SIGNIFICANT MAPPING DEVELOPMENTS

MONTANA

Montana’s redistricting commission adopted updated tentative legislative redistricting plans.

NORTH CAROLINA

North Carolina’s Supreme Court rejected the General Assembly’s remedial state Senate plan and ordered the trial court to create and adopt its own remedial plan.

NATIONAL NEWS

REDISTRICTING NEWS

Republicans hope a narrow ruling in Moore v. Harper could help scale back judicial interference in election processes by state courts.

STATE NEWS

FLORIDA

A federal district court rejected the Jacksonville City Council’s proposed remedial redistricting plan and adopted one of the plaintiffs’ proposals for interim use. A federal racial gerrymandering lawsuit was filed against the Miami City Commission’s new redistricting plan.

MICHIGAN

Michigan’s redistricting commission sued the Michigan Legislature over its failure to appropriate funds for the commission’s fiscal year 2023 operations.

MISSISSIPPI

The NAACP filed a federal lawsuit challenging Mississippi’s enacted legislative plans as violating Section 2 of the VRA and as unconstitutionally racially gerrymandered.

NEW MEXICO

A state representative plans to introduce a bill next legislative session aimed at establishing an independent redistricting commission.

WASHINGTON

Washington’s redistricting commission agreed to pay $40,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging communications were withheld and destroyed in violation of the state’s Public Records Act.