Court picks new congressional map for Alabama in challenge from Black voters

Posted on AllSides October 5th, 2023
From The Center
Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

A federal court in Alabama on Thursday ordered the state to use a new congressional map that includes a second district where Black voters will have an opportunity to decide the result.

The order comes after about two years of litigation over the state’s districts drawn after the 2020 census. A three-judge panel found the map violated the Voting Rights Act because it denied opportunities to Black voters.

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https://rollcall.com/2023/10/05/court-picks-new-congressional-map-for-alabama-in-challenge-from-black-voters/

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