Supreme Court overturns lower court order requiring Alabama to design new congressional district friendly to black residents

The unanimous lower court panel noted that over the past decade, the number of white Alabamians has declined while the state’s black population has grown and now represents 27% of the state’s total population. That means the state map should contain two districts that are majority black or “in which black voters otherwise have the option” to elect representatives they prefer, the panel said.


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