Fairley v. Hattiesburg, No. 08-60942

By FindLaw Staff on October 01, 2009 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

In an action under the Voting Rights Act concerning the drawing of districts for municipal elections, judgment for defendants is affirmed where: 1) plaintiffs failed to present evidence constituting a redistricting plan that would have shown either the factual or legal possibility of creating a majority-minority district by dividing college dormitory students among the city's wards; and 2) the district court did not clearly err in its use of total voting age population in making its computations.

Read Fairley v. Hattiesburg, No. 08-60942

Appellate Information

Filed September 29, 2009


Opinion by Judge Smith

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