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Bartlett v. Strickland

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
07-689 Supreme Court of North Carolina Oct 14, 2008
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Mar 9, 2009 5-4 Kennedy OT 2008

Disclosure: Akin Gump filed the amicus brief of the NAACP in support of the petitioner.

Issue: Whether a racial minority group that constitutes less than 50% of a proposed district’s population can state a vote dilution claim under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.

Judgment: Affirmed, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Anthony Kennedy on March 9, 2009.

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