The state of Alabama is 27% Black, therefore the Supreme Court on Thursday ordered state officials to rebuild the state’s congressional map to include an additional district with a majority of Black people.
CNN Breaking News confirms the news on its official Twitter account:
In a surprise ruling, the Supreme Court orders Alabama officials to redraw the state’s congressional map to allow an additional Black majority district to account for the fact that the state is 27% Black https://t.co/77n6oR1oyl
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) June 8, 2023
Given the conservative majority on the court, the judgment, which gives minority voters more opportunities to pick the candidate of their choice, is unexpected.
The vote was split 5–4.
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