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BumRushDaShow

(128,630 posts)
Sat Dec 2, 2023, 06:09 AM Dec 2023

An appeal in Louisiana's redistricting case puts a new congressional map at risk

Source: NPR

Updated December 1, 2023 8:59 PM ET


Republican state officials are asking the full 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review a panel ruling in the legal fight over Louisiana's congressional map.

The officials cite the recent ruling by a separate federal appeals court that found private individuals — such as the Black voters in Louisiana who are arguing their state's map violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act — do not have the right to sue under that key section of the landmark law. They also question whether a lower court calling for a second majority-Black district to be drawn through race-based redistricting is constitutional.

It's the latest legal development in a long-running redistricting fight that could help determine which party controls the U.S. House of Representatives after next year's elections. The state's request to the full 5th Circuit threatens to delay the complicated process for getting in place a redistricting plan that is in line with the Voting Rights Act in time for the 2024 elections.

A three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit had given the Louisiana legislature until Jan. 15, 2024, to draw a new congressional map after concluding a lower court correctly ruled that the previous map likely violated the Voting Rights Act by diluting the power of the state's Black voters.

Read more: https://www.npr.org/2023/11/10/1204339156/louisiana-congressional-districts-redistricting

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An appeal in Louisiana's redistricting case puts a new congressional map at risk (Original Post) BumRushDaShow Dec 2023 OP
Louisiana's Ruling Y'all Qaeda Nat-C Fascists Intimidating, Incarcerating, Exterminating MayReasonRule Dec 2023 #1
I don't know why the Republicans in Louisiana are resisting this honestly because adding the cstanleytech Dec 2023 #2
Because there racist Smooth155 Dec 2023 #3
Instead of putting the redrawn map into the queue, and waiting until every made up issue come up SWBTATTReg Dec 2023 #4

MayReasonRule

(1,460 posts)
1. Louisiana's Ruling Y'all Qaeda Nat-C Fascists Intimidating, Incarcerating, Exterminating
Sat Dec 2, 2023, 06:50 AM
Dec 2023

Same as it ever was.

FFS

cstanleytech

(26,260 posts)
2. I don't know why the Republicans in Louisiana are resisting this honestly because adding the
Sat Dec 2, 2023, 11:43 AM
Dec 2023

new districts probably won't lead to them losing their majority control.

SWBTATTReg

(22,089 posts)
4. Instead of putting the redrawn map into the queue, and waiting until every made up issue come up
Sat Dec 2, 2023, 05:25 PM
Dec 2023

by repugs is decided, put the redrawn maps in effect NOW. They (the GOP) are trying to push the clock back, so these voters won't get their newly redrawn maps until after 2024, unfair.

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