Fairley v. Hattiesburg

Court Level
Fifth Circuit

The Fifth Circuit ruled against the Plaintiffs in this case challenging the Hattiesburg City Council wards under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. The Fifth Circuit affirmed a lower court decision, finding that the ward plan adopted after the 2010 census does inhibit African-American voters' opportunity to participate in the electoral process. CLC represented the Plaintiffs on appeal.