90-757 & 90-1032 -- DISSENT v. ROEMER

Nos. 90-757 and 90-1032

CHISOM, et al., PETITIONERSv.90-757


on writs of certiorari to the united states court of appeals for the fifth circuit

[June 20, 1991]

Justice Kennedy, dissenting.

I join Justice Scalia's dissent in full. I write to add only that the issue before the Court is one of statutory construc- tion, not constitutional validity. Nothing in today's decision addresses the question whether 2 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, as interpreted in Thornburg v. Gingles, 478 U.S. 30 (1986), is consistent with the requirements of the United States Constitution.