Supreme Court disallows Alabama congressional map

The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down Republican-drawn congressional districts in Alabama that civil rights activists say discriminated against Black voters in a surprise reaffirmation of the landmark Voting Rights Act.

The court in a 5-4 vote ruled against Alabama, meaning the map of the seven congressional districts, which heavily favors Republicans, will now be redrawn. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh, both conservatives, joined the court’s three liberals in the majority.

In doing so, the court — which has a 6-3 conservative majority — turned away the state’s effort to make it harder to remedy concerns raised by civil rights advocates that the power of Black voters in states like Alabama is being diluted by dividing voters into districts where white voters dominate.

Shame the map was allowed for the 2022 congressional races.

Thomas mad enough to write a 48 page dissent.

Any way of telling whether Thomas was mad or Crowe was mad?


Only if you go on vacation with them. I guess he was too busy writing this dissent to file his latest financial disclosure.

The Alabama state legislature has responded:

In a town that is 85% black in Alabama