Supreme Court Makes 'Unexpected' Defense Of Voting Rights Act

The Associated Press isn't SUPPOSED to give its opinions, it's just supposed to be reporting the facts.

But even its reporters are admitting that this isn't what they expected to happen.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday shocked America with a 5-4 ruling in a congressional redistricting case from Alabama.

Most conservatives on the high court ruled against their liberal coworkers, but Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh did not.

Those two sided with the court's left flank and affirmed a ruling that stated that Alabama's new congressional map was not conceived appropriately.

Alabama will now have to draw a new map for next year's elections.

The case was an important one because it very well could influence whether or not Republicans are able to keep their majority in the House of Representatives.

The ruling was considered surprising because the Supreme Court apparently had no issue with Alabama using that congressional map for the 2022 elections.