Oregon v. Mitchell
State of Oregon
John N. Mitchell, U.S. Attorney General
The attorney general should be barred from enforcing provisions of Congress' Voting Rights Act because the right to regulate elections is reserved for the states.
Chief Lawyer for Plaintiff
Chief Defense Lawyer
Erwin N. Griswold
Justices for the Court
Hugo Lafayette Black (writing for the Court), Harry A. Blackmun, William J. Brennan, Jr., Warren E. Burger, Potter Stewart
William O. Douglas, John Marshall Harlan II, Thurgood Marshall, Byron R. White
Date of Decision
21 December 1970
Congress could lower the voting age in federal elections to 18, but states and local governments reserved the right to set their own voting age.
- Colegrove v. Green, 328 U.S. 549 (1946).
- Gomillion v. Lightfoot, 364 U.S. 339 (1960).
- Wesberry v. Sanders, 376 U.S. 1 (1964).
- Reynolds v. Sims, 377 U.S. 533 (1964).
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- MacKenzie, John P. "18-Year-Old Vote For President, Congress Upheld: High Court Excludes State Races." Washington Post. 22 December 1970, pp. A1, A6.
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