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

  • Corman v. Torres

    Mar 2, 2018

    Corman v. Torres is a lawsuit in federal court that attempts to prevent Pennsylvania elections officials from implementing the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision that struck down the state’s extreme partisan gerrymander.

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  • Benisek v. Lamone

    Jan 29, 2018

    Residents from the state of Maryland have brought a partisan gerrymandering challenge claiming their First Amendment rights were violated and they were discriminated against because of their political party affiliations when the state drastically redrew the sixth congressional district to unseat the incumbent Republican member of congress and ensure the election of a Democrat. ...

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  • League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

    Jan 26, 2018

    League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is a challenge to the state’s 2011 congressional district map. The challengers argue that the map is an extreme partisan gerrymander, in violation of the Pennsylvania Constitution’s Free Expression and Association Clauses, as well as its Equal Protection guarantees and the Free and Equal Clause.

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