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Federal Court Selects New Alabama Congressional Map

Hugo L Black Courthouse in Birmingham, Alabama

Brian Lyman, Alabama Reflector A federal court Thursday ordered Alabama to implement a new congressional map drawn by a court-appointed special master that creates a majority-Black district and a near-majority Black district. In a 49-page opinion issued on Thursday morning, U.S. Circuit Judge Stanley Marcus and U.S. district judges Anna …

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Ruling in Alabama Case Could Boost Suits Increasing Black Voters’ Power In Other States

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Zachary Roth, Nevada Current In one sense, the Supreme Court’s surprise ruling striking down Alabama’s 2022 congressional maps maintains the legal status quo. By 5-4, the justices rejected the state’s attempt to restrict the ability of the Voting Rights Act to block gerrymanders that suppress the power of minority voters. But that dramatically understates …

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