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Justice Clarence Thomas dissents from a voting rights 'victory' in Alabama
Justice Clarence Thomas dissents from a voting rights 'victory' in Alabama

Civil rights groups cheered a decision this week in which the Supreme Court revived a lawsuit by the Alabama Legislative Black Caucus challenging the apportionment of the two houses of the Alabama Legislature. The Black Caucus argued that the Republican-controlled Legislature “packed” more black voters into some districts than was necessary to ensure that African Americans in those areas had an opportunity to “elect the candidate of their choice." As a result, there were fewer black voters in other districts, a state of affairs that improved the prospects of Republican candidates in those districts. The Legislature’s defense was that it wanted to...

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