“Plaintiffs in high-profile redistricting case urge judges to toss out Alabama’s controversial congressional map”


In a late-night court filing Friday, the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund and multiple attorneys asked a three-judge panel to direct an official to devise a new map that complies with the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

The plaintiffs in the case said legislators who drew and approved the maps didn’t comply with a court mandate to create a second congressional district where Black voters have an opportunity to elect their preferred candidates.

Jonathan Cervas tweets some highlights of the brief, including its argument that the Alabama plan “raises serious constitutional concerns due to strong evidence it was drawn with the purpose of discriminating against Black Alabamians…”

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