Baker v. Carr
A U.S. Supreme Court case in which the Court held that federal courts could decide cases questioning whether state voting districts were properly delineated. (These questions were previously left in the hands of state legislatures.) The case initiated a long series of federal court cases dealing with apportionment issues. (See also: Reynolds v. Sims)
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  • Baker v. Carr — (1962) U.S. Supreme Court case that forced the Tennessee legislature to reapportion itself on the basis of population. The case ended the traditional overrepresentation of rural areas in the legislature and established that the court may… …   Universalium

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  • Francis Patrick Baker — Baker s son, Francis Matthew John Baker served as a Member of Parliament from 1931 to 1939. Baker s election in 1940 is the only instance where a father has been elected to the Australian federal parliament after his son.References*… …   Wikipedia

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