Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

The court will release orders from the March 16 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday and Wednesday.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Sveen v. Melin. Amy Howe has our preview.

Bartlett v. Strickland

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
07-689 Supreme Court of North Carolina Oct 14, 2008
Mar 9, 2009 5-4 Kennedy OT 2008

Disclosure: Akin Gump filed the amicus brief of the NAACP in support of the petitioner.

Issue: 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.

Judgment: Affirmed, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Anthony Kennedy on March 9, 2009.

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