Under 2 U.S.C. § 2(a), the President of the United States is required every ten years to transmit to Congress a statement showing the number of persons in each state and the number of congressional representatives to which each state is entitled. Colo. Rev. Stat. § 2-1-100.5 mandates that Colorado be divided into congressional districts pursuant to the official figures of the most recent federal decennial census, and because of the relative continuity in Colorado's proportional population the people of Colorado will continue to elect seven representatives for the next decade.
On May 10, 2011, lawsuits on behalf of various parties have been filed regarding the drawing of congressional districts within Colorado. These lawsuits are captioned Moreno et al. v. Gessler, Case No.: 11CV3461; and Hall et al. v. Gessler, Case No.: 11CV3463. On June 2, 2011, Judge Hyatt, in Denver District Court consolidated these two cases, under the caption Moreno et al. v. Gessler, Case No.: 11CV3461; consolidated with Case No.: 11CV3463.
Individuals or organizations that would like to participate in this action may do so by filing with the Court as an Intervenor by Friday, July 29, 2011, at 5:00 p.m., or may file as an Amicus Curiae by Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. MDT, in Denver District Court under the consolidated caption referenced above.