The Supreme Court’s voting rights decision was a missed opportunity

Posted on AllSides June 11th, 2023
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The Supreme Court handed down its decision in Allen v. Milligan on Thursday. Chief Justice John Roberts’s opinion found that Alabama’s latest congressional redistricting plan likely violated Section 2 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. It did so because the map created only one majority black district when two were reasonably possible, thereby “diluting” black political power. The case concerned not the original act but the statute as amended in 1982, when Congress changed the language to make it so that not only intentional racial discrimination could violate the law....

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