Open Thread | Supreme Court Rejects Alabama’s Attempt to Defy Their 2 month old Decision About Additional Majority Black District

Tired of these arrogant muthaphuckas.

They should have no choice. The design of the districts should be completely out of their hands.

Supreme Court rejects Alabama’s attempt to avoid creating a second Black majority congressional district
Ariane de Vogue Fredreka Schouten
By Ariane de Vogue and Fredreka Schouten, CNN
Updated 11:39 AM EDT, Tue September 26, 2023

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected an emergency bid from Alabama, setting the stage for a new congressional map likely to include a second Black majority district to account for the state’s 27% Black population.

The one-line order reflects that the feelings on the court haven’t changed since June when a 5-4 Supreme Court affirmed a lower court that had ordered the state to redraw its seven-seat congressional map to include a second majority-Black district or “something quite close to it.”

The justices’ action will have immediate consequences in Alabama and perhaps nationwide in the 2024 elections. There are currently six Republicans and one Democratic member of Congress from Alabama, but the changing makeup of the districts is likely to mean the state will pick up a new Democratic member of Congress.

Black voters lean Democratic in other states with redistricting battles underway as well.

Attempt to go around June ruling
The case has been closely watched because after the court’s June ruling, Alabama GOP lawmakers again approved a congressional map with only one majority-Black district, seemingly flouting the Supreme Court’s decision that they provide more political representation for the state’s Black residents.

The 5-4 opinion in June was penned by Chief Justice John Roberts, who drew the votes of fellow conservative Justice Brett Kavanaugh as well as the court’s three liberal justices.

Alabama raced to the Supreme Court and asked the court to freeze the lower-court ruling, arguing that its 2023 map passed legal muster even if it didn’t include a second majority-Black district.


Challengers to the map, represented by the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the ACLU and others, had urged the justices to reject the state’s bid arguing that the map in question dilutes the power of Black voters.

They charged the state with “unabashedly” defying an opinion the justices issued just three months ago.

The lawyers likened the actions of the state to “our unfortunate history of States resisting civil rights remedies through laws and practices which, though neutral on their face, serve to maintain the status quo.”


Stop diluting the votes of Black Voters.

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14 Responses to Open Thread | Supreme Court Rejects Alabama’s Attempt to Defy Their 2 month old Decision About Additional Majority Black District

  1. rikyrah says:

    Nothing but truth

    👑 Mr. Weeks 👑 (@WonderKing82) posted at 8:30 PM on Tue, Sep 26, 2023:
    This man John Fetterman dressing attire doesn’t bother me, its the fact Y’ALL can’t recognize the white privilege within the sudden change and acceptance of the decorum for this white man. If you can’t acknowledge that then you’re really not paying attention to race relations.

  2. rikyrah says:

    Bad Faith ✝️🐴🇺🇲🌻🇺🇦 (@Jeffdc5) posted at 7:26 AM on Wed, Sep 27, 2023:
    This Cassidy Hutchinson book tour is nauseating, she was part of the Trump team until he decided not to take her to Florida with him.

  3. rikyrah says:

    Whole lotta grift here.
    Not so small portion came from COVID FUNDS.

    Alabama Appleseed (@AlaAppleseed) posted at 2:55 PM on Tue, Sep 26, 2023:
    The final amount is in. The State of Alabama will spend $1.082 billion for a new prison, the most expensive prison ever built in the United States. $270,500 per bed.

  4. rikyrah says:

    Raising the glass in salute of New York Attorney General Tish James delivering the fatal body blow- business wise, to Dolt45 and his grifting children .

    clap clap clap

  5. rikyrah says:

    Ragnarok Lobster (@eclecticbrotha) posted at 11:20 AM on Wed, Sep 27, 2023:
    CNN editor 1: “OMG, Trump just lost all his businesses yesterday! How do we maintain fake equivalence after a story like that?”

    CNN editor 2: “I GOT IT! We’ll talk about Biden being an old, stiff guy who tells jokes!”

  6. rikyrah says:

    Secret Service colluded with the terrorist group Oath Keepers.

    They deleted ALL their J6 texts.

    They smeared Cassidy Hutchinson as a liar & refused to testify under oath.

    Commander Biden—who bit USSS agents—has done more to hold insurrectionists accountable than the entire GOP. 🐶

    — Lindy Li (@lindyli) September 27, 2023

  7. rikyrah says:

    Niche releases its 10th annual Best Schools and Districts rankings for 2024
    Chicagoland and Austin-area districts top the list of Best School Districts in America

    September 25, 2023 – PITTSBURGH – Niche, the leading platform connecting students and families with colleges and schools, has just published its new 2024 Best Schools and Districts rankings. Now in its ninth year, the rankings include updated data for 94,058 public schools, 30,809 private schools, and 12,192 school districts nationwide. 

    While traditional rankings rely almost exclusively on metrics like test scores and academic performance, Niche’s rankings combine user input — ratings from current students, alumni and parents — with quantitative data from sources like the U.S. Department of Education to evaluate teachers, resources and facilities, extracurricular activity opportunities and more. The 2024 Best Schools rankings include 7,375 newly ranked public schools, 1,433 newly ranked private schools, and 364 newly ranked school districts.

    This year, The Davidson Academy in Reno, Nev., has been named the No. 1 Best Public High School in America, up from No. 3 in 2023. Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, N.H., regains the title of No. 1 Best Private High School in America, up from No. 4 in 2023. It most recently took the No. 1 spot in 2020.

    Chicago-area schools take four of the five slots for Best School Districts in America, while an Austin-area district takes the No. 4 spot. 

    2024 Best Public High Schools in America

    The Davidson Academy (NV)
    North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NC)
    MA Academy for Math & Science School (MA)
    Payton College Preparatory High School (IL)
    Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics (OK)

    2024 Best Private High Schools in America

    Phillips Exeter Academy (NH)
    Princeton International School of Math & Science (NJ)
    Choate Rosemary Hall (CT)
    Phillips Academy Andover (MA)
    Harvard-Westlake School (CA)

    2024 Best School Districts in America

    Adlai E. Stevenson High School District No. 125 (IL)
    Glenbrook High School District 225 (IL)
    Evanston Township High School District No. 202 (IL)
    Eanes Independent School District (TX)
    Township High School District No. 113 (IL)

  8. rikyrah says:

    Here’s the list of the 7 Illinois high schools in the top 50, according to Niche:

    Payton College Preparatory School Chicago (No.4 nationally)
    Northside College Preparatory School Chicago (No. 8 nationally)
    Illinois Math and Science Academy, Aurora (No. 10 nationally)
    Whitney Young Magnet High School, Chicago (No. 16 nationally)
    Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire (No. 29 nationally)
    Jones College Prep High School, Chicago (No. 35 nationally)
    Lane Tech College Prep High School, Chicago (No. 42 nationally)

    And the 5 Illinois high schools in the top 100:

    New Trier Township High School, Winnetka (No. 79 nationally)
    Neuqua Valley High School, Naperville (No. 80 nationally)
    Glenbrook South High School, Northbrook (No. 81 nationally)
    Glenbrook North High School, Northbrook (No. 85 nationally)
    Hinsdale Central High School, Hinsdale (No. 92 nationally)

    Read More: 7 Illinois High Schools Named Among Best 50 In The United States |

  9. rikyrah says:

    Republicans in US House hold hearing on Chicago violence that State’s Attorney Kim Foxx called a ‘clown show’
    By Rick Pearson and A.D. Quig
    Chicago Tribune
    Published: Sep 26, 2023 at 6:28 pm

    Republicans who hold a majority in the U.S. House and whose infighting is risking a federal government shutdown by week’s end sought to focus attention Tuesday on a frequent target, Chicago crime and Democratic criminal justice policies, in a field hearing of the House Judiciary Committee.

    The hearing at the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7 was chaired by Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, who co-founded the far-right Freedom Caucus that is playing a major role in the budget resolution delay. No Democrats attended and GOP panel members posed questions, such as one from Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, asking, “Is Chicago savable? Or, is the city in such a downward trajectory that our only hope is to make sure that these policies don’t spread to other places?”

    “I don’t believe that the answer to these questions comes out of Washington. But I do think hearings like this are really important because, you know, we want to get a sense of what some of the early warning signs are in a community like Chicago, so that the challenges you face don’t metastasize,” said Gaetz. He appeared by video from Washington due to the government spending impasse — the only public mention of the potential shutdown.

    Republicans and those who testified attacked the prosecutorial policies of Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, who is not seeking reelection, Illinois’ enactment of cashless bail earlier this month under what’s known as the SAFE-T Act and Chicagoans for electing progressives to office or not voting at all.


    Charges that public safety offices have been defunded do not match recent budgets. With the exception of a slight dip in 2021, appropriations to the Chicago Police Department have consistently climbed: the budget has risen from $1.4 billion in 2016 to more than $1.9 billion this year. The county’s combined public safety spending — on the sheriff and various court operations — has also continued to climb from $1.1 billion in 2018 to $1.3 billion this year.

    Republicans also used the hearing as a forum for far-right Rep. Mary Miller of downstate Oakland, who is not a member of the committee, to attack Gov. J.B. Pritzker and other Democrats for progressive policies. Miller, an avid supporter of Trump and a frequent critic of Chicago, held a fundraiser in the city earlier this year at Trump International Hotel & Tower

  10. rikyrah says:

    Candidly Tiff (@tify330) posted at 7:01 PM on Tue, Sep 26, 2023:
    I’m happy that Dems didn’t give knee-jerk responses on Friday to the Menenedez indictment.

    Fetterman spoke on Bob needing to resign Friday, Schumer tried to calm the weekend waters and then Bob gave that embarrassing presser yesterday. From there the flood gates opened slowly…

  11. rikyrah says:

    Ashton Pittman (@ashtonpittman) tweeted at 6:14 PM on Tue, Sep 26, 2023:
    NEWS: Judge Drew B. Tipton, a Trump appointee, just blocked President Biden’s executive order raising the minimum wage for federal contractors to $15/hr.

    Right now, the injunction only applies in Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana.

    Read the order:

  12. rikyrah says:

    Lips so pursed.

    David Gura (@davidgura) posted at 8:09 PM on Tue, Sep 26, 2023:
    Why did @SenTuberville vote against the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs?

    “I heard some things he talked about, about race and things that he wanted to mix into the military,” he told @BloombergTV. “Our military is not an equal opportunity employer.”

  13. rikyrah says:

    Lawrence Glickman (@LarryGlickman) posted at 6:07 AM on Wed, Sep 27, 2023:
    Here’s an editing suggestion @nytimes: Trump “has scheduled a prime-time speech at an [NON-UNION] auto parts manufacturer.” This is a significant omission in an article whose subject is Trump’s “mixed legacy on unions.”

  14. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning Everyone 😊😊😊

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