The U.S. Supreme Court throws out ruling that upheld Alabama’s redistricting plan that would pack certain districts with mostly black voters. The case has been sent back to a lower court.
On a 5-4 vote, the court threw out a lower court ruling that had upheld the plan, saying it was “legally erroneous.”
But the court avoided deciding whether the redistricting plan proposed by the Republican-controlled state legislature in 2012 violates the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection under the law by concentrating black voters, who tend to vote Democratic, into a small number of districts. Source: Daily Mail