The Roberts Court, April 23, 2021 .Seated from left to right: Justices Samuel A. Alito, Jr. and Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., and Justices Stephen G. Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor .Standing from left to right: Justices Brett M. Kavanaugh, Elena Kagan, Neil M. Gorsuch, and Amy Coney Barrett. .Photograph by Fred Schilling, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States
A lower court judge had previously said the map likely diluted black votes and ordered the state legislature “to add a second majority-Black district – citing the state’s ‘repugnant history’ of discrimination,” CNN reported.
The court’s brief order on Tuesday “blocked the judge’s ruling and granted a petition seeking review in the case,” CNN said. “The justices will, the order said, hold the Louisiana case while the court decides a similar one from Alabama in its next term.”
It has just been reported that the Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could send more power to the states in conducting elections.
This could reshape how federal elections are held.
Many argue that giving power to the federal government to hold elections is the only way to regulate them properly. While conversely others argue that keeping the power to conduct elections at the state level protects the system from impropriety.