A state court challenge to the congressional and legislative maps, based on the anticipated failure of the legislature to draw valid lines, and anticipated subsequent malapportionment.
On Mar. 22, 2021, the state Supreme Court granted the request to appoint a special redistricting panel, but then stayed proceedings to give the legislature an opportunity to pass a valid plan.
On June 30, 2021, the state Supreme Court lifted the stay in order to appoint judges to the redistricting panel and allocate authority to the panel to manage the redistricting process and all challenges thereto.
On February 15, 2021, the special redistricting panel issued two orders adopting congressional and state legislative redistricting plans after the Minnesota Legislature failed to do so by its statutory deadline.
HistoryCase filings, starting with most recent court
|Petition to appoint redistricting panel||Feb 22, 2021|
|Order approving panel||Mar 22, 2021|
|Order appointing panel judges||Jun 30, 2021|
|Order setting public hearing schedule||Sep 13, 2021|
|Stipulation re preliminary issues||Sep 24, 2021|
|Order re redistricting principles||Nov 18, 2021|
|Wattson memo Re redistricting plan||Dec 7, 2021|
|Sachs memo Re congressional redistricting plan||Dec 7, 2021|
|Sachs memo Re legislative redistricting plan||Dec 7, 2021|
|Anderson memo Re congressional redistricting plan||Dec 7, 2021|
|Anderson memo Re legislative redistricting plan||Dec 7, 2021|
|Corrie memo Re congressional redistricting plan||Dec 8, 2021|
|Corrie memo Re legislative redistricting plan||Dec 8, 2021|
|Final order adopting congressional plan||Feb 15, 2022|
|Final order adopting state legislative plan||Feb 15, 2022|