Alabama GOP Defies Supreme Court: Refuses to Create Second Black Congressional District 

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Supreme Court Order Defied: Alabama Republicans passed a new congressional map that defies a U.S. Supreme Court order requiring the inclusion of two majority-Black districts or close to it.

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One Majority-Black District: The GOP-controlled Legislature approved a new map with only one majority-Black district, deviating from the court's order to include two.

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Second District with 40% Black Voters: In addition to the majority-Black district, the revised map includes a second district with approximately 40% Black voters.

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Special Session and Court Deadline: The special session was called to redraw the earlier map, and the revised map was completed just before the court-ordered deadline for redistricting.

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Federal Court Hearing: A federal court is set to hold a hearing on the newly passed redistricting map on August 14.

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Democrats' Criticism: Democrats strongly condemned the map, accusing legislators of ignoring the court order and perpetuating a history of voter suppression.

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Redistricting Battles' National Impact: The map drawing process in Alabama and other states, including New York, North Carolina, Georgia, and Texas, could have significant implications for the control of Congress.

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Voter Suppression Allegations: Democrats argued that the map's design is intended to challenge and undermine the Voting Rights Act.

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Influence of Congressional Delegation: House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, Sen. Tommy Tuberville, and other members of Alabama's congressional delegation reached out to Republican legislators regarding the map.

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Concerns Over House Majority: House Speaker Kevin McCarthy expressed concern about maintaining the House majority, which could be impacted by redistricting outcomes.

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