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Alabama | Federal Trial | Congress

Milligan v. Merrill

Last Updated Nov 23, 2021
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No. 2:21-cv-01530 (N.D. Ala.)

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Federal court challenge to Alabama’s congressional districts. Plaintiffs allege that race was the predominant factor when drawing districts, as evidenced by  the “packing [of] one-third of Black Alabamians into CD 7 and cracking the remaining Black community.” Plaintiffs also allege that the congressional district violates § 2 of the VRA.

Court consolidated the case with Singleton v. Merrill for the limited purpose of the preliminary injunction hearing and reserved judgement on further consolidation.

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