Supreme Court reinstates Louisiana majority-black congressional district

Supreme Court reinstates Louisiana majority-black congressional district


The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered Louisiana to hold its congressional elections in 2024 using a map with an additional black majority district.

The 6-3 order allows the use of a map with majority black populations in two of the state’s six congressional districts, which could increase Democrats’ odds of controlling the House of Representatives in the 2024 election.

The decision came in response to an emergency appeal by the state’s top GOP elected officials and black voters who said they needed the justices to intervene to avoid confusion as the 2024 election approaches.

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Justices on the high court did not delve into a lower court decision that found the map relied too heavily on race;

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