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Blog Archive: February 2013

The Chambers series: Shaw v. Hunt (1996)

Julius Chambers

For Black History Month, we honor our hero and Founding Director, Julius Levonne Chambers, by weekly features of one of his many civil rights arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Chambers graduated from UNC Law School in 1962 and went on to shape the contours of of civil rights law in North Carolina and nationwide. Learn more about Chambers on our History page and on an annotated bibliography of his works.  Today, Shaw v. Hunt, 517 U.S. 899 (1996), a landmark congressional redistricting case.

"We now for the first time have gotten to a point where black people will have a voice, or an opportunity to have a voice in the election of Congresspeople . . .What we're talking about ensuring at once, at least for once, a chance now to have a chance to have a voice in the election of your representatives." - Julius Chambers, arguing Shaw v. Hunt.


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Posted by Mark Dorosin on Thu. February 7, 2013 5:30 PM
Categories: Race and the Law Series, Race Discrimination, Voting Rights

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