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General News    H3'ed 3/6/17

Important Decision in Bethune-Hill: VA Racial Gerrymandering Case; by Richard Pildes,Election Law Blog

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Pileds says: ' As someone who litigates these cases and has written extensively about racial redistricting, I consider today’s decision a major new precedent with broad implications, not just for racial gerrymandering issues, but for partisan gerrymandering ones potentially as well   On racial gerrymandering and the Constitution, the Court’s opinion today is more forceful and clear than it has ever been that unconstitutional racial gerrymandering can occur even when a State draws districts that look regular and follow traditional districting principles.  As Justice Kennedy writes: “Yet the law responds to proper evidence and valid inferences in ever-changing circumstances, as it learns more about ways in which its commands are circumvented.” This is a strong signal to lower courts to ferret out unconstitutional racial gerrymanders that take ever-evolving form.'

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