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What have federal courts said about these types of districts? How does the redistricting authority identify them? Will the Supreme Court weigh in once again on these districts having ruled on crossover districts in the 2009 North Carolina redistricting case Barlett vs. Strickland?
Mark Braden, Attorney, Baker Hostetler LLP, Washington, D.C.
Anita Earls, Executive Director, Southern Coalition for Social Justice, North Carolina
A complete copy of Anita Earls' Crossover and Influence Districts Presentation is available here.
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