District Court Will Pick Alabama’s New Congressional Map After SCOTUS Punts The Case

  • On Tuesday the Supreme Court denied a bid by Alabama  lawmakers for another look at the fight about the state having a second Black majority congressional district. Several groups sued to overturn the state’s 2021 congressional maps, which had one of seven districts majority Black.
  • It was a last-ditch effort by the state to keep maps drawn during July’s special session and rejected by a three-judge federal panel earlier this month. The U.S. District Court will pick between three congressional maps drawn by a court-appointed special master and a cartographer.
  • All three will create Black-majority districts and be a likely pickup for Democrats.
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