University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Fletcher v. Lamone"
Date Jun 25, 2012
Author Prison Gerrymandering Project
External Link https://www.prisonersofthecensus.org/fletcher/
Abstract Fletcher v. Lamone was the first case to go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court that challenged a state law that ended prison-based gerrymandering. On June 25, 2012, the Supreme Court summarily affirmed a lower court's ruling, upholding Maryland's first-in-the-nation law requiring incarcerated people to be counted as residents of their home addresses for redistricting purposes. The law's passage in 2010 was a major civil rights victory.
Source Prison Policy Initiative


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case Fletcher v. Lamone (VR-MD-0041)

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