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U.S. Supreme Court to decide Louisiana congressional redistricting case

Posted on AllSides May 15th, 2024
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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday effectively ordered Louisiana to hold this fall’s congressional elections using two Black majority districts, instead of one, by suspending a federal panel’s rejection of the Legislature’s map that configured congressional districts with two minority-majority districts. The high court stayed last month’s decision by two of the three federal judges on a panel chosen by 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Chief Judge Priscilla Richman. In agreeing to sort out Louisiana’s congressional district lines, which will take months, the Supreme Court’s suspension of...

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