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Breaking: Eleventh Circuit rules 12 Alabama State Districts must be redrawn 

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Today, the State of Alabama was notified by the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. They found that 12 State Senate and House Districts will need to be redrawn before the 2018 General Elections while House seats will not.

A three-judge panel ruled in favor of Alabama Black Legislative Caucus in their challenge of the Constitutionality of the GOP’s 2012 redistricting. The panel comprised of Circuit Judge William H. Pryor, Chief District Judge W. Keith Watkins, and District Judge Myron H. Thompson found in favor of the State in regards to other Districts.

The panel enjoined the State from using the disputed 3 Senate and 9 House Districts in future elections. These Districts will face redistricting, unless the State appeals the Eleventh Circuit’s ruling to the US Supreme Court.

The following are Districts enjoined by the Eleventh Circuit:

Senate District 20

Senate District 26

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Senate District 28

House District 32

House District 53

House District 54

House District 70

House District 71

House District 77

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House District 82

House District 85

House District 99

Bill Britt
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Bill Britt is editor-in-chief at the Alabama Political Reporter and host of The Voice of Alabama Politics. You can email him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter.

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