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Fri December 20, 2013

Court Upholds Ala. Legislature's New Districts

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld Alabama's new legislative districts.

A panel of three federal judges has upheld Alabama's new legislative districts.

The judges split 2-to-1 in a decision Friday that said the new districts are not discriminatory and do not violate the Voting Rights Act or the Constitution.

The Legislative Black Caucus and the Alabama Democratic Conference had sued over the districts, which were designed by the Legislature's Republican majority. State Attorney General Luther Strange, who defended the new districts in court, says he's pleased the judges found the districts consistent with federal law.

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