Case Summary

On April 26, 2021, a group of registered voters in Minnesota filed a lawsuit against the Minnesota Secretary of State, challenging the state's current legislative and congressional districts as unconstitutional. The plaintiffs allege that due to population shifts over the last decade, the state's present legislative and congressional districts have become unconstitutionally malapportioned in violation of the one person, one vote constitutional requirement, and that the Governor and State Legislature will be unable to reach a consensus to enact new, lawful plans in time for the upcoming 2022 elections. They are requesting a declaratory judgment that the current legislative and congressional districts violate Article I, Section 2, and Article IV, Section 3 of the Minnesota Constitution, Article I, Section 2, and the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. They also seek an injunction barring the Defendant from giving any effect to the current plans and for the court to implement new legally compliant districts should the Governor and Legislature fail to enact new plans by the February 15, 2022 statutory deadline.

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Minnesota District Court, Ramsey County - 62-cv-21-2213

Minnesota Supreme Court - A21-0546 [together with Wattson v. Simon, A21-0243]