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Reno v. Bossier Parish School Board

Docket No.: 98-405
Argued: April 26, 1999
Decided: January 24, 2000
Consolidated with: No. 98-406

Topics:

Voting Rights Act of 1965, Civil Rights, Article I, Fifteenth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Voting Rights Act of 1965, disparate impact, patent, stare decisis

PartyNames: Syllabus NOTE: Where it is feasible, a syllabus (headnote) will be released, as is being done in connection with this case, at the time the opinion is issued. The syllabus constitutes no part of the opinion of the Court but has been prepared by the Reporter of Decisions for the convenience of the reader. See United States v. Detroit Timber & Lumber Co., 200 U.S. 321, 337.
Petitioner: Syllabus NOTE: Where it is feasible, a
Respondent: Detroit Timber & Lumber Co., 200

Supreme Court Docket

Syllabus NOTE: Where it is feasible, a
v.
Detroit Timber & Lumber Co., 200
528 U.S. 320 (2000)
Other Citations: 120 S.Ct. 866145 L.Ed.2d 845 (528 U.S. 3
Question:

Does section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 prohibit preclearance of a redistricting plan enacted with a discriminatory but nonretrogressive purpose?

Reno v. Bossier Parish School Board
ORAL ARGUMENT

April 26, 1999

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for Bossier Parish School Board, 4 vote(s) against
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