Joined by first Black woman on Supreme Court, justices to tackle affirmative action, voting rights


Publish Date:
September 29, 2022
Los Angeles Times
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Meanwhile, in another clash over the role of race, the court will decide whether states must sometimes draw election districts where a Black or Latino candidate has a stronger chance of winning a seat in Congress, the state legislature or a local board.

Stanford Law Professor Pam Karlin said Congress adopted the Voting Rights Act to “make us a fairer and more inclusive society,” and that in turn requires taking race into account when drawing election districts.

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