Case Summary

On September 1, 2020, Oklahoma citizens Roger Gaddis and Eldon Merklin filed suit against Andrew Moore and other proponents of Initiative Petition 430, State Question 815 in the Supreme Court of Oklahoma. The plaintiffs argued that Initiative Petition 430 is unconstitutional and should not be allowed to gather signatures. If approved by voters, Initiative Petition 430 would have given responsibility for legislative redistricting to a redistricting commission. Arguments were made on the grounds of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the Twenty-Fourth Article of the Oklahoma Constitution. Proponents announced plans to withdraw the petition on September 22, 2020. The case was dismissed as moot on September 24, 2020.

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Oklahoma Supreme Court - O-119029