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Common Cause v. Rucho

Last Updated Jun 27, 2019
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No. 1-16-cv-01026 (M.D.N.C), Nos. 17A745, 17-1295, 18-422 (S. Ct.)

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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. Whitfordremanded 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.

History

Case filings, starting with most recent court
    Name Last Modified
Document icon Jurisdictional statement (incl. app.) Oct 1, 2018
Document icon LWV plaintiffs' motion to affirm Oct 31, 2018
Document icon Common Cause plaintiffs' motion to affirm Nov 1, 2018
Document icon Common Cause plaintiffs' supplemental brief Nov 8, 2018
Document icon Amicus brief of Philip Kalodner Nov 1, 2018
Document icon Defendants' opposition Nov 20, 2018
Document icon Order setting case for argument and postponing question of jurisdiction Jan 4, 2019
Document icon Joint appendix Feb 8, 2019
Document icon Defendants' brief Feb 8, 2019
Document icon Amicus brief of ACRU Feb 12, 2019
Document icon Amicus brief of Tex. H. Rep. Carl Isett Feb 12, 2019
Document icon Amicus brief of National Republican Redistricting Trust Feb 11, 2019
Document icon Amicus brief of NC members of Congress Feb 12, 2019
Document icon Amicus brief of Public Interest Legal Foundation Feb 12, 2019
Document icon Amicus brief of RNC et al. Feb 12, 2019
Document icon Amicus brief of Texas et al. Feb 15, 2019
Document icon Amicus brief of PA H. Speaker Michael Turzai Feb 12, 2019
Document icon Amicus brief of Wisconsin legislature Feb 12, 2019
Document icon Amicus brief supporting neither party of Bernard Grofman et al. Feb 12, 2019
Document icon Amicus brief supporting neither party of Judicial Watch et al. Feb 12, 2019
Document icon Amicus brief supporting neither party of David Orentlicher Feb 11, 2019
Document icon Common Cause plaintiffs' brief Mar 4, 2019
Document icon LWV plaintiffs' brief Mar 4, 2019
Document icon Amicus brief of 27 election law, scientific evidence, and empirical legal scholars Mar 8, 2019
Document icon Amicus brief of Floyd Abrams Institute Mar 8, 2019
Document icon Amicus brief of ACLU et al. Mar 8, 2019
Document icon Amicus brief of American Jewish Committee Mar 8, 2019
Document icon Amicus brief of Anti-Defamation League et al. Mar 8, 2019
Document icon Amicus brief of Brennan Center for Justice Mar 8, 2019
Document icon Amicus brief by colleagues of Prof. Norman Dorsen Mar 6, 2019
Document icon Amicus brief of Constitutional Accountability Center Mar 8, 2019
Document icon Amicus brief of current and former members of Congress Mar 8, 2019
Document icon Amicus brief of Democracy NC et al. Mar 8, 2019
Document icon Amicus brief of Duke First Amendment Clinic Mar 7, 2019
Document icon Amicus brief of Prof. Christopher Elmendorf et al. Mar 8, 2019
Document icon Amicus brief of First Amendment and election law Scholars Mar 8, 2019
Document icon Amicus brief of historians Mar 8, 2019
Document icon Amicus brief of International Municipal Lawyers Association et al. Mar 8, 2019
Document icon Amicus brief of Prof. Michael Kang Mar 8, 2019
Document icon Amicus brief of Eric Lander Mar 7, 2019
Document icon Amicus brief of Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Mar 8, 2019
Document icon Amicus brief of mathematicians, law professors, and students Mar 8, 2019
Document icon Amicus brief of NAACP LDF et al. Mar 8, 2019
Document icon Amicus brief of Oregon et al. Mar 8, 2019
Document icon Amicus brief of Prof. Wesley Pegden et al. Mar 8, 2019
Document icon Amicus brief of political science professors Mar 8, 2019
Document icon Amicus brief of Prof. D. Theodore Rave Mar 8, 2019
Document icon Amicus brief of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger et al. Mar 8, 2019
Document icon Amicus brief of Stephen Shapiro Mar 8, 2019
Document icon Amicus brief of Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Mar 8, 2019
Document icon Defendants' reply Mar 19, 2019
Document icon Transcript of oral argument Mar 26, 2019
Highlighted document Document icon Opinion: claims nonjusticiable Jun 27, 2019

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