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Contreras v. Ill. State Board of Elections

Last Updated Oct 19, 2021
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No. 1:21-cv-03139 (N.D. Ill.)

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A federal court challenge to Illinois state legislature redistricting plans. The court ordered a three-judge panel to hear the case concurrently with the related case McConchie v. Ill. State Board of Elections.

The Plaintiff’s moved for summary judgement and theĀ  Board of Elections and the Legislative defendants moved for dismissal (see BOE MTD and Welch MTD) of the action. The court denied the motions to dismiss and granted the Plaintiff’s motion for summary judgement. The court held the June Redistricting Plan violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment and enjoined the defendants from enacting that plan.

The court will use September Redistricting Plan as a starting point to finalize a legislative redistricting plan. Plaintiffs have until November 8 to propose revisions to the September Redistricting Plan. The defendants will have until November 18th to respond or object to those revisions.

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