Allen v. Milligan

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Allen v. Milligan
Court Supreme Court of the United States
Citation
Date decided June 8, 2023

Facts

In 2022, the stat of Alabama had 7 federal Congressional districts. Terri Sewell was the only 1 black, female, Democratic member of the House of Representative from Alabama. The other 6 districts were represented by Caucasian Republican men.

Alabama black population in 2023 was 25% black while only 14% (1 out 7) members in the House of Representatives were black.

Procedural History

The plaintiff contended that all black voter were packed into 1 congressional district to produce only 1 Representative who is black.

Issues

Is a race-neutral drawing of congressional district borders allowed if such drawing under-represents a racial group?

Holding

Alabama must re-draw its Congressional districts by factoring in race.

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