After the district court denied their request for an extension of time, Louisiana’s legislature adjourned its special session without enacting a remedial congressional plan. Parties to the lawsuit are expected to file proposed remedial plans with the district court today, but the defendants have already appealed the case to the US Supreme Court. Justice Alito has requested responses by Thursday. The National Republican Redistricting Trust has filed a brief in support of the state.
The state superior court judge presiding over the state Senate redistricting plan challenge asked New Hampshire’s Supreme Court to determine whether partisan gerrymandering claims were justiciable under the New Hampshire Constitution.