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Davis v. Bandemer
Citation:478 U.S. 109, 106 S.Ct. 2797, 92 L.Ed.2d 85 (1986).
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A group of Democrats challenged Indiana’s 1981 state apportionment scheme on the ground that it constituted a political gerrymander intended to disadvantage Democrats on a statewide basis. Specifically, the group argued that the apportionment unconstitutionally diluted their votes in important districts, violating their fundamental right to vote.
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