One Student, One Vote? Equal Protection & Campus Elections
Michael A. Zuckerman
U.S. District Court; Cornell University
November 1, 2008
Journal of College and University Law, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2008
This Note considers the application of the constitutional law principle of "one person, one vote" to campus elections at public universities. It begins by discussing the history, scope, and current application of the "one person, one vote" principle. Then, it considers whether elected student governments at public universities might be sufficiently governmental to trigger "one person, one vote." Assuming they are, the Note uses the elected student governments at the University of Georgia and the University of Michigan as representative examples of how current methods of student government apportionment violate "one person, one vote." Finally, notwithstanding constitutional concerns, the Note argues that student governments should comply with "one person, one vote" as a matter of good policy.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 22
Keywords: "One person, one vote", Apportionment, Elections, Student GovernmentAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: February 5, 2009
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