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SCOTUS Rejects Alabama’s Attempt to Avoid Creating a Second Black Majority Congressional District

There were no noted dissents

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) rejected an emergency bid from Alabama, setting the stage for a new congressional map likely to include a second Black majority district to account for the state’s 27 percent Black population.

The one-line order reflects that the feelings on the court haven’t changed since June when a 5-4 Supreme Court affirmed a lower court that had ordered the state to redraw its seven-seat congressional map to include a second majority-Black district or "something quite close to it." There were no noted dissents.

The justices' action will have immediate consequences in Alabama and perhaps nationwide in the 2024 elections.

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