Redistricting

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Too many federal and state legislative districts are drawn to disenfranchise voters, especially minorities. Too often, politicians choose their voters, rather than voters choosing their representatives. The Campaign Legal Center undertakes litigation to challenge unfair district lines when merited, offers expertise on states’ processes for drawing legislative district lines, and works to support independent redistricting commissions.

    Recent Cases

  • Vesilind v. Virginia State Board of Elections

    Jun 30, 2017

    In 2015, a group of individual voters in Virginia challenged the 2011 Virginia General Assembly maps as violating the state constitution, arguing that the map drawers subordinated compactness and prioritized partisan criteria in order to achieve self-interested political objectives.

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  • Gill v. Whitford

    Jun 19, 2017

    CLC is part of a litigation team representing 12 Wisconsin voters who have challenged the state’s Assembly district lines as an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander in Gill v. Whitford. Our case was the first purely partisan gerrymandering case to go to trial in 30 years and has the potential to give the Court its firs clear legal standard that can curb the undemocratic practice nationwide.

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  • Cooper v. Harris

    May 22, 2017

    Overturning the district court decision and upholding the North Carolina CD 1 and CD 12 as drawn would sanction state legislatures’ explicit use of race to achieve partisan benefit. 

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