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Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 11:20 am, Fri May 3, 2013.

MONTGOMERY (AP) — The predominantly black Alabama Democratic Conference and others have filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Alabama House and Senate districts that were redrawn earlier this year by the Legislature.

The lawsuit filed today claims legislators drew the districts in a way that caps the number of areas where black candidates have a realistic chance. The lawsuit says the districts adopted by the Republican-majority Legislature violate the U.S. and Alabama constitutions and the federal Voting Rights Act.

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