AL Congressional Map Goes Before SCOTUS

Justices on the U.S. Supreme Court are taking up a potentially big voting rights case.  It comes from Alabama after a lower court agreed with Black voters that its congressional map wasn’t legal. Those judges found the influence of Black voters was lessened, but the nation’s highest court allowed the state to use the map for the upcoming midterm election. Alabama’s Solicitor General said state lawmakers acted “in a lawful race neutral manner” when they tackled redistricting. A lawyer for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund shot back, saying the map wasn’t race neutral.


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