Wisconsin

The viability of partisan gerrymandering claims in Wisconsin is unclear. In the wake of the state legislature and governor’s inability to enact legislative maps for the 2020 redistricting cycle, the Wisconsin Supreme Court declined to …

West Virginia

Though the West Virginia Supreme Court has held that partisan gerrymandering claims are nonjusticiable, it has not clarified whether this holding applies only to federal constitutional claims or also extends to claims brought under the …

Utah

The viability of partisan gerrymandering claims in Utah is unclear. In 2022, a trial court declined to dismiss claims that Utah’s new congressional map is a partisan gerrymander under the state constitution. League of Women …

Tennessee

The viability of partisan gerrymandering claims in Tennessee is unclear. In 2022, the Tennessee Supreme Court reversed a preliminary three-judge trial court’s ruling that Tennessee’s new state senate map violated the state constitution’s line-drawing requirements …

Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has held that partisan gerrymandering claims are justiciable. 1991 Penn. Legislative Reapportionment Comm’n, 609 A.2d 132, 142 (Pa. 1992), abrogated in part on other grounds by Holt v. 2011 Legislative Reapportionment …

Oregon

The Oregon Constitution grants the state supreme court original jurisdiction over lawsuits challenging state legislative maps, Or. Const. art. IV, § 6(2), which the state supreme court has interpreted to include partisan gerrymandering claims, see Sheehan …

Ohio

The Ohio Constitution grants the state supreme court exclusive jurisdiction over lawsuits challenging congressional and state legislative maps, Ohio Const. art. XIX, § 3(A) (congressional); Ohio Const. art. XI, § 9(A) (legislative), which the state supreme court …

North Carolina

The North Carolina Supreme Court initially ruled partisan gerrymandering claims are justiciable under the state constitution, Harper v. Hall, 868 S.E.2d 499, 551 (N.C. 2022) (“Harper I”), only to reverse itself after a judicial election …

New York

The New York Constitution grants the state supreme court, which is the state’s trial-level court rather than its high court, original jurisdiction over challenges to congressional and legislative maps. See N.Y. Const. art. III, § 5; …

New Jersey

The New Jersey Constitution grants the state supreme court exclusive jurisdiction over challenges to congressional maps, N.J. Const. art. II, § 2, ¶ 7, which the New Jersey Supreme Court has interpreted to include partisan gerrymandering claims, …