ADVISORY: Experts available for coverage of 3 key gerrymandering cases in October
Beginning with the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, October promises key court action in three redistricting reform cases that will determine Virginia’s and the country’s path forward on gerrymandering. As the leading organization in Virginia fighting for non-partisan redistricting reform, OneVirginia2021’s experts will be available to the media for background understanding and commentary as you cover these important cases.
For your planning calendar, here are the cases and dates:
October 3: Before the U.S. Supreme Court is the Gill v. Whitford case out of Wisconsin regarding partisan gerrymandering. Briefs and supporting materials can be found here from the Brennan Center for Justice.
October 10-12: Before a three-judge panel in the Eastern District of Virginia is the Bethune-Hill v. State Board of Elections case regarding racial gerrymandering of the eleven majority-minority House of Delegates districts. Briefs and supporting materials can be found here from the Brennan Center for Justice.
October 17: Before the Supreme Court of Virginia is Vesilind v. State Board of Elections regarding the Virginia Constitution’s compactness requirement in eleven Virginia General Assembly districts. This is the case sponsored by OneVirginia2021. Briefs and supporting materials can be found here from OneVirginia2021.
Here is contact information for experts at OneVirginia2021:
Greg Lucyk, board president and redistricting legal authority
Email: [email protected].
Brian Cannon, executive director
Email: [email protected]