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Supreme Court blocks districts based on race
Mar 2, 2017 - The Cincinnati Enquirer (Ohio)

Districts can be held unconstitutional "if race for its own sake is the overriding reason for choosing one map over others."

Justice Anthony Kennedy

washington - The Supreme Court dealt another blow Wednesday against the use of race in drawing election districts, demanding further review of 11 state legislative districts that Virginia Republicans designed to ensure that 55% of eligible voters were black.

The 7-1 ruling was at least a temporary victory for Democrats who challeng

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