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April 5, 2016 6:21 am

Supreme Court Declares ‘One Person, One Vote’ Means All Americans, Not Just Eligible Voters

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The US Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. Photo: Wiki Commons.

The US Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. Photo: Wiki Commons.

New York Times – The Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Monday that states may count all residents, whether or not they are eligible to vote, in drawing election districts. The decision was a major statement on the meaning of a fundamental principle of the American political system, that of “one person one vote.”

“We hold, based on constitutional history, this court’s decisions and longstanding practice, that a state may draw its legislative districts based on total population,” Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote for the court.

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