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ACLU Files Opening Brief in Appeal of Arkansas Redistricting Case

The Feb. 17 ruling, issued in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, held that private citizens may not sue to protect their voting rights under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), reasoning that only the U.S. Attorney General may bring a case under the statute.

April 19, 2022

 ACLU Files Appeal in Arkansas Redistricting Case

The groups allege that the new map denies Black Arkansans an equal opportunity to participate in the political process and elect candidates of their choice, as required under federal law.

February 23, 2022

ACLU Comment on Arkansas Redistricting Ruling

A federal court today issued a decision dismissing a challenge to the new redistricting plan for the Arkansas State House of Representatives unless the United States intervenes in the case.

February 17, 2022