Hadley v. Junior College District
Significance, The Lower Court Rulings, The Supreme Court Ruling, Apportionment Scheme Ruled Unconstitutional
Della Hadley et al.
The Junior College District of Metropolitan Kansas City, Missouri et al.
That the voting rights of a group of junior college district residents were unconstitutionally diluted in violation of the "one man, one vote" principle.
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
William J. Burrell
Justices for the Court
Hugo Lafayette Black (writing for the Court), Harry A. Blackmun, William J. Brennan, Jr., William O. Douglas, Thurgood Marshall, Byron R. White
Warren E. Burger, John Marshall Harlan II, Potter Stewart
Date of Decision
25 February 1969
The Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment was ruled to apply to the election of trustees to the junior college district.
- Gray v. Sanders, 372 U.S. 368 (1963).
- Reynolds v. Sims, 377 U.S. 533 (1964).
- Avery v. Midland Cougraynty, 390 U.S. 474 (1968).
- Karcher v. Daggett, 462 U.S. 725 (1983).
- Biskupic, Joan, and Elder Witt, eds. Congressional Quarterly's Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court, 3rd ed. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly, Inc., 1996.
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