U.S. Supreme Court
Taylor v. McKeithen, 407 U.S. 191 (1972)
Taylor v. McKeithen
Decided June 12, 1972
407 U.S. 191
The District Court in this litigation involving legislative reapportionment, after extensive hearings, approved a plan that departed from historical boundaries as necessary to avoid dilution of racial minority voting strength. The Court of Appeals, without opinion, reversed, adopting Louisiana's plan retaining those boundaries.
Held: Absent an explication of the reasons for its summary reversal of the District Court, the Court of Appeals' judgment is vacated and the case remanded.
Certiorari granted; vacated and remanded.