Redistricting.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

The 2010 census is a distant memory for most of us; but the state of Alabama is still trying to get a legislative redistricting plan through the federal court system. Three state senate seats and nine house seats were recently ruled unconstitutional and the state is forbidden from using those districts ever again. That means that in the middle of the legislative session the Joint Committee on Redistricting is going to have to craft a new plan that will satisfy the Black Legislative Caucus, the Alabama Democratic Caucus, and the federal appeals court in Atlanta before the 2018 elections. The state will then have to redistrict again based on the coming 2020 census.

Excerpt from “2017 Legislative Session Preview” by Brandon Moseley, Alabama Political Reporter

Written by: bigjon

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