Powell v. McCormack
Significance, The Court Rulings, Moot Point, Making A Distinction, The Right To Run For Public Office
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
That the House of Representatives had no constitutional right to exclude Powell, a member who met all constitutional requirements for office.
Chief Lawyers for Petitioner
Arthur Kinoy, Herbert O. Reid
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Justices for the Court
Hugo Lafayette Black, William J. Brennan, Jr., William O. Douglas, Abe Fortas, John Marshall Harlan II, Thurgood Marshall, Earl Warren (writing for the Court), Byron R. White
Date of Decision
16 June 1969
Powell could not be excluded from the House by majority vote, because he met the qualifications of age, citizenship, and residence set down in the Constitution.
- Kilbourn v. Thompson, 103 U.S. 168 (1881).
- Baker v. Carr, 369 U.S. 186 (1962).
- Bond v. Floyd, 385 U.S. 116 (1966).
Scruton, Roger. A Dictionary of Political Thought, second edition. London: Macmillan, 1996.
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