Federal court blocks Louisiana redistricting map

Source: Axios

“A Federal court blocked a Louisiana congressional redistricting map on Monday saying it violates the Voting Rights Act. The Louisiana state legislature must now redraw the map to include a second majority-minority district. … The legislature’s map compresses large numbers of [b]lack voters into a single majority-[b]lack district while ‘cracking’ the remaining [b]lack voters in the state among five other districts where ‘they are sufficiently outnumbered to ensure that they are unable to participate equally in the electoral process,’ the ruling added.” (06/07/22)