Smith v. Allwright

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In the case Smith v. Allwright (1944) the United States Supreme Court ruled that a white primary was unconstitutional because it violated the Fifteenth Amendment's prohibition against voting discrimination based on race. [1]

The case originated around a Texas rules which barred African Americans from participation in primary elections. The case brought an end to voting discrimination by overruling a previous ruling in the case of Grove v. Townsend.[2]

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  1. http://law.jrank.org/pages/13384/Smith-v-Allwright.html
  2. http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/historics/USSC_CR_0321_0649_ZS.html
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