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Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama

Docket No.: 13-895
Argued: November 12, 2014
Decided: 3/25/15
Consolidated with: 13-1138

Topics:

Article I, Civil Procedure, Equal Protection Clause, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Fifteenth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Reapportionment, Voting Rights Act of 1965

PartyNames: Alabama Legislative Black Caucus, et al., Appellants v. Alabama, et al.
Petitioner: Alabama Legislative Black Caucus, et al., Appellants
Respondent: Alabama, et al.

Court Below: United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
Citation: 2013 WL 6925681
Supreme Court Docket

Alabama Legislative Black Caucus, et al., Appellants
v.
Alabama, et al.
Consideration Limited:

LIMITED TO QUESTION 2 PRESENTED BY THE STATEMENT AS TO JURISDICTION IN 13-895 AND QUESTION 1 PRESENTED BY THE STATEMENT AS TO JURISDICTION IN 13-1138. JURISDICTION NOTED 6/2/2014

Question Presented:

1. Whether a state violates the requirement of one person, one vote by enacting a state legislative redistricting plan that results in large and unnecessary population deviations for local legislative delegations that exercise general governing authority over counties. 2. Whether Alabama's legislative redistricting plans unconstitutionally classify black voters by race by intentionally packing them in districts designed to maintain supermajority percentages produced when 2010 census data are applied to the 2001 majority-black districts.

Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama
ORAL ARGUMENT

November 12, 2014

Listen to Oral Argument in Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama
Holding: AFFIRMED
Vote: 5-4
Dissenting: Scalia,Roberts,Thomas,Alito
Opinion By:
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