Supreme Court backs GOP-drawn South Carolina congressional map

The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that a South Carolina congressional map accused of racial gerrymandering can stand, reversing a district court that struck down the lines for Republican Rep. Nancy Mace‘s district.

Justice Samuel Alito wrote the 6-3 decision in Alexander v. South Carolina State Conference of the NAACP, finding that South Carolina’s Congressional District 1 did not violate the Constitution when the state’s Republican-controlled Legislature enacted the map to ensure that the district remained safe for Republicans.

FILE – State Sen. Dick Harpootlian, D-Columbia, compares his proposed map of U.S. House districts drawn with 2020 U.S. Census data to a plan supported by Republicans on Jan. 20, 2022, in Columbia, S.C. Federal judges are deciding whether South Carolina’s new congressional maps are legal in a lawsuit by the NAACP which says the districts dilute Black
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