Federal Court Invalidates Louisiana Congressional Map
By 270toWin Staff
June 7, 2022, 1:38 PM ET
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.