BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – A new hearing is set if Louisiana lawmakers fail to redraw the Congressional maps that add a second majority Black district.

Louisiana lawmakers have until Monday, June 20 to create a new Congressional map that includes a second majority Black district.

The hearing, set for June 29 at 9 a.m., was scheduled Friday morning by Chief Judge Shelly Dick.

Louisiana House Speaker Clay Schexnayder and Louisiana Senate President Page Cortez went before the judge on Thursday seeking more time, but she denied that request.

In her order, Judge Dick laid out the following deadlines.

  • Proposed remedial maps and memoranda in support shall be filed on or before June 22, 2022. Plaintiffs and Defendants shall each make one joint filing. Memoranda in support of remedial map submittals shall be limited to thirty (30) pages.
  • Responses or oppositions, if any, to the proposed remedial maps shall be limited to twenty (20) pages and filed on or before June 27, 2022. Plaintiffs and Defendants shall each make one joint filing in response or opposition to the opponents proposed remedial map.
  • An evidentiary hearing on the proposed remedial maps shall be held on June 29, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. in Courtroom 3.