On January 31, 2024, twelve plaintiffs filed a civil action in the Western District of Louisiana alleging Louisiana's newly enacted congressional map violates the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments of the United States Constitution.

A consolidated preliminary injunction hearing and trial was held April 8-10, 2024.

On April 30, 2024, the court ruled 2-1 that SB8 violated the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment and enjoined its use for future elections. The court held a status conference on May 6, 2024, to determine next steps in the remedial proceedings. The next day the court issued a scheduling order allowing the state until June 3 to enact a new plan. If the state does not do so the court will impose a map on June 4, 2024.

After the Western District issued its scheduling order the state and defendant-intervenors filed applications for emergency stays pending appeal with the Supreme Court of the United States. The Supreme Court granted the emergency applications for a stay on May 15, 2024, citing Purcell v. Gonzalez.


U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana - No. 3:24-cv-122

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit - No. 24-30177

Supreme Court of the United States - No. 23A994 (Robinson v. Callais)

Supreme Court of the United States - No. 23A1002 (Landry v. Callais)