from Pennsylvania have filed a suit against state officials to block the use of a new congressional map put in place by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
The NAACP has sued the Census Bureau, contending that the Bureau’s inadequate preparations for the 2020 Census will lead to a dramatic undercount of communities of color and a violation of the government’s constitutional duty to conduct a full national head count. This case is currently pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.
North Carolina v. Covington is an appeal by state lawmakers to the U.S. Supreme Court that seeks review of a federal three-judge panel’s ruling that twenty-eight of North Carolina’s legislative districts are unconstitutional racial gerrymanders. The lawmakers are simultaneously pursuing an appeal to vacate the panel’s remedial order calling for special elections in 2017.