On August 9, 2023, a coalition of civil rights organizations and Tennessee voters filed a federal lawsuit against Tennessee’s Governor, Secretary of State, Coordinator of Elections, and the State Election Commission and its members challenging the state’s enacted congressional and state Senate districts as unconstitutional racial gerrymanders and as intentionally racially discriminatory. They sought a judicial declaration the plans were unconstitutional, a permanent injunction barring the plans from use in future elections, and for the court to require new, lawful congressional and state Senate plans be implemented.

  • A three-judge district court panel was appointed on August 16, 2023.


U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee - No. 3:23-cv-00832