Supreme Court Hands GOP Another Victory Concerning Congressional Mapping

The GOP out in Louisiana was handed a solid victory this past Tuesday when the U.S. Supreme Court put back in place a Republican-drawn congressional map that is now slated to stay in place for the upcoming elections.

A judge for a lower court previously claimed that the map would likely dilute black votes and issued an order to the state legislature “to add a second majority-Black district – citing the state’s ‘repugnant history’ of discrimination,” read a report from CNN.

The court’s short order from Tuesday “blocked the judge’s ruling and granted a petition seeking review in the case,” explained CNN. “The justices will, the order said, hold the Louisiana case while the court decides a similar one from Alabama in its next term.”

According to the order, Justices Elena Kagan, Stephen Breyer, and Sonia Sotomayor all dissented.

This GOP victory in regards to the state congressional map takes place just after a large number of Supreme Court rulings over the past couple of weeks that seemed to have bolstered various Right-wing causes such as abortion, prayer, and the Second Amendment.

Just this past week, SCOTUS issued a ruling about the longstanding restrictions placed on carrying concealed firearms in New York are clear violations of both the 14th Amendment right and the Second Amendment rights of the American public.

“The high court ruled 6-3 in favor of gun rights in the case of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen,” read a report from The Daily Wire. “The court heard oral arguments in the case in November, and the court’s conservative majority appeared to lean toward dismissing New York’s restrictions at the time.”

This past Friday,  the Supreme Court issued a decision that overturned the groundbreaking  Roe v. Wade case that effectively legalized abortion throughout America. The power to make laws about abortions now sits in the hands of the individual states.

The 6-3 decision in Dobbs v.s. Jackson Women’s Health Organization on Friday followed the early May leak of a draft opinion indicating which way the justices would rule,” continued a Daily Wire report.

“That leak prompted protesting across the nation, particularly in Washington, D.C., as well as dozens of attacks and vandalism of pro-life organizations, centers, and churches,” the outlet stated.

Additionally, on Monday the High Court officially ruled that the prayer from a public high school football coach fell under speech protected by the First Amendment.

“The Supreme Court of the United States ruled in Kennedy v. Bremerton School District that a public high school football coach in the state of Washington had his First Amendment rights violated after he was placed on administrative leave by the school district and banned from participating in the football program for praying on the field after games in view of students,” stated the Wires report.

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