By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter
MONTGOMERY — Alabama Senate Republicans on Thursday passed a new legislative redistricting plan that will adjust more than 20 Senate districts. The plan passed against the wishes of black lawmakers who argued the plan doesn’t fairly divide Jefferson County or fully repair racial gerrymandering problems.
The new legislative districts come after a January three-judge federal court ruling found that 12 of the state’s legislative districts were unconstitutional because lawmakers improperly used race to draw district lines.