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Constitutional Law Keyed to Varat
Harper v. Virginia State Board of Elections
Citation:383 U.S. 663, 86 S.Ct. 1079, 16 L.Ed.2d 169 (1966).
Virginia law mandated payment of a poll tax prior to voting. Plaintiff, including several other Virginia residents brought suit, arguing the fee violated the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment.
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