Republicans lose Supreme Court battle on Arizona voting map

In a unanimous decision, the eight US Supreme Court justices upheld a federal court decision upholding Arizona legislative districts drawn following the 2010 US CensusRepublicans lost a battle Wednesday at the US Supreme Court, which rejected their claims that a new voting map for the southwestern state of Arizona illegally favored Democrats. “We believe that appellants failed to prove this claim because, as the district court concluded, the deviations predominantly reflected Commission efforts to achieve compliance with the federal Voting Rights Act, not to secure political advantage for one party,” Breyer wrote.

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