U.S. SUPREME COURT BLOCKS REDISTRICTING PLAN
THAT PACKS BLACK VOTERS IN ALABAMA
*AND THIS HAS IMPLICATIONS FOR NORTH CAROLINA*
DURHAM, NC: Yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court opinion in the Alabama redistricting case supports the argument that the North Carolina State Conference of Branches of the NAACP has been making against North Carolina’s racially gerrymandered districts since they were first proposed in 2011. The Court held that packing black voters to meet a specific racial quota is constitutionally suspect, as was done in Alabama and in North Carolina.Read more
BRIEF OF NORTH CAROLINA LITIGANTS AS AMICI CURIAE SUPPORTING APPELLANTS
This brief is submitted on behalf of certain individual and organizational plaintiffs who have filed suit challenging the constitutionality of North Carolina’s 2011 legislative and congressional redistricting plans as amici curiae in support of appellants.
INTEREST OF AMICI CURIAE
Amici are residents of North Carolina and nonprofit organizations that focus on protecting voting rights and promoting voter participation in North Carolina. Amici are all plaintiffs in litigation currently pending in North Carolina that alleges that various districts in the state’s 2011 legislative and congressional redistricting plans were drawn pursuant to racial targets that unconstitutionally classified citizens for voting purposes based on their race. The cases, which also raise state constitutional claims, were consolidated and currently are pending in the North Carolina Supreme Court. Dickson v. Rucho, and NAACP v. State of North Carolina, No. 201PA12-2.
To read the PDF of the full Amicus Brief, click HERE.