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Redistricting lawsuits relating to the 2010 Census

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This page details lawsuits filed pertaining to redistricting after the 2010 census. Redistricting lawsuits are often filed over compliance with redistricting guidelines in state constitutions, equal protection (one person, one vote), and the Voting Rights Act. Sometimes legal action is triggered by the failure of normal redistricting processes (e.g. partisan deadlock). As of Tuesday, April 21, 2015 redistricting lawsuits were filed in 38 states. Those states are:

During the 2000 census redistricting process, there were 140 total maps submitted by states in three categories: U.S. House maps, State Senate maps, and State House maps. Of those 140 maps, lawsuits were filed and the courts needed to intercede in 37 of those maps -- roughly 25% of the time.[1]

Lawsuits by State

See also: State Legislative and Congressional Redistricting

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