In what figures to be the first of several efforts to block President Donald Trump’s recent order on how electoral districts will be drawn after the 2020 census, the national good government group Common Cause filed a federal lawsuit in Washington, DC yesterday.
In addition to Common Cause, the plaintiffs include the cities of Atlanta, Georgia and Patterson, New Jersey, the Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans (a nonprofit refugee advocacy group), and individual Latino, African American, Asian American and other voters.
Earlier this week, Common Cause issued a statement decrying the Trump order and tying to ongoing GOP efforts here in North Carolina to engage in partisan gerrymandering.
According to the NPR story, other advocacy groups are lining up to file court challenges to the Trump order, including the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and Asian Americans Advancing Justice.
Click here to read the Common Cause complaint.