Litigation We're Watching

Last Updated 02/2021

Americans for Prosperity v. Becerra, Sup. Ct. Docket No. 19-251 and Thomas More Law Center v. Becerra, Sup. Ct. Docket No. 19-255, cases consolidated (see Docket No. 19-251 for updates). US Supreme Court will review First Amendment implications of California’s law requiring disclosure of donors to nonprofit organizations. Oral argument not yet scheduled.

Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee (DNC v. Hobbs), Sup. Ct. Docket No. 19-1257. US Supreme Court agreed to take up this case involving Arizona’s ballot harvesting ban, following the 9th Circuit’s ruling the law has an impermissible discriminatory impact under the Voting Rights Act. Oral argument is scheduled for March 2, 2021.

Yumori-Kaku v. City of Santa Clara, No. H046105, H046696. On December 30, 2020, California Court of Appeals, Sixth District, upheld 2018 superior court ruling that Santa Clara’s at-large election system violates the California Voting Rights Act by diluting the vote of Asian Americans. Following the superior court’s ruling, Santa Clara began electing council members by district in 2018.