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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:
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