Alabama State NAACP Is Disappointed With U.S. Supreme Court Decision
On July 6, 2020 the Alabama State Conference of the NAACP is disappointed that the U.S. Supreme Court blocked an Alabama federal judge decision to ease voting requirements Jefferson, Mobile, and Lee Counties during the Corona Virus (COVID)-19 pandemic.
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund represented the Alabama State Conference of the NAACP, People First of Alabama, and the Greater Birmingham Ministries and lost a lawsuit for immediate injunctive and declaratory relief against the State of Alabama, et al, at the U.S. Supreme Court level.
The State of Alabama challenged the favorable ruling by the United States District Judge of the United States District Court, Judge Abdul K. Kallon.
The NAACP Fund plans to continue to seek relief for its clients regarding voting matters.
“We are deeply disappointed by the Supreme Court’s decision. We will continue to support our voters in the election process.
"Our goal remains the same, give them support and equal access regardless of age or condition of their health, in time for the July and November elections,” said Benard Simelton, President of the Alabama State NAACP.
Dr. James V. Poe, Jr.