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Court rejects Alabama congressional map again for watering down black voter power


Hansi Lo Wang, National Public Radio:

Well, now that this map has been invalidated, the court has appointed experts to come up with three proposals, three potential new maps, congressional maps for the state of Alabama.

And those proposals are expected later this month. And the judges will eventually look at those cards. And all the parties involved will be able to raise objections. And there could be a hearing in early October. And, ultimately, the court will decide which card will be used for next year, the 2024 election.

But there could be a potential complication here, as the state of Alabama also said it plans to appeal the three-judge tribunal’s decision to the U.S. Supreme Court. We therefore expect a request soon from the State of Alabama asking the Supreme Court to stay the lower court’s decision.

This could potentially interrupt this mapping process by these court-appointed experts and potentially a review by the Supreme Court. But keep in mind that this Alabama case has already been reviewed and reviewed by the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court ruled in June and issued a ruling upholding that lower court’s decision, calling for this additional district that would give black Alabams a realistic opportunity to elect their preferred candidates to the state House of Representatives. -United.

So the question remains really open as to whether the Supreme Court would be willing to revisit this case again, and we’ll have to see what happens.


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