On Oct. 4, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Merrill v. Milligan, a case on whether Alabama’s recently enacted congressional map violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court stayed (meaning paused) a district court’s preliminary injunction requiring Alabama to draw a new congressional map that contains two majority-Black districts.
This evening, a federal court in Alabama handed down a decision that blocks the state’s newly enacted congressional map from being used in future elections.
On Monday, two lawsuits were filed challenging Alabama’s newly passed legislative and congressional maps.
Today, several Alabama voters sued over the state’s new congressional map signed into law by Gov. Kay Ivey (R) earlier on Thursday.
On Wednesday, the Alabama Legislature approved new congressional and state legislative maps, as well as maps for the state board of education.
On Monday, a group of Alabama voters filed a lawsuit in federal court 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.
In the final day of their session, Republicans in the Alabama Legislature approved a ban on curbside voting.
The attorney general of Alabama and Rep. Robert Aderholt (R) filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Census Bureau on Wednesday, alleging that 2020 census data was being intentionally manipulated ahead of this year’s redistricting efforts.
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