Partisan Gerrymandering’s Files Amicus Brief Before The Supreme Court


Paul, Weiss filed an amicus curiae brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to affirm two federal district court decisions that invalidated legislative redistricting plans in North Carolina and Maryland as unconstitutional partisan gerrymandering.

The Paul, Weiss brief, submitted on behalf of the American Jewish Committee, applies First Amendment principles and argues that partisan gerrymanders subvert the public expectation that the government will be accountable to the people and interfere with the political marketplace of ideas. In particular, the amicus identifies the Anderson v. Celebrezze test as particularly well-suited for the context-specific analysis required to distinguish between valid redistricting and partisan gerrymandering intended to burden opposing political viewpoints.

The Paul, Weiss team included litigation partner Richard Rosen (Picture), counsel Peter Sandel and associates Elizabeth Grossman, Melina Meneguin Layerenza and Teresa Akkara.

Involved fees earner: Teresa Akkara – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Elizabeth Grossman – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Melina Meneguin-Layerenza – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Richard Rosen – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Peter Sandel – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison;

Law Firms: Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison;

Clients: American Jewish Committee;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti