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July 11, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two black Democrats hailed their primary victories as blows against racism in districts that were redrawn under court order from majority black to mostly white. Rep. Cynthia McKinney won the primary in the 4th District, east of Atlanta, which is 32% black. Her old district was 60% black. She got 67% of the vote, while her closest rival, lawyer Comer Yates, who is white, got 23%. Rep.
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June 20, 1997 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Noting with hope new evidence that Southern whites will vote for black candidates, the Supreme Court refused again Thursday to allow state lawmakers or federal civil rights officials to draw oddly shaped majority-black electoral districts. Georgia can have a black-majority district only in Atlanta, the high court ruled, not the three black-majority districts that were drawn after the 1990 census.
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June 20, 1997 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Noting with hope new evidence that Southern whites will vote for black candidates, the Supreme Court refused again Thursday to allow state lawmakers or federal civil rights officials to draw oddly shaped majority-black electoral districts. Georgia can have a black-majority district only in Atlanta, the high court ruled, not the three black-majority districts that were drawn after the 1990 census.
NEWS
July 11, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two black Democrats hailed their primary victories as blows against racism in districts that were redrawn under court order from majority black to mostly white. Rep. Cynthia McKinney won the primary in the 4th District, east of Atlanta, which is 32% black. Her old district was 60% black. She got 67% of the vote, while her closest rival, lawyer Comer Yates, who is white, got 23%. Rep.
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December 2, 1995 | From Associated Press
A federal panel redrawing Georgia's congressional districts formally declared a second majority-black district unconstitutional Friday. The three judges had stated in October that they intended to declare the 2nd District illegal but did not issue an official ruling at the time. The ruling was filed in Augusta, where the panel is working on a new congressional map.
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September 13, 1994 | From Associated Press
A divided federal appeals panel threw out state-drawn boundaries of a black-majority Georgia congressional district and placed elections there on hold so the judges can redraw the district themselves. The panel agreed with white voters who challenged the district's lines that it was gerrymandered to provide more black voters, in violation of the Constitution.
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June 17, 2007 | Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writer
Republican Jim Whitehead would seem a good fit for Georgia's right-leaning 10th District, which votes Tuesday to fill the country's first congressional opening since the Democratic victories in November. Whitehead, 65, is a former University of Georgia football lineman with a deep Southern baritone; an easy, avuncular way with voters; and a penchant for tough conservative talk.
NEWS
December 2, 1995 | From Associated Press
A federal panel redrawing Georgia's congressional districts formally declared a second majority-black district unconstitutional Friday. The three judges had stated in October that they intended to declare the 2nd District illegal but did not issue an official ruling at the time. The ruling was filed in Augusta, where the panel is working on a new congressional map.
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September 13, 1994 | From Associated Press
A divided federal appeals panel threw out state-drawn boundaries of a black-majority Georgia congressional district and placed elections there on hold so the judges can redraw the district themselves. The panel agreed with white voters who challenged the district's lines that it was gerrymandered to provide more black voters, in violation of the Constitution.
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