Mississippi Voting Boundaries

The Fifth Circuit upheld the boundary lines of Senate District 22, which were redrawn after a district court found a violation of the Voting Rights Act. The voting district, as it was previously drawn, diluted African American “voting strength.” The redrawn map will be used in the state’s primary election Tuesday, August 6.

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Trump Fifth Circuit Nominee Faces Rare GOP Pushback

A Mississippi federal judge up for a seat on the Fifth Circuit faced tough questions from Republicans on Wednesday, as GOP senators and conservative legal advocacy groups have expressed rare skepticism about one of President Donald Trump’s nominees to a federal appellate court.

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