A group of Baltimore County voters joined with the Baltimore County Branch of the NAACP, the League of Women Voters of Baltimore County, and Common Cause - Maryland to file a federal lawsuit, Baltimore County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, et al. v. Baltimore County, Maryland et al., challenging the racially discriminatory and unlawful redistricting plan approved by the Baltimore County Council on December 20, 2021.

Learn more about the campaign to uphold the Voting Rights Act in Baltimore County.

Despite a massive outcry from local voters and many options to create a fair plan offered by civil rights groups, the County Council voted for a plan that violates the racial fairness commands of the Voting Rights Act, which are meant to protect against diluting the voices of Black, Indigenous, and other Voters of Color, as well as BIPOC candidates. Black voters challenging the illegal redistricting plan are Charles Sydnor, Anthony Fugett, Dana Vickers Shelley, Danita Tolson, Sharon Blake, Gerald Morrison, and Niesha McCoy.

Attorney(s)

Andrew D. Freeman, John A. Freedman, Mark D. Colley, Michael Mazzoulo, Deborah A. Jeon, Tierney, and Tierney Peprah

Pro Bono Law Firm(s)

Brown Goldstein & Levy, Arnold & Porter

Date filed

December 21, 2021

Court

United State District Court for the District of Maryland, Northern Division

Judge

Lydia Kay Griggsby

Status

Filed

Case number

LKG-21-03232