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Elections -- Congressional redistricting -- District court did not clearly err in concluding that race considerations predominated in North Carolina's redrawing of two congressional districts, District 1 and District 12 -- For District 1, record shows that state purposefully established a racial target for the district and that target “had a direct and significant impact” on the district's configuration; and, further, the electoral history gave the state no good reason to think that the Voting Rights Act required it to ramp up District 1's black voting-age population -- For District 12, the state made no attempt to justify its race-based districting
International law -- Service of process -- Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil and Commercial Matters -- Hague Service Convention does not prohibit service of process by mail -- Text and structure of the Convention indicate that Article 10(a), which provides that Convention will not interfere with “the freedom to send judicial documents, by postal channels, directly to persons abroad,” encompasses service by mail
Patents -- Infringement -- Venue -- Proper venue for patent infringement lawsuit brought against domestic corporation is “judicial district where the defendant resides” -- For purposes of patent venue statute, domestic corporation “resides” only in its state of incorporation -- Definition of domestic corporation's “residence” contained in general venue statute, 28 U.S.C. section 1391(c), does not supplant the definition announced by Court in Fourco Glass Co. v. Transmirra Products Corp. so as to allow patent infringement lawsuit against corporation to be brought in any district in which corporation is subject to personal jurisdiction