Bartlett v. Strickland
|Bartlett v. Strickland|
|Argued October 14, 2008
Decided March 9, 2009
|Full case name||Gary Bartlett, Executive Director of the North Carolina State Board of Elections, et al., Petitioners v. Dwight Strickland, et al.|
|Citations||556 U.S. 1 (more)
128 S.Ct. 1648
|Prior history||Certiorari to the Supreme Court of North Carolina|
|A minority group must constitute a numerical majority of the voting-age population in an area before section 2 of the Voting Rights Act requires the creation of a legislative district to prevent dilution of that group’s votes.|
|Plurality||Kennedy, joined by Roberts, Alito|
|Concurrence||Thomas, joined by Scalia|
|Dissent||Souter, joined by Stevens, Ginsburg, Breyer|
|Voting Rights Act § 2|
Bartlett v. Strickland, 556 U.S. 1 (2009), is a United States Supreme Court case in which a plurality of the Court held that a minority group must constitute a numerical majority of the voting-age population in an area before section 2 of the Voting Rights Act requires the creation of a legislative district to prevent dilution of that group's votes.
Justice Kennedy delivered the decision and was joined by Justices Alito and Roberts. Justice Thomas filed a concurring opinion that was joined by Justice Scalia. Justice Souter filed a dissenting opinion that was joined by Justices Stevens, Ginsburg, and Breyer. Justices Ginsburg and Breyer also filed separate dissenting opinions.
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