Black Caucus

Redistricting Lawsuit
5:06 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

Blacks In Ala. Legislature File Redistricting Suit

Side-by Side Comparison of previous districts and Sen. Dial's redistricting plan.
Alabama Reapportionment Office State of Alabama

The Alabama Legislature's black caucus has filed a lawsuit against the plan passed by the Republican-controlled House and Senate to redraw lawmakers' districts.

The Legislature's 33 black members claim the redistricting plan approved by lawmakers earlier this year is racial gerrymandering and reduces the voting influence of blacks by packing black residents into as few districts as possible. The lawsuit was filed Friday morning in federal district court in Montgomery.

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