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Robinson v. Ardoin

Last Updated Jul 6, 2023
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No. 3:22-cv-00211 (M.D. La.); No. 22-30333 (5th Cir.); Nos. 21A814, 21-1596 (S. Ct.)

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Federal court challenge to the congressional plan, alleging impermissible dilution of the voting strength of Black voters in violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.

On June 6, 2022, the Court granted a preliminary injunction against the congressional map, which the defendants have appealed.   On June 28, 2022, the state secured a grant of cert. before judgment and a stay from the Supreme Court pending the decision in Milligan v. Merrill.  After the Milligan decision, the Supreme Court dismissed the petition for cert. before judgment as improvidently granted; the case is now back before the Fifth Circuit on appeal of the preliminary injunction.


Case filings, starting with most recent court
    Name Last Modified
Document icon Briefing order on remand Jun 28, 2023
Document icon Plaintiffs' brief Jul 6, 2023
Document icon Defendants' brief Jul 6, 2023

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