U.S. Supreme Court Stays Court Order To Redraw La. Congressional Districts


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The U.S. Supreme Court is putting a stay on a lower court's ruling that the Louisiana legislature must redraw the state's congressional districts.

The lower court had said the Voting Rights Act required the creation of a second predominantly black district.

The stay is in effect pending the outcome of a similar case in Alabama that the justices will consider after the start of their new term in October.

The Supreme Court's 6-3 ruling on Tuesday means the Republican-drawn map will still be in place for the 2022 elections.

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