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Judge orders Georgia lawmakers to redraw congressional maps

A federal judge has ordered lawmakers in Georgia to redraw its congressional maps, after finding that those maps violate Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. Also this week, North Carolina lawmakers gave final approval to a new congressional map that could allow Republicans to gain at least three House seats next year.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd looks at both cases with Spencer Overton, law professor at George Washington University. He worked on voting rights in the Obama Justice Department.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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