On December 19, 2023, the North Carolina NAACP, Common Cause, and a group of North Carolina voters filed a federal lawsuit against the North Carolina General Assembly’s legislative leaders, the Chairs of the House and Senate redistricting committees, and the State Board of Elections and its Members challenging the state’s enacted congressional and legislative redistricting plans as violating the U.S. Constitution and federal Voting Rights Act (“VRA”). Plaintiffs allege that all 3 plans are intentionally discriminatory and dilute Black voters’ voting strength in violation of § 2 of the VRA; that the legislative plans have discriminatory results in violation of § 2 of the VRA and are malapportioned in violation of one person, one vote; and that the state Senate plan is also a racial gerrymander. They seek a declaratory judgment that all three plans are unconstitutional and unlawful, a permanent injunction barring the plans from use in future elections, and for the court to require new, lawful plans be enacted for use in 2026 and beyond.

On March 18, 2024, this case was consolidated with Williams v. Hall. All future filings in N.C. NAACP v. Berger can be found on the case page for Williams v. Hall.


U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina - No. 1:23-cv-1104