Supreme Court rules South Carolina GOP did not draw congressional district unlawfully

There is breaking news from the Supreme Court right now, which just issued a ruling in a case on claims of racial gerrymandering in South Carolina. Let's get to NBC's Washington correspondent Yamiche Alcindor. Also joining us, University of Michigan law professor Leah Littman. Yamiche, walk us through this ruling. So this is a six three ruling by the Supreme Court along ideological lines. And what they're saying here is that a district in South Carolina that's currently held by Representative Nancy Mace, that it is a district that can remain as is. There were challengers who are saying that this was a racially gerrymandering district and that it was drawn in a way that was essentially being biased to certain groups of. But now the Supreme Court is upholding that decision and saying, well, actually taking the decision that it is going to reverse a District Court decision. A lower court had reversed that district and saying that that it should not have been upheld. And now the Supreme Court is saying that is what's interesting here is that this is a six, three decision on ideological line. So you have the three liberal judges, Elena Kagan, Katanji Brown Jackson, as well as Sonia Sotomayor basically saying that they do not they do not agree with the justices who were appointed by Republican. Presidents, What's interesting here also is that we've seen the Supreme Court in another case in Alabama say that that. State needed to actually redraw its district lines in order to give African Americans more of a say when it came to the congressional delegation here that's doing the opposite. They're saying, South Carolina, you can keep the way that the lines have been drawn even though some saw them as racially biased. And so you meet this issue relates to one of the seven districts. Does this change anything for November's election? It's a good question. From my understanding, it probably will not be changing anything. South Carolina is a reliably red state and for for what I can tell right now, Representative Nancy Mace, who is a Republican South Carolina, she is likely at least leaning to someone who would win her district. That being said, if if this had been reversed, that could change things that in Alabama, I'm having been down there, there were a number of activists, including ACLU activists who said that that Alabama's congressional delegation would change because they would have one more seat where majority African American district would be. Have a representative and in that way they would they feel like they would be more Democrats there. In this case, my understanding is that they won't be a change in that Republicans essentially will continue to be the majority of that states congressional delegation.

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