The Supreme Court dealt a stunning affirmation of the principle of “one person, one vote” on Monday.
We’re bringing some good news: a unanimous high court rejected a Texas ruling favoring districts drawn based on eligible voters instead of population—a ruling that would have given white districts more clout. This can be considered as a landmark victory for minority groups and civil liberties organizations, which have been fighting voting rights cases they warned would hurt minority representation.
“With this ruling, jurisdictions will and must continue to redraw district boundaries in an inclusive manner while adhering to the fundamental principle of one person, one vote,” Kristen Clarke, executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law said. “Today’s decision renders null and void efforts to marginalize minority communities from having an equal seat at the table in our political process.”
Finally, the Supreme Court voted against the infringement of the rights of minorities, which shows some signs of improvement in the court system and lawmaking.