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Reno v. Bossier Parish School Board

Docket No.: 95-1455
Argued: December 9, 1996
Decided: May 12, 1997
Consolidated with: Price v. Bossier Parish School Board, No. 95-1508

Topics:

Voting Rights Act of 1965, Civil Rights, Equal Protection Clause, Fifteenth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Voting Rights Act of 1965, immigration, racial discrimination

PartyNames: Janet RENO, Attorney General, Appellant, v. BOSSIER PARISH SCHOOL BOARD et al. George PRICE, et al., Appellants, v. TISBOSSIER PARISH SCHOOL BOARD et al.
Petitioner: Janet RENO, Attorney General, Appellant
Respondent: BOSSIER PARISH SCHOOL BOARD et al. Georg

Supreme Court Docket

Janet RENO, Attorney General, Appellant
v.
BOSSIER PARISH SCHOOL BOARD et al. Georg
520 U.S. 471 (1997)
Other Citations: 117 S.Ct. 1491137 L.Ed.2d 730 (520 U.S.
Question:

Must preclearance be denied under ?5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 whenever a covered jurisdiction's new voting "standard, practice, or procedure" violates ?2 of the Act? Is evidence that a new "standard, practice, or procedure" has a dilutive impact irrelevant to the inquiry whether the covered jurisdiction acted with a discriminatory purpose under ?5 of the Act?

Reno v. Bossier Parish School Board
ORAL ARGUMENT

December 09, 1996

Holding: vacated and remanded
Decision: Decision: 7 votes for Reno, 2 vote(s) against
Opinion By:

Reno v. Bossier Parish School Board
Case Documents

1Opinion in Reno v. Bossier Parish School Board
2Opinion in Reno v. Bossier Parish School Board
Additional documents for this case are pending review.