Supreme Court’s Alabama map ruling draws notice in Arkansas

Posted on AllSides June 9th, 2023

WASHINGTON -- A U.S. Supreme Court decision Thursday striking down Alabama's congressional district map is being eyed nationally by several states with similar lawsuits pending, including Arkansas, according to an attorney representing plaintiffs in one case. In the surprise 5-4 decision Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled that Alabama had diluted the power of Black voters when the state's congressional map was redrawn by drawing only one Black majority district of the seven congressional districts despite Black voters making up a quarter of the state's population. The decision means that Alabama...

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