Former Horvitz & Levy colleague, and current UCLA law professor, Rick Hasen reports on his Election Law Blog about the continued lack of a hearing in Pico Neighborhood Association v. City of Santa Monica more than two and a half years after the Supreme Court granted review and depublished the Court of Appeal opinion.

The court has limited the issue to: “What must a plaintiff prove in order to establish vote dilution under the California Voting Rights Act?” The plaintiffs in the case contend that Santa Monica violated the Act and the state constitution by electing its city council members at-large instead of by districts.