See Local News
Get Balanced News From Your U.S. State.
See Local News
See all locals

Alabama’s high-stakes Supreme Court fight over racial gerrymandering, explained

Posted on AllSides October 4th, 2022
From The Left

Cases alleging racial gerrymandering are notoriously difficult to litigate, much less to win. And the path that brought Merrill v. Milligan to the Supreme Court — the justices will hear the case on Tuesday — shows why.

The lawsuit deals with Alabama’s congressional maps, which would give only one of the state’s seven congressional districts — 14 percent of the state’s total population — a real chance of electing a Black representative, even though African Americans make up about 27 percent of Alabama’s population.

In a decision handed down in January, a panel...

Read full story

More News about Elections from the Left, Center and Right

From the Left

From the Center

From the Right