Supreme Court to debate claims of racial gerrymandering in Alabama

  • A decision could affect how redistricting is conducted in states across the country.
  • The case of one of two so far this term dealing with election law.

WASHINGTON – Just over a year ago the Supreme Court walloped a key provision of the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act, making it tougher to establish that a change to an election law – say, cutting back on early voting – discriminated against minority voters. 

Now, voting rights advocates fear, the court is winding up for another swing.

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