Critics Erupt As Ketanji Brown Jackson Sides With Conservatives

By Bo Beard | May 5, 2024

Galmon v. Ardoin

Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson sided with Justice Samuel Alito in a shadow-docket ruling that left in place a conservative appeals court ruling on a voting rights case.

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The case of Galmon v. Ardoin involved a challenge to Louisiana’s congressional map for allegedly diluting the voting strength of Black residents.

The Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court had previously ruled to block Louisiana’s gerrymandered map, but the Fifth Circuit’s writ of mandamus was left in place.