University of the District of Columbia Law Review


Parts I and II of this Article discuss the sole commissioner form of government in Bleckley County and the nature and disposition of plaintiffs' Section 2 challenge in the lower courts. Part III analyzes the decision of the Supreme Court, its formalistic construction of Section 2, and the Court's retreat from voting rights enforcement. Part IV is a critique of the concurring opinion of Justice Thomas and responds to his arguments that the creation of majority-minority districts improperly embroils the courts in political theorizing and is a form of segregation. This Article concludes with a discussion of the critical role of vote dilution jurisprudence and the importance of the creation of majority-minority districts in ensuring effective minority political participation.

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