State of Louisiana

Louisiana Congressional Redistricting Challenge (Robinson)

Robinson v. Ardoin

Lawsuit filed on behalf of voters and civil rights groups challenging Louisiana’s new congressional map. The complaint points out that, even though Black residents make up one-third of Louisiana’s population, they can only elect their candidate of choice in one out of the six congressional districts. The plaintiffs argue that, by failing to include a second majority-Black district, this new congressional map dilutes the voting strength of Black residents in violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). Because of this, the plaintiffs ask the court to block the map and order the creation of a new map that includes a second majority-Black district in compliance with the VRA. The case was consolidated with Galmon v. Ardoin. A preliminary injunction hearing was held on May 9-13.

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