A disputed map that is allegedly racially gerrymandered was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court and, as a result, will be used in Miami’s Nov. 7 elections.

On Aug. 17 in Grove Rights and Community Equity Inc. v. City of Miami, GRACE was denied an emergency application to vacate a stay implemented by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit on the Southern District of Florida’s July 30 interim remedial redistricting plan.

“The Eleventh Circuit’s contrary ruling relied upon false representations by the City to hold that administrative burdens would befall the County if it used the Court’s Plan when in fact significantly greater burdens are caused by the City’s Remedial Plan,” wrote ACLU of Florida Attorney Daniel B. Tilley in Grace’s emergency application. “All Miamians face irreparable harm if the November 2023 election are conducted under districts the city drew explicitly to impose racial balancing.”

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