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Did Alabama Violate The Rights Of Black Voters With New Districts?05:48Download


The Supreme Court will hear arguments tomorrow over Alabama's new political districts, which the state legislature redrew to adjust for population changes after the 2010 census.

The Alabama Legislative Black Caucus and Alabama Democratic party say the new political boundaries amount to racial gerrymandering.

The Alabama attorney general says the charge comes as a "total shock" because the state met all the guidelines in place for redrawing political districts.

Emily Bazelon, a research fellow at Yale Law School and staff writer for the New York Times Sunday Magazine, discusses the case with Here & Now's Sacha Pfeiffer.


  • Emily Bazelon, research fellow at Yale Law school and staff writer for the New York Times Sunday Magazine. She tweets @emilybazelon.

This segment aired on November 11, 2014.

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