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Easley v. Cromartie

Easley v. Cromartie 532 US 234 was a US Supreme Court case, ruling on April 18, 2001 that redistricting for political reasons did not violate Federal Civil Rights Law[?] banning race-based gerrymandering. (Case No. 99-1864).

The High Court decided: Being that Southern Blacks tend to vote for the Democratic Party, North Carolina's 12th Congressional District was drawn based upon voting behavior, instead of upon racial characteristics. The odd-shaped district was allowed, the Court ruled, to stand.

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