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Elias Law Group Statement on Victory for Alabama Voters, Voting Rights Advocates

Today, Elias Law Group Partner Abha Khanna, who argued Allen v. Milligan on behalf of the Caster respondents before the U.S. Supreme Court in October 2022, released the following statement after the Supreme Court affirmed the lower court decision in a victory for voting rights advocates.

“The Supreme Court made the right decision today, affirming the district court’s ruling in accordance with decades of established precedent. Alabama’s current congressional map systematically dilutes the voting power of Black Alabamians, in clear violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. Thankfully, the Court today identified Alabama’s redistricting scheme as a textbook violation of the landmark civil rights law. I want to thank the National Redistricting Foundation for their support, the Legal Defense Fund for their partnership, and most importantly the Black Alabamians like Marcus Caster who stood up to demand what so many of us take for granted: an equal opportunity to access the political process.”