State of Alabama

Alabama Congressional Redistricting Challenge

Singleton v. Merrill

Lawsuit filed on behalf of a group of Alabama voters alleging that the state’s current congressional map is malapportioned after the release of 2020 census data and is a racial gerrymander in violation of the 14th Amendment by “packing black voters in a single majority-black Congressional district and minimizing their influence in five majority-white districts.” To address this, the plaintiffs suggest that a new map be drawn preserving county boundaries. The suit asks that the court prohibit the use of the current map for future congressional elections and step in and implement a fairly-apportioned map if the state legislature is unable to do so before the 2022 election cycle starts.

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