SCOTUS Won't Intervene in Louisiana Electoral Map Fight
The map in place allegedly dilutes the clout of Black voters
On Thursday, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) opted not to intervene in a legal fight over Louisiana's disputed map of its six congressional districts, potentially delaying the adoption of one to replace a Republican-crafted version that a judge found unlawfully diluted the clout of Black voters.
The Black voters and civil rights activists who challenged that map had asked the Supreme Court to lift a lower court's order that has blocked U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick from proceeding on choosing a replacement map for Louisiana's U.S. House of Representatives districts.
But the Supreme Court declined the request, leaving uncertainty over the timing of a replacement map that may include a second majority-Black congressional district - a feature that would benefit Democrats as they seek next year to take back control of the House from Republicans. No justice publicly dissented from Thursday's action.
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