6 days Court: Mississippi must redraw challenged Senate district 680News -World
JACKSON, Miss. — A federal appeals court is telling Mississippi lawmakers to redraw a state Senate district where a judge found that black residents’ voting power had been diluted. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals gave the order Friday, denying a request by state officials to delay the impact of a ruling that U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves issued last month. Reeves said Senate District 22 should be redrawn because it fails to give African-American voters an “equal opportunity” to elect a candidate of their choice. Three black residents sued the state over the composition of the district that ... more