Stark racial divisions characterize voting in Alabama. Black voters overwhelmingly favor Democratic candidates, and white voters prefer Republicans.
Lawyers representing plaintiffs in the case said Alabama ‘knowingly and intentionally’ defied court orders and passed a map that continued to dilute the influence of Black voters in congressional elections.
The Supreme Court decision sets up Alabama’s first significant revamp of its congressional districts since 1992.
The decision was closely watched for its potential effect on control of the closely divided U.S. House of Representatives.
Supreme Court tossed out heart of Voting Rights Act a decade ago, prompting wave of new voting rules
‘You have to ask yourself what’s left of the Voting Rights Act?’