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Calif. Voting Rights Act case is rejected by US high court

The US Supreme Court has turned away a case involving the California Voting Rights Act, with the plaintiff challenging a provision that mandates district elections for communities where minority voters' voting power is deemed to have been diluted. Former Poway Mayor Don Higginson brought the case, alleging that a revised election map runs afoul of the Constitution's Equal Protection Clause by creating "racial gerrymandering."

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