Louisiana's bid to get back a congressional seat after it was taken away by the 2010 U.S. Census has been rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court. The order prevents the state from pursuing a lawsuit that claims the U.S. Census unfairly included undocumented immigrants in each state's population count.

Louisiana said California, Florida, Texas and other states with large populations of undocumented immigrants gained seats in the House of Representatives at the expense of Louisiana and a handful of other states. Louisiana went from 7 to 6 seats in the U.S. House as a result of the 2010 Census.

The lawsuit asked the court to order the federal government to re-calculate House seats based only on legal residents. The court is not commenting on its order.