SCOTUS Denies Louisiana Appeal To Keep Congressional Map, Clears Way For 2nd Majority-Black District

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(Daily Wire) – The U.S. Supreme Court denied Louisiana’s appeal of a ruling that requires the state to redraw its congressional map to include a second majority-black district, moving the case forward in the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Louisiana Democratic Governor Jon Bel Edwards praised the high court’s decision, saying, “Louisiana can and should have a congressional map that represents our voting population, which is one-third Black. As I have consistently stated, this is about simple math, basic fairness, and the rule of law. I am confident we will have a fair map in the near future.”

The ruling comes after the court’s 5-4 decision earlier this month in Allen v. Milligan, which ruled that Alabama violated Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, ordering the state to draw a second majority-black district. The court’s order in Louisiana’s case suggests…

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