New Date Set for Chamber’s 2023 Legislative Update after Event Postponed Due to Possible Special Session
According to AL.com, a three-judge federal district court issued an order giving the Alabama Legislature until July 21 to pass a congressional district map to replace the one that courts have ruled most likely violates the Voting Rights Act. If the Legislature fails to pass a plan by that date, the three-judge court’s experts will begin work on a new map. The new map, whether drawn by the Legislature or the court, will be used for Alabama’s 2024 congressional elections.
PREVIOUS ARTICLE: Due to the likelihood of a special session being called the week of July 17, the Chamber's 2023 Legislative Update on Thursday, July 20 will be rescheduled to for a time that our Morgan County Legislative Delegation can join us. Registration will resume when a new date is set. Current registrations will be carried over to the new date. A new date will be announced here on our website and in our weekly newsletter.
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According to AL.com, Alabama state leaders are looking at a July special session of the Legislature to draw a new congressional district map. On June 8, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Alabama's congressional map most likely violates the Voting Rights Act because it dilutes the Black vote. The federal court has been asked to give the Legislature until July 21 to draw a new congressional district map.