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Turtle Mtn. Band of Chippewa Indians v. Jaeger (also In re N.D. Leg. Assembly)

Last Updated Feb 13, 2024
Case No. 3:22-cv-00022 (D.N.D.), Nos. 23-1597, 23-1600, 23-3655, 23-3697, 24-1171 (8th Cir.)
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A federal court challenge to the state legislative districts, alleging that the maps dilute the voting strength of Native American voters in violation of the Voting Rights Act.

On July 7, 2022, after a statement of interest from the DOJ, the trial court denied the state’s motion to dismiss, and on Apr. 10, 2023, also denied the state’s motion for summary judgment.

On Nov. 17, 2023, after a bench trial, the court struck the maps as violations of §2 of the VRA. On Jan. 8, 2024, the court ordered the state to adopt maps presented by plaintiffs.  Both decisions are now on appeal.


Case filings, starting with most recent court
    Name Last Modified
Document icon Statement of issues on appeal Dec 20, 2023
Document icon State's brief Jan 29, 2024
Document icon Amicus brief of Alabama et al. Feb 7, 2024
    Name Last Modified
Document icon Plaintiffs' motion for remedy Dec 22, 2023
Document icon Opposition Dec 26, 2023
Highlighted document Document icon Order selecting remedial map Jan 8, 2024
Document icon Notice of appeal Jan 26, 2024
    Name Last Modified
Document icon Statement of issues Feb 13, 2024

Map | Challenged state Senate plan

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Map | Challenged state House plan

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