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Steinhardt v. N.J. Redistricting Comm’n (also In the Matter of Establishment of Congressional Districts by the NJRC)

Last Updated Feb 3, 2022
Case number

No. 086587 (N.J. S. Ct.)

Cycle 2020

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A state challenge to the congressional plan passed by the New Jersey Redistricting Commission, based on the tiebreaking independent member’s alleged decision to select the Democratic plan because the Republican plan had been selected in 2011.

On Feb. 3, 2022, the state supreme court rejected the challenges and dismissed the case, holding that the court’s role in reviewing a prooposed map is to evaluate only whether the redistricting map itself is unlawful, and not the decisionmaking process.


Case filings, starting with most recent court
    Name Last Modified
Document icon Complaint Dec 30, 2021
Document icon Amended complaint Jan 5, 2022
2d amd. complaint [Document not yet available] Feb 2, 2022
Document icon Order seeking clarification from Chair Jan 4, 2022
Document icon Chair's response Jan 11, 2022
Motion to dismiss [Document not yet available] Jan 11, 2022
Document icon Opposition Jan 14, 2022
Highlighted document Document icon Order dismissing case Feb 3, 2022

Map | Challenged congressional plan

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