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Elections – Civil Rights – Racial Gerrymandering Claim — Re-Districting – Constitutional – 14th & 15th Amendments — Voting Rights Act (access required)

Backus v. South Carolina Although – as they were required to do under the Voting Rights Act – defendants considered race when they drew new legislative districts, plaintiffs failed to show that defendants subordinated traditional race-neutral principals to race as the primary consideration for drawing district lines.

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