Colegrove v. Green
Significance, Court Declares Apportionment A "political Question", Further Readings
Kenneth W. Colegrove
Dwight H. Green, as a member ex-officio of the Primary Certifying Board of the State of Illinois
That congressional districts in Illinois were disparate in population size, and therefore not truly representative.
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
Urban A. Lavery
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
William C. Wines
Justices for the Court
Harold Burton, Felix Frankfurter (writing for the Court), Stanley Forman Reed, Wiley Blount Rutledge
Hugo Lafayette Black, William O. Douglas, Frank Murphy (Harlan Fiske Stone and Robert H. Jackson did not participate)
Date of Decision
10 June 1946
Apportionment issues are political questions which must be decided by state legislatures with congressional oversight.
- Baker v. Carr, 369 U.S. 186 (1962).
- Wesberry v. Sanders, 376 U.S. 1 (1964).
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