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In “Unprecedented” Move, SCOTUS Throws Out Wisconsin Maps That Gave More Power to Black Voters

HeadlineMar 24, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected new state legislative maps drawn up by Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers and accepted by the Wisconsin Supreme Court — a major win for Republicans. The new map added one Black-majority Assembly district in the Milwaukee area. The ruling is the first time the U.S. Supreme Court overturned state-drawn maps this redistricting cycle. Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who dissented on the ruling alongside Justice Elena Kagan, called the majority’s decision “unprecedented.”

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