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SCOTUS Approves Racially Gerrymandered South Carolina Voting Map

HeadlineMay 24, 2024

Back in the U.S., the Supreme Court on Thursday approved a South Carolina congressional map that a lower court previously ruled was racially gerrymandered and constituted a “bleaching of African American voters” from a district. In a scathing dissent, Justice Elena Kagan wrote the decision will give state lawmakers “an incentive to use race as a proxy to achieve partisan ends.”

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