Clarence Thomas Wants A Major Change To The Supreme Court

By Bo Beard | May 29, 2024

Thomas' opinion

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas expressed the view that the court should avoid involvement in states' redistricting processes, particularly concerning racial gerrymandering and vote dilution issues. 
 

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Thomas' opinion, part of the Alexander vs. South Carolina Conference of the NAACP ruling, aligned with conservative justices in a 6-3 decision to overturn a lower-court judgment and return the case to South Carolina.
 

Federal courts

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Justice Thomas contended that federal courts have no designated role in the redistricting process as per the Constitution. Post-2020 Census, South Carolina's Senate was tasked with redrawing congressional district maps and devising an electoral strategy, particularly focusing on enhancing Republican representation in State Districts 1 and 6.