Montes v. City of Yakima

This court case is completed

Two Yakima citizens charge that the City of Yakima’s election system unlawfully dilutes the Latino vote and effectively prevents Latinos from meaningful participation in City Council elections.

Update (8/22/2014): The District Court granted Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment, holding that Yakima's city council districting violated Section 2 of the federal Voting Rights Act.  The Court directed the Parties to jointly submit a proposed injunction and redistricting plan by October 3, 2014.