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ALBUQUERQUE — For the people of the International District, raids by heavily armed and armored police are nothing new. And abolitionist organizers see today’s police and prisons as an extension of the systems of slavery and colonialism that helped establish the United States. Every week, federal police roll out of their armory to do “warrant […]

Oregon Supreme Court Justice Adrienne Nelson, the first Black judge on the state’s high court, could soon become the first Black female federal judge in Oregon. Adrienne Nelson (Courtesy of Gov. Kate Brown’s office) President Joe Biden on Thursday named Nelson as one of four new federal judicial nominees. The White House said in a […]

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday put on hold a lower court ruling that Louisiana must draw new congressional districts before the 2022 elections to increase Black voting power. As a result, Louisiana’s November congressional elections will be held using a Republican-drawn map with white majorities in five of six districts. The high court’s ruling […]

Justices nix 2nd mostly Black district in Louisiana for 2022  Denton Record Chronicle Source link

BATON ROUGE (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday put on hold a lower court ruling that Louisiana must draw new congressional districts before the 2022 elections to increase Black voting power. As a result, Louisiana’s November congressional elections will be held using a Republican-drawn map with white majorities in five of six districts. […]

A divided US Supreme Court reinstated a Republican-drawn congressional map in Louisiana for this year’s election, blocking a trial judge’s order that required a second majority-Black voting district. Over the dissents of the three liberal justices, the court granted a request by state officials who sought intervention on an emergency basis. The majority gave no […]

Updated June 28, 2022 at 6:03 PM ET The U.S. Supreme Court has put a temporary hold on a lower court’s order for the creation of a second majority Black congressional district in Louisiana. The order by the high court, released Tuesday with dissents from the three liberal justices, comes after the lower court found […]

Justices nix 2nd mostly Black district in Louisiana for 2022  Bowling Green Daily News Source link

This article is published through a collaboration between States Newsroom and Bolts. WASHINGTON — Earlier this month, about 10 men detained in the Young Men Emerging unit in the Washington, D.C., jail sat around a TV to watch the Democratic candidates for mayor debate issues including affordable housing and gun violence. “It was on a communal TV, and […]

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers ended a special session Saturday saying they were unable to agree on a new congressional map that includes a second majority Black district as ordered by a federal judge, prompting an angry blast from the governor. U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick on June 6 had struck down the […]


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