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Gary Palmer Alabama News
Palmer: House speaker race worsening division in America — 'What we’re doing is dangerous'

U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) said he was concerned what the politically divided House was doing with the speaker vote was “dangerous” given the recent attacks on Israel and the general state of division in the U.S.

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Aderholt on redistricting: ‘The Court was speaking out of both sides of its mouth’

A federal court was “speaking out of both sides of its mouth” in its recent Alabama congressional redistricting rulings, according to U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville).

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Federal court rules against Alabama's congressional map, directs special master to draw new map for 2024 election cycle

A federal court has ruled that Alabama may not use the recently drawn congressional map in the 2024 election and has assigned a special master and cartographer to draw a new map while the inevitable appeals from Attorney General Steve Marshall play out.

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Federal judges hear last arguments on new Alabama redistricting map

Three federal judges heard final arguments in the Allen v. Milligan redistricting case on Monday before they decide the fate of a congressional map passed by Republicans in a special session within the next couple of weeks.

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WSJ oped: State's new congressional map ‘fairer’ and ‘more competitive’

Democrats and the media have dismissed the chances of a new congressional map passed by Republican state legislators succeeding in an upcoming hearing in federal court.

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D.C. watching redistricting case 'closely’ — 'If Alabama puts on a defense of simply trying to get the Court to reconsider its decision, that's going to lose'

Conservative legal experts have differing opinions about how successful the state of Alabama will be in defending the state’s new congressional map in court.

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Andalusia Mayor Earl Johnson: Ramifications of congressional district plan still unclear as most of Covington County faces potential move to District 1

Andalusia Mayor Earl Johnson told 1819 News on Monday that the ramifications for his city are not yet evident in response to the state’s new congressional district map, which moved the majority of Covington County away from its traditional place in District 2 to District 1.

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Conference committee passes new redistricting map

A conference committee made up of six members from the House and Senate passed a new congressional redistricting map on Friday. 

Livingston Alabama News
House, Senate committees narrow redistricting plans down to two

Members of House and Senate committees advanced two redistricting maps on Tuesday morning.

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New congressional map for Alabama approved by redistricting committee

A new congressional map that doesn’t pit any incumbents against each other was approved by the Permanent Legislative Committee on Reapportionment on Monday.

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Ivey announces July special session to redraw congressional maps after SCOTUS decision

Gov. Kay Ivey has officially announced the special legislative session for lawmakers to redraw congressional maps after being compelled by a Supreme Court ruling.

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State appealing court decision on redistricting; chair of reapportionment react

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall (R) is appealing a decision by a federal court that would require the legislature to draw a...

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Proposed congressional district maps released

By Brandon Mosley  Legislators are reviewing several draft maps showing redistricting proposals for Alabama, ahead of the special session...