A federal court challenge to Arkansas’ new congressional maps based largely on the division of Pulaski County, alleging intentional racial discrimination and vote dilution under the federal and state constitutions and the Voting Rights Act.
On Oct. 24, 2022, the court dismissed several claims, but allowed plaintiffs to amend their complaint to develop the factual basis for the allegations of intentional racial discrimination and vote dilution. On May 25, 2023, the court dismissed the amended complaint as well; that ruling has been appealed to the Supreme Court.
HistoryCase filings, starting with most recent court
|Jurisdictional statement (incl. appx.)||Aug 11, 2023|
|Complaint||Mar 7, 2022|
|Motion to dismiss||Apr 12, 2022|
|Opposition||May 9, 2022|
|Reply||May 25, 2022|
|Amicus brief of Sen. Tom Cotton||May 23, 2022|
|Order dismissing in part||Oct 24, 2022|
|Amd. complaint (incl. exhs.)||Dec 2, 2022|
|Motion to dismiss||Dec 16, 2022|
|Opposition||Dec 26, 2022|
|Amicus brief of Dr. Quintessa Hathaway||Feb 23, 2023|
|Opinion dismissing case||May 25, 2023|
|Notice of appeal||Jun 12, 2023|