The Supreme Court of the United States held that a covered jurisdiction under section 5 of the Voting Rights Act cannot be denied preclearance of a nonretrogressive redistricting plan even if the plan is enacted with a discriminatory purpose.
Reno v. Bossier Parish Sch. Bd., 120 S. Ct. 866 (2000).
Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act Does Not Bar Preclearance of a Redistricting Plan Enacted with a Discriminatory but Nonretrogressive Purpose: Reno v. Bossier Parish Sch. Bd.,
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