Federal District Court in Alabama Strikes Down 12 State Legislative Districts on Remand

Alabama – A U.S. District Court panel invalidated a substantial portion of the Alabama state legislative district map after considering the racial gerrymandering challenge on remand from the U.S. Supreme Court.   

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A total of 12 districts were found to be unconstitutional racial gerrymanders, 36 districts in total were challenged by plaintiffs however. One concurring judge would have invalidated all 36.  Read background on the Supreme Court decision remanding the case hereRead the opinion here.  Read coverage in the Philadelphia Tribune, the Montgomery Advertiser,  and the Election Law Blog.

The following districts were struck by the court:

Senate District 20 in Jefferson County

Senate District 26 in Montgomery County

Senate District 28 in Barbour, Bullock, Henry, Houston, Lee, Macon and Russell counties

House District 32 in Calhoun and Talladega counties

House District 53 in Madison County

House District 54 in Jefferson County

House District 70 in Tuscaloosa County

House District 71 in Choctaw, Greene, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter and Tuscaloosa counties

House District 77 in Montgomery County

House District 82 in Lee, Macon and Tallapoosa counties

House District 85 in Henry and Houston counties

House District 99 in Mobile County

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