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Kansas | State Trial | Congress

Alonzo v. Schwab

Last Updated Apr 25, 2022
Case number

2022-CV-000090

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Case Information

State court challenge to Kansas’s congressional districts, alleging the plan violates the state’s constitution and the state Legislature’s own redistricting criteria. In particular, plaintiffs argue that the map is an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander (with all four districts likely to be represented by Republicans despite the fact that 40% of  population regularly votes for Democratic candidates) and an unconstitutional racial gerrymander (by deliberately diluting the voting power of the most diverse county in Kansas).

The case was consolidated with Rivera v. Schwab.

On April 25, 2022, a Kansas state judge found the plan unconstitutional on both partisan gerrymandering and minority vote dilution grounds.

History

Case filings, starting with most recent court
    Name Last Modified
Document icon Complaint Feb 14, 2022
Document icon AG motion to dismiss Mar 7, 2022
Highlighted document Document icon Decision Apr 25, 2022

Additional Cases

PENDING - State court challenge to congressional redistricting plan on partisan gerrymandering and vote dilution grounds.
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