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Supreme Court To Hear South Carolina Republicans’ Challenge To Racial Gerrymandering Decision

Posted on AllSides May 15th, 2023
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The Supreme Court announced Monday it will consider South Carolina Republican lawmakers’ challenge to a lower court decision that found they had racially gerrymandered a map for one of the state’s congressional districts. The NAACP filed a lawsuit in 2021 alleging the new congressional district maps drawn by Republican lawmakers discriminated against black voters by intentionally diluting their votes, according to the complaint. After a three-judge lower court ruled in January that the 1st District map was racially gerrymandered, Republican lawmakers appealed to the Supreme Court, arguing that the lower...

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