On February 16, 2022, two North Dakota voters filed a federal lawsuit against North Dakota’s Governor and Secretary of State challenging the state’s legislative redistricting plan as an unconstitutional racial gerrymander. They sought a judicial declaration the plan was unconstitutional and a permanent injunction barring the plan from use in future elections.

  • On May 26, 2022, the district court denied the plaintiffs’ request for a preliminary injunction. Plaintiffs filed a notice of appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court on June 14 but voluntarily dismissed it on July 25, 2022.
  • On November 2, 2023, the district court granted summary judgment for the defendants after finding the challenged districts satisfied constitutional scrutiny.
  • On January 2, 2024, the plaintiffs filed a notice of direct appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Similar Case: Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians v. Brown


U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota - No. 1:22-cv-31

Supreme Court of the United States - No. 23-969