Abstract

http://ssrn.com/abstract=1428604
 


 



Constitutional Law -- Elections -- Validity of Congressional Districting


Dale Beck Furnish


Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

1964

Iowa Law Review, Vol. 50, p. 163, 1964

Abstract:     
In Wesberry v. Sanders, 84 Sup. Ct. 526 (1964), the Supreme Court of the United States addressed the precise issue of whether congressional districts established by a state presented a justiciable issue in federal courts. It held that Article I, section 2 of the Constitution requires that state legislatures must apportion congressional districts to insure as nearly as is practicable that they contain equal numbers of people.. The case involved qualified voters who brought an action to have a Georgia statute establishing congressional districts declared invalid. Plaintiffs urged that the numbers of voters in Georgia's several congressional districts were so disproportionate that they were deprived of the full benefit of their right to vote, in violation of both article I, section 2, and the fourteenth amendment of the Constitution of the United States. This article analyzes this decision and considers each Justices’ positions.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 7

Keywords: Wesberry v. Sanders, Equal Protection, Voting Rights

Accepted Paper Series


Download This Paper

Date posted: July 2, 2009  

Suggested Citation

Furnish, Dale Beck, Constitutional Law -- Elections -- Validity of Congressional Districting (1964). Iowa Law Review, Vol. 50, p. 163, 1964. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1428604

Contact Information

Dale Beck Furnish (Contact Author)
Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law ( email )
Box 877906
Tempe, AZ 85287-7906
United States
Feedback to SSRN


Paper statistics
Abstract Views: 260
Downloads: 8

© 2014 Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  FAQ   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy   Copyright   Contact Us
This page was processed by apollo3 in 0.828 seconds