CASE SUMMARY

On March 30, 2022 a coalition of civil rights organizations and Louisiana voters filed a federal lawsuit against Louisiana's Secretary of State challenging the state's enacted congressional redistricting plan as violating the Voting Rights Act. The plaintiffs allege the enacted plan fails to create a second majority-Black congressional district, thereby resulting 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 VRA, a preliminary and permanent injunction barring the defendants from using the plan in future elections, and a court order requiring the adoption of a new congressional plan which includes two majority-Black districts.

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

Related Cases: Galmon v. Ardoin, Nairne v. Ardoin

CASE LIBRARY

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