The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

US Supreme Court rejects Alabama’s request to stay redistricting decision

BY: - September 26, 2023

This story first appeared in the Alabama Reflector. The United States Supreme Court on Tuesday denied Alabama’s request to stay a lower court decision directing a special master to draw new state congressional maps to remedy Voting Rights Act violations. The nation’s high court dismissed the request in two one-sentence orders. No opinions were given with […]

An Alabama state representative speaks.

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 […]