On January 7, 2022, a coalition of voting rights organizations and Georgia voters filed a federal lawsuit against Georgia’s Secretary of State and the chairs of the Georgia House and Senate redistricting committees challenging the state’s enacted congressional plan as an unconstitutional racial gerrymander. They sought a judicial declaration that the challenged districts were unconstitutional, a permanent injunction barring the plan from use in future elections, and an order requiring the state to adopt a new plan that complied with both the U.S. Constitution and the federal Voting Rights Act (“VRA”).

  • On February 3, 2022, the case was consolidated with another challenge to Georgia’s congressional plan, Georgia State Conf. of the NAACP v. Georgia.
  • On October 26, 2023, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia overseeing a separate set of Georgia redistricting challenges struck down the state’s congressional and legislative plans as violating the VRA and gave the State until December 8, 2023, to enact remedial plans.
  • On November 1, 2023, the district court stayed proceedings in this case until any appeals of the October 26 decision were resolved.

Related Case: Georgia State Conf. of the NAACP v. Georgia

Similar Cases: Pendergrass v. Raffensperger; Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. v. Raffensperger; Grant v. Raffensperger


U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division - No. 1:22-cv-90