Louisiana Faces New Lawsuit Over Alleged Racial Gerrymandering in Congressional Redistricting

BATON ROUGE, La. – In response to civil rights activists and a federal judge’s order, state lawmakers successfully redrew Louisiana’s congressional map to include a second black-majority district. The aim was to more accurately represent the state’s black population. However, a new lawsuit has now emerged, challenging the legitimacy of the redistricting process. The plaintiffs claim that lawmakers deliberately manipulated the boundaries to consolidate African American voters into two districts, thereby compromising their voting strength. According to those suing Secretary of State Nancy Landry, this action constitutes racial gerrymandering and a violation of the U.S. Constitution. This developing story will be closely monitored for further updates.