Holder v. Hall

PETITIONER:Holder, Individually And In His Official Capacity As County Commissioner For Bleckley County, Georgia, et al.
RESPONDENT:Hall et al.
LOCATION:City of Tigard

DOCKET NO.: 91-2012
DECIDED BY: Rehnquist Court (1993-1994)
LOWER COURT: United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

CITATION: 512 US 874 (1994)
ARGUED: Oct 04, 1993
DECIDED: Jun 30, 1994

ADVOCATES:
Christopher Coates – on behalf of the Respondents
R. Napier Murphy – on behalf of the Petitioners

Facts of the case

Bleckley County, located at Georgia, had the form of government in accordance to which a commissioner was entitled with all legislative and executive power. In 1985, the State Legislature empowered the county authority to establish through referendum a multimember commission that should include five members chosen from single-member districts, and a chair selected independently, but voters protested against such a decision, as before that they had incorporated the five-member district structure for the county school board.