Brian Lyman

Brian Lyman

Brian Lyman is the editor of Alabama Reflector. He has covered Alabama politics since 2006, and worked at the Montgomery Advertiser, the Press-Register and The Anniston Star. His work has won awards from the Associated Press Managing Editors, the Alabama Press Association and Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights. He lives in Auburn with his wife, Julie, and their three children.

Alabama Gov. George Wallace addresses a joint session of the Alabama Legislature in the Old House Chamber of the Alabama State Capitol on May 7, 1963. Behind Wallace are Lt. Gov. James Allen, left, and House Speaker Albert Brewer

That redistricting argument sounds familiar

By: - September 12, 2023

Three federal judges order the Alabama Legislature to draw fair districts for Black voters. Lawmakers drag their feet. They submit a plan. Judges reject it for limiting the ability of Black Alabamians to choose their leaders. September 2023? Nope. September 1965. That redistricting fight 58 years ago isn’t a one-for-one match to what we see […]