Department of Justice City of Los Angeles Redistricting Suit

1985

In late 1985, the U.S. Department of Justice sues the City of Los Angeles over its redistricting, which resulted in 15 voting districts, only one of which was majority Latino. The city agrees to revise its redistricting, but only by pitting Asian American and Latino districts against each other. APALC intervenes in the case and successfully urges the city to consider alternatives that respect the voting power of both Asian Americans and Latinos.

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Impact Litigation