MONTGOMERY — A coalition of 15 states and several major cities is opposing a lawsuit by the state of Alabama that would have the U.S. Census count only U.S. citizens and other legal residents in totals that play a key role in congressional representation and the distribution of federal funding.

MONTGOMERY — In recent years, more violent offenders than non-violent offenders were paroled from state prisons by the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles, with 1,635 and 1,891 violent offenders released in 2017 and 2018, respectively.

MONTGOMERY — Racial discrimination is at the root of an at-large election system that produces all-white appellate courts in Alabama, an attorney argued Wednesday in a lawsuit challenging the system, but an opposing attorney said political party preference, rather than race, explains the outcome.

MONTGOMERY — The state teachers lobby filed a fraud lawsuit Friday against the creators of a planned charter school in south Alabama accusing them of misleading a state commission about their finances and level of community support.

The head of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management defended himself and his office in a letter this month to agency commissioners and attacked news outlets over recent pieces on contamination by the 3M plant in Decatur and other incidents.

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