Published: June 6, 2022
By: Allison Allsop, LSU Manship School News Service
BATON ROUGE–A federal district judge ruled Monday that the new congressional maps drawn during a special legislative redistricting session earlier this year need to be redone to be fair to the state’s minority residents.
Gov. John Bel Edwards quickly said that he would call the Republican-led Legislature back into a new special session to reconsider the maps. Republican leaders said they would appeal the ruling.
Edwards vetoed the maps in March, but the legislators overrode his veto.
The maps created only one minority district for the six Louisiana congressional seats despite 33% of the state’s population being Black.
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