Federal Court Invalidates Louisiana Congressional Map

You only thought congressional redistricting was complete.

Late Monday, a federal court in Louisiana threw out the state's enacted congressional map. The court indicated the plan was in violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. It ordered the Legislature to draw a new map, that includes a second majority-Black district, by June 20.

The invalidated map was enacted in March when the Republican-controlled Legislature overrode the veto of Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards. The governor's veto was largely around this same issue, driven by the fact that Blacks comprise about 33% of the state's population. 

The state will appeal.

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