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Alabama v. U.S. Dep’t of Commerce II (Raimondo)

Last Updated Sep 9, 2021
Case No. 3:21-cv-00211 (M.D. Ala.)
Cycle 2020

Case Information

A federal court challenge to the Census Bureau’s decision to transmit redistricting data by Sept. 30, 2021, after the statutory Mar. 31, 2021, deadline, and to the intended application of differential privacy, i.e., adding statistical noise to the Census results. Plaintiff’s motion for preliminary injunction from using differential privacy was denied. The case was dismissed without prejudice on Sept. 9, 2021.


Case filings, starting with most recent court
    Name Last Modified
Document icon Complaint Mar 10, 2021
Highlighted document Document icon Opinion re 3-judge court Mar 25, 2021
Document icon Order designating 3-judge court Mar 29, 2021
Document icon Motion for preliminary injunction (incl. exhs.) Mar 11, 2021
Document icon Defendant response Apr 13, 2021
Document icon Plaintiffs reply (incl. exh.) Apr 20, 2021
Highlighted document Document icon Opinion denying motion for PI Jun 29, 2021
Order dismissing case [Document not yet available] Sep 9, 2021

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