Louisiana struggles to redistrict
BATON ROUGE, La. — A federal court in Louisiana denied the state secretary’s motion to turn over a voting rights redistricting case to a three-judge court, on the argument that such a tribunal is required by federal law to hear this sort of case. The Fifth Circuit called this a “strained interpretation” of the law. The decision comes one day after a mixed ruling on proposed experts for both sides in a suit challenging the state’s redistricting plans for diluting Black voters’ voting power.
Read the ruling denying the convention of a three-judge court here.
Read the ruling on experts here.
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