Common Cause v. Rucho
No. 1-16-cv-01026 (M.D.N.C), Nos. 17A745, 17-1295, 18-422 (S. Ct.)
A federal court challenge claiming that the 2016 remedial congressional plan drawn in Harris v. McCrory was an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander.
On 1/9/18, the trial court struck down North Carolina’s congressional map as an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander, and ordered the map redrawn. On appeal, the U.S. Supreme Court stayed the case, and after Gill v. Whitford, remanded for further consideration.
On 8/27/18, the trial court again struck down the congressional map; the court later determined that the 2016 map would remain in effect for 2018 but would be enjoined thereafter. On 6/27/19, the Supreme Court vacated the opinion below, finding claims of partisan gerrymandering to be nonjusticiable in federal court.