Summary: The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a congressional voting map in Alabama because it diluted the power of Black voters, who made up the majority of the single district. Comments below from Duke University public policy professor Asher Hildebrand are available for use in your coverage.
“Today’s ruling in Allen v. Milligan is an encouraging sign that the Supreme Court isn’t ready to leave the Voting Rights Act for dead just yet,” says Asher Hildebrand, an associate professor of the practice at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy.
“Its immediate impact will be to give the people of Alabama, Louisiana and other states fairer representation in Congress, but its broader significance is to reaffirm for all states that racial gerrymandering remains unconstitutional.”
Asher Hildebrand is an associate professor of the practice at the Sanford School of Public Policy. Hildebrand served for nearly 15 years in congressional offices and on campaigns. He was formerly chief of staff to U.S. Representative David Price (D-NC).
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