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Supreme Court deals final blow to Alabama GOP in redistricting battle
A court-appointed special master will redraw Alabama's congressional maps following a protracted court battle
 By Chris Pandolfo Fox News
Published September 26, 2023 12:05pm EDT

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dealt a final blow to the congressional map drawn up by Alabama Republicans, permitting a court-appointed official to draw a map with greater representation for Black voters instead.

In a brief order, the high court rejected a petition from Alabama to reverse a lower court ruling that threw out a proposal from state lawmakers that did not include a second Black-majority district, as the Supreme Court previously directed. The ruling allows a court-appointed special master to proceed with one of three proposals submitted Monday that would create a second Black-majority congressional district in Alabama.

Black voters remain a strong Democratic constituency in the Yellowhammer State, and the new district would favor Democrats as both parties battle for control of the House in 2024. Lawsuits challenging GOP-led redistricting efforts are also pending in Georgia, Louisiana and Texas.

The decision comes after the state’s initially proposed congressional map — that had one majority-Black district out of seven in a state where 27% of residents are Black — was denied last year by the three-judge panel.

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Re: Supreme Court deals final blow to Alabama GOP in redistricting battle
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2023, 03:27:13 pm »
Supreme Court deals final blow to Alabama GOP in redistricting battle
A court-appointed special master will redraw Alabama's congressional maps following a protracted court battle
 By Chris Pandolfo Fox News
Published September 26, 2023 12:05pm EDT

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dealt a final blow to the congressional map drawn up by Alabama Republicans, permitting a court-appointed official to draw a map with greater representation for Black voters instead.

In a brief order, the high court rejected a petition from Alabama to reverse a lower court ruling that threw out a proposal from state lawmakers that did not include a second Black-majority district, as the Supreme Court previously directed. The ruling allows a court-appointed special master to proceed with one of three proposals submitted Monday that would create a second Black-majority congressional district in Alabama.

Black voters remain a strong Democratic constituency in the Yellowhammer State, and the new district would favor Democrats as both parties battle for control of the House in 2024. Lawsuits challenging GOP-led redistricting efforts are also pending in Georgia, Louisiana and Texas.

The decision comes after the state’s initially proposed congressional map — that had one majority-Black district out of seven in a state where 27% of residents are Black — was denied last year by the three-judge panel.

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https://www.foxnews.com/politics/supreme-court-deals-final-blow-alabama-gop-redistricting-battle

That whole law needs to be thrown out, the VR law. Or we should stop counting people's race in the Census.