Taylor v. McKeithen
407 U.S. 191 (1972)

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Taylor v. McKeithen, 407 U.S. 191 (1972)

Taylor v. McKeithen

No. 71-784

Decided June 12, 1972

407 U.S. 191

Syllabus

The District Court in this litigation involving legislative reapportionment, after extensive hearings, approved a plan that departed from historical boundaries as necessary to avoid dilution of racial minority voting strength. The Court of Appeals, without opinion, reversed, adopting Louisiana's plan retaining those boundaries.

Held: Absent an explication of the reasons for its summary reversal of the District Court, the Court of Appeals' judgment is vacated and the case remanded.

Certiorari granted; vacated and remanded.

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