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.
HistoryCase filings, starting with most recent court
|Complaint||Nov 15, 2021|
|Defendant motion to dismiss or join||Nov 18, 2021|
|Order granting limited consolidation and denying motion to dismiss or join||Nov 23, 2021|
|Defendant motion for protective order (incl. exhs.)||Dec 8, 2021|
|Order denying protective order||Dec 16, 2021|
|Plaintiff's motion for preliminary injunction (incl. exhs.)||Dec 15, 2021|
|Defendant's response to motion for preliminary injunction (incl. exhs.)||Dec 22, 2021|
|Plaintiff's reply||Jan 27, 2022|
|Opinion and order||Jan 24, 2022|