BET Wire: Two Steps Forward for Voting Rights

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Jagged Edges

The legality of the district represented by Rep. Corrine Brown is being challenged in federal court by two voters who are arguing that it violates the 14th Amendment's equal protection clause. A failure "to utilize existing political and geographical boundaries," they argue, "shows that race played a predominant role in the drawing of Congressional District 5."

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