CASE SUMMARY

On March 9, 2022 a group of Louisiana voters filed a lawsuit against Louisiana's Secretary of State challenging the state's lack of a new congressional redistricting plan as violating various provisions of the U.S. and Louisiana Constitutions. First, plaintiffs allege the state's congressional redistricting plan from the previous decade has since become unconstitutionally malapportioned due to population shifts in violation of the one person, one vote requirement under Article I, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution. Next, plaintiffs allege due to an impasse between Louisiana's state legislature and governor, the state will be unable to enact a new, properly apportioned congressional plan in time for the 2022 elections, thereby impeding candidates' abilities to run for political office and voters' abilities to support and organize for their preferred candidates in violation of their freedom of association under Article I, Sections 7 and 9 of the Louisiana Constitution. They are seeking a judicial declaration that the state's current configuration of congressional districts violates the U.S. and Louisiana Constitutions, an injunction barring the defendant from using the plan in future elections, and a court order establishing a schedule for the state to adopt and implement a new, properly apportioned congressional plan for use in the 2022 elections or the court in event the state fails to do so in a timely manner.

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CASE LIBRARY

Louisiana District Court, Parish of East Baton Rouge - No. C-716690