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Shaw v. Reno Viewing Guide

Viewing guide for the Shaw v. Reno Homework Help video.

  1. What is the definition of gerrymandering? Why are some Americans opposed to the idea of gerrymandering? 
  2. Why did North Carolina’s government create an irregularly shaped district? 
  3. What constitutional argument did Ruth Shaw and the other white residents who sued make? 
  4. What argument did Attorney General Reno make to defend the creation of the race-based district? 
  5. In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of ________. It determined that ________ could not be the determining factor when drawing district lines. 

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