Allen v. Milligan
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|Allen v. Milligan|
|Court||Supreme Court of the United States|
|Date decided||June 8, 2023|
In 2022, the stat of Alabama had 7 federal Congressional districts. Terri Sewell was the only 1 black, female, Democratic member of the House of Representative from Alabama. The other 6 districts were represented by Caucasian Republican men.Alabama black population in 2023 was 25% black while only 14% (1 out 7) members in the House of Representatives were black.
The plaintiff contended that all black voter were packed into 1 congressional district to produce only 1 Representative who is black.
Is a race-neutral drawing of congressional district borders allowed if such drawing under-represents a racial group?
Alabama must re-draw its Congressional districts by factoring in race.
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