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The Court provided clarity that state Attorneys General will maintain the exclusive right to bring future redistricting cases.
The League of Women Voters of the United States and the League of Women Voters of the District of Columbia today filed an amicus brief along with partner civil rights groups in the D.C. voting rights case Castanon v. United States.
The League of Women Voters of Tennessee, along with other democracy groups, filed a federal lawsuit today challenging a new Tennessee law that imposes substantial penalties on groups that foster political participation via voter registration efforts. 
Ohio Election Maps Declared Unconstitutional Partisan Gerrymander, to Be Redrawn in Time for 2020  COLUMBUS – Today a three-judge panel from the District Court for the…
Following the introduction of the For the People Act in the U.S. Senate, the League of Women Voters launched a nationwide campaign to promote a hearing on the democracy reform bill. Leagues in eight states placed full-page ads in area newspapers encouraging readers to ask their U.S. Senators for a hearing. The Leagues are also launching postcard writing campaigns to put grassroots pressure on their Senators for a hearing on the For the People Act. 

News Clips

Guest column in Chicago-area newspaper the Daily Herald, from LWV of Illinois executive director Audra Wilson.

Federal judges ordered the state of Michigan to draw new legislative districts on Thursday, after finding that a gerrymandered plan enacted by the state’s Republican-dominated legislature in 2011 constituted an “extremely grave” constitutional violation.

A coalition of 16 advocacy groups — including the Campaign Legal Center, Issue One, the League of Women Voters and Public Citizen — is calling on candidates for president to release lists of their top fundraisers.

Supreme Court justices heard arguments Tuesday on a North Carolina map, drawn by Republicans who explicitly sought a partisan advantage, and a Maryland voting district designed by Democrats to oust a Republican lawmaker.

One North Carolina case was Rucho vs. League of Women Voters of North Carolina.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to act on partisan gerrymandering, calling the matter “one of the most important issues in America today.”

Hogan and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger spoke at an anti-gerrymandering rally Tuesday morning organized by Common Cause and the League of Women Voters.