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Federal court blocks Alabama’s congressional map, orders new lines drawn

BY: and - September 5, 2023

This story first appeared in the Alabama Reflector. A three-judge federal panel Tuesday ruled that a new Alabama congressional map failed to address Voting Rights Act violations and ordered a third party to draw new lines. In a 217-page opinion in the case, Allen v. Milligan, U.S. Circuit Judge Stanley Marcus and U.S. District Judges […]

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US Supreme Court clears way for second Black congressional district in Louisiana

BY: - June 26, 2023

The U.S. Supreme Court lifted its stay in a Louisiana redistricting case, clearing the way to add a second Black district to the state’s congressional map. The case of Ardoin v. Robinson stems from a congressional map with just one majority-Black district that Louisiana’s Republican lawmakers adopted last year in defiance of a federal judge’s order. […]