baker v carr
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Baker v Carr (1961)
Wow, Tennessee sure is getting big! Look at our city compared to the rural town right next to us...
Yeah, too bad we only redistrict every 10 years.
City districts should be redrawn to reflect the change of population in urban areas.
Courts don't need to interfere with the democratic process.
This is a political issue, not for the court. Federal courts never had authority to review voting district. If courts decide this case, they will overstep their authority.
We are underrepresented due to the district lines being unfairly drawn. Tennessee refusal to reapportion goes against the 14th amendment equal protection clause.
Became the development of "one person, one vote" doctrine by ruling that challenges to redistricting didn't raise political question that would interfere federal courts from reviewing such cases.
6-2 in favor of Baker. The Tennessee legislature must reapportion itself according to population.
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