CASE SUMMARY

On March 30, 2022 a group of Louisiana voters filed a federal lawsuit against Louisiana's Secretary of State challenging Louisiana's enacted congressional plan as violating the Voting Rights Act. The plaintiffs allege the plan fails to create a second majority-Black congressional district which results in the dilution of Black voters' voting strength in violation of Section 2 of the VRA. They are seeking a judicial declaration that the enacted plan violates the Voting Rights Act, an injunction barring the defendant from using the plan in future elections, and for the court to order the creation of a new congressional plan that includes a second majority-Black congressional district.

On April 12, 2022 the district court consolidated this action with two other challenges to Louisiana's redistricting plans, Robinson v. Ardoin and Nairne v. Ardoin.

Related Cases: Robinson v. Ardoin; Nairne v. Ardoin

CASE LIBRARY

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana - No. 3:22-cv-214 [together with Nos. 3:22-cv-178, 3:22-cv-211]