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NAACP v. Merrill

Last Updated Apr 16, 2020
Case No. 3:18-cv-01094 (D. Conn.), No. 19-00576 (2d Cir)
Cycle 2020

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A federal court challenge to Connecticut’s state legislative districts, on the grounds that counting incarcerated residents where they are incarcerated rather than their pre-incarceration address leaves districts unconstitutionally malapportioned.

On Feb. 15, 2019, the trial court denied a motion to dismiss.  On appeal, the 2d Circuit affirmed in part, finding the challenge justiciable, but also determined that the case should be heard by a three-judge panel on remand.  On Apr. 14, 2020, the parties agreed to voluntarily dismiss the action.


Case filings, starting with most recent court
    Name Last Modified
Document icon Amended complaint Oct 15, 2019
Document icon Designation of 3-judge court Oct 17, 2019
Highlighted document Document icon Voluntary dismissal Apr 14, 2020
Order dismissing case [Document not yet available] Apr 16, 2020
    Name Last Modified
Document icon State's brief May 13, 2019
Document icon Plaintiffs' brief Aug 12, 2019
Document icon State's reply Aug 26, 2019
Highlighted document Document icon Opinion affirming in part Sep 24, 2019
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Document icon Complaint Jun 28, 2018
Document icon Motion to dismiss Sep 6, 2018
Document icon Plaintiffs' opposition to MTD Oct 4, 2018
Document icon State's reply Oct 18, 2018
Highlighted document Document icon Order denying motion to dismiss Feb 15, 2019
Document icon Notice of appeal Mar 7, 2019

Map | Challenged state Senate map

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Map | Challenged state House map

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