State of Alabama

Alabama Jefferson County Commission Redistricting Challenge (Voters) 

Addoh-Kondi v. Jefferson County Commission

Lawsuit filed on behalf of voters in Jefferson County, Alabama challenging Jefferson County, Alabama’s county commission districts drawn with 2020 census data. The Jefferson County Commission is responsible for administering the county’s finances, allocating resources for public services and infrastructure, making appointments to various governmental boards and agencies and more. The plaintiffs allege that the challenged five-district plan is an unconstitutional racial gerrymander that fails to comply with traditional redistricting principles in violation of the 14th Amendment. According to the complaint, “[t]he 2021 redistricting plan violates traditional districting criteria by unnecessarily splitting along racial lines…the boundaries of two dozen municipalities in Jefferson County. Most of these split cities are divided along racial lines between majority-Black Districts 1 and 2 and majority-White Districts 3, 4, and 5.” The plaintiffs request that the court declare the Jefferson County Commission’s redistricting plan unconstitutional and prohibit its implementation.

STATUS: This case was consolidated with McClure v. Jefferson County Commission, where all future updates can be found.

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