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Reading Shaw v. Reno Case Excerpts

Can a state create a legislative district based on race? In this episode of BRI’s Primary Source Close Reads, Joshua Schmid is joined by Dr. Josh Dunn as they discuss excerpts of the Shaw v. Reno case regarding the question of gerrymandering. What aspects of gerrymandering are allowed by law and why? How does the Equal Protection Clause relate to the case of Shaw v. Reno? Why does the Equal Protection Clause in the 14th Amendment apply to the states because of incorporation?

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