Rise to the moment of truth Wednesday, March 22, 2023


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AG Steve Marshall: Using race to redraw district maps 'unconstitutional'

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in the case over Alabama's recent redrawing of its congressional districts. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall has been arguing for the state to keep its new map based on 2020 census data, while the plaintiffs say it violates the Voting Rights Act and should be invalid due to racial gerrymandering.

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Matt Clark: Analyzing oral argument on the redistricting case

Let’s take each of the conservative-leaning justices and see how they think.

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Wall Street Journal editorial board weighs in on Alabama redistricting case

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) Editorial Board weighed in on Merrill v. Milligan, the case going before the Supreme Court on Tuesday that involves Alabama’s recent redrawing of its congressional districts.

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Matt Clark: Alabama should win its congressional redistricting case

On Tuesday, October 4, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on whether the people of Alabama, get to create its congressional district maps or whether the ACLU’s experts get to create them instead. 

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U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments in Alabama redistricting case begin next week

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Merrill v. Milligan, a case that will decide whether the state of Alabama’s 2021 congressional redistricting plan violates the Voting Rights Act, on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

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John Merrill: Its up to State Legislature to reexamine the County Registrar system to avoid election errors

Those registrars who have proven themselves unable to adequately perform their duties must face consequences. In the county where the most egregious dereliction of duties occurred, I sought and received the resignation of all three registrars involved.

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Senate candidate says Supreme Court robbed Black voters of congressional district

On Monday, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Brandaun Dean told 1819 News that Alabama's Black voters who expected to gain a congressional...

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Supreme Court stays Congressional redistricting case

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a five to four ruling, has stayed a lower court ruling that the State of Alabama must draw new congressional...

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ACLL files amicus brief in Alabama redistricting trial

The Alabama Center for Law and Liberty (ACLL) has filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court supporting the State of Alabama in...

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Alabama Republican Party files motion in support of state’s position in redistricting case

The Alabama Republican Party weighed in on Monday in the battle over Congressional redistricting, filing a "friend of the court" motion...

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Candidate qualifying ends Friday, except for Congress

Jesus had the 12 apostles and Alabama has the 12 candidates for governor. On Thursday, Donald Trent Jones qualified with the Alabama...

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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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Back to the drawing board: Federal court rules redistricting map dilutes Black votes

A panel of three federal judges in Birmingham sent Alabama’s redistricting plan back to the state legislature Monday, unanimously ruling...

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Alabama redistricting trial continues into second week

Plaintiffs continued offering their expert witnesses in the Alabama redistricting hearings before a three-judge panel at the Hugo Black...

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Top 10 political issues of 2021

2021 is ending this week. 2021 was not the best of times for a number of reasons. This is a look back at the year that was and the...

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Conflicts arise after 'huge black eye' redistricting process in Alabama

By Amanda E.H. Pritchard The recent redistricting has caused conflict amongst some constituents in areas of Alabama. Every 10 years,...

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New redistricting maps portal created for Alabama

By Brandon Moseley The Alabama Secretary of State’s office released new district maps for the State of Alabama. The Secretary of...

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Legislature passes redistricting bills

By Brandon Moseley The Alabama legislature passed all four of the redistricting bills as well as the bill for supplemental appropriation...

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Legislature could wrap up redistricting Wednesday

By Brandon Moseley The Alabama special session tasked primarily with redistricting could be finished as early as Wednesday after committees...

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Alabama House passes congressional redistricting plan

By Brandon Moseley The Alabama House of Representatives passed the Congressional redistricting plan on Monday. Several alternative...

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Alabama House has passed redistricting plan for itself

By Brandon Moseley The Alabama House of Representatives passed a redistricting plan for its own redistricting Monday. House Bill 1...

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Redistricting bills sail through committees; special session could wrap Wednesday

By Brandon Moseley All four constitutionally mandated redistricting bills were approved by committees on Friday and appear poised for...

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Alabama Senate meets for the first day of the 2021 special session

By Brandon Moseley The Alabama State Senate met for Day One of the second 2021 special session, called by Alabama Governor. Kay Ivey...

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Alabama House of Representatives meets for the first day of the special session

By Brandon Moseley The Alabama House of Representatives met for about 21 minutes on Thursday, the first day of the latest special session....

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Committee approves Congressional redistricting plan

By Brandon Moseley The Alabama Legislative Committee on Reapportionment approved on Tuesday the proposed redistricting of Alabama’s...

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Committee passes state redistricting plans

By Brandon Moseley The Alabama Legislative Committee on Reapportionment approved plans to redistrict both the Alabama House of Representatives,...

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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...

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