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Taylor v. McKeithen
United States Supreme Court
407 U.S. 191 (1972)
Louisiana (defendant) allegedly violated § 5 of the Voting Rights Act by diluting the voting power of minority voters in its reapportionment of its electoral districts. The federal district court appointed a special master to prepare a valid reapportionment plan. The special master presented a plan to the district court after conducting four days of hearings, and the district court adopted the plan. The court of appeals, without explaining its decision, reversed the district court and adopted an alternative plan proposed by the United States attorney general.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Per curiam)
Dissent (Rehnquist, J.)
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