Order signals that delay won't work this time—and that Black Alabamians will have a chance to elect a representative of their choosing in two districts in 2024.
I hope Georgia and Louisiana (and I guess Florida too) are paying attention.
Hot Damn. Fun to see the Extremes say "ignore me at your peril" in nice brief legalese.
Less an unqualified endorsement of the original district court decision, but more an institutional defense of the federal court system, including SCOTUS itself, IMHO. Whatever, Sect. 2 of the VRA remains a formidable weapon against race-based gerrymandering, and is encouragingly supportive of other lawsuits pending in Southern states under seemingly identical grounds, i.e., Sect. 2 violation.
That’s an interesting question, Ira. I don’t have an answer. And I’m probably one of the worst people to ask because I think gerrymandering should be illegal.
Just wondering: can gerrymandering be used to minimize white representation in AL? What would be the maximum number of “opportunity” districts for black voters in Alabama if the 65% white vote were “cracked” and “packed”. Is 3 even possible?
And yet, I just won't be surprised if the Alabama Republicans continue with their own map.