FRESNO, Calif. – Following a federal judge’s ruling that a redistricting plan adopted in 2011 by the Kern County, California Board of Supervisors unlawfully denies Latinos the right to elect candidates of their choice, MALDEF and attorneys for the county will return to court tomorrow for the remedial phase of the case.

U.S. District Court Judge Dale A. Drozd, who ruled on Feb. 23 that the current redistricting plan violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, will hear the proposals of both parties to adopt new, lawful plans for election of Supervisors and determine the schedule for the remedial phase. Plaintiffs have requested that those plans be implemented in the 2018 elections.

Who: Denise Hulett, National Senior Counsel, MALDEF
Tanya Pellegrini, Staff Attorney, MALDEF
Julia Gomez, Staff Attorney, MALDEF

When: Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at 3 p.m.

Where: Judge Dale A. Drozd, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
Robert E. Coyle United States Courthouse, Courtroom 5, 7th Floor
2500 Tulare Street
Fresno, CA 93721

What: Remedial phase in Oscar Luna, Alicia Puentes, Dorothy Velasquez, and Gary Rodriguez v. County of Kern, Kern County Board of Supervisors