Case Summary: Shaw v. Reno (1993)

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Posted:
09/06/2018
Updated:
08/25/2021

Case issue: Did the North Carolina residents’ claim that the 1990 redistricting plan discriminated on the basis of race raise a valid constitutional issue under the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause?

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