SIGNIFICANT MAPPING DEVELOPMENTS

NEW YORK

12/1: New York’s redistricting commission released its draft remedial state Assembly plan.

NATIONAL NEWS

REDISTRICTING NEWS

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments this morning in Moore v. Harper, the case involving the Independent State Legislature doctrine. Republicans’ redistricting victories delivered them the new House majority, with President Biden specifically blaming Democrats’ loss of control on the successful New York litigation.

STATE NEWS

KENTUCKY

Kentucky Democrats are requesting the Kentucky Supreme Court assume jurisdiction over their appeal of the trial court’s rejection of their partisan gerrymandering challenge to the state’s congressional and state House plans.

LOUISIANA

DeSoto Parish’s Police Jury rescinded its redistricting plan after a racial gerrymandering lawsuit was threatened by a group of parish voters.

SOUTH CAROLINA

Trial concluded last week in the federal racial gerrymandering challenge to South Carolina’s new congressional plan.