Supreme Court Blocks Redrawing of Alabama Districts

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    The Facts

    • On Monday, SCOTUS voted 5-4 to allow Alabama's congressional districting maps to stand until the full case is heard in the high court.

    • A lower court had ruled that the GOP-drawn maps likely violated the Voting Rights Act by diluting Black voting power, after civil rights advocates sued Alabama in November.


    The Spin

    Right narrative

    SCOTUS is right not to force Alabama to hastily redraw boundaries - it would risk undermining upcoming elections.

    Left narrative

    The GOP-drawn maps give Black voters political clout in only a single district. This ruling undermines enfranchisement efforts in Alabama.


    Political split

    LEFT

    RIGHT

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