State of North Carolina

North Carolina Racial Gerrymandering (SCOTUS)

Cooper v. Harris

Lawsuit filed on behalf of individual voters seeking to invalidate North Carolina’s 1st and 12th Congressional Districts for being racially gerrymandered in violation of the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause. The U.S. Supreme Court, in an opinion authored by Justice Elena Kagan, upheld the district court’s judgment that the North Carolina General Assembly had unconstitutionally used race to draw congressional districts.

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Case Documents (U.s. supreme court)

Case Documents (district court)

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