Lawsuit filed in Alabama over legislative redistricting maps

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August 15, 2012


By Geoff Pallay

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama: On August 10, the Legislative Black Caucus and other African-American elected officials filed a federal lawsuit to attempt to block a new legislative redistricting plan in Alabama.[1]

According to the suit, the new legislative maps "dilute minority voting strength, violate the principle of one person, one vote and unnecessarily and illegally split counties."

Alabama will not hold legislative elections in 2012. The new legislative maps will next be used in 2014.

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