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My Cases: Redistricting

Gustafson v. Johns, 434 F.Supp.2d 1246 (S.D. Ala. 2006), aff'd 2007 WL 63999 (11th Cir. 2007) – represented legislative leadership defending against Republican challenge to legislative redistricting as partisan gerrymander; case dismissed after trial because of res judicata (claim preclusion)

Arvizu v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, Case No. CV2002-004882 (Superior Court, Maricopa County, AZ) –challenge to competitiveness of congressional districts

Dailey v. DeFazio, Civil Action No. 01-1911 (W.D. Penn. 2002) – defense of Allegheny County Council’s redistricting plan against Republican Party claims of violation of Voting Rights Act, gerrymandering, and violations of state law

Burton v. Hobbie, 543 F.Supp. 235 (M.D. Ala. 1982) (3_judge court) (interim injunction), aff'd 459 US 961 (1982); 561 F.Supp. 1029 (1983) — reapportionment of Alabama Legislature, raising deficiencies under federal and state constitution

Rice v. Sinkfield, 732 So.2d 993 (Ala. 1998) — white voters’ request for modification of consent judgment adopting legislative redistricting plan was moot because next legislative election would be held after Census 2000 results were published

Rice v. Smith, 988 F.Supp. 1437 (M.D. Ala. 1998); Thompson v. Smith, 52 F.Supp.2d 1364 (M.D. Ala. 1999); Kelley v. Bennett, 96 F.Supp.2d 1301 (M.D. Ala. 2000), vac. & rem. sub nom. Sinkfield v. Kelley, 531 U.S. 28 (2000) – defense of Alabama legislative districts against claim of racial gerrymandering [this is a continuation of the state court case of Rice v. Sinkfield]

Wesch v. Folsom, 6 F.3d 1465, 1472 (11th Cir. 1993), cert. denied 510 U.S. 1046 (1994) – Alabama congressional plan

Brooks v. Hobbie, 631 So.2d 883 (Ala. 1993) – on certified question, Alabama Supreme Court held that state trial courts do have jurisdiction to hear redistricting suits

This entry was posted by Edward at 11:39 AM, 23 March 2007 | Categories: Case list , Redistricting

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