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Reynolds v. Sims
Citation:377 U.S. 533 (1964)
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The plaintiffs in Alabama sued various state and political party officials charged with duties in connection with state elections, claiming that the malapportioned state legislature violated the Equal Protection Clause. Plaintiffs claimed serious discrimination in the allocation of legislative representation. After the Supreme Court found such a claim justiciable in Baker v. Carr, the district court stated that the inequality of existing representation violated Equal Protection and that the proposed state legislative reapportionment was inadequate.
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