Published On: Wed, Oct 5th, 2022

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson Took on the Fallacy of ‘Race-Neutral’ Voter Redistricting

Ketanji Brown Jackson raises an eyebrow while listening during questioning at her senate confirmation hearing

The Supreme Court began its new term this week and the newly appointed Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson came out swinging. The court heard arguments Tuesday in Merrill v. Milligan, which takes on racist gerrymandering in Alabama. Essentially, the state is claiming that it’s perfectly fine that its map distributed Black residents in a way that seriously dilutes their voting power and that actually, it would be racist not to do that.

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