A federal challenge to the Arkansas House of Representatives redistricting plan. Plaintiffs allege the plan violates section 2 of the Voting Rights Act and are asking the Court to enjoin the state from using the plans.
Plaintiffs motioned for the judge to recuse himself for past financial support and personal ties to Defendant Governor Hutchinson and Defendant Attorney General Rutledge. The Court denied the motion on January 5th.
On Feb. 17, 2022 the Court held Section 2 of the VRA does not have a private right of action and for the litigation to continue the United States Department of Justice must join the litigation.
Plaintiff’s appealed the decision to the Eight Circuit on February 23, 2022.
HistoryCase filings, starting with most recent court
|Complaint||Dec 29, 2021|
|Plaintiffs' motion for preliminary injunction (incl. exhs.)||Dec 29, 2021|
|Response in opposition to motion for preliminary injunction||Jan 19, 2022|
|Reply in support of preliminary injunction (incl. exhs.)||Jan 26, 2022|
|Defendants' surreply opposing motion for preliminary injunction||Jan 31, 2022|
|Motion for recusal (incl. brief and exhs.)||Dec 31, 2021|
|Order denying motion to recuse||Jan 5, 2022|
|United States statement of interest||Jan 28, 2022|
|Order denying motion for summary judgment||Feb 17, 2022|
|Notice of appeal||Feb 23, 2022|
|Notice [Document not yet available]||Feb 24, 2022|