Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), submitted two illustrative district maps for the Louisiana Supreme Court for consideration by the Senate and House Governmental Affairs Committees. The proposals include: (i) a district map with seven single-member districts (“SMDs”) with two districts in which a majority of the voters are Black (“majority-Black districts”); and (ii) a district map with nine SMDs with three majority-Black districts (for consideration if the size of the Court is expanded to nine members). If the Legislature considers adopting a new Supreme Court district map with seven SMDs, the map should include two majority-Black districts to ensure compliance with Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. 

Read our full letter and view our proposed maps here