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Alabama | Federal Trial | Congress

Milligan v. Merrill

Last Updated Feb 22, 2022
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No. 2:21-cv-01530 (N.D. Ala.); No. 21-1086 (U.S. Sup. Ct.)

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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. The Court granted the preliminary injunction on Jan. 24, 2022.

On Feb. 8, 2022 the Plaintiff’s in the Singleton filed a motion for an emergency ruling on their renewed motion for a preliminary injunction. The court asked the Milligan Plaintiffs to respond. (Those filings are available on the Singleton v. Merrill page).

On Feb. 22, 2022 the Supreme Court consolidated the case with Caster v. Merrill.


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