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Constitutional Law Keyed to Maggs
Shaw v. Reno
Citation:509 U.S. 630 (1993)
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As a result of the 1990 census, North Carolina became entitled to a 12th seat in the United States House of Representatives. The Assembly General enacted a reapportionment plan that included one majority-black congressional district. After the Attorney General of the United States objected to the plan pursuant to section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 the General Assembly passed new legislation creating a second majority-black district. Appellants allege that the revised plan, which contains district boundary lines of dramatically irregular shape, constitutes an unconstitutional racial gerrymander.
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