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Arkansas State Conf. NAACP v. Arkansas Board of Apportionment

Last Updated Jan 30, 2024
Case No. 4:21-cv-01239 (E.D. Ark.); No. 22-1395 (8th Cir.)
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A federal challenge to the state House redistricting plan, as violating Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.

On Feb. 17, 2022, the Court determined that Section 2 of the VRA does not afford a private right of action.  When the Department of Justice did not seek to intervene as a plaintiff, the court dismissed the case.

On Nov. 20, 2023, the 8th Circuit affirmed the district court’s dismissal of the case.  On Jan. 30, 2024, the circuit denied a request for rehearing en banc.


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