Alabama: How a federal lawsuit on redistricting the Senate renews gambling and lottery considerations

Alabama: How a federal lawsuit on redistricting the Senate renews gambling and lottery considerations

Article brief provided by AL.com
  • John Sharp , AL.com
June 10, 2024 5:58 PM

Alabama’s congressional redistricting captured the national headlines about one year ago after a shocking U.S. Supreme Court ruling found the state legislature’s map an illegal racial gerrymander under the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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At the same time, little attention has been paid to a similar challenge that continues to play out in a federal court pertaining to a potential redraw of the Alabama State Senate districts in Montgomery and Huntsville.

The result of the litigation, set for trial in mid-November, doesn’t pose a risk to the partisan balance in the State Senate, where Republicans enjoy a commanding 27-8 majority.