Colegrove v. Green

PETITIONER: Colegrove
RESPONDENT: Green
LOCATION:

DOCKET NO.: 804
DECIDED BY: Stone Court (1946)
LOWER COURT:

ARGUED: Mar 07, 1946 / Mar 08, 1946
DECIDED: Jun 10, 1946

Facts of the case

Kenneth W. Colegrove, a citizen of Illinois and a Northwestern University political scientist, brought suit against Illinois officials to enjoin them from holding an upcoming election. Colegrove argued that the congressional districts "lacked compactness of territory and approximate equality of population."

Question

Did the Illinois congressional districts unconstitutionally violate principles of fair apportionment?