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US Supreme Court Allows Racial Discrimination in Electoral Maps

By Human Rights Watch
Click to expand Image Activists gather outside the US Supreme Court for oral arguments in the Alexander V. South Carolina Conference of the NAACP gerrymandering case in Washington, DC, October 11, 2023. © 2023 Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via AP Photo On May 23, 2024, the US Supreme Court issued a 6-3 decision that allows racial discrimination in the drawing of voting maps, dismissing the voices of Black voters challenging racial gerrymandering and undermining efforts to build a multiracial democracy in the United States.The ruling is inconsistent with international human rights treaties binding…

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