SIGNIFICANT MAPPING DEVELOPMENTS

NEW YORK

New York’s commission expects to release its state Assembly plan proposals by the trial court’s 12/2 deadline.

NATIONAL NEWS

REDISTRICTING NEWS

Republicans won back control of the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2022 midterms. The NDRC laid out the next phase of their sue-to-blue strategy to try to take back the House through redistricting litigation.

STATE NEWS

NEW YORK

Successful litigation against New York Democrats’ congressional plan proved crucial to Republicans capturing the new House majority. The chair of New York’s redistricting commission resigned last week, calling the process a “spectacular failure,” and a Westchester County Executive was appointed to replace him.

NORTH CAROLINA

North Carolina Republicans submitted their final brief to SCOTUS in Moore v. Harper, the case involving the Independent State Legislature doctrine.

TEXAS

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a federal district court’s denial of a preliminary injunction to bar Texas from using a newly drawn state Senate district.

VIRGINIA

In the first test of Virginia’s new congressional map from its reformed redistricting process, Republicans flipped the state’s 2nd Congressional District.