A U.S. district court in Montgomery, Alabama, orders a new reapportionment plan that would split up the Alabama legislature.
1972 (Jan 3)
A U.S. district court in Montgomery, Alabama, ordered the implementation of a new reapportionment plan that would split the Alabama legislature into single-member districts. The decision could put as many as twenty additional Blacks in the Alabama state legislature. There were, at the time, only two Black members of the Alabama legislature. The new districts would represent the decennial population count based upon the enumerated districts of the U.S. Census.