Fletcher v. Lamone

Washington, DC – The U.S. Supreme Court today upheld the constitutionality of Maryland’s groundbreaking “No Representation Without Population Act,” which counts incarcerated people as residents of their legal home addresses for redistricting purposes. The 2010 law was a major civil rights victory...
06/25/2012
Press Release
A Federal District Court late last month wisely upheld a 2010 Maryland law that counts prison inmates as residents in their home communities for purposes of redistricting, rather than at the prisons where they are incarcerated.   Read the Demos' Analysis of the Fletcher v. Lamone ruling >...
01/17/2012
News/Resource
NEW YORK -- On Friday, Dec 23, a federal three-judge panel unanimously upheld the constitutionality of Maryland’s landmark “No Representation Without Population Act,” which counts incarcerated people as residents of their legal home addresses for redistricting purposes.  Demos Democracy...
01/03/2012
Press Release
After the 2010 decennial census, Maryland enacted a new redistricting plan in October 2011 for its eight congressional districts. The plaintiffs, nine African-American residents of Maryland, commenced this action against election officials of Maryland (―Maryland‖ or ―the State‖), contending that...
12/23/2011
Publication
In their motion for a preliminary injunction, the Plaintiffs challenge Maryland’s landmark civil rights law, the “No Representation Without Population Act”, alleging that the law violates the equal protection principle of ‘One Person One Vote’ and Article I of the U.S. Constitution. Plaintiffs are...
12/02/2011
Publication
BALTIMORE, MD – Today, a coalition of civil rights groups, including the Prison Policy Initiative, Demos, ACLU of Maryland, Maryland State Conference of NAACP Branches, Somerset County Branch of the NAACP, and others announced that they are preparing an amicus brief to defend the “No Representation...
11/18/2011
Press Release
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