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Agee v. Benson

Last Updated Sep 29, 2023
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No. 1:22-cv-00272 (W.D. Mich)

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Case Information

Federal court challenge to state legislative districts based on alleged violations of the Voting Rights Act and an unconstitutionally unjustified predominant use of race.

On Aug. 29, 2023, the court denied the plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment, and granted the state commission’s cross-motion in part, dismissing challenges against several districts on procedural grounds or for insufficient evidence.  The remainder of the case continues toward trial.


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