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Bartlett v. Strickland

Docket No.: 07-689
Certiorari Granted: Mar 17 2008
Argued: October 14, 2008
Decided: March 9, 2009

Topics:

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

PartyNames: Gary Bartlett, Executive Director of the North Carolina State Board of Elections, et al. v. Dwight Strickland, et al.
Petitioner: Gary Bartlett, Executive Director of the North Carolina State Board of Elections, et al.
Respondent: Dwight Strickland, et al.

Court Below: Supreme Court of North Carolina
Citation: 649 SE2d 364
Supreme Court Docket

Gary Bartlett, Executive Director of the North Carolina State Board of Elections, et al.
v.
Dwight Strickland, et al.
Question Presented:

Whether a racial minority group that constitutes less than 50% of a proposed district's population can state a vote dilution claim under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. 1973.

Question:

Is a North Carolina redistricting plan in a county lacking a numerical majority of minority citizens required by the Voting Rights of Act of 1965 and, therefore, exempt from complying with the conditions of the North Carolina Constitution.

Bartlett v. Strickland
ORAL ARGUMENT

October 14, 2008

Holding: AFFIRMED Kennedy, J
Vote: 5-4
Majority: Chief Justice Roberts, Alito
Concurring: Thomas,Scalia
Dissenting: Souter,Stevens,Ginsburg,Breyer

Bartlett v. Strickland
Case Documents

1Slip Opinion in Bartlett v. Strickland (Opinion by Justice Anthony M. Kennedy)
2Bartlett v. Strickland Oral Argument Transcript (PDF)
3Bartlett v. Strickland Oral Argument Transcript (HTML)
4Bartlett v. Strickland Oral Argument Transcript (HTML)
Additional documents for this case are pending review.