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Major redistricting win: Court strikes down Alabama maps for packing black voters into too few seats – Daily Kos

A three-judge federal court ruled that Alabama’s current map for legislative districts was unconstitutional under the Voting Rights Act. Republican lawmakers who currently control the legislature had packed black voters into a few legislative districts so as to dilute their influence. This could set a precedent for other southern states who have similar maps enacted to limit the power of black and Hispanic voters.

Major redistricting win: Court strikes down Alabama maps for packing black voters into too few seats – Daily Kos