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Supreme Court Blocks New Majority-Black Louisiana House District

  • Liberals dissent as court restores GOP-drawn Louisiana map
  • Louisiana to have just one majority-Black district in November
The US Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.
The US Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg
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A divided US Supreme Court reinstated a Republican-drawn congressional map in Louisiana for this year’s election, blocking a trial judge’s order that required a second majority-Black voting district.

Over the dissents of the three liberal justices, the court granted a request by state officials who sought intervention on an emergency basis. The majority gave no explanation.