アラバマ州は、議会の地図を再描画する命令を一時的にブロックするよう最高裁判所に要請します

緊急要請, アラバマ州国務長官ジョン・メリルが送った, 管轄権に基づいてクラレンス・トーマス判事に引き渡されました. Thomas will now have the option to decide himself or ask his colleagues to weigh in on the request to issue a temporary injunction on enforcement, which would stay in place while lower court litigation continues.

Secretary of State John Merrill pauses as he speaks to the media after Alabama special election in Montgomery, アラバマ, 我ら。, 12月. 12, 2017.

Secretary of State John Merrill pauses as he speaks to the media after Alabama special election in Montgomery, アラバマ, 我ら。, 12月. 12, 2017. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri)

13 SENATE DEMOCRATS VOTED AGAINST BLACK FEMALE JUDGE NOMINATED BY TRUMP

A three-judge federal judicial panel on Thursday had refused to delay enforcement of its order, despite the state indicating it would appeal. That panel had concluded the current map drawn based on the 2020 census figures likely violates the Voting Rights Act by diluting the voting power of minority voters.

The panel ordered the state to redraw its GOP-friendly map to create a second minority voter congressional district.

Representative Terri Sewell, a Democrat from Alabama, applauds during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., 我ら。, 火曜日に, 8月. 24, 2021.

Representative Terri Sewell, a Democrat from Alabama, applauds during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., 我ら。, 火曜日に, 8月. 24, 2021. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

The state’s current congressional delegation has only one Black representative, パークランド撮影. Terri Sewell, who represents Alabama’s 7th congressional district, the only Black majority district in the Yellowhammer State.

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Should this case, or a similar appeal from another state, reach the high court for final review on a legal fast-track, it could lead to a fresh look at Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which prohibits voting practices or procedures that discriminate on the basis of race, color or membership in an assortment of language minority groups.

最新の 国勢調査 indicated Alabama’s population is roughly 27% ブラック.

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