Georgia Voting Group Asks for SCOTUS Intervention

Files request for Justice Thomas to block the 11th Circuit ruling.

On Monday, a group of Black voters from Georgia submitted an emergency request to Justice Clarence Thomas, the Supreme Court Justice who handles emergency cases from the area. Earlier this year, District Judge Steven Grimberg found Georgia’s voting practices for their Public Service Commission illegally diluted the votes of minority citizens. But a month ago, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals halted the implementation of the ruling, claiming it was too close to November’s election to do so.

“Georgia is home to millions of Black citizens whose voting power has been unlawfully diluted by the at-large method of electing Public Service Commissioners,” the group wrote in their Monday court filing. “That will continue for yet another election cycle unless this Court intervenes now to stop it.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for Justice Thomas as he considers the emergency request.
  • For all the Supreme Court justices as the midterms draw near and litigation surrounding election processes and regulations increase.
  • For election rights groups to be discerning in their arguments and cases they bring to court.

Sources: The Hill, Reuters


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