In a surprise decision, the Supreme Court agreed that Alabama violated the Voting Rights Act by watering down black votes when it created new congressional maps after the 2020 census.
The 5-4 Decision The report, written by Chief Justice John Roberts, found that Alabama Republicans wrongly denied black communities a second congressional district by combining them into one district and dividing them into other white-majority districts. The decision was joined by Liberal Justices Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor and Ketanji Brown Jackson, and Conservative Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
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