Rucho v. Common Cause - Facts of the case

A three-judge district court struck down North Carolina’s 2016 congressional map, ruling that the plaintiffs had standing to challenge the map and that the map was the product of partisan gerrymandering. The district court then enjoined the state from using the map after November 2018. North Carolina Republicans, led by Robert Rucho, head of the senate redistricting committee, appealed the decision to the Supreme Court.


1.    Do the plaintiffs in this case have standing to pursue their partisan gerrymandering claims?

2.    Are the plaintiffs’ partisan gerrymandering claims justiciable?

3.    Is North Carolina’s 2016 congressional map an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander?