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Black leaders hail Supreme Court ruling on map as win for voting rights, insist fight isn’t over

Posted on AllSides June 8th, 2023
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Black leaders applauded the Supreme Court’s decision on Thursday to strike down a Republican-drawn congressional map in Alabama for diluting the power of Black voters. The decision in Allen v. Milligan ruled that the GOP-led state must create a new map with an additional majority-Black district. The current map had seven districts, with only one majority-Black district, despite Black Americans making up 27 percent of the state’s population. Thursday’s 5-4 decision saw Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh join the court’s three liberals in the majority. “Today, the Supreme...

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