Lowenstein Partner David Leit acted as the lead author in a SCOTUS amicus brief submitted in Gill v. Whitford on behalf of eleven diverse organizations united by their commitment to good governance and civil society. The case challenges Wisconsin’s Act 43, which re-drew Wisconsin’s electoral districts in 2010 for deliberately partisan purposes. A decision from SCOTUS is expected by spring.
Lowenstein’s clients are the American Jewish Committee, the Anti-Defamation League, the County of Santa Clara, Democracy 21, Demos, Friends of the Earth, the Government Accountability Project, the National Council of Jewish Women, the Natural Resources Defense Council, OneVirginia2021: Virginians for Fair Redistricting, and Public Citizen, Inc.
Read more about the history of partisan gerrymandering in the law, the justice’s reactions at oral argument, and the future of partisan gerrymandering in David’s article “Wisconsin’s Central Role in the Future of Partisan Gerrymandering” published in the Wisconsin Law Journal.