Supreme Court rules most district maps in question are not racial gerrymandering

On Monday, in a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a lower court’s finding that eight state house districts and two congressional districts in Texas were the products of racial gerrymandering.

The ruling was mostly a win for Republicans and Governor Greg Abbott, whose lawyers argued that Republicans who drew the maps were not acting with the intent to limit the political impact of minority voters.

Written by Brandon Moeller. Read and produced by Steve Gallington. Aired on 90.1 FM KPFT’s The People’s News on June 29, 2018.

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