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 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.
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.
Dickson v. Rucho is a state-court suit now before the U.S. Supreme Court that challenges numerous districts in North Carolina’s 2011 legislative and congressional maps as unconstitutional racial gerrymanders.