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.
On February 21, 2018, civil rights groups in North Carolina and several North Carolina residents filed a lawsuit challenging four state house districts redrawn in the 2017 remedial plan. The plaintiffs contend the mid-decade redistricting changes to the districts violates the state constitution.
On April 24, 2017, the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP filed a lawsuit alleging that Georgia’s 2015 state house map was drawn with discriminatory purpose in violation of the Constitution and Voting Rights Act. In addition, the plaintiffs assert that the map resulted in unconstitutional racial and partisan gerrymanders.
On October 3, 2017, eleven Democratic voters filed a suit alleging Georgia’s 2015 mid-decade state house plan violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act and the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments. The plaintiffs also allege that two of the house districts are unconstitutional racial gerrymanders.