Month: December 2014

Listen: Supreme Court Oral Argument in Alabama Racial Gerrymander Case

  Listen to the Supreme Court’s oral arguments in the consolidated cases; Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama and  Alabama Democratic Conference v. Alabama. Democratic lawmakers in the Alabama legislature claim the Republican-led legislature packed Black voters into state legislative districts to dilute their voting power resulting in an unconstitutional racial gerrymander. The court heard oral arguments… Read More ›

Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Alabama Gerrymander is a Racial or Partisan One.

NPR previews Ala. Legis. Black Caucus v. Alabama; a claim alleging that the Alabama state legislature’s 2010 legislative redistricting map is a racial gerrymander. Alabama says the Voting Rights Act made them create the map. Listen below.