An amicus brief submitted by Republican attorneys general from Texas and Mississippi reveals a cynical new scheme to nullify pro-voting decisions in the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
With 66.8% of the vote, Nancy Landry (R) won Louisiana’s secretary of state race against her opponent Gwen Collins-Greenup (D) over the weekend.
Today, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a 2022 decision that blocked Louisiana’s congressional map, but created a timeline for a new, fair map to be implemented before the 2024 elections.
On Wednesday, Oct. 25, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a decision that maintains a 1992 consent decree requiring Louisiana to have a majority-Black district in Orleans Parish for state Supreme Court elections.
On Thursday, Oct. 19, the U.S. Supreme Court denied pro-voting parties’ emergency applications, which asked the Court to pause and reverse a ruling from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that could delay the implementation of a fair congressional map in Louisiana.
On Saturday, Oct. 14, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry (R) won the state’s election for governor, defeating a handful of other candidates.
On Friday, Sept. 29, voters in a lawsuit challenging Louisiana’s congressional map filed an emergency application in the U.S. Supreme Court asking the Court to pause yesterday’s ruling from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that would delay the implementation of a fair congressional map in Louisiana.
On Thursday, Sept. 28, in an extraordinary move that will delay the implementation of a fair map for Louisianans, an ultra-conservative panel of judges granted Louisiana Republicans’ request to cancel a lower court hearing — previously scheduled for Oct 3-5 — about Louisiana’s new congressional map.
On Tuesday, Aug. 22, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals scheduled oral argument for Oct. 6 in an appeal of a case challenging Louisiana’s congressional map.
On Monday, June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated an order that blocks Louisiana’s congressional map, paving the way for Louisiana to redraw its congressional map with a second majority-Black district.
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