From today’s NPR News:
Alabama is once again appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court a lower court ruling that found the state’s map of congressional election districts likely violates the Voting Rights Act by weakening Black voters’ power.
The extraordinary move comes after a panel of three federal judges struck down Alabama’s latest congressional redistricting plan for not following their court order to comply with the landmark civil rights law.
In a court filing, the state says it plans to formally ask the country’s highest court Thursday to put a pause on the ruling.
It’s unclear whether the Supreme Court — which upheld the lower court’s earlier order about three months ago — is open to revisiting a case that has become a vehicle for not only testing the conservative justices’ appetite for undoing the court’s past rulings on Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, but also helping to determine which party controls the next U.S. House of Representatives.
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