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Abrams v. Johnson

Significance, The 1990 Census And Georgia's Restricting Plan, Court Upholds Plan, Further Readings


Lucious Abrams


Davida Johnson

Appellant's Claim

That the plan adopted by the district court redrawing Georgia's legislative districts violated the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the principle of one-person, one-vote.

Chief Lawyers for Appellant

Seth P. Waxman and Laughlin McDonald

Chief Lawyers for Appellee

Michael J. Bowers and A. Lee Parks

Justices for the Court

Anthony M. Kennedy, Sandra Day O'Connor, William H. Rehnquist, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas

Justices Dissenting

Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, David H. Souter, John Paul Stevens


Washington, D.C.

Date of Decision

19 June 1997


That the redistricting plan adopted by the district court did not violate the Voting Rights Act or the Constitution.

Related Cases

  • Thornburg v. Gingles, 478 U.S. 30 (1986).
  • Miller v. Johnson, 115 S. Ct. 2475 (1995).

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