DOCKET NO.: 804
DECIDED BY: Stone Court (1946)
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."
Did the Illinois congressional districts unconstitutionally violate principles of fair apportionment?