Fair Districting News Articles

August 26, 2022
Gerrymandering lawsuit in Utah aims to change boundaries of electoral maps

This week, a Utah court heard a request by state attorneys to throw out a lawsuit challenging the way the legislature redrew political boundaries through a contentious redistricting process. Read more on kcpw.org.

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August 24, 2022
Utah judge weighing whether to dismiss lawsuit to overturn new congressional districts

A judge is weighing whether to dismiss a lawsuit that asks the courts to overturn Utah's new congressional map and to require the Legislature to start the redistricting process over. Read more on KSL.com.

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August 23, 2022
Denial of stay clears way for redistricting lawsuit to move forward

A judge’s ruling denying a stay clears the way for a lawsuit challenging the redistricting process in Utah to move forward. Read more on kslnewsradio.com.

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August 23, 2022
Judge denies State’s motion to pause Utah’s gerrymander lawsuit

The lawsuit claiming that Utah’s new congressional district boundaries are being unconstitutionally gerrymandered will move forward in court. Read more on KSLTV.com.

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August 23, 2022
Utah Legislature loses motion to put gerrymandering lawsuit on hold

A lawsuit charging the Utah legislature with unfairly redistricting voter maps is headed to Third District Court Wednesday. Read more on kpcw.org.

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August 23, 2022
Judge won't delay redistricting lawsuit

A judge has refused to delay a lawsuit challenging the legislature's congressional redistricting maps. Read more on fox13now.com.

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August 23, 2022
Gerrymandering lawsuit moves forward in Utah; judge rules no need to wait for U.S. Supreme Court

A lawsuit alleging that Utah’s new congressional maps are an unconstitutional gerrymander will be able to go forward without delay, a judge has ruled. Read more on SLTrib.com.

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August 22, 2022
Emma Petty Addams and Jennifer Walker Thomas (Season 2 Episode 4)

In this episode we speak with Emma Petty Addams and Jennifer Walker Thomas. MWEG is a plaintiff organization in Utah’s Gerrymandering Lawsuit and has a vision of building a more peaceful, just, and ethical world by harnessing the power of women of faith. Listen to the full podcast episode on buzzsprout.com.

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July 31, 2022
This is a plot to destroy democracy. And Utah politicians have joined it, Editorial Board writes

A little-known and, until recently, marginal constitutional theory has become a serious attempt to destroy democracy. And Utah’s political leaders are, of course, all in. Read more on SLTrib.com.

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July 26, 2022
Attorneys for Utah want to push pause on a lawsuit claiming Utah’s congressional maps are illegal gerrymandering

Lawyers for the state want to delay any action on a lawsuit claiming the new congressional maps drawn by the Utah Legislature last year are illegal gerrymandering until after the U.S. Supreme Court rules on a controversial redistricting case from North Carolina. Read more on SLTrib.com.

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July 26, 2022
Utah lawmakers ask for delay in redistricting lawsuit

The Utah State Legislature is asking a judge to halt a lawsuit challenging the state's redistricting process while the U.S. Supreme Court takes up a case out of North Carolina. Read more on fox13now.com.

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May 19, 2022
Report: Census data inaccurate for 14 states, including Utah

The highly anticipated 2020 census that dictates political representation and federal funding across the country was either overcounted or undercounted in at least 14 states. Read more on Deseret.com.

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May 17, 2022
Gerrymandering is bad no matter which party does it

Recently a New York Court ruled that Democrats who gerrymandered legislative maps were ignoring the will of voters and ordered new maps be drawn by impartial experts. Read more on SLTrib.com.

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May 12, 2022
Utah Legislature pushes back on gerrymandering lawsuit as legal battles gear up across U.S.

Attorneys for the Utah Legislature pushed back against a lawsuit claiming the redistricting process was rife with unconstitutional gerrymandering in a motion to dismiss last Monday. Read more on Deseret.com.

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May 10, 2022
Opponents of Utah’s redistricting maps respond after motion to dismiss

The defendants in the lawsuit over Utah’s redistricting maps filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit this week. The Utah State Legislature, Utah Legislative Redistricting Committee, and several individual elected officials named in the case argue, among other things, that the Utah Constitution places the authority and discretion for redistricting solely with the Utah Legislature. Read more on kslnewsradio.com.

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May 2, 2022
In response to gerrymandering lawsuit, Legislature’s attorneys argue lawmakers — not the courts — decide redistricting

Attorneys for the Utah Legislature asked a judge Monday evening to throw out a lawsuit that claimed Utah’s congressional redistricting amounted to an unconstitutional gerrymander. Read more on SLTrib.com.

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May 2, 2022
Utah asks for redistricting lawsuit to be dismissed

Lawyers for the state of Utah are asking a judge to reject a lawsuit challenging the legislature's controversial congressional redistricting maps. Read more on fox13now.com.

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April 16, 2022
Fair districting and political power — Why I am suing the Utah Legislature

When I was on active duty in the U.S. Army 7th Infantry Division at Fort Ord, I determined that the principles of balance, transparency and fair representation were important to me. They mattered to me during my time in the service, and as a wife and a parent, and they guided me for the 30 years I worked as a CPA. These are the same principles that compelled me to become a plaintiff in the lawsuit against the Utah Legislature, along with Mormon Women for Ethical Government, the League of Women Voters of Utah and other individual plaintiffs. Read more on heraldextra.com.

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March 31, 2022
Citizens of Utah sue state legislature over gerrymandered maps

A bipartisan mix of voters and civic organizations filed a lawsuit against the Utah legislature over the new congressional maps that were drawn last November. Read more on kpcw.org.

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March 30, 2022
Remapping Utah Politics: Redistricting 2021

This week on the program, a panel of experts discuss the process undertaken last year by both the Utah Independent Redistricting Commission and the Utah Legislature to redraw Utah’s political boundaries for the next decade. Read more on kcpw.org.

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March 26, 2022
Letter: Utah’s legislative district maps need another revamp

I encourage citizens to support the civil suit brought by the members of League of Women Voters and the Mormon Women for Ethical Government filed against the legislature concerning the redistricting maps that have been drawn. Read more on standard.net.

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March 23, 2022
Courts should strike down Utah’s gerrymandered congressional maps

I have high praise for the lawsuit charging the Utah Legislature with partisan gerrymandering in our U.S. congressional maps. Read more on parkrecord.com.

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March 22, 2022
Radioactive — 3.22.22

#RoundtableTuesday with Risshan Leak and Lara Jones talk Utah women's history with Alice Burch of Sema Hadithi and Rachel Quist of SLC History. A new direction for Better Days. Meet the plaintiffs in the lawsuit over the Beehive State's new Congressional voting maps, including League of Women Voters of Utah, Mormon Women for Ethical Government. Read more on KRCL.org.

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March 21, 2022
KSJD Local Newscast — March 21, 2022

The League of Women Voters of Utah, Mormon Women for Ethical Government and others are suing the state of Utah over the new Congressional map. Read more on KSJD.org.

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March 18, 2022
Women’s groups join gerrymandering lawsuit

A lawsuit filed against Utah lawmakers claims voters’ constitutional rights have been violated with how congressional districts were drawn and approved last year. Read more on KSLTV.com.

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March 17, 2022
Lawsuit filed over Utah redistricting maps, but state leaders defend them

A lawsuit has been filed against the Utah Legislature and other leaders over redistricting maps that redrew the state’s congressional district boundaries. Read more on KUTV.com.

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March 17, 2022
Salt Lake City is out for the RNC, Utah sued over redistricting & Romney resolution

The League of Women Voters of Utah, Mormon Women for Ethical Government and others are suing the state over the new congressional map saying it’s an example of an extreme partisan gerrymander. Read more on kuer.org.

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March 17, 2022
Voting Rights Groups Sue To Ensure All Utah Voters Have a Voice 

Campaign Legal Center (CLC), partnered with Utah attorneys from Parr Brown Gee & Loveless and Zimmerman Booher to file a lawsuit on behalf of the League of Women Voters of Utah, Mormon Women for Ethical Government and individual voters in Salt Lake City to block Utah from violating voters’ will with its new congressional redistricting map. Read more on campaignlegal.org.

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March 17, 2022
Lawsuit accuses Legislature of gerrymandering, seeks to block Utah’s congressional redistricting

A coalition of voters has filed a lawsuit against the Utah Legislature over a congressional redistricting map approved last year, calling lawmakers’ action an “extreme partisan gerrymander” and “unconstitutional." Read more on GephardtDaily.com.

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March 17, 2022
Groups sue Utah Legislature, alleging unconstitutional gerrymandering

A lawsuit is asking the courts to overturn Utah’s new congressional map and give an independent redistricting commission the power to create political boundaries going forward. Read more on Deseret.com.

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March 17, 2022
Voting groups sue, say redistricting wrongly diluted voices

Two voting-rights groups sued the state of Utah Thursday seeking to block new redistricting maps they say unfairly solidify one-party GOP control and ignore a voter-approved independent commission. Read more on apnews.com.

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March 17, 2022
Groups suing over Utah congressional boundaries, call it gerrymandering

The fight over Utah’s congressional boundaries is heading into the next round. Read more on kslnewsradio.com.

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March 17, 2022
Lawsuit filed against Utah Legislature over gerrymandering in congressional maps

Several governmental accountability groups filed a lawsuit against the Utah Legislature for allegedly illegally gerrymandering the state’s congressional districts during last year’s special session, a Thursday press release from the Campaign Legal Center said. Read more on thespectrum.com.

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March 17, 2022
Lawsuit claims unconstitutional partisan gerrymandering in Utah

The latest redistricting lawsuit was filed Thursday morning in Utah, where a collection of voting rights advocates and individual voters are fighting what they say is an extreme example of partisan gerrymandering. Read more on thefulcrum.us.

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March 17, 2022
Groups will sue to throw out Utah’s congressional maps

Ultimately, the courts will decide whether or not the congressional boundaries drawn by the Utah Legislature are an illegal gerrymander. Read more on SLTrib.com.

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March 17, 2022
Lawsuit filed against Utah leaders over redistricting

A lawsuit has been filed against the state of Utah over its controversial redistricting measures. Read more on fox13now.com.

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