On November 2, 2023, the North Dakota federal district court ruled in favor of the MHA Nation and North Dakota on motions for summary judgment. The Plaintiffs were alleging that the newly created MHA state legislative district was an illegal racial gerrymander. North Dakota’s 2021 redistricting plan resulted in the election of an MHA tribal member to the state legislature in 2022. The order means that the district will remain unchanged and MHA tribal member Representative Lisa DeVille will continue to serve as a state legislator.
MHA Motion for Summary Judgment here:
State Motion here:
Plaintiff Motion here: