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Stone v. Allen (was Thomas and Chandler v. Merrill)

Last Updated Feb 13, 2024
Case No. 2:21-cv-01531 (N.D. Ala.)
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Federal court challenge to Alabama’s state legislative plan as an unjustified predominant use of race, in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment.  On Dec. 6, 2023, plaintiffs filed an amended complaint instead alleging a violation of the Voting Rights Act.

On Feb. 13, 2024, the court largely denied a motion to dismiss, except that the court dismissed claims against the state Senate chair of the legislative committee on grounds of legislative immunity.


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PENDING - Supreme Court affirmed challenge to congressional maps under the Voting Rights Act.
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