The petition of the day is:


Issues: (1) Whether a federal court has the authority to re-impose, under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, the same “anti-retrogression” preclearance standard invalidated as to Section 5 by Shelby County v. Holder; (2) whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit erred in holding that, although the challenged reforms did not adversely affect minority voting, the North Carolina legislature nonetheless intended to deny African Americans the right to vote; and (3) whether statistical racial disparities in the use of voting mechanisms or procedures are relevant to a vote denial claim under Section 2.

Posted in North Carolina v. North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Kate Howard, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Mar. 28, 2017, 11:23 PM),