North Carolina

Common Cause v. Lewis

The NRF is supporting a group of individual voters and Common Cause in a partisan gerrymandering lawsuit against the state of North Carolina and other relevant state actors. The North Carolina Democratic Party is also a plaintiff in the suit. The suit alleges that North Carolina’s 2017 redistricting plan for both chambers of the General Assembly are partisan gerrymanders in violation of the North Carolina Constitution. The lawsuit seeks to establish new state House and state Senate maps that do not burden or penalize any party or voter based on their political beliefs.

Complaint (November 13, 2018)
Order Appointing Three Judge Panel (November 27, 2018)
Amended Complaint (December 7, 2018)
State Defendants’ Answer to Amended Complaint (January 1, 2019)
Motion to Intervene (January 29, 2019)
Plaintiffs’ Proposed Case Management Order (January 29, 2019)
State Defendants’ Statement of Position On Scheduling This Matter (January 29, 2019)
Order (February 1, 2019)
Scheduling Order (February 1, 2019)
Motion for a Protective Order by Legislative Defendants and Proposed Deponents (February 4, 2019)
Plaintiffs’ Opposition to Motion to Intervene (February 4, 2019)
Voluntary Dismissal Without Prejudice of Defendant The State of NC (February 13, 2019)
Stipulated Proposed Case Management Order (February 15, 2019)
Plaintiffs' First Motion to Compel (February 19, 2019)
Plaintiff’s Second Motion to Compel (February 22, 2019)
- Exhibit A
- Exhibit B
- Exhibit C
- Exhibit D
- Exhibit E
- Exhibit F
Order Granting Intervention Motion (February 26, 2019)
Answer of Defendant - Intervenors (March 1, 2019)
Notice of Subpoenas (March 1, 2019)
Plaintiffs' Response to Legislative Defendants' Motion for a Protective Order (March 11, 2019)
Case Management Order (March 13, 2019)
Legislative Defendants Opposition to First and Second Motion to Compel (March 18, 2019)
Plaintiffs' Supplemental Brief Concerning Pending Motions to Compel and Legislative Defendants’ Pending Motion for a Protective Order (March 19, 2019)
Amended Case Management Order (March 21, 2019)
Order Granting Legislative Defendants’ Motion for a Protective Order and Plaintiffs’ First Motion to Compel (March 25, 2019)
Motion to Amend Case Management Order (April 22, 2019)
Motion of Telephonic Hearing (April 23, 2019)
Plaintiffs Opposition to Motion to Amend Case Management Order (April 25, 2019)
Legislative Defendants’ Response to Plaintiffs’ Supplemental Brief (April 26, 2019)
- Exhibit A
- Exhibit B
- Exhibit C
Plaintiffs’ Supplemental Reply on Motions to Compel (April 26, 2019)
Legislative Defendants’ Response to Plaintiffs Reply Brief Concerning Motions to Compel (April 29, 2019)
Order (May 1, 2019)
Motion for Admission of Counsel Pro Hac Vice (May 3, 2019)
Plaintiffs’ Motion for The Court to Issue Direction to Legislative Defendants (June 6, 2019)
Plaintiffs’ Proposed Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Decree (August 7, 2019)
Final Judgement (September 3, 2019)
Plaintiffs’ Objections to Remedial Plans (September 27, 2019)
- Exhibits
Plaintiffs’ Response to Legislative Defendants’ Reply on Remedial Plans (October 7, 2019)


Documents Related to Hofeller Files
Hofeller Files and Related Exhibits Introduced at Trial (June 16, 2019)
Plaintiffs’ Response to Nueces County’s Motion for Review of Certified Copies of Nueces County Documents (September 13, 2019)
Plaintiffs’ Response to Republican National Committee’s Motion to Appear for a Limited Purpose to Protect its Confidential and Privileged Information Under Rule 45 (September 13, 2019)
Plaintiffs’ Opposition to Geographic Strategies’ Response to Court Order of 7/12/19 (September 13, 2019)
Plaintiffs’ Response to Legislative Defendants’ Motion for Direction (September 13, 2019)
Plaintiffs’ Notice of Letter Request from U.S. Senators Concerning Hofeller Files (September 13, 2019)
Order Granting Leave to File Amici Curiae Brief (September 13, 2019)
Motion for Leave to File Amicus Curiae Brief by Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and Asian Americans Advancing Justice - AAJC (September 13, 2019)
Motion for Leave to File Amici Curiae Matter by the Princeton Gerrymandering Project (September 13, 2019)
Amici Curiae Brief of The New York Times Company and The Associated Press (September 13, 2019)
Letter on Behalf of ACLU in Common Cause v. Lewis (September 13, 2019)
Letter on Behalf of the North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP (September 13, 2019)
Brief of The Protect Democracy Project, Inc. as Amicus Curiae Supporting Plaintiffs (September 13, 2019)
Motion of Proposed Amici Curiae Clean Elections Texas, et al., for Leave to Brief Objecting to the Confidential Designation of the Hofeller Files (September 13, 2019)
Motion for Leave to File Amicus Curiae Brief by American Oversight (September 13, 2019)