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COURT DECISION

Bethune-Hill v. VA Board of Elections
2017

Full name: Bethune-Hill et al. v. Virginia State Board of Elections et al.

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JUSTICES IN MAJORITY
Samuel Alito
Stephen Breyer
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Elena Kagan
Anthony Kennedy
John G. Roberts
Sonia Sotomayor
Clarence Thomas

Note: Court justices do not represent any political party. The color of each judge's name represents the political party of the president who appointed the judge.

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Race cannot be the primary factor for voting districts

In requiring Virginia to redraw its state voting districts, the court clarified the standard for determining whether race played an illegal role in the laying out of a district.

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For more analysis of the decision, read the Oyez report.

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