March 07, 2022

Jenner & Block represented the North Carolina League of Conservation Voters, which, along with other plaintiffs, argued that the state’s congressional and legislative election maps were unconstitutionally gerrymandered. After the team prevailed in the North Carolina Supreme Court, state courts approved redrawn maps that treat all voters fairly regardless of party, race, or region.

On March 7, 2022, the US Supreme Court—in a 6-3 decision—denied a request by state Republican leaders to stay the redrawn congressional plan. As a result, the 2022 elections will proceed under the fair maps the team obtained. The North Carolina team is led by Partner Zachary C. Schauf, and the redistricting project is spearheaded by Partners Jessica Ring Amunson and Sam Hirsch. Associates Karthik P. ReddyUrja R. Mittal, and Leonard R. Powell spearheaded the Supreme Court briefing, and Partners Ian Heath Gershengornand Adam G. Unikowskyprovided invaluable advice. Read the team’s brief here.

Many others in the firm provided important assistance including Partners Kali Bracey, David J. Bradford, Benjamin J. Bradford, Alex S. Trepp, David M. Greenwald, Robert R. Stauffer, David Jimenez-Ekman, and David P. Sanders;Associates Mary E. Marshall, Brandon J. Polcik, Huiyi Chen, Allison M. Tjemsland, Sophia L. Cai, and Deanna Krokos; Department Counsel Adam M. Caldwell; Law Clerk Maria LaBella; Senior Paralegals Cheryl Olson, Daniel Garcia, and Theresa Busch; Paralegals Adam Weidman, Tom Scholtus, andSam Rosen; and Junior Paralegal Grace Liberman.

Many outlets reported on the Court’s decision, including The National Law Journal.