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SHAW v. RENO

Docket No.: 92-357
Argued: April 20, 1993
Decided: June 28, 1993

Topics:

Equal Protection, Civil Rights, Reapportionment, Affirmative Action, Article I, Equal Protection Clause, Fifteenth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Privileges and Immunities Clause, Reapportionment, Voting Rights Act of 1965, disparate treatment, judicial review, public education, racial discrimination, racial segregation

PartyNames: Syllabus SHAW et al. v. RENO, ATTORNEY GENERAL, et al.
Petitioner: Syllabus Shaw et al.
Respondent: Reno, Attorney General, et al.

Court Below: The United States District Court For Theeastern District Of North Carolina
Citation: 808 F. Supp. 461
Supreme Court Docket

Syllabus Shaw et al.
v.
Reno, Attorney General, et al.
509 U.S. 630 (1993)
Other Citations: (113 S.Ct. 2816, 125 L.Ed.2d 511)
Question:

Did the North Carolina residents' claim, that the State created a racially gerrymandered district, raise a valid constitutional issue under the Fourteenth Amendment's Equal Protection Clause?

SHAW v. RENO
ORAL ARGUMENT

April 20, 1993

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for Shaw, 4 vote(s) against
Vote: 5-4
Majority: O'Connor,Chief Justice Roberts Rehnquist,Scalia,Kennedy,Thomas
Dissenting: White,Blackmun,Stevens,679
Opinion By:

SHAW v. RENO
Case Documents

1Opinion in SHAW v. RENO
2Opinion in SHAW v. RENO
Additional documents for this case are pending review.