Constitutional Defense Section
In September 1998, Attorney General Bill Pryor established the Constitutional Defense Division. Since then, the Division has handled complex civil lawsuits filed against the State of Alabama, its agencies, and its officials. Division attorneys litigate cases in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels. In addition, Division attorneys submit statewide changes in voting practices and procedures to the United States Department of Justice for preclearance under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.
Services this Section Provides
Among its goals, the section seeks to preserve the State’s ability to conduct its business in a fair and constitutional manner, free from interference by federal agencies and private litigants. Litigation assigned to the Section has included class actions and institutional reform litigation, as well as cases presenting complex issues of employment law, state and federal constitutional law, civil rights, and voting rights.
Constitutional Defense Section Contact Information
Office of Alabama Attorney General
Constitutional Section Division
Post Office Box 300152
Montgomery, Alabama 36130
501 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, Alabama 36104