Majority Opinion Strikes Down New Map Timelines: Redistricting 2022

On Tuesday April 30th two judges appointed by former President Donald Trump (Judge David C. Joseph and Judge Robert R. Summerhays) authored the majority opinion which ultimately struck down the new congressional map that contained two-minority majority districts in the state of Louisiana.

This major roadblock leaves Louisiana without a finalized map just six months before the November Elections. The two judges of the three judge panel found the map approved by the Louisiana Legislature and signed into law by Governor Landry to be “an impermissible racial gerrymander in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.” Of the three judge panel one judge who was appointed by former President Bill Clinton was in favor of the proposed map.