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Connerly v. California

Last Updated Nov 6, 2017
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No. 34-2011-80000966 (Cal. Super. Ct., Sacramento Cnty.); No. C073753 (Cal. Ct. App., 3d App. Dist.)

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A state court challenge to the selection of redistricting commissioners reflecting the state’s diversity, including racial, ethnic, and gender diversity; the challenge is lodged under the state constitution, which prohibits discrimination or favorable treatment based on race in public employment, education, or contracting.

On 12/21/12, the trial court granted the demurrer and dismissed the case, finding that the redistricting commissioners are public officers rather than public employees, and therefore beyond the reach of the state constitutional provision prohibiting discrimination or favorable treatment based on race in public employment, education, or contracting. On 9/13/14, the court of appeals reversed and remanded, with instructions to allow the plaintiffs to file an amended complaint with a new legal theory.  On 11/6/17, the plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed the complaint.

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