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Alabama | Federal Trial | Congress

Caster v. Merrill

Last Updated Nov 23, 2021
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Original No. 2:21-cv-00751 (M.D. Ala.); Current No. 2:21-cv-01536 (N.D. Ala.)

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A federal court challenge to Alabama’s new congressional maps. Plaintiff allege the new congressional maps violate Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). Plaintiff seek (1) a declaration the congressional map violates Section 2 of the VRA, (2) an injunction blocking the use of the congressional map, and (3) an ordering a new congressional map with two majority Black congressional districts.

The case was transferred to the Northern District of Alabama. The Defendant moved to consolidate or join this case with Singleton v. Merrill and Milligan v. Merrill. Those motions were denied.

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