Just months after the Supreme Court by a 5-4 vote, with conservative Justice Clarence Thomas joining the then-four liberal justices in the majority. But the conservatives now enjoy a six-vote supermajority following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 2020. Black South Carolinians will need to convince at least two conservatives to join the three liberals if they hope to win.
A victory at the Supreme Court would also have major political ramifications: A 1st Congressional District with a higher Black voter population would become at least competitive if it doesn’t tilt towards Democrats. And, in turn, a partisan shift in any single district has massive ramifications for Republicans’ ability to hold on to their teetering five-vote House majority in the 2024 elections.