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U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile). Photo: Erica Thomas. Alabama News
Jerry Carl predicts Alabama Legislature likely to redraw congressional lines again in 18 months after court proceedings

During an appearance on Mobile radio's FM Talk 106.5, the outgoing congressman said he foresees the U.S. Supreme Court giving the Alabama Legislature another shot at drawing congressional districts at some point in the next 18 months.

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Alabama gets lifeline from SCOTUS in South Carolina redistricting ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in favor of South Carolina in a redistricting lawsuit similar to the one Alabama is currently litigating.

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Federal judge allows State Senate redistricting lawsuit to continue

United States District Judge Anna Manasco recently denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by progressive groups against the state of Alabama’s State Senate redistricting map.

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Forestry Association poll shows Brewbaker ahead in GOP primary for new congressional district, over half still undecided

A poll commissioned by the Alabama Forestry Association surveyed 300 likely Republican voters and found former State Sen. Dick Brewbaker (R-Montgomery) ahead in the four-candidate primary election for the newly drawn Congressional District 2. 

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Plaintiffs drop all but two state legislative redistricting challenges in Montgomery, Huntsville

Plaintiffs who challenged 33 different State House and Senate districts dropped challenges to all but two areas this week following Attorney General Steve Marshall’s filing of a motion to dismiss the claims. 

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State of Alabama agrees to pay $515,000 special master bill in redistricting lawsuit

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall agreed to pay a requested $515,000 bill from court-appointed special master, Richard Allen, for fees and expenses related to drawing congressional redistricting maps in October for the 2024 election. 

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Montgomery’s far-left SPLC sends delegation to UN to present ‘overwhelming evidence’ of country’s ‘failure to safeguard human rights’

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a Montgomery-based far-left activist organization, sent a delegation to Geneva, Switzerland, to make recommendations to the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC).

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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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Katrinnah Darden: Alabama redistricting solution hurts both black and white voters

Allen v. Milligan will have a precedential effect on other redistricting battles going on around the country and these cases, taken together, could significantly impact the political landscape after the 2024 elections.

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U.S. Reps. Aderholt, Carl qualify for reelection in 2024 race

Alabama GOP’s (ALGOP) candidate qualifying opened on Monday and U.S. Reps. Robert Aderholdt (R-Haleyville) and Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) wasted no time registering for the 2024 election.

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Mobile City Council to consider redistricting map, keeping black voting age majority

The city of Mobile recently annexed areas to the west of the city, bringing the population to 206,830 and making the city the second largest in the state.

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Secretary of State Allen: No congressional run in new District 2 congressional seat

Secretary of State Wes Allen told 1819 News on Friday that he will not run for Congress in the newly redrawn District 2. 

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AG Marshall: Court-ordered map 'violates the Constitution's guarantee of equality for all'

A panel of three federal judges on Thursday ordered Alabama to use a new congressional map in its upcoming elections in 2024.

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ALGOP: Federal judges ‘chose the map that is the most Democratic’

The map a federal court picked for the 2024 congressional elections in Alabama was the “most Democratic” of the three options, according to the Alabama Republican Party.

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Congressional map for 2024 elections in Alabama chosen by federal court revealed

A panel of three federal judges chose remedial map 3 for Alabama to use in its upcoming congressional elections in 2024.

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Federal judges ‘will rule shortly’ on congressional map in Alabama for 2024 elections

A panel of three federal judges said they’d soon choose which map will be used in congressional races in Alabama in 2024.

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Federal court to hold final hearing on redistricting map for 2024 congressional elections in Alabama

A hearing with a three-judge panel in federal court in Birmingham today will decide which of the final three maps released last week by a Special Master will be used in congressional elections in Alabama.

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Birmingham Mayor Woodfin: Alabama congressional map ‘clearly sought to diminish the voices of black voters’

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin applauded the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) on Wednesday for denying Alabama’s emergency stay request over an August ruling prohibiting Alabama from using the congressional map passed by state lawmakers in July.

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AG Marshall condemns new congressional maps as a 'radical pursuit of racial quotas’

New Alabama congressional maps released by a special master on Monday will result in the “prioritization of race above all else,” according to Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall.

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Senate Minority Leader Singleton launching 'exploratory committee' for primary challenge against U.S. Rep. Sewell

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Birmingham) might already have her first Democratic primary challenger for 2024 one day after new congressional district map proposals were released by a court-appointed special master.

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SCOTUS denies Alabama’s request for stay on federal court’s redistricting ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court denied an emergency stay request from the State of Alabama on Tuesday over an August ruling by a panel of three federal judges barring Alabama from using a congressional map it passed in a special session in July in the upcoming 2024 election.

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Alabama elected officials react to new congressional map proposals — 'Once again we have seen activist judges overstep their roles'

A special master appointed by a panel of three federal judges released three congressional map proposals on Monday that would pit two incumbents against each other and most likely result in two Democrats being elected to Congress from Alabama in 2024.

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Special master releases proposed redistricting maps placing Moore, Carl in same district

On Monday, special master Richard Allen filed newly drawn remedial redistricting maps with a panel of three federal judges.

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Secretary of State's Elections Director on redistricting: 'It is likely that there will be multiple splits with counties'

Nobody knows what Alabama’s next congressional map will look like in the next few weeks, but it will most likely feature multiple splits with counties in different congressional districts and put local election officials under a tight deadline for implementation, according to Alabama Secretary of State Director of Elections Jeff Elrod.

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‘Community of Interest’ map submitted to Special Master by House Pro-Tem Pringle

House Pro-Tem Chris Pringle (R-Mobile) told 1819 News recently he'd submitted a congressional map to the special master for his consideration. 

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House Speaker Ledbetter: Federal court redistricting ruling 'not a surprise at all' — 'A way for the Democrats to try to take over the House without a vote being cast'

Tuesday's ruling by a three-federal judge panel deeming Alabama's congressional maps insufficient in creating a second minority-majority congressional district was not a surprise to many, including State House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville).

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Alabama AG Steve Marshall plans to appeal redistricting ruling to SCOTUS

The state of Alabama announced on Tuesday they plan to soon appeal a recent Allen v. Milligan ruling handed down in federal court to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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