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Justices Reject 2 Gerrymandered North Carolina Districts, Citing Racial Bias

Added: 22.05.2017 16:36 | 3 views | 0 comments

The Supreme Court ruled that state lawmakers had violated the Constitution by relying too heavily on race in drawing the congressional districts.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Two Congressional Districts In North Carolina

Added: 22.05.2017 16:31 | 12 views | 0 comments

"A State may not use race as the predominant factor in drawing district lines unless it has a compelling reason," Justice Elena Kagan said in the court's opinion on two districts.

From: www.npr.org

Republicans used race to redraw North Carolina voter maps

Added: 22.05.2017 16:29 | 1 views | 0 comments

The US Supreme Court upholds a lower court ruling striking down North Carolina's congressional maps.

From: www.bbc.co.uk

Supreme Court rules race improperly dominated N.C. redistricting efforts

Added: 22.05.2017 16:29 | 5 views | 0 comments

Redistricting is part of a bare-knuckled fight in North Carolina, where Democrats and Republicans uneasily share political power.

US Top Court Rejects Challenge to State Retroactive Tax Changes

Added: 22.05.2017 16:26 | 5 views | 0 comments

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a challenge by several major corporations to a Michigan law that retroactively changed the way businesses are taxed in the state, leading to $1 billion extra for government coffers.

From: www.Newsmax.com

Justices make it easier for companies to defend patent cases

Added: 22.05.2017 16:14 | 4 views | 0 comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is making it easier for companies to defend themselves against patent infringement lawsuits. The justices ruled unanimously on Monday that such lawsuits can be filed only in states where defendants are incorporated. The issue is important to many companies that complained about patent owners choosing more favorable courts in ...]

From: www.seattletimes.com

Supreme Court strikes down 2 NC congressional districts

Added: 22.05.2017 16:08 | 4 views | 0 comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court struck down two congressional districts in North Carolina Monday because race played too large a role in their creation. The justices ruled that Republicans who controlled the state legislature and governor's office in 2011 placed too many African-Americans in the two districts. The result was to weaken African-American voting ...]

Justices won’t hear Indiana’s appeal in triple murder case

Added: 22.05.2017 15:47 | 2 views | 0 comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't hear Indiana's appeal of a ruling that threw out the conviction and death sentence of an Indiana man for the 1988 slayings of his wife, her ex-husband and her 10-year-old son. The justices on Monday left in place a federal appeals court ruling that said jurors should have ...]

From: www.seattletimes.com

Supreme Court strikes down NC districts as illegally based on race

Added: 22.05.2017 15:38 | 12 views | 0 comments

In a 5-3 ruling, the justices found that state officials used race as the predominant factor in drawing district lines.

From: thehill.com

Supreme Court strikes down 2 NC congressional districts

Added: 22.05.2017 15:23 | 2 views | 0 comments

The Supreme Court has struck down two congressional districts in North Carolina because race played too large a role in their creation

From: abcnews.go.com

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