April 04, 2016

Breaking News - Voting Rights Issue and U.S. Supreme Court Decision

On Monday, April 4, 2016, 10:12 AM, CNN Breaking News <CNNBreakingNews@mail.cnn.com> wrote:

The Supreme Court handed conservative challengers a loss in a key voting rights case.

In a unanimous ruling, the court said a state can draw legislative districts based on total population. At issue in the case was the "one person, one vote" principle dating to the 1960s, when the court held that state legislative districts must be drawn so they are equal in population.

But until today, justices never specified whether that doctrine applied to the general population or to the voting population, as conservatives suggested in this case.

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