Abrams v. Johnson (Great American Court Cases)
Legal Citation: 521 U.S. 74 (1997)
That the plan adopted by the district court redrawing Georgia's legislative districts violated the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the principle of one-person, one-vote.
Chief Lawyers for Appellant
Seth P. Waxman and Laughlin McDonald
Chief Lawyers for Appellee
Michael J. Bowers and A. Lee Parks
Justices for the Court
Anthony M. Kennedy, Sandra Day O'Connor, William H. Rehnquist, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas
Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, David H. Souter, John Paul Stevens
Date of Decision
19 June 1997
That the redistricting plan adopted by the district court did not violate the Voting Rights Act or the Constitution.
In upholding the district court's plan, the Court emphasized its previous decisions which stated that race may not be taken into account by a state legislature or court in creating...
(The entire section is 1188 words.)
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