Significant Mapping Developments
Florida’s House Redistricting Committee advanced a congressional redistricting bill with two map proposals, a primary map and a backup incase the first is struck down.
Ohio’s Redistricting Commission adopted a third set of legislative plans and a congressional plan and submitted them to the Ohio Supreme Court for approval. The Court delayed the Commission’s upcoming contempt hearing to allow time to review the new plans.
Florida – 3/11: Florida Supreme Court’s deadline for ruling on validity of legislative redistricting plans
Ohio – 3/14: Ohio Redistricting Commission’s deadline to adopt a remedial congressional plan
Kansas Democrats filed a third partisan gerrymandering lawsuit against the state’s enacted congressional plan.
After a federal district court denied their request, plaintiffs challenging the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s adopted congressional plan petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court for an emergency order blocking the plan’s implementation.
Plaintiffs backed by the Tennessee Democratic Party filed a lawsuit challenging the state’s enacted legislative plans as violating the state constitution for partisan advantage.
Wyoming’s Senate amended the House’s proposed legislative plan to retain the same number of state Senators and Representatives.