Kirkpatrick v. Preisler
James C. Kirkpatrick, Secretary of State of Missouri, et al.
Paul W. Preisler
The 1967 Missouri Redistricting Act was constitutional and any population variances between districts were justified.
Chief Lawyer for Appellants
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
Thomas J. Downey
Justices for the Court
Hugo Lafayette Black, William J. Brennan, Jr. (writing for the Court), William O. Douglas, Abe Fortas, Thurgood Marshall, Earl Warren
John Marshall Harlan II, Potter Stewart, Byron R. White
Date of Decision
7 April 1969
Missouri's Congressional Redistricting Act of 1967 was unconstitutional because of the variances in population among each district and the failure of the state to explain why such variances were unavoidable and justifiable.
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