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Citizen Green: The Supreme Court's democracy test | The NC Triad's altweekly
In 1946, three voters in Illinois took a complaint to the Supreme Court: that the state had failed to redraw its congressional district lines since 1901, resulting in rural districts that lorded political power over their overpopulated urban counterparts. Writing for the majority, Justice Felix Frankfurter averred in Colegrove v. Green that “courts ought not …