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#AbbottvPerez: In a decision that comes down on the fifth anniversary of its decision in #ShelbyCountyvHolder, the U.S. Supreme Court today permitted Texas to use electoral maps tainted by intentional racial discrimination.

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Sotomayor noted in her dissent, this does “great damage to that right of equal opportunity.” Since the disastrous Shelby decision, we’ve been tracking every new voting change that would have been covered by preclearance in our report Democracy Diminished.…
#SCOTUS today permitted Texas to continue using electoral maps that a three-judge lower court had unanimously found were tainted by intentional racial discrimination against Latino and Black voters and diluted minority voting strength.

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